We have a wire-haired miniature dachshund who loves his bow wow dog bed. Since he is such a small breed, we have the smaller variety of this bed and it is a great size for him. It's not unattrative so we can have it out but we also put it in his crate, where he sleeps at night and when we are out of the house. When we purchased this dog bed, it felt extremely soft which is what initially drew me to it. Since owning this dog bed, we have washed it MANY times and it is still very soft. I do think that it can get an icky pet odor fairly quickly, but I suppose that is true with all dog beds! It washes up well - comes out still soft but much cleaner and more fresh! We have seen that this is a very well-made product and one that my dog will enjoy for many years. And of course my family also loves it since our dog is happy sleeping on it, rather than up yipping in the night or fighting for space on the bed!