I went to pet stores and looked at similar type beds. I went to another rescue and looked at the Kuranda bed. I then went to the kuranda site and reviewed. I like Kuranda the best, easy to buy replacement parts and materials should I ever need them. I mainly rescue dachshunds, so I love the beds with the crate-smaller legs. My dogs love to pee on everything. Typical dog beds do not survive the wash and dry cycles. I love your beds so much that I sent one of my large beds with a golden retriever that has severe hip problems that only get worse if he sleeps on the floor or ground. He loves his bed and his new home is also very impressed with the beds. There are many beds that look like Kuranda beds but there is only one Kuranda. Thank you for making such a great product and standing behind it. I am proud to use your products.