Finding a good toy for a large breed dog can be a bit tricky sometimes. The average dog toys won’t last very long with your big Akita or Boxer. Larger breeds usually have more strength in their jaws and would crush your average toys within hours and depending on the quality of the toy, sometimes not more than a few seconds! It’s not just that you have to get new toys; it can actually be very dangerous for your dog.
The broken parts can damages your dog’s stomach and even choke him! A tennis ball that is considered safe in most households with a dog, also poses a choking hazard if you have a giant breed like the Bullmastiff or the Great Dane. But don’t worry, there are many companies that make safe toys for large dogs. Here are a few excellent choices:
- Kong’s Extreme Ball (Large): Kong’s Extreme Ball is a great option for a large dog. It is black in color which means it is made out of Kong’s most durable rubber to withstand the strength of large breeds. It is the perfect toy for fetch and chew. Kong’s Extreme Ball comes in medium and large sizes. Other Kong toys great for large dogs include the Kong Extreme Extra Large Dog Toy (black), the Kong Large Goodie Bone, the Kong Large Flyer Toy and the Kong Large Safestix (flexible, floatable and available in different colors).
- Goughnuts Maxx Stick Black Dog Toy: The Goughnuts Maxx Stick Black Dog Toy is a highly durable dog toy that is virtually indestructible! It is specially designed for large and giant dog breeds. The durable rubber toy has a Chew Toy Safety Indicator to tell you when it’s unsafe to let your dog play with the toy. If the Chew Toy Safety Indicator is revealed, Goughnuts will replace your Maxx Stick Dog toy for free! The toy also has a floating feature to let your dog enjoy swims and baths.
- Nuts For Knots Ball Giant Dog Toy: The Nuts For Knots Ball Giant Dog Toy is a tough and durable rope toy made for chewing and playing fetch. The toy is made out of a twisted rope and is available in three colors: green, blue and purple. It is designed for medium to giant sized dogs.
- Nina Ottoson Treat Maze Dog Toy (Large): The Nina Ottoson Large Treat Maze Toy is a treat dispensing puzzle toy that is blue and red in color. It requires your large dog to move it which makes it spin and wobble in unpredictable directions that is sure to keep your dog engaged for hours. The toy can be used with breeds ranging from medium to giant. Other great puzzle toys for large dogs by Nina Ottoson include the Pink Spinny Dog Toy and the Blue Tornado Toy.
- Rosewood Cyber-Dog Galactic Tyre (Large): The large Rosewood Cyber-Dog Galactic Tyre is black in color and designed for medium, large and giant dog breeds. It is made out of rubber and nylon fibers and takes care of your dog’s dental hygiene by providing a natural flossing action. The toy is highly durable and can take aggressive chewing.