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10 Best Dog Toys for Large Pups in 2024 – Reviews & Top Picks 

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 by Nicole Cosgrove

10 Best Dog Toys for Large Pups in 2024 – Reviews & Top Picks 

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You probably want to treat your large dog to a new toy but don’t want to spend too much money. All too often, giant breeds either don’t care for a toy or destroy it in five minutes flat! Our reviews and buyer’s guide provide insight into some of the best toys for large dogs on the market today. We’ll examine chew toys, squeaky plush products, toys that float, and more. All the products on our list have the potential to keep your large pup occupied, so let’s get to it. Which one will be your dog’s next favorite toy?

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A Glance at Our Top Picks (2024 Update)

Rating Image Product Details
Best Overall
Winner
Ruff Dawg Indestructible Dog Chew Toy Ruff Dawg Indestructible Dog Chew Toy
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Floats
  • Made in the USA
  • Best Value
    Second place
    ZippyPaws Squeaky Plush Dog Toy ZippyPaws Squeaky Plush Dog Toy
  • No stuffing
  • Cats love these toys, too
  • Machine washable
  • Premium Choice
    Third place
    Tuffy’s Destructosaurus Squeaky Plush Toy Tuffy’s Destructosaurus Squeaky Plush Toy
  • Machine washable 
  • Floats
  • Squeaker
  • Best for Puppies
    Frisco Rope Squeaking Ball Dog Toy Frisco Rope Squeaking Ball Dog Toy
  • Affordable
  • Squeaker
  • Made of polyester and thermoplastic rubber
  • Goody Box Birthday Toys Goody Box Birthday Toys
  • Doesn’t require a subscription
  • Cute birthday theme
  • Made in the USA
  • The 10 Best Dog Toys for Large Pups

    1. Ruff Dawg Indestructible Dog Chew Toy – Best Overall

    Ruff Dawg Indestructible Dawg Nut Tough Dog Chew Toy

    Manufacturing site: U.S.
    Material(s): FDA-approved rubber

    “Will this toy be a waste of money?” That question crosses the mind of many dog owners. You probably won’t have that concern with the Dawg Nut since Ruff Dawg offers a lifetime guarantee. If your dog destroys the toy, simply mail it back to the company. You’ll then receive a new toy in a few weeks. The Dawg Nut floats, so bring it with you to the lake or pool. You’ll appreciate the toy’s bold neon colors, making it easy to spot in water or tall grass. These attributes make Ruff Dawg’s Dawg Nut our best overall choice for large dogs. However, a handful of dog owners take issue with the “indestructible” description. Some pups have chewed off pieces in a matter of minutes.

    Pros
    • Lifetime guarantee
    • Floats
    Cons
    • Not suitable for aggressive chewers

    2. ZippyPaws Squeaky Plush Dog Toys– Best Value

    ZippyPaws Skinny Peltz No Stuffing Squeaky Plush Dog Toys, 3-pack

    Manufacturing site: China
    Material(s): Fleece, Synthetic Fabric

    The China, CA-based ZippyPaws has created affordable dog toys since 2011. The pet accessory company specializes in themed stuffies like a pizza box with removable slices and a bowl of ramen. ZippyPaws has several four-legged staff members that test out beta toys before selling them in stores. You might have passed over this brand out of fear you’d be vacuuming up piles of stuffing. While the Skinny Peltz toys aren’t the sturdiest dog toys out there, you don’t have to worry about the stuffing falling out when they get torn. The squirrel, fox, and raccoon lie flat and contain non-toxic squeakers. These woodland creatures may not last as long as other products on our list, but we think they are the best toys for large dogs for the money.

    Pros
    • No stuffing
    • Cats love these toys, too
    • Machine washable
    Cons
    • No warranty

    3. Tuffy’s Destructosaurus Squeaky Plush Toy – Premium ChoiceTuffy’s Destructosaurus Dino Squeaky Plush Dog Toy

    Manufacturing site: China
    Material(s): Polyester, Fleece, Synthetic Fabric

    Unlike other brands on our list, there isn’t much publicly available information about Tuffy’, but the company has made a name for itself with its higher-end “Built to Last” toys. We think the Destructosaurus Dino is perfect for large dogs based on customer satisfaction and the fact that it floats. It’s the ultimate indoor/outdoor dog toy,  and did we mention it has a squeaker, too? The company provides a durability  rating with its products, and the Destructosaurus gets a 8/10 “Tuff Rating.” Our only hesitation with this brand is we can’t find information about a warranty or guarantee. Many other dog toy brands in this price bracket (and even lower) have return or replacement policies.

