Large Breed Dog Toys

If you are the owner of a large dog, you will know it’s not always easy to find size-appropriate toys for your canine pal. Something too small, and it could get lodged in their jaws, or even be a choking hazard. Then there’s also the sheer size and power of the jaws of a large breed dog – they can be truly tough on toys. But large dogs deserve to have fun playtime too, so where do you find large breed dog toys? You can spend hours googling and trawling through large catalog sites, to find in the end they are still not large enough. I have done the hard work here, so you don’t have to. Take a load off and read the reviews below, as each one is a great option for big dogs.

….and by the way, don’t waste your time searching for indestructible toys! No dog toy is 100% indestructible, unless it’s made of concrete!! If you have an aggressive chewer, check out my specific product choices for those dogs instead.

 

KONG Jumbler Football Toy


KONG Jumbler Football Dog Toy

Available in:

Available in the USA   Available in the UK

Size: 9 x 5.25 x 5.25 in; 13.3 x 22.9 x 13.3 cm

Weight: 1.2 lb; 390 g

Average customer rating: 8.7/10

==> price check it at Amazon: USA or UK

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

This may just look like a football shaped throwing toy with a tennis ball inside, but it has an extra surprise! It squeaks!!

The tennis ball creates an extra sense of motion when playing with it, and most dogs love a good squeak too. The handles are a great feature making it easy to hold and pick up. It doesn’t matter whether it’s human hands or a dog’s mouth, theses make it much easier.

It’s a pretty tough toy, made from plastic so there’s a bit of give in it as well. See this comment from one very happy user:

Amazon Comment on KONG Jumbler Football

 

Actual size of KONG Jumbler Football Dog ToyAs this dog owner mentions no comparison of size, I will share the Amazon size diagram here to give you an idea of what it looks like:

 

 

 

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS:

Features Benefits
Squeaks and has a ball inside that tumbles around Great for encouraging interactive play. Even if your dog is playing without you, there’s enough action going on to keep then entertained.
Two natural handles Ideal for picking up – whether it’s you or your dog. These handles give easy purchase on the toy, and you can even play tug-of-war together!
Football shaped Together with the handles, the football shape means you can also use it as a throw and fetch toy. great fun for you and your dog!

WHAT ELSE IS GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • It also floats, so if your fur babies are water babies as well they can also take this toy along with them.
  • Lots of dog owners – including those that have Pit Bulls, Mastiffs, Great Danes, and Labs – have all found this to be durable compared to a lot of other dog toys.
  • It’s a KONG toy, and there are certain expectations that come with that name. You know you are getting a well-made toy that’s designed to last.

==> GET YOUR KONG JUMBLER FOOTBALL HERE: USA OR UK <==

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT’S NOT SO GOOD?

  • As always, there are some dogs who will buck the trend and manage to wreck this toy. However, it’s not terribly expensive and it’s definitely worth a try.

 

 

Extra Large Dog Rope Toy


Extra Large Dog Rope Toy

Available in:

Available in the USA   Available in the UK

Size: 10 x 3 x 6 inches; 25.4 x 7.6 x 15.2 cm

Weight: 12.8 oz; 272 g

Average customer rating: 9.1/10

==> price check it at Amazon: USA or UK

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

I guess the first thing to point out is this is made by a New York based company, called Mary and Kate Pets. I have to say I like what this company stands for, and they place a lot of value on interactive play between dogs and their owners, highlighting how this helps to builds trust.

This is a great robust toy, made of natural materials, and with large knots to help gripping and throwing.

Just as an aside, our German Shepherd had one of these for years. We threw it for him, he would throw it, and he would occasionally place it in front of the lawnmower! Not that we ever ran it over. It lay out on the grass in the rain, and got covered in mud in the winter. It never disintegrated, never got moldy – although it could get smelly at times. But that’s a given for any dog toy made of natural fibres – you just wash and go again!

