The classic cot bed is beautiful, sturdy, looks like it will last a long time, and most importantly comfortable for my old, arthritic dog. I originally bought this for my 6 year old black lab mix, but my 15 year old yellow lab mix decided he loved it too. I went ahead and ordered a second one so they don't have to share. The bed was easy to put together. (It took maybe ten minutes.) As soon as I put the fleece cover over it, my black lab hopped on and made himself at home. An hour later my yellow lab tried it out as well. They both seem to prefer this bed to their old pillow beds.