    Pros
    • Machine washable
    • Floatable
    Cons
    • Difficult to find company information
    • Expensive

    4. Frisco Rope with Squeaking Ball – Best for Puppies

    Frisco Rope with Squeaking Ball Dog Toy

    Manufacturing site: China
    Material(s): Polyester rope, Thermoplastic rubber ball

    All large dogs start out as puppies, and puppies need toys! This Frisco Rope with Squeaking Ball can help you teach your puppy what is (and is not) okay to chew. We like that this toy is a 2-for-1 product. You and your dog can play tug-of-war with the rope, or you can throw the ball and play fetch. The ball has a squeaker, which some pup owners claim is irritating. You can expect limited durability at this price point, and there is no warranty or guarantee. However, this Frisco rope-and-ball toy will keep your pup busy and provide a bonding experience.

    Pros
    • Affordable
    Cons
    • Not recommended for heavy chewers
    • No warranty or guarantee

    5. Goody Box Birthday Toys

    Goody Box Birthday Toys, Treats & Bandana for Medium Large Dogs

    Manufacturing site: Varies
    Material(s): Varies

    Doggy subscription boxes are all the rage these days. You sign up for the services online and receive a package of treats, toys, and other accessories. However, an ongoing subscription can be expensive, and sometimes, you can’t choose what items come in each box. Goody Box eliminates these hassles and offers a la carte boxes. You know what’s inside each package and can choose the right toys for your pup. We love this service because you can pick a pink or blue theme for your pup’s next birthday. They’ll get a fun bandana, a rainbow rubber bone, and a cupcake plushie. Several bags of doggie treats in the box make this service extra sweet! The downside to the Goody Box is the toys probably won’t stand up to the largest dogs out there or aggressive chewers, but the gift box market has been dominated by choices for little pups, so it’s nice to see options for bigger dogs.

    Pros
    • Doesn’t require a subscription
    • Cute birthday theme
    Cons
    • Not be suitable for dogs with certain food allergies
    • No warranty or guarantee

    6. Arm & Hammer Denta-Saurus Tough Dog Chew Toy

    Arm & Hammer Ora Play Denta-Saurus Mint Tough Dog Chew Toy

    Manufacturing site: China
    Material(s): Nylon, Mint Flavor

    Arm & Hammer has entered the dog toy market with a line of baking soda-infused chew toys. The company claims the Denta-Saurus satisfies your dog’s urge to chew and freshens their breath in the process. In addition to the Tyrannosaurus Rex, this toy also comes in a textured alligator shape. This toy has reviewers split; about half report that their dog loved it, while others claim it’s rock hard and not a suitable chew toy. The Denta-Saurus’s modest price means you won’t lose much money if it’s unsuitable for your pup.

    Pros
    • Inexpensive
    Cons
    • No warranty or guarantee
    • Unclear if “mint flavor” is natural or artificial

    7. Hyper Pet Dura-Squeaks Dog Chew Toy

    Hyper Pet Dura-Squeaks Dog Chew Toy

    Manufacturing site: China
    Material(s): “Durable, non-toxic materials”

    Hyper Pet is known for its interactive dog toys, like its famous tennis ball launcher. The company provides a simpler, low-key playtime experience with this stick-like toy. The 14-inch by 2-inch Dura-Squeaks is one of the larger dog toys we’ve reviewed. The “unpredictable bounce” makes this a fun toy to play fetch with, and the texture makes it easy for you to grab and fun for your dog to catch. It floats, so you can bring it with you to the beach or pool. Hyper Pet claims the Dura-Squeaks has a “light/medium chew factor,” and it’s unsuitable for heavy chewers. Dog owners report that their aggressive chewers can rip this toy in seconds, and although it’s inexpensive, the Dura-Squeaks won’t last forever. Because of this, Hyper Pet does not offer a warranty or guarantee.