 

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS:

Features Benefits
24″ cable with large knots This one is built for durability, without a doubt, so is ideal for large breed dogs.
Natural cotton The cotton is both gentle on your dog’s mouth, and allows them to chew without doing any damage. It actually helps with their dental health!
Made in the USA A high quality toy, made by a reputable company

 

WHAT ELSE IS GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • The cotton rope is made out of hundreds of threads that will massage the dog’s gums and keep his teeth clean.

Benefits of Extra Large Dog Rope Toy

  • Described as heavy duty, you can expect this to last longer than the average rope.

==> GET YOUR XL ROPE DOG TOY HERE: USA or UK <==

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT’S NOT SO GOOD?

  • As above, there are dogs who will maybe still tear this apart, if they are very aggressive chewers. Even Mary and Kate Pets say the same as me – there is no such thing as an indestructible dog toy, if you have an aggressive chewer. (For your best chance, see these tougher toys)

 

 

Large ChuckIt Kick Ball


Large ChuckIt Ball

Available in:

Available in the USA   Available in the UK

Size: 7.5 inches (19.7 cm) diameter

Weight: 9.6 oz; 200 g

Average customer rating: 8.4/10

==> price check it at Amazon: USA or UK

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

While I am writing this, I’m thinking I genuinely don’t know any dogs who don’t like fetching a ball. OK, some are better than others at bringing it back again, but they all seem to like the idea of chasing a ball when it’s thrown.

This one is one of the best I’ve found, as it’s big enough to kick around too – saves your arms from throwing all the time! The deep ridges it has also make it easy to pick up for you and your dog.

This ball is pretty durable too, made from a combination of canvas, rubber and foam. the bright colour also helps it to stay visible in the longer grass!

 

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS:

Features Benefits
Foam core that is puncture resistant Helps to give this ball it’s long-lasting durability
High bounce rubber A bouncy ball simply adds to the fun for your dog, and makes this ball even more interactive
Similar in size to a soccer ball Unlike some other ball toys, this is genuinely a large ball, and is big enough to kick around as well as throw

 Large ChuckIt Ball in action

WHAT ELSE IS GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • The special combo of canvas, rubber and foam means the ball has a bit of give and is not hard on your dog’s mouth
  • Will float to a degree as well, so can be used for water play.
  • The ChuckIt name means you are getting a quality dog toy. They put a lot of time and energy into clever design, and producing high quality items that are fun for your dog.

==> GET YOUR LARGE CHUCKIT KICK BALL HERE: USA or UK <==

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT’S NOT SO GOOD?

  • It’s not a chew toy, but a ball to play fetch with. If your dog is a chewer and left to bite constantly on this ball, it will come apart.

 


I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at these three great toys for large breed dogs. If you come across anything your dog particularly enjoys playing with, please be sure to comment below and I’ll add it to the page, so other large breed owners can take advantage of further recommendations.

Thanks for reading, and happy playtime!

 

2 thoughts on “Large Breed Dog Toys

  1. Shaun

    Hi there – Shaun here again.
    I really am a new big admirer of your website.. it’s all about dogs!:)
    Personally I am a BIG chewer and I don’t tend to fetch even though I am a labrador RETRIEVER (ironic huh?)
    But because I’m a chewer I’d love that rope you recommend – especially that it seems to be a good teeth cleaner and I really don’t let my mum clean my teeth traditionally too often.
    Shaun

    Reply
    1. Mara Post author

      Hi again Shaun,

      I’m so happy to see you here again. I love Labradors, and I know lots that don’t retrieve much – yes it is ironic! Hope you can get your Mum or Dad to get you the rope some day. Our German Shepherd loved his rope and the vet always used to comment on how clean his teeth were. We never had to clean them with anything else – EVER! Between the rope and some dental chews, Rocky’s teeth were sorted. Have a rgeat week and hope to see you ehre again soon, Mara 🙂

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