A good toy for large breeds. It is really big at 11" long and 6" wide. Can handle aggressive chewing and pulling. Heavy duty build, feels solid and is easy to hold and throw. The toy holds its figure-8 shape.
This toy tends to have a strong rubbery smell. Meant for interactive play, not as an all-day chew toy.
Has a safety feature hole to allow your dog to breathe if the toy accidentally gets swallowed. Comes in a 2.5" small size for little dogs. Very bouncy. This ball is perfect for playing catch.
A little on the small side compared to others at only 3" in diameter for medium/large.
Big bounce. Also floats. Very tough. Solid rubber. Comes in a 2.5" and 3.5" size. Because it's rubber, it doesn't get soggy like a tennis ball, nor will it pop or lose bounce after being used a while. Non-toxic. It floats, so it's good near water.
While this ball seems to last longer than most, some dogs can still chew it apart. You cannot pick the color you'll get.
Rubber. It bounces, but not like a ball. Comes in 2 sizes: 3.5" diameter and XL at 4.5" diameter. Most dogs can chew for a long time without leaving even teeth marks on the toy. The middle hole allows you to put a treat in the toy.
The doughnut toy shape not as interesting to some dogs as a ball.
This ball is about the size of a baseball, measuring slightly less than 3" in diameter. It is specifically made for fetch, and performs really well in that game. Good bright color is easy to see. Bounces on any surface.
This ball does not hold up to an aggressive chewer. It also doesn't float like other balls.
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If you have a chewer, you know a lot of dog toys can get destroyed in minutes. Some products on the market claim to be "indestructible." They are made from solid rubber, like the kind of material used in tires. They are heavy-duty and meant to be hard for dogs to chew through. While really heavy chewers can eventually gnaw through and break a lot of these "indestructible" toys, the tough versions of balls and other shapes do tend to fare better with rough play than other dog toys. Features to look for include shape, which is often a ball or a tug-pull shape. Sizes should come in those appropriate for either large or small dogs. The hole in some of the toys is meant to be a safety feature to prevent choking. Choosing a bright colored toy will make it easier to see when you are playing fetch.
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