Irish Wool Snug
Color: Green/Navy Wool Plaid
Sláine, meaning "health" in the ancient celtic language, is the lovely tweed plaid Snug designed for dogs seeking the security and warmth of sidewalls around them. Smart-looking, cosy wool fabrics offer classic benefits like breathability, warmth in winter and coolness in summer. Constructed with heavy duty, tailored seams and attention to detail only available from hand-made quality products.
Outside: Cosy, sidewall-style bed design, hand-tailored to exacting standards features fine, abrasion-resistent Irish wool construction. Zippered compartments accessed at the inner base of the bed allows for removal of insert pillows for easy washing of outer cover as required.
Separate base cushion also features a hidden zip closure allowing for pillow removal when washing is required. Sidewall construction of base cushion provides long-lasting shape and loft.
Inside: Five independent pillows are generously filled with our own locally sourced sheep wool blend – which is processed in our own fiber mill for maximum comfort and loft. Main cushion insert features channel design to keep fiber from pushing out to the sides ("dishing") as found with cheaper pillow-style cushions.
Offered in three sizes:
Dogs/Cats up to 15 lbs.
16"x 20" (41x51cm) Outer Dimension
12"x 16" (30x41cm) Interior Dimension
Dogs up to 30 lbs.
20"x 24" (46x61cm) Outer Dimension
16"x 20" (36x51cm) Interior Dimension
Dogs up to 60 lbs.
24"x 34" (61x86cm) Outer Dimension
20"x 32" (51x81cm) Interior Dimension
MADE IN IRELAND
THE BENEFITS OF WOOL - INSIDE AND OUT.
Wool is the forgotten fibre. Replaced by petroleum-based acrylic fibre and fleece, wool has fallen from favour as a staple in cool weather clothing. Which is sad because wool has so many unique and sustainable advantages over synthetics.
First of all, wool is a 100% natural, sustainable, biodegradable and recyclable product. Sheep produce a new fleece every year, which is typically sheared during the summer months to give them plenty of time to grow a new one before the onset of winter. And whenever a wool fibre product is disposed of properly, it will naturally decompose, releasing nutrients back into the soil.
A wool-filled dog bed is also more comfortable to sleep on than a synthetic fibre filled bed. Unlike recycled plastic fiber (PET) or synthetic polyester, wool fibre is naturally springy with a crimp that allows it to compress or be stretched up to 30% and still return to its original shape. This complex, coiled fibre structure gives a wool-filled bed incredible resilience, so you can count on it to keep its shape after years of daily use.
Wool also has balanced thermal properties, which means it's literally regulates to your body temperature – warm in winter and cool in summer. Because it can absorb relatively large quantities of moisture vapour and wick it away to evaporate into the air, it's far more breathable than synthetics, too. And, because it absorbs moisture, it tends not to generate static electricity during cold winter nights.
The health benefits of wool are significant. Wool is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria, mould and mildew, which can trigger allergic reactions. Wool repels dust mites with microscopic bristles on each fibre. And, as most people know, wool is easy to clean, either with a vacuum cleaner or a gentle wash in cool sudsy water.
At The Sheepish Dog, we LOVE wool. You will find your pet will too!