Top 10 Indestructible Dog Toys : Tough Toys
Updated: Sep 2
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Dogs love toys however, the thing they love most about their toys is destroying them. Some dogs seem to have a talent for shredding whatever plaything you put in front of them. If your dog fits this description, you probably have a heap of battered, stuffing-less toys somewhere in your home.
Dogs don’t need to be big or powerful to destroy their toys. Aggressive chewers can leave an unsuspecting toy completely mangled in minutes if they put their mind to it.
The worst thing about it – aside from the likelihood of your dog swallowing pieces – is the money you waste on toys that only keep your dog entertained for a few hours (or even a few minutes).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Our Picks of the Most Indestructible Dog Toys
Best Treat Dispensers
Best Retrieval Toys
Best Chew Toys
Best Soft Dog Toys
BUYING GUIDE FOR INDESTRUCTIBLE DOG TOYS
Let's face it, the longer they last, the less often you need to replace them. Aggressive chewers need tough, indestructible dog toys which will stand the test of time.
When researching the toughest toys we looked at dog toys built specifically with tough chewers in mind. We've included companies which have opted to use the uniquely formulated rubber, double stitching seams, teflon coating and ballistic nylon to ensure that their toys last the distance.
But we didn't stop there, we researched real customers comments and claims to make sure that these toys were loved in the 'real' world with real dogs.
Ultimately, you know your dog best and their personal preferences when it comes to toys. That's why we've divided the dog toys that 'made the cut' into four categories so it's easy for you to choose one you know your four-legged friend will simply adore -
OUR PICKS OF THE MOST INDESTRUCTIBLE DOG TOYS
Here's our in-depth review of tough, strong dog toys available in the UK for 2021. If your dog can chew through these tough toys, they probably deserve some sort of prize!
Best Treat Dispensers
Let's start with treat dispensers. They are a perfect way to ease boredom and anxiety in dogs whilst helping to reduce the risk of destructive behaviour. The truth is that bored dogs can decimate furniture and possessions in a heartbeat, treat dispensing toys can keep your four-legged friend busy for longer and can save you a lot of money and hassle.
1. Tough Pineapple
Stuffing treats or other food in a toy is one way to keep your dog engaged for hours. That is, unless they bite right through the toy in minutes.
Judging by the customer reviews (from large dog and dachshund owners!), this strong, tough dog toy has won over people who never thought they’d be able to find a toy their dog couldn’t rip to pieces.
This strangely designed pineapple toy from M.C. Works, is made from the industrial-strength rubber and helps with your dogs intense urge to gnaw.
What's more, the textured surface helps to keep your dogs teeth clean - so win-win.
The small hole in the base can be used to stuff the pineapple with kibble or dry treats to extend play. A choice of three sizes to suit all sizes and breeds of dog.
Dimensions ( diameter) - Small 10 cm | Medium 16 cm | Large 18 cm
2. Trixie Snack Snake
For those dogs preferring wet food to dry biscuits, this snake dog toy from Trixie may prove popular.
Made from thermoplastic rubber it's designed to be tough and should stand up to the most aggressive chewer.
This toy has a slot running the length of the snake which can be filled with wet or dry treats to keep your four-legged friend busy for hours.
Ideal to use with paste style treats such as dog friendly peanut butter or Arden Grange liver paste, this should keep your dog busy for hours.
The snake is designed to be rigid so it will make your dog work hard to remove the treats.
Dimensions ( length) - 42 cm
3. KONG Extreme
We couldn't have a round-up of strong and super tough dog toys without including a Kong.
Probably the benchmark for tough dog toys, this classic KONG is made from a black rubber formula specifically constructed for power chewers.
This unique snowman shape is designed to be mentally stimulating with an unpredictable bounce.
Whilst it can be used for games of fetch, ultimately it's a great boredom breaker when filled with a whole range of wet and dry dog treats.
Recommended worldwide by vets and trainers, it's available in different sizes to suit all breeds. Whilst the Kong extreme is not recommended for puppies, there are other versions which will be more suitable.
Best Retrieval Toys
Next on our tough list are retrieval toys. Dog's simply love tennis balls and so do we as they are cheap and can easily be replaced. But there are dangers associated with tennis balls especially if you have a chewer.
Firstly the furry fabric surrounding the ball is very abrasive, designed for tennis courts and rackets. By chewing tennis balls, your dog risks wearing down their teeth enamel which can lead to possible dental issues.
Worse still, if your dog breaks down a tennis ball and ingests the pieces, it could easily cause a choking hazard. Instead of a tennis ball, can we suggest that you give your dog one of these safe chew balls to play with.
4. ORBEE Tuff Ball
While not truly indestructible, this is possibly the toughest and strongest dog ball on the market.
Created in the US by Planet Dog, the Orbee Tuff Ball is rated a top product by numerous magazines and called the "world's best dog ball" by industry experts.
It's constructed with award-winning Orbee Tuff material in bright, eye-catching colours to help keep your dog interested for longer.
Planet Dog have thought of everything, even infusing their range of balls with natural mint oil to freshen your dog's breath.
This version of the Tuff Ball, named 'Tuff Diamond', is their toughest ball yet and constructed from one solid piece of rubber specifically with aggressive chewers in mind. Available in silver or orange, it has a small hole for stuffing with treats if you need to encourage play further.
