The diminutive size and winsome expressions of Toy dogs illustrate the main function of this Group: to embody sheer delight. Don't let their tiny stature fool you, though - - many Toys are tough as nails. If you haven't yet experienced the barking of an angry Chihuahua, for example, well, just wait. Toy dogs will always be popular with city dwellers and people without much living space. They make ideal apartment dogs and terrific lap warmers on nippy nights. (Incidentally, small breeds may be found in every Group, not just the Toy Group. We advise everyone to seriously consider getting a small breed, when appropriate, if for no other reason than to minimize some of the problems inherent in canines such as shedding, creating messes and cost of care. And training aside, it's still easier to control a ten-pound dog than it is one ten times that size.)
Tux Treat Toy | West Paw Design
6. - Okay, so maybe the plaid Scottie isn't your style. If that's the case, and you're still wanting something cute to add to your dog's collection, these adorable rope alligator toys by Harry Barker fit the bill. Not only are they durable and made for tough chewers, they're made from a machine-washable cotton can help clean your dog's teeth while they chew.
Tizzi Dog Toy | West Paw Design
3. - If you haven't discovered the joys of a treat toy, you're truly missing out. The thing with treat toys is that it goes above and beyond the call of duty. Yes, it provides your dog with something to chew on, but it also provides your dog with treats as they chew on it, making them less likely to turn that powerful jaw on your shoes or furniture. Not only that, but West Paw Design considers this one of their toughest dog toys.
Classic Berber Dog Toys | West Paw Design
Some dogs are master destroyers. No matter what toy you give them, no matter how much you spend, it seems they tear it to shreds within minutes. Not only can this get to be expensive, it can also be dangerous for your dog. Even the smallest pieces can cause obstructions in the dog's gut, and any toy that can be easily destroyed is probably not a good fit for your pooch. For many dog owners, it seems like there are no toys on the market made for their destructive and powerful dog. And let's face it... We all want our dogs to have fun and to play with us. Whether it's fetch or tug-of-war, it's just nice being able to play with your best friend. Thankfully, meaning not only are you helping out your dog, but you're helping protect the environment as well. Win-Win! Here's our list of eco-friendly dog toys that were built for the toughest chewers out there.Over time, most owners gain a better understanding of their own dog’s preferences. But sometimes, after agonizing over the decision and bringing it home, your dog barely touches it… or even finds the packaging more entertaining!