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3 of the best toys for bulldogs

If you’ve just become the proud parent of an English bulldog you’ve probably realised that they’re chewing machines! The best toys for bulldogs certainly aren’t your new chair leg or the corner kitchen cupboard! Once you’ve decided on a toy then check out our guide to the best orthopedic dog beds for bulldogs – we know your bully would love one!

We’ve had this question a lot over the years and found that the best toys for bulldogs are toys which they can chew chew chew! We’ve heard some terrible stories of toys breaking and getting lodged in your bullies throat, so when considering a new toy for your bulldog to chew you need to be aware of a few things.

How we scored
Right off the bat we’ve found that there are many toys on the market and many of them claim to be indestructible or chew proof but we’ve found that this isn’t always the case. This is especially important when you’re looking to buy a toy for your bulldog puppy. We’re going to look at 3 toys and rate them on chewyness, longevity, and how entertained they’ll keep your bulldog.

Our 3 toys we’re reviewing are:

Kong Original Extreme Kong Dogs Chew Toy

As reviewed by Dog training expert and longtime collaborator Anna Jane Grossman the kong comes out as a solid contender.

Made from durable rubber, your bulldog won’t be able to break it to pieces and the added benefit of this toy is that you can fill it with his or her favourite treat to keep them occupied.

Nylabone Double Action Chew Bone Wolf

This little monster just looks the part. It has a luminous green filling which is just so inviting for your dog. In our own tests, Winnie is just in love with this chewable bone.

I think there’s something about the green inside of this toy that just get’s her going. It’s super tough and durable!

Happy Pet Grubber Bounce Fetch & Tug Dog Toy

If your bulldog loves football or rugby then this toy is is the business.

It’s made of durable rubber and shaped like a rugby ball so that it bounces erratically and giving your bullie a much needed workout!

Why are toys for bulldogs different than any other dog toy?

We’ve found that Nylabones, Kong toys, and the Happy Pet Grubber to be the best three toys on the market for your bully.

Because of their durability, look and feel, quality and they seem to keep even the most curious of dogs entertained.

Things to consider when you’re buying toys for your dog

  • If you own another breed of dog you’ll be aware that you can buy them almost any toy and they’ll be happy as larry.
  • Bulldogs are fussy little toy pickers, and what’s more they seem to be chewing machines. With a normal dog you can go down to the pet shop and buy any old toy and happy days, even rawhides or pigs ears are a great choice.
  • But for when choosing the best toys for bulldogs, rawhides are a huge NO for bulldogs. I would stick to things that aren’t easily destructed, because bullies are notorious for just swallowing things whole or semi-whole and this leads to obstructions.
  • The last thing we want to do is recommend a toy which would cause your bulldog to come to harm, so it’s definitely best to keep them occupied with toys that they can’t destroy too easily!

So here’s our reviews of the 3 best toys for bulldogs

Kong Original Extreme Kong Dogs Chew Toy

kong chew toys for bulldogsThe original of all work-to-eat toys, the Kong is a chew toy made of nearly indestructible rubber. It was inspired by dog Fritz’s owner who saw this uniquely shaped VW bus part as uniquely intriguing. Kongs can be stuffed with a wide variety of tasty treats.

Kong sells especially shaped treats and different things you can squeeze inside, but you can stuff it with whatever your dogs’ weakness might be: Yoghurt, Cheesy bits, wet dog food, peanut butter, sausage, or what ever floats your bulldogs boat. Yummy! This one is a timeless classic and they will last forever. An 8 out of 10

Kong Original Extreme

This is a great choice if you've never tried Kong

Nylabone Double Action Chew Bone Wolf

nylabone chew toyIf you fancy keeping your doggies breath smelling of roses, or puppy breath (who wouldn’t want to keep that smell forever!) then this is the toy for you (Or for your bulldog of course!)

The green middle section of the toy is flavoured minty and the end bits of the toy is bacon flavoured – show me a bulldog that’s going to resist bacon!

The minty green middle bit promotes fresh breath and squeeky clean teeth. This toy has been vet approved and is the best-selling line in the US of A.

Whilst we love the simpleness of the design, it’s a rubber bone at the end of the day, so we’re going to give this one a 7 out of 10!

Nylabone Double Action Chew Bone Wolf

This is a great choice if you're wanting to go for a classic bone shaped toy

Happy Pet Grubber Bounce Fetch & Tug Dog Toy

happy pet grubber for bulldogsThe toy is shaped in a rugby ball shape which means that when you throw the ball, it bounces in an erratic fashion, basically like a daft mad bulldog! It’s perfect for medium to large breeds and the ball is ideal for a game of fetch.

We’re banking on this one to outlast all the others and because it’s bristled it will also keep your bullie’s teeth pearly white! Because of its unique design we’re giving this one a 9 out of 10

Happy Pet Grubber Bounce Fetch & Tug Dog Toy

This is a great choice if you've looking for something fun and interesting

Conclusion

Sure we could have thrown any old toy at you and reviewed it, but the list we have here has been bulldog tried and tested. Needle sharp puppy teeth couldn’t manage to penetrate the kong, and it’s a tried and tested dog chew for you.

We recommend giving the Kong a try first but if your bulldog is bored of it then go for the happy grubber. That said, the chew bone wolf is a solid choice and one that we keep in our toy staple cupboard.

3 of the best toys for bulldogs
We tested these toys and rated them based on cool factor, how long they're going to keep your bulldog busy and how long they'll last.
9.5 Total Score
We just love these 3 toys

We tested these toys and rated them based on cool factor, how long they're going to keep your bulldog busy and how long they'll last.

Kong Original Extreme Kong Dogs Chew Toy
8
Nylabone Double Action Chew Bone Wolf
7
Happy Pet Grubber Bounce Fetch & Tug Dog Toy
9
User Rating: 2.33 (28 votes)
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2 Comments
  1. Reply Suzie 29th September 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks very much for the list! What do you make of the kong wubba?

  2. Reply Kwinten 14th November 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Good advice on not giving rawhide to bulldogs. Mine almost choked to death on a piece of rawhide that came off. Luckily we could pull it out because it hadn’t gone that deep.

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