Pets & Leather Furniture

After reading hearts post on furniture, I thought I would turn to you ladies on this question...


We need new furniture because Roxy, our english bulldog chewed the corners of our couches when she was a puppy. They were microfiber couches that stayed covered in dog fur so she kinda did me a favor :)


We were wondering about getting leather furniture so we can just dust off the pet hair.  I heard that if you bought nice leather furniture that dogs nails would not permanently scratch the surface.  Is this true??

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 5:18 am
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FutureMrsWray
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We have three very fuzzy cats who have their front paws declawed. We bought a leather couch because we figured that we could brush the fur off easily but they have left many claw marks on it from their back claws :(  

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 5:31 am
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I'd say that our leather couch has held up pretty well to our energetic dog jumping up and down from it since she was 8 weeks old (she's now one and a half years).  I wouldn't say that leather is scratch resistant though because there are some permanent scratch marks from times that she tried to bury her treats in the couch (cute and frustrating at the same time).  It's not obvious until you look up close because they're small marks, but nonetheless there.

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 5:46 am
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Posted on August 20, 2013 at 3:47 am
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I've always heard that if your leather furniture does it scratched, it's harder to repair and shows more than other faux-leather, but that it does hold up pretty well. I found this article that quotes the American Leather manufacturer:

http://americanleather.blogspot.com/2011/06/leather-furniture-care-whole-truth-and.html

Fact: Unless your dog thinks your new leather couch is a chew toy or your cat thinks it’s a scratching post, your leather furniture is as safe as any other furniture in the house. For more peace of mind, buy furniture with a pigmented finish coat. It helps protect the leather so you can let your pets and your kids sit on the couch with no more than the usual worries.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 8:52 am

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