Dimensions ( diameter) - Small 5.7cm | Medium 7.6 cm | Large 10 cm
5. Chuckit Rebounce Ball
No ordinary dog ball, Chuckit balls have been designed for the most demanding use.
The first thing to say is that all Chuckit balls have been developed to have a really high bounce to keep your dog entertained.
Not to mention all their balls have been designed to work alongside their Launcher to help you throw further.
We feature this particular ball from their range as this version is made from natural recycled rubber. Reviewers say they are just as durable as the bright orange classic balls and they're eco-friendly.
This dog ball also ticks boxes for high visibility and buoyancy so they're perfect for water play and can be found easily when your dog appears to forget the 'fetch' command leaving you searching for their ball.
The recycled version is only available in medium, on the other hand the original balls are available as singles and multi-packs in a range of 4 sizes.
Dimensions ( diameter) - Small 5 cm | Medium 6.4 cm | Large 7.6 cm | X large 9 cm
6. Pacific Ring Rope Toy
Looking for an alternative to a ball for retrieval games? This ring rope toy could be the answer you've been looking for.
When I read 'ballistic nylon' in the list of materials for a dog toy, it certainly suggests military level strength !
Ruffwear, best known for their canine outdoor collections, rigorously field test all their products including these dog toys.
They use their uniquely designed dual shield high-tenacity rope so this retrieval dog toy is extremely hard-wearing and made for some rough play.
Designed to offer both fetch games alongside tug dog play, their versatile design will stand up to some really vigorous play. Choice of two colours.
Dimensions ( diameter) - One Size - 27 cm
Best Chew Toys
7. OVO Eggs for Dogs
The first chew toy to feature is the cute OVO egg dog toy. Very popular with lots of happy customers but watch out because there are a few fakes about which certainly aren't tough.
These dog toys have eco-friendly credentials. They are handmade from 100% natural rubber which is sustainable harvested from the hevea tree.
What's more each egg is painted with non-toxic food grade paint.
These soft and weatherproof eggs are perfect for rolling, throwing or bouncing around the garden or even the house.
Because they are super soft and lightweight they make an ideal toy for teething puppies. The truth is that Ovo Eggs make a great substitute for your hands and ankles, helping you to avoid those razor-like puppy teeth.
Whilst toy squeakers can certainly grind on you after a while, their internal squeaker is fairly muted in comparison to some and can really encourage play, helping to divert your dog's or puppy's attention.
8. Goughnuts Dog Toy
The crucial thing about the Goughnut is the lifetime warranty - the company say that it's simply the most durable dog toy on the market.
This super strong ring is unassuming and simple yet gets amazing reviews from somewhat surprised owners of destructive dogs everywhere.
There are four levels of rubber ring to choose from. Constructed using a rubber formula which is specifically designed for power chewers, oh and spacecraft !
Made for the most aggressive chewers the Goughnuts are super durable and available in four different sizes to suit your dog.
Concealed within each ring is a red central core. When this is revealed it alerts you to remove the toy from your dog and return it to Goughnut/ Amazon for a replacement.
Use their guidelines to find the perfect combination of size and toughness for your dog.
Suitability Guidelines - Small 4.5- 18kg | Original (Med) 13- 32kg | Large ( Maxx) 27- 54kg Ex Large ( Buster) 45kg +
Best Soft Dog Toys
A tough soft toy ? Is that even possible ? Well GoDog have developed a range of plush toys which let the soft fun last longer. GoDog guarantee that their soft toys will last longer than standard soft toys - or you get a free replacement.
9. GoDog Skinny Dragon
This may not be the strongest dog toy in the world, but if you really want to get your aggressive chewer a cute plush toy, here’s one that might stand a chance.
It features chew guard technology ( yes, there is such a thing), which is a manufacturing process that adds a super tough durable outer layer.
Added to this, it has double stitched, rugged seams designed to be tougher and last longer.
From their extensive range of unicorns, dinosaurs and llamas (every dog needs a toy llama!), this super soft and tough GoDog Skinny Dragon has to be our favourite.
Available in two sizes and three colour combinations, it features a squeaker, and an appealing raised bubble surface .
Dimensions ( length) - Small 30 cm | Large 44 cm
10. GoDog Furballz with Chew Guard
The second, almost indestructible dog toy, featured from GoDog are these soft and fluffy Furballz.
Also featuring chew guard technology, double stitched seams and an additional layer of fabric, these cute balls are constructed from soft, fuzzy fur with an internal squeaker.
Made from extra soft long-pile plush they are great for playing and cuddling with your best friend.
Suitable for puppies and smaller dogs these furballz are available in several bright colours.
Dimensions ( length) - Small 10 cm
All the toys featured in our article can provide great opportunities to bond with your four- legged friend and are really designed to be used with humans and dogs together. Of course, you may want to supervise play with your chewer, especially with the smaller toys.
It's hard to find fault with the Tough Pineapple. It is a great treat dispenser and is reliably tough. If you are searching for a strong and durable replacement for decimated tennis balls, you can't go wrong with an Orbee Tough Ball. It will definitely stand up to some long games of fetch at the park.
Hopefully you've found a toy in our Top 10 that might stand the test of time and keep your pooch entertained for hours.
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