What are the Toughest Toys?
What are the Toughest Toys?
We are frequently asked what the absolute toughest toys for aggressive chewers are. The below toys are our Staff Picks for the toughest of tough chews. The list consist of several items from each category of toy, listed in the order of the durability. If you have any questions, or want recommendation based on your dogs breed/size/age we would be more than happy to help. Contact us here and provide us with some details about your pup. Now for the list:
Ring shaped chews are one of the most durable designs since no small parts are sticking out of the toy for the dog to leverage their chewing power.
GoughNuts Black Ring
We love that Goughnuts are made California of natural rubber and are backed by a manufacture lifetime guarantee. The consistent diameter makes it difficult for dogs to get the toy to their back molars, where they do the most damage to toys. The GoughNuts ring includes a red safety indicator to let you know if the toy has been compromised and needs to be sent in for replacement.
Nylabone DuraChew Textured Ring
The Nylabone Textured Ring is great for oral care. The multiple textures give dogs teeth a thorough cleaning as the bristles raise during chewing. Perfect for younger dogs with strong teeth. Made in New Jersey.
Ruff Dawg Dawg-Nut
The doughnut shaped Dawg-Nut is made of super bouncy, soft, yet extremely durable rubber and comes in bright neon colors. Perfect for dogs of all ages, it has a lifetime manufacturers guarantee. Available in two sizes and made in Massachusetts.
Balls are ideal toys for fetching and can easily hold up to moderate chewing.
Available in several durability levels, the Black and Black Pro 50 will be the toughest. We love that Goughnuts are made California of natural rubber and are backed by a manufacture lifetime guarantee. The ball is solid, and has a moderate bounce. Available in one size, 3”.
West Paw Zogoflex Jive
The Jive is close in durability to the GoughNuts and available in multiple sizes with bright, easy to find colors. It is a solid ball, with a good amount of weight behind it. There is very little bounce, so it should not be tossed indoors. Made in Montana, and available in three sizes, 2”, 2.6” and 3.25”.
Ruff Dawg Rough Ball
The Ruff Dawg Ball is super bouncy, and easy on teeth, yet extremely durable. It has a lifetime manufacturers guarantee and comes in florescent colors to easily find it in the yard. The ball is available in two sizes, 2.5” and 3.5”. Made in Massachusetts.
Planet Dog Orbee Squeak
For dogs that love squeakers, the Orbee Squeak is the most durable squeaky ball you will find. Made with a soft, yet durable Orbee material, the ball has a great bounce. The squeaker is embedded in the middle of the toy, making it nearly impossible for dogs to break the squeaker. Made in Maine in one size, 3”.
Nylon chews are great for younger dogs that are aggressive chewers. The nylon will raise up as the dog chews, helping to keep their teeth clean. Nylon chews are not designed for all dogs as the material can be too tough for older dogs and puppies.
Benebone Wish Bone:
Dogs go crazy over Benebone chews, they are embedded with real bacon, chicken, or peanut butter for a flavor dogs can’t put down. The arched design makes it easy for your pup to pick it up, or hold one side, leaving the other raised to chew on. Made in New York and available in three sizes.
Nylabone DuraChew Monster Bone
For large breed dogs, the enormous Nylabone Monster Bone is perfect. The large ends are ideal for dogs with big jaws. At nearly 10 inches in length, it is one of the biggest Nylon chews on the market. Made in New Jersey.
Benebone Rocking Dental
The arched design, large surface area, and deep grooves make this an ideal dental chew. With such a wide area, multiple teeth are cleaned as they chew. While the groves provide for a great grip with their paw. Made in New York and available in three sizes.
Available in several durability levels, the Black will be the toughest. We love that Goughnuts are made California of natural rubber and are backed by a manufacture lifetime guarantee. The tugs have two in depend sides to keep your hand clear of Fido’s canines. The tugs have a good amount of weight and are ideal for medium to large size dogs.
West Paw Zogoflex Bumi
The S shaped Bumi gives an ideal balance between durability and shock absorption. As dogs tug the Bumi straitens out giving a little spring effect. Great for dog to human tug-o-war. The Bumi will have no problem holding up to games of Tug, but the thinner ends are not for extending chewing. Made in Montana, and available in two sizes.
GoughNuts Black Stick
Designed for the most aggressive of all chewers the GoughNuts Stick is made of a thick and bouncy natural rubber and backed by a manufacture lifetime guarantee. The consistent diameter makes it difficult for dogs to get the toy to their back molars, where they do the most damage to toys. The GoughNuts stick includes a red safety indicator to let you know if the toy has been compromised and needs to be sent in for replacement. Made in California and available in three sizes.
The Bionic Bone is ideals for dogs that need a little enticement to chew. Just stuff the side pockets with treats or fill the ridges with peanut butter. The super tough rubber had a moderate bounce, and with some give, it is ideal for dogs of all ages. The bionic bones come in two sizes and three fluorescent colors.
WestPaw Zogoflex Hurley
The Hurley has a great balance between durability and weight. It’s light enough for a game of fetch yet the large ends make it difficult for dogs to get the toy to their back molars, where they do the most damage to the toy. It can be used for fetch, tug, chewing, and even floats in the water. Made in Montana, and available in three sizes.
We didn’t want to exclude plush toys all together, but we did decided to group all of them in one section since they are not designed to be used as chew toys. For extended lifespan, they should be put away when you are not actively engaging with Fido.
Tuffy Mega Ring
The extra-large size makes it more difficult for dogs to get it to their back teeth were they could gnaw through fabric quickly. The Mega ring has seven layer of material, and no small appendages for dogs to chew off. It can easily be tossed for a game of fetch, and even used for tug between multiple dogs. Plush toys should only be used for interactive play with your dog.
Tuffy Mega Tug
At nearly two feet long, the Mega Tug lets you comfortably play tug-o-war with Fido. Designed with seven layer of material, including one layer of luggage grade fabric, Tuffy’s Mega line of toys is one of the most durable plush toys on the market. Plush toys should only be used for interactive play with your dog.
Tuffy Jr Mega Ring
Similar to its larger cousin, the Jr Mega Ring is perfectly oversized for small breed dogs. The large size makes it more difficult for dogs to get it to their back teeth were they could gnaw through fabric quickly. Plush toys should only be used for interactive play with your dog.