Neat Christmas Toys for Dogs

There are practically thousands (maybe even millions) of dog toys available online and in pet shops. However, I have tried to bring you a selection on what I think is good, fun and maybe a little bit different! My aim is to spend my time looking out for good options, so you don’t have to. I would recommend coming back to this page, as I will be adding more in the lead up to Christmas. Happy Christmas shopping for your doggies!

CAUTION: Most of the Christmas-themed toys I have come across are not for aggressive chewers. if you are buying for a dog who has a strong chomp, then take a look at hard wearing or KONG dog toys.

Please remember to buy sensibly-sized toys for your dogs, whatever the time of year. if you’re not sure what to consider, take a look at my helpful tips here.

CHRISTMAS STOCKING FOR DOGS


Available in:

Available in the USA   Available in the UK

 

Strictly speaking, this is not a dog toy. But it is perfect for filling with toys and treats so your special pooch can have a fun Christmas morning too!

Christmas Stocking for DogsSize: 17 inches long x 8.25 inches across

Weight: 2 lbs (900g)

Average customer rating: 9.2/10

==> price check it here: USA or UK

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

Everyone needs a Christmas stocking, including your best doggie friends. You can pack this full of Christmas goodies, of your own choosing.

WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • It is well made and has a fantastic design that fits right in at Christmas
  • It’s not a pre-packaged stocking that contains goods selected by someone else, so you can choose exactly what to put in it, to suit your own dog.

Here are some ideas of what you could put in it: a dog collar with bling, a puppy chew toy, an indoor dog toy, a Kong toy, or for those aggressive chewers – a toy that’s going to last the distance! And then you could top up with your dog’s favorite treats.

==> GET YOUR DOG’S CHRISTMAS STOCKING HERE: USA or UK <==

IS THERE ANYTHING NOT SO GOOD?

  • Nothing in my opinion – it’s as described!

ZIPPYPAWS HOLIDAY REINDEER PEN, with Squeaky Plush Toys


Available in:

Available in the USA   Available in the UK

Pen Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 Inch

ZippyPaws Holiday Reindeer Pen with Squeaky Plush Toys

Weight: 13 oz (370 g)

Average customer rating: 9.6/10

==> price check it here: USA or UK

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

This is a hide-and-seek type toy, to test your dog’s intelligence. Made up of a burrow (the reindeer pen) and three squeaky toys, which you can hide over and over again. Dogs love to use their noses to find the little plushies. As an alternative, you can also hide some of your dog’s treats in the burrow.

WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • Great for the holidays – after all, it is Christmas-themed 🙂
  • Interactive to give you and your dog lots of fun times
  • Great for small and medium-sized dogs

==> GET YOUR ZIPPYPAWS REINDEER PEN HERE : USA or UK<==

IS THERE ANYTHING NOT SO GOOD?

  • As with lots of the “softer” toy options, this will not last for hard chewers
  • Not a good option if squeakers get on your nerves, or you have a dog that will not rest until the squeak is no longer functioning

 

 

10-PACK GIFT SET OF DOG TOYS


10-pack Dog Toy Gift Set

Available in:

Available in the USA   Available in the UK

Size: Contains a variety of 10 different dog toys

Weight: approximately 1.9 pounds (860 g)

Average customer rating: 9.3/10

==> price check it here: USA or UK

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

An assortment of dog toys for small to medium dogs. Toys may vary slightly from the picture, depending on availability, but a typical pack contains a strong chew rope with Interactive toy, puncture resistant ball, flying discs, Squeak toys and more.

WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • Keeps your dog entertained by allowing them to alternate between the different items
  • Excellent quality and relatively sturdy toys
  • great value for money, with the selection included for the price

==> GET YOUR 10-PACK DOG TOY GIFT SET HERE: USA or UK <==

IS THERE ANYTHING NOT SO GOOD?

  • Not really for larger dogs or heavy chewers

Please note that you should regularly check any dog toys for signs of damage and throw out any that start to disintegrate to prevent swallowing little pieces – pup or adult – the same applies.

PLANET DOG ORBEE-TUFF SNOWBALL


Available in:

Available in the USA   Available in the UK

Size: 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches (7 x 7 x 7 cm)Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Snowball

Weight: 3.2 oz (90 g)

Average customer rating: 9.1/10

==> price check it here: USA or UK

What exactly is it?

You might look at this and think it’s just a ball toy. This is no ordinary ball though! Because of it’s uneven surface it it’s not always easy to predict how it will bounce, keeping your dog on his toes and providing loads of fun. It also has a hole so you can insert small-sized treats into, giving your dog even more interaction.

WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • The manufacturer offers 100% guarantee
  • 100% recyclable
  • Floats in water, so no problem if it goes where it’s not meant to!
  • Interactive to give you and your dog lots of fun times
  • Great for small and medium-sized dogs

==> GET YOUR ORBEE-TUFF SNOWBALL HERE: USA or UK <==

 IS THERE ANYTHING NOT SO GOOD?
  • Heavy dog chewers may still destroy this, although some owners have said it did last longer than most of their toys
  • It’s smaller than a baseball, so not suitable for very large dogs

 

 

MARVIN THE MOOSE DOG TOY by KONG


Available in:

Available in the USA   Available in the UK

Size: Medium (9 x 4 x 8.5 ins)

Marvin the Moose Dog Toy

Weight: 1.5 oz (42 g)

Average customer rating: 8/10

==> price check it here: USA or UK

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

As a member of the KONG Cozie toy family, this moose is made with an additional layer of material to make it that little bit tougher than a normal plushie toy. A cool (or annoying – depending on your viewpoint) squeaker for extra fun.

