I previously had the vintage mauve napper in large and felt like the tufted pillow was showing wear, hence this new style. My golden loves to curl, burrow, and sprawl out and this bed is perfect for it all! I could have ordered the medium, but I wanted her to have extra space. I love the plush velour fabric as it is super easy to clean and dog hairs come right off, and it looks so classy.. I will be a Jax & Bones customer for life.