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    For the past almost 8 years I've owned a lovely, custom made suede sofa with goose-down filling...a treat for myself when I moved into my new home. It's chocolate brown with orange piping (two of my favorite colors!); it's something I loved lounging on after a long day at work, and a piece of furniture that I thought I would have for the rest of my life..., uh that is, until my Tate came along. You see, now the lovely brown suede is covered in a combination of puppy hair embedded into it, doggy drool, cleaned up pee (i did use Nature's Miracle on it tho), and other remnants of Tate's lounging. I'm actually a bit embarrassed to have people over b/c of the sofa...it doesn't look very inviting at the moment.

    Yes, I know I did this to myself...I am the one who helps him climb up the sofa, afterall. And I didn't even think about covering it with a protective material when he first came home.

    So, I'm wondering, what kinds of sofas do you guys own that has stood the test of time w/your bullys? Also, any suggestions on a good cleaner? Luckily the coverings zip off so i can take them to the cleaners if necessary!

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    I bought a new sofa and loveseat a month before we got Vegas, he is only allowed on the loveseat where I sit. After scrubbing, snot, drool and where he licks himself I have rubbed it raw cleaning it. My couch looks like brand new because he is not allowed. My loveseat instead of having microfiber is like a pair of stiff jeans, lol. I don't think there is such a thing as the "right" furniture for bullys!!!

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    I have leather. LOVE IT>

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    Leather couch and love it!!! We have a cloth chair he loves to lay on but we try to cover it as much as possible
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    We have microfiber and after teenagers, toddlers, and dogs it's pretty trashed If/when we get a new sofa it will be leather just because it's so much easier to clean. But...our two dogs we have now we are just starting out with so we don't allow them on the furniture. We have big plush beds for them on the floor. I do allow our puppy to sleep with us right now but my husband is kicking her out due to her snoring

    Anyway...I've kept the microfiber looking decent by just washing the covers as needed. There are a few tears and the cushions themselves could use some kind of crazy steam cleaning for dog odor but oh well.

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    Do yourself a favor and get leather furniture if you're going to let the dog on it...I fought the good fight with my microfiber and put sheets and throws and blankets over it but finally got a leather couch and now it's good as new with a damp cloth, no matter what the bullies do to it!

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    Leather is so easy to clean the hair and drool off, I love it. It does get scratched some when they nest. We don't have pillows anymore because ruggles chews them!

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    I agree, it's all about leather! Thats what we have!

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    Just bought an almost brand new leather couch off craigslist from an elderly couple. Best thing ever!!! I had a hunter green microfiber couch and all I did was clean it all the time!!! Soooo happy with the new couch.
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    You know...we have a dog couch too. It is actually a love seat that is covered with slipcovers. They love to sleep there too and I could care less if they get on it. We do have two other sofas that we use and they are not allowed on those as they are custom covered cloth. But the dog couch and the leather sectional is open season.

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    Default Re: Bulldog-proof sofa?

    Thanks guys! I have been thinking of getting a leather sofa and now it looks like i'll be keeping my eyes peeled for an affordable one. Just gotta figure out what to do w/my sofa tho...

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    We have Microfiber and Delilah isn't allowed on it. I think my Mom would throw a fit if Delilah ruined her couches!

    Leather is probably the best bet. I'd just be afraid of scratching. Whatever furniture Delilah gets on though, you can tell. She leaves behind stains and hair...oi! She leaves these weird red marks on my bed. sigh..oh Delilah.


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