    Pros
    • Floats
    • Easy-to-see neon green
    Cons
    • Doesn’t squeak easily
    • Not for aggressive chewers
    • No warranty or guarantee

    8. KONG Extreme Dog Toy

    KONG Extreme Dog Toy

    Manufacturing site: U.S.A.
    Material(s): “Durable Rubber”

    KONG is one of the more respected names in the pet industry. Their iconic fillable toy makes the perfect reservoir for treats or small meals. This KONG  toy comes in various sizes and materials for dogs of all sizes and ages. Kong’s Extreme Dog Toy is suited for the largest breeds, and most dog owners find the Kong Extreme lives up to its promises. However, a handful of pups out there can destroy this toy in days, if not minutes. KONG provides a 60-day guarantee if your dog manages to destroy the toy.

    Pros
    • 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
    • Dishwasher-friendly
    Cons
    • Not for the most aggressive of chewers
    • Difficult to clean

    9. Multipet Latex Polka Dot Chicken Squeaky Dog Toy

    Multipet Latex Polka Dot Globken Chicken Squeaky Dog Toy

    Manufacturing site: China
    Material(s): Latex

    We’re not going to lie; we’re drawn to this goofy chicken based on its appearance alone. This noisy toy’s major selling point is “It’s All About the Squeak!” We’ll leave it to you to decide if that’s a pro or a con. This polka-dotted chicken is for the squeak-loving, gentler chewers. It’s just under a foot long, making it the right size for your large pup. The downside to the Globken Chicken is you can’t choose the color, and some dog owners with latex allergies must be careful when handling it.

    Pros
    • Inexpensive
    Cons
    • Latex
    • Noisy
    • No warranty or guarantee

    10. Nylabone Bacon Flavored Dog Chew Toy

    Nylabone Power Chew Bacon Flavored Dog Chew Toy

    Manufacturing site: U.S.
    Material(s): Nylon, Synthetic Fabric, “Non-Meat Based” Natural Flavor

    Nylabone is one of the better-known brands in the dog toy industry. The company has been in business since 1955. Their bacon-flavored dog chew toy is made in the U.S. and comes in five sizes. The Large (7.75 inches) or X-Large (8 inches) will satisfy bigger dogs. The X-Large is the only size that is textured, and the other sizes have a smooth surface. The Power Chew has a devoted fan base, and many owners report that this is the only toy their dog won’t shred or destroy in a matter of minutes. However, the toy’s durability is its downfall, according to some people who claim the power chew is too hard. What we don’t like about the Nylabone is the faux bacon flavor, which the company vaguely describes as “natural” but “non-meat based.”

    Pros
    • Durable
    • X-Large is textured
    Cons
    • Critics claim the toy is too hard
    • “Non-meat based” bacon flavor

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    Buyer’s Guide: How to Pick the Best Toys for Large Dogs

    We chose these toys based on their suitability for larger breeds and customer reviews. We also considered each toy’s price in relation to whether the company offers a warranty or guarantee. Remember that no dog toy is truly “indestructible” despite what marketers want you to believe. All pet toys will wear out over time. Some pups can destroy one toy in a matter of minutes yet play gently with another toy for weeks.

    How Often Should You Replace Dog Toys?

    It’s best to get in the habit of checking your dog’s toys every time they play with them. Inspect each toy for signs of wear: missing chunks, split seams, or loose parts. Damaged toys present a choking or ingestion hazard and could result in expensive vet bills. If your dog is particularly fond of a particular toy, it never hurts to stock up! You’ll want to have a replacement handy.

    Should Dog Toys Be Left Out?

    Ideally, most dog toys should not be left out. You’ll want to be there if a part comes loose or a rubber toy splits or tears. You can also prevent a stuffing mess before it gets out of hand!

    But you know your pup best, and some non-aggressive chewers can safely tote their favorite toy around with them and sleep with it at night.

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    Summary

    Pet stores have aisles filled with dog toys. As a large dog owner, you know that every toy on the market won’t stand up to your dog’s playtime. These reviews provide a starting point for some of the best toys for large dogs.

    Our top choice is Ruff Dawg’s Indestructible Dawg Nut. This product has a lifetime guarantee, and the company will replace any damaged product. We also like that this floatable toy comes in easy-to-see neon colors. ZippyPaws Skinny Peltz No Stuffing Squeaky Plushies takes the number two spot. This 3-pack of Skinny Peltz is affordable and cute, and canines seem to love the flat, squeaky toys. Our premium choice for pampered pups is Tuffy’s Destructosaurus Dino Squeaky Plush Dog Toy. This splurge-worthy gift would make a great birthday present for your dog.

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