If you’re not partial to a Christmas moose, there are actually 10 different characters you can choose from. Any of the links for this toy will take you to the screen where you can see the other options.

WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • Not too much stuffing, so it’s less mess when it eventually comes apart (and don’t get me wrong, the KONG toys are made to be more durable than other like-for-like toys!)
  • Lots of the dogs who have them, absolutely love them – including some of the larger breeds. Our German Shepherd used to have the moose and it was like a teddy is to a young child. He liked it, carried it around, threw it along the floor then chased it – we threw it out in the end because it got too smelly, despite a few washes. It didn’t disintegrate!

==> GET YOUR MARVIN MOOSE HERE: USA or UK <==

IS THERE ANYTHING NOT SO GOOD?

  • As with ALL dog toys I review, there are always dogs who tear things apart in minutes, or even seconds. In this scenario, you just have to keep going until you find something they like. But I feel I have to say this, as some customers score products low on this basis!
  • Beware of KONG counterfeits as well – if it’s not sold by, or on behalf of, KONG – it’s not KONG. It’s a fact of life that once something starts to sell well, someone will want to make a rip-off version. Just take care to see who the seller/manufacturer is before you buy.

Hope you thought these Christmas dog toy selections are good ones – I try and bring you the best of what I come across, and ones that are all highly rated by other dog owners too. If you’ve got any suggestions that you’ve found really good, please to let me know in the comments below.

I would be happy to review any recommendations from readers – happy Christmas shopping for your doggie pals!

Mara x

12 thoughts on “Neat Christmas Toys for Dogs

  1. Alejandra

    Hi Mara,
    I’ve never thought about getting a Christmas stocking for my dog, but now I think it’s a great idea, as he is part of the family,
    Love all the toys you have here for us to look at, I’ve already picked a couple! Love the ball and that cute moose!

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    1. Mara Post author

      Hi Alejandra. The moose is definitely one of my favorites too! What I like about the Christmas stocking is the variety you get in one package – def8nitel6 keeps our dogs interested. Thanks for taking a look, Mara.

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  2. Robert

    What a great selection of toys!

    Vida my dog is salivating … she saw the screen 🙂 Love the ball with the uneven surface as I start imagining all the fun.

    She doesn’t have that Christmas stocking yet so that is a great choice. I will have to start saying “Good Dog” more often… She is used to Good Girl. Guess it is time to get an order together.

    Merry Christmas and Thank You.

    What is your favorite?

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    1. Mara Post author

      Hi Robert and thanks for visiting. Ha ha – just pictured your lovely dog looking at the toys on screen. Delightful! I also like the Christmas stocking, as it gives our doggy pals some choices to play with. My absolute favourite is the reindeer pen though, however it’s too plush and soft for our German Shepherd. Would be brilliant for a small to medium dog 🙂 Wishing you and your dog lots of fun this Christmas, Mara.

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  3. Ricardo

    Very nice, Toys and More for Dogs is a very well laid out website. I have a 10 year old Yorkshire named Peanut, I think he would have fun with the ZippyPaws Holiday Reindeer Pen, with Squeaky Plush Toys.

    I also think that your article on How to Potty Train a Dog is very helpful with dog owners. Thank your for the tips Mara.

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    1. Mara Post author

      Hi Ricardo,

      Thanks so much for taking a look at my site and giving me some feedback. I love the name Peanut – very cute for a wee terrier. I hope you find some things for him on my site. Hope to see you back here again soon, Mara.

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  4. Joseph Mo

    Hi,
    I like your article. I have a german shepherd and he is always playful. These are some great products that will keep him busy. I’m thinking about how tough these products are. My dog is really rowdy at times and you could have your shoes all torn up if I don’t give him something to play with

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    1. Mara Post author

      Hi Joseph,

      Thank you for your comments. German Shepherds are great dogs – one of my favorite breeds! I agree they can get into mischief if you don’t keep them occupied. Hopefully you saw my links to the tougher toys as well, but if not, here they are again: Toys for Aggressive Chewers; KONG Dog Toys

      Have a very happy Christmas and I hope your dog gets lots of great toys!

      Mara

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  5. Martina

    The orbee-tuff snowball sounds like it will be a hit for my dog as well as my parents’ dogs for Christmas! I think my kids will enjoy interacting with our dog as she plays with this, and it sounds like a great stimulation toy as well. Are the holes designed to hold soft food like peanut butter or just pieces of hard kibble?

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    1. Mara Post author

      Hi Martina,

      Thanks so much for reading this and sharing your thoughts. I personally wouldn’t put peanut butter into this toy, because the hole isn’t perhaps big enough for a dog’s tongue to get in there and lick it all out. I’m not a big fan of having food remnants sitting around long-term in my toys, but it might not bother others! I would advise sticking with the smaller, hard treats. I wish you, and your dogs (and your parents’ dogs) a very happy Christmas.

      Mara

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  6. Eddie

    Hi, we have two dogs and trying to get them something different at christmas can be difficult.
    I am looking for something very durable as our two will give it a hard time. Not sure if these items will last long but I will come back to the website and hopefully something will come up.

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    1. Mara Post author

      Hi Eddie. I understand where you’re coming from. It’s not always easy to find long-lasting toys when so much is quite small and usually soft and fluffy. Try taking a look at my list of Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers. I’m sure you will find something suitable there. I hope that helps with suitable options for you and your doggies.

      All the best, Mara

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