When asked about their preferred pet toy brand, many canine guardians would rave about KONG dog toys.
KONG dog toys are no ordinary pet’s playthings.. They're almost indestructible and provide hours of fun to every canine.
There’s a KONG for every dog, and we’re here to help you find the best one for your furry friend!
In this article, we will review the top 7 KONG dog toys in the UK and fill you in on how to choose one.
In a hurry? Here are the top 3 in a nutshell:
Our top picks
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Best KONG Dog Toys
Save your furniture, shoes and valuable item from your little terror that chews by introducing a KONG Classic Toy into the household.
This toy is one that dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages are obsessed. It’s an all-rounder toy that hounds can munch on, play with, chase after and hunt down tasty snacks.
Pet owners love these toys because they provide mental and physical stimulation that distracts bored or anxious pets.
Stuff the hole with his kibble or his favourite snack and enjoy some quiet time as your pet’s nuzzles his toy.
Present the KONG at mealtimes to overweight pets to help slow down their pace of eating!
The unique shape gives this toy an unpredictable bounce that will bring on your dog’s chase instinct, thus keeping your dog fit and active.
Although an efficient boredom buster and anxiety reliever, make sure to purchase the right size to maximise your pet’s enjoyment of his new toy.
- All-natural red rubber toy (classic)
- Suitable for average chewers
- A healthy outlet for chewing, playing, licking, and snacking
- Sizes available: S-XXL
What we liked
- All-rounder toy
- Can be stuffed with snacks
- Dishwasher safe
- Physical and mental exercise for under stimulated pets
- Limited to medium chewers
If you're a KONG fan but wish that the classics would occupy your pet for longer, try the Extreme Goodie Bone.
Squeeze bite-size treats into the designated holes then watch as your pet tries to get hold of them by exercising his mental faculties! This exercise can last up to one hour!
Its unique bone-shape will also keep your pet busy and satisfy his instinctive urge to chew long after your dog's eaten the treats.
Your dog can play by himself by tossing the bone in the air and pouncing on it because the bone is lightweight and flexible.
Therefore, distract your pet with this dog toy when you need to run errands or work, but remember to check in from time-to-time.
Although this bone is advertised as a toy for big dogs, it might not stand up to breeds with large mouths.
Therefore, although it provides some relief for dogs that bite, it's not entirely chew-proof if your good boy doesn't know his strength. Then again which dog toy is 100% indestructible?
- Durable dog bone for power chewers
- Sizes available: medium and large
- Double-duty toy for interactive play and dispensing treats
- Form: bone shaped
What we liked
- Looks like a real bone
- Lightweight and flexible
- Hides treats
- Not 100% chew proof for X-large dogs
KONG Extreme is designed for dogs that destroy toys and humans that hate continually wasting money on new dog toys.
Ranging from small to XXL, this toy is suitable for little aggressive chewers such as Jack Russells, as well as Rottweilers and other big dogs with powerful jaws.
What makes KONG Extreme popular is that it’s a three-in-one toy. It provides a bite-proof surface for powerful chewers, extends playtime by hiding treats in crevices, and bounces erratically in all directions for dogs that love to chase.
Overall, the toy keeps your dog engaged physically and mentally with far-reaching effects. By holding your dog’s attention for hours, behavioural issues such as anxiety, aggression and boredom are significantly reduced.
Wash the toy regularly after play by stacking it in the dishwasher. Since the toy consists of exceptionally durable rubber, it can last numerous wash cycles.
However, one recommendation is that you purchase a baby’s bottle brush to remove hardened food from the middle to prevent health hazards.
- All-black rubber dog toy
- Suitable for extreme chewers
- Sizes: S-XXL
- Stuffable toy; fill with treats, peanut butter, or cream cheese
What we liked
- Fit for power chewers of all sizes
- Life-long benefits
- Dishwasher friendly
- Small sizes
- Tough but not 100% indestructible
Nothing beats tossing around a frisbee with your highly energetic puppy.
However, brittle plastic from ordinary frisbees can be a dangerous choking hazard, while the rigid material can cause mouth injuries.
This KONG Flyer is made from floppy plastic that glides as well as if not better than your average frisbee.
Don't let its floppiness deceive you - the frisbee is a suitable chew toy for mild to moderate biters.
Dogs love the soft rubber because it's gentle to hold and lets them fit half the frisbee in their mouth for chewing sessions. This floppiness is convenient for owners to fold into a bag when it's not being used.
The dynamic rebound is a handy feature when your dog misses the toss. Furthermore, its substantial weight lets you throw the frisbee effortlessly even if it's windy.
One downside to using this toy is that's not buoyant, so don't throw it into rivers because it will sink. Another small niggle is that you must use both hands to throw the device.
