Some of the best dog fetch toys around. Fun and tough at the same time.

Let’s face it, if your dog loves fetch you need toys that will stand up to being thrown here, there and everywhere. Caught in the air, pounced on and a fair few bite marks are probably about average for fetch toys. So you want something that lasts for a decent length of time, especially if it’s something your dog loves to play with. Here are my pick of some of the best fetch toys around, so take a look and see what you and your dog fancy.

 

Blinky X-Tire Ball

X-Tire Blinky Ball Fetch Toy

Available in:

Available in the USA   Available in the UK

Size: 5″ or 12.7cm in diameter

Weight: 4.8 oz; 45 g

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WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

This is a round fetch toy, perfect for throwing a long way and ideal if your dog loves the chase! The inner ball is actually a blinking light, powered by battery, which adds extra excitement to playing with the ball. The outer treads are designed to be like a tire and are therefore very tough.

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS:

Features Benefits
Great shape and design When thrown, this rolls a long way and dogs find it easy to carry by grabbing the outer tire edges
Blinking light The light begins to blink on impact, so if your dog drops it on the ground, or when you throw it and it lands, it will flash. Also glows in the dark, and it switches off after a period of inactivity, to save battery life.
Tire part made from one mold There are no joins or parts that easily break off, making it a safer option for your dog.

WHAT ELSE IS GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • Dog with Blinky BallA great rough-and-tumble toy that is great for playing fetch outside. It will stand up to rugged play well.
  • Free shipping in the USA, even if you only buy this toy. There is no minimum-order value, which makes a nice change.

==> GET YOUR X-TIRE BLINKY BALL HERE: USA or UK <==

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT’S NOT SO GOOD?

  • I’m personally not a big fan of battery-operated stuff, whether it’s for a dog or a child. However, I do see the point for something that’s a bit longer lasting. I do like the blinking light idea, and the fact if the batteries run out you and your dog can still play with it, so I think that’s a plus. It’s imperative that if your dog does manage to chew into the inner part, that you throw it away.

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WestPaw Bumi

WestPaw Bumi Fetch Toy

Available in:

Available in the USA   Available in the UK

Size: Large (9.5 x 9.5 x 1.8 ins; 24.1 x 24.1 x 4.4 cm)

Weight: 6.4oz; 159 g

Average customer rating rating: 8.2/10

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WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

This is so cool, and I suspect Bumi is short for boomerang!It’s an ultra stretchy and flexy toy, which is ideal for fetching AND tugging. It’s a good throw and fetch toy because of it’s neat shape, almost like a boomerang, although I don’t claim it will come back to you of it’s own accord – you will need your dog for that! Easy to hold onto for you, and easy for your dog to catch and pick up as well. But the real genius is in the stretchy nature of the substance itself. It will actually stretch to double it’s length, and then bounce back to it’s original shape, which is why it’s so cool for tugging as well.

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS:

Features Benefits
100% manufacturer guarantee The product is so robust that the maker guarantees 100% against damage from a dog. So not if you run it over with your lawnmower, but I think that’s a fair offer by the manufacturer.
Dishwasher safe We all know as dog owners how filthy our dog toys get, so if there is something to make cleaning easier, then that’s awesome. You can stick this in the dishwasher and it will come out clean as a whistle and ready to carry on being stretched and fetched all over again.
Non toxic BPA-and-Phthalate-free, non-toxic and FDA compliant. Now, I’m not sure exactly what all of these are, but anything that is safer for my dog gets a big thumbs up from me.

Dog Toy Made in the USAWHAT ELSE IS GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • It’s made in the USA and it’s tough!
  • It’s sounds unbelievable, but it is actually recyclable too. So if it eventually starts to show too much wear and tear, you can recycle it to help the environment.
  • It floats too, so you can even play fetch in the water.
  • The nature of the material means it’s also soft on your dog’s mouth, teeth and gums, which is a great feature.

==> GET YOUR WESTPAW BUMI HERE: USA or UK <==

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT’S NOT SO GOOD?
  • Nothing from me. If you buy your dog toys to match your dog, then you shouldn’t have any problems with this one. It’s not branded as a chew toy, but as something to be played with, so don’t expect it to last if your dog is an aggressive chewer. I personally believe (having owned large dogs) that there is no such thing as an indestructible dog toy, and I would steer clear of anything that claims to be. It’s a fact of life if you have a dog, that most of you will need to buy MANY dog toys during their lifetime.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at these fetch toys – the bubble one at the end is more for fun than fetching, but I know lots of dogs who enjoy chasing and snapping at the bubbles, so it’s a kind of fetch too! If you want to save your arm playing fetch, you might like my reviews on ball throwers for dogs too.

If you have any comments or other products you would like to share your thoughts on, please do so below. We all like to hear of products that are tried and tested.

Happy Dog Days to you all 🙂 xx

2 thoughts on “Some of the best dog fetch toys around. Fun and tough at the same time.

  1. Simon

    This WestPaw Bumi sounds fab for playful fetching purposes, our sheltie dog Bonnie would have loved this stretch flexy toy, she’d have spent hours running back and forth fetching this. The boomerang shape looks fab for throwing some distance, this would have worn her out. Ha!

    I do like the idea of it being dishwasher safe too as this kind of toy gets into some right dirty places and to have an effortless clean on a regular basis will work wonders.
    Sounds great for dogs who like jumping in rivers as this toy floats, you’d have never got Bonnie into water though, it terrified her.

    Thanks for introducing me to WestPaw Bumi, great toy,
    Simon.

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    1. Mara Post author

      Hi Simon,

      The WestPaw Bumi is one of my favorite toys from all the ones reviewed here. I just think it’s amazingly versatile and such a great shape for playing with. Bonnie sounds like an amazing dog, and not all like water. Our Rocky didn’t mind the river or quieter water, but was a bit afraid of the sea, after a wave went over his head when he was just a pup. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and I enjoyed hearing about Bonnie. Mara 🙂

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