So I'm at work and figured I'd do a toy review of things we carry at my store, and things Chance has annihilated.
1.) K9 Genius Leo or know as at my house "Cookie Ball"
This this has got to be my favorite toy! It resembles a bowling pin (or did) it's pretty tough for Chance to get cookies out, he either has to throw it around or push it around with his nose. The only pit fall is the top part (shaft) Chance was able to pull it off! The good part it did not make a wider opening at the top to make it easier for cookies to come out. So it is still pretty awesome. Do to the fact he was able to destroy it a bit but it still be perfect, and with daily play for over a year he has not ripped any more up. I give it a 4 out of 5 star rating!
2.) ChewGuard Technology - By Go Dog
This toy is made with a mesh inter lay so it is harder for a dog to rip into. Well I got one of these armadillo's for Obi (mini Dach) and he chewed through the tail in one day. Destuffed it, and pulled the squeaker out. This toy was $14 full retail. We do not carry the armadillo by them anymore. However! They do have a christmas line! They have a peppermint with no extremities and Chance got this for Xmas, it had an awesome squeak, and he was content with just chewing it and running around. Until one of the seams gave way, and it was quickly destuffed. It did last about 4 months intact. I'd give the product 1 star, but since this mint lasted until a stitch was pulled I'd give it 2 stars for Obi and 3 stars for Chance
3.) Kong Beehive - red LG
So I figured I would go for the largest beehive, since the one for Chances appropriate weight was torn in 2 in about 4 days of just chewing. It has lasted about a year intact, but the rubber looks like it is finally giving in to his constant chewing. He is content to just sit on the floor and chew down and have his jaw sprung back up by the weight of the ball. I think when the top rung finally goes I'll spring for the black kong! But I'd give it 4 stars for the red, and mainly because the one for his weight class was clearly for a lower weight class and mainly the red really isn't as strong as it could be.
I love love this toy and so does Chance. It is a skin that Velcro's at the bottom so when your pooch finally crushes the bottle into submission you can replace it with another empty water bottle! The one thing I would suggest it pre cutting off all the ears, tails, and arms. Those were gone in a matter moments.
5.) Polka Dog Packabowl
I have used tons of transportable bowls that loose there shape or with fabric ones that loose there ability to hold water. Or ones that get just downright nasty and I throw out because they smell and you can't properly wash them because you do not want to put chemicals into a fabric bowl. When I go out I carry a big bag, so I was pretty stoked when my work came out with our own bowls. They are BPA free, dishwasher safe, waterproof and do not loose there shape when your dog drinks out of it.
6.)My Dog Heart Throb/Heart Tail
I really loves these, they have a super funny squeak noise, and its really durable to the point of (with the tail) Chance has been lifted by it and it is still intact! And with the heartthrob the rubber is really think so he hasn't been able to get the squeak out like with the Ruffians. 5 stars (make sure you get the one for the correct weight)
7.)Jute Rope toys
I'm still undecided on this because there are sharp splinter-ish pieces in it. It seems like it would be a good you and I like that it is made of natural fibers, but I think it could cause some gum damage if left to a dog who likes to chew and rip up ropes. I can't rate this because it seems like it could be a great product and maybe even entice chewing for the gums but the entire sharp parts that hurt my hands maybe seem like it would hurt gums.