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Huggle Hounds Woodlands Plush Corduroy Knottie Dog Toy
Huggle Hounds
Woodlands Plush Corduroy Knottie Dog Toy
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Customer Favorite
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Featuring a wide range of designs, Knotties are far stronger than they look, and will survive its fair share of tugs, fetches, and snuggles.

Pros

2 layers of strongly sewn fabric, and 5 squeakers. Tightly knotted arms and legs for rough playtimes. Soft corduroy exterior. Available in 2 other animals as well as both large and small sizes.

Cons

Not intended for strong chewers.

Best Bang for the Buck
Kong Cozie Elmer the Elephant Dog Toy
Kong
Cozie Elmer the Elephant Dog Toy
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Durable Yet Cute
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As durable as it is cute, an extra layer of material helps to make this fuzzy elephant last longer for extra value.

Pros

Strong construction, and it includes a squeaker. Extra soft and snuggly toy for small to medium sized breeds. 2 size options to be easy to play with for puppies and smaller breeds.

Cons

Best for cuddles, not for hardcore chewers.

GoDog Dinos Chew Guard Frills Triceratops Dog Toy
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Dinos Chew Guard Frills Triceratops Dog Toy
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Sensory Fun
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These rugged yet soft dinosaurs are cuddly, crinkly, squeaky, and a perfect fit for all but the biggest dog breeds.

Pros

Chew Guard technology makes this a tougher plush toy. Several other dinosaurs to pick from, available in large or small. Soft, makes crinkle noises, and includes a squeaker.

Cons

Not intended for chewing, and not 100% indestructible.

Jolly Pets Tug-a-Mals Crab Dog Toy
Jolly Pets
Tug-a-Mals Crab Dog Toy
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Indoor Plush Toy
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A surprisingly soft yet durable plush toy for indoor tug-of-war fun for dogs of all sizes.

Pros

Braided nylon crab legs will withstand many a fetch. This is a super-tough squeaky ball covered in plush and cuddly fur. Available in small, medium, or large.

Cons

Remember that it’s a tug-toy, not an indestructible chew toy.

Hyper Pet Wildlife Critter Dog Toy
Hyper Pet
Wildlife Critter Dog Toy
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Most Versatile
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These super-fuzzy and soft wildlife toys are an excellent consolation prize if your dog is still fuming over the squirrel they’ll never catch.

Pros

Remarkably realistic design, ultra-plush fur and soft design. Meets child toy safety standards, so a good pick for homes with small children. A great size for all dogs. 5 different animals to choose from.

Cons

Some dogs may not appreciate a mouthful of fur – not a chew toy.

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The dog toy aisle of your local pet store is overflowing with dedicated toys for chewing and fetching, but there’s nothing quite like giving your canine companion the perfect plush toy. Plush toys help to make bed time cozier, serve as a comfort when a thunderbolt outside surprises your puppy, and they’re the best choice for gentle playtime and indoor-loving dogs. On the other hand, you shouldn’t just pick out the first plush toys you find, because your dog deserves plush toys that are cuddly, durable, and safe, and it’s a great practice to shop around to find the best ones for your furry friends.

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