Last Updated: November 28, 2021

9 best dog toys for big dogs & puppies.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 10 min read

Pet owners know that their dog isn't only unique based on their breed, but they also have unique personalities — just like their owners do. Dogs of different ages and sizes have special needs that should be met during playtime, and their dog toys should really reflect this. For example, a larger dog that loves to grab huge sticks and chew on them afterward, would benefit from this West Paw Hurley Dog Bone, which allows them the same type of activity without having to worry about splinters or accidently swallowing parts of the wood of the stick.


For some of the best dog toys for their play routines, check out our list of the best dog toys for big dogs and puppies — and shop all these items (and more) on Grove.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. West Paw Qwizl Zogoflex Dog Toy

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If your pup is 40 pounds or under, you’re going to want to click the "Add to Cart" button now for this West Paw Qwizl Zogoflex Dog Toy. This dog toy is built tough to outlast chew after chew after chew and is dishwasher-safe. Plus, it’s designed to hold dog treats to keep your pup occupied when you don’t have time to play fetch with them, although, …

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2. West Paw Hurley Dog Bone

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Does your dog always go for wood sticks when it comes to playtime? Try this West Paw Hurley Dog Bone for a safer alternative for fetch and chewing. This dog toy is dishwasher-safe, FDA-compliant, and floats in water — making it not only man’s (and woman’s) best friend’s favorite, but also yours, too. Its bright, granny-smith green color makes it …

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3. West Paw Big Sky Bone

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Dogs dig bones and these Montana-made, Big Sky Bones are no exception. The Big Sky Bone was designed for fun, snuggles, shaking and interactive play. Faux suede on one side and fleece on the other, the Big Sky Bones are made with excess fabric from West Paw’s Big Sky Blanket and filled with recycled IntelliLoft stuffing (recycled plastic water …
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4. West Paw Geraldine Rowdy

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"Rowdies® with HardyTex® are durable plush toys that are built for dogs who prefer the softer side of toys but prefer to play hard. These toys are handcrafted with HardyTex fabric to allow for safe play that lasts.

Dimensions: 10” x 7” x 1.5”

Please remember your dog’s safety is your responsibility. While Rowdies® are made super tough, they …
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5. The Foggy Dog Modern Mud Cloth Natural Dog Squeaky Toy

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Spoil your pup in style with this eco-friendly squeaky toy, handcrafted to be beautiful and durable.

Dimensions: 4.5" H x 7.5" W
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6. West Paw Snorkl™ Dog Toy

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For dogs who love bones, boomerangs, and tug-of-war Snorkl is designed for and beneficial for high energy dogs. A tug toy that provides human and dog play or dog and dog play, Snorkl takes it all like a champ: moderate-chewing, high-energy frolicking, boomerang bouncing, and of course, dishwasher cleanup. Made responsibly with Seaflex™:  non-toxic …
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7. West Paw Ruff-N-Tuff Reindeer, Midnight Snow

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Great for dashing, dancing, and prancing… Ruff-N-Tuff reindeer fabric dog toy makes a great gift for dogs. Fuzzy soft fabric is hand-sewn around West Paw’s signature recycled IntelliLoft® fiber fill and a robust sewn in squeaker to make this a super fun stocking stuffer for your favorite four legged friend(s). Ruff-N-Tuff Reindeer Measures 13.5”. …
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8. West Paw Merry Bone, Midnight Ruby

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Your dog won't believe how super soft and snuggly this holiday fabric dog bone is. Stuffed with eco-friendly IntelliLoft® fiber fill this holiday dog bone is a real treat for dogs who like presents that they can pounce on and snuggle. Handcrafted in Bozeman in a cheery red fabric, Merry Bone measures 7”. Squeaker inside. Please remember your dog’s …
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9. West Paw Drifty™ Dog Toy

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Built for moderate chewing and maximum fun, West Paw's Drifty dog toy is the fetchable, flingable, float-worthy (and yes, dishwasher-friendly) super-safe toy that dogs, pet parents, and the planet deserve. Made responsibly with Seaflex™:  non-toxic goodness made from a blend of eco-conscious Zogoflex® and recycled ocean-bound plastic. Please …
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FAQs

What dog toys do dogs like most?

The funny part about asking what the best dog toys are is that it really sometimes depends on the dog’s personality. Some of the best dog toys for puppies and dogs include fetching toys like this West Paw Big Sky Bone, chew toys like this West Paw Hurley Dog Bone, and rope toys for playing tug-of-war with your pup.


There are also dog toys that serve a purpose for the pet parent — for example, treat-delivery toys and dental chew toys. Some of the best dog puzzle toys are designed to have a dog solve a puzzle in order to get a treat or a toy, which can be fun for both the dog and the pet parent who’s watching. Lastly, some dogs love comfort toys like this West Paw Ruff-N-Tuff Reindeer because they can cuddle with it when they want to but also shake it as pretend prey when they're feeling feisty.


How do you wash dog toys?

If you’re wondering how to wash a fabric dog toy, you’re in luck — these kinds are the best dog toys to wash because you can simply throw them in the washing machine. You can make a load of your dog’s fabric dog toys, towels, or other cloth-like belongings and wash them in your washing machine like you normally would anything else. Make sure you choose a pet-friendly laundry detergent for this load (and chances are you’re already using one in your home if you have a pet.) If you need help finding a pet-friendly detergent, shop all natural laundry detergents on Grove.


To wash some of your best dog puzzle toys or best chew toys for dogs, you can do so very gently in the sink with soap and water or even dish soap and water. Again, just make sure the soap or dish soap you’ve chosen to use is a safe one for your pup.


What is the best chew toy for a large dog?

There’s not one best chew toy for dogs, but there are many kinds of chew toys for both large and small doggies. Here’s our list of awesome chew toys and chew items you should look into getting for your pup:


  • Cow hooves
  • Deer antlers
  • Puppy teething rings
  • Bully sticks
  • Freezable chew bones
  • Bendable wishbone chews
  • Rope toys
  • Durable tire-like toys

You can always double check with your vet to see which toys will best serve the breed of dog you own. You can also check out our list above of the best dog toys for puppies and big doggies, which offers a wide selection of some of the best dog toys, including chew toys and indestructible toys. For other puppy-rific choices to have in your home, shop all dog supplies from dog grooming products to dog treats and even natural dog flea and tick control products.


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