- Frisbee made from soft, durable plastic
- Available sizes: small and black
- Suitable for large dogs
- Soft flying disk for games of toss and fetch
What we liked
- Convenient dynamic rebound
- Glides well
- Suitable chew toy
- Dogs love the floppy rubber feel
- Sinks in water
Many notorious toy-destroying dogs have tried and failed to tear apart this seemingly unbreakable plaything.
To call this toy durable is an understatement because even the most powerful chewers can hardly get a dent in.
It’s also a toy that will keep hounds engaged and occupied for hours thanks to its flexible and chewy yet tough exterior.
Although the toy isn’t great for fetch, it can be rolled around on even surfaces for games of fetch with your lovable pooch.
Not just great for chewing, the KONG Tire is a crafty interactive toy that allows you to hide treats inside the inside wall.
With your pet trying to locate the treats, playtime is extended further.
One small niggle is that the larger sizes are deceptively small and could pose as a choking hazard to giant breeds.
Therefore, the product is better suited for Staffordshire and other small to medium breeds.
- Robust tire-shaped toy and treat dispenser
- Suitable for medium and large dogs
- Chewing toy with hiding spots for treats
What we liked
- Tough and strong
- Crafty interactive toy
- Dogs love the flexible yet chew-proof exterior
- Sizes are small
If your pooches are the best of friends, they’ll need a toy to play with together.
The KONG Wubba is fantastic for endless hours of dog tug of war in the garden.
Single-pet households will also benefit from buying this toy. The floppy tails will entice your pet and prompt their instincts to shake and tug.
The toy consists of reinforced fabric with two balls stitched inside, which will last if your pet isn’t predisposed to chewing.
Some readers complain that the toy isn't bite-proof. That said, the toy isn’t advertised as chew-proof.
If your dog is the rough and tumble sort but isn’t teething or appears disinterested in devouring all toys, then you’ll find the Wubba the ideal playmate.
If the toy does get torn apart, the two balls inside the toy can be used to play fetch and to extend bonding time with your puppy through play.
- Toy made from reinforced fabric
- Includes two balls and a squeaker
- Comes with a floppy tail
- Available sizes: S, L and XL
What we liked
- Suitable for solo or interactive play
- Great for rough and tumble play
- Ideal for solo or duo play
- Unsuitable for dogs that chew
Introduce KONG SafeStix toy to your pets if they prefer playing with sticks over engaging with dog toys.
Safestix toys are the next best thing to real sticks, minus their potentially life-threatening dangers.
Exceptionally durable, SafeStix is designed with heavy chewers and rough players in mind. Your pup, as hard as he tries, won’t be able to make so much as a dent.
The rounded edges are smooth, designed that way to protect your pet’s mouth as he carries his new toy around with him.
Be warned that although SafeStix toys can be used for fetch, the gadget is bulky and can’t be thrown far.
That said, dogs can still enjoy endless hours of play by tugging on one side, with your or a fellow canine tugging on the other.
If you’re not sure what size is right for your dog, stick to purchasing a smaller size because the proportions are generous.
- Stick-shaped toy with rounded ends
- Ideal for hours of fetch
- Includes added bounce for extra engagement
What we liked
- Safer than real sticks
- Rounded edges to prevent mouth injuries
- Ideal for heavy chewers and rough players
- Too bulky to throw
Guide to Purchasing KONG Dog Toys
KONG is an internationally recognised dog toy brand that all canines seem to love, regardless of age, breed and temperament and here’s why.
Gives your pet “work to do”
Before being domesticated, dogs had to hunt for their food, now all that dogs must do is wait around for their food bowls to be filled.
Not being able to work for their food means that a canine’s instincts go unfulfilled.
Hostile or aggressive behaviours sometimes develop because dogs, with little nothing to keep them stimulated, get bored quickly.
By shaking, pawing, rolling, nibbling, or licking KONG puzzle toys, your pet will feel he’s earned his snacks once he’s located them.
Suitable for pets that chew
The flexible materials from which KONG Toys are made are magnets for your puppy's itchy teeth.
If you're specifically looking a toy for your teething puppy, check out our guide to the best puppy toys.
The difference between your prized shoes and a KONG is that your puppy can't shred the latter into small pieces.
If you're looking for a durable toy that's meant for power chewers however, read our article for the best indestructible dog toys in the UK.
How Do KONG Toys Work?
A KONG is a uniquely shaped toy with a hole in the middle.
Fill this hole with a tasty mix of your pet’s snacks, sealed with peanut butter, cream cheese, banana, or a soft filling.
Start easy. Your pet won’t automatically know what to do and needs to learn.
Once he’s cottoned on to the basics, challenge him by freezing the KONG or hiding multiple KONGs around your home for him to find.
Different Types and Sizes
Made from durable, high-quality materials, KONGs are some of the most robust toys on the market. They can come in round, bone or ball shaped in addition to sticks and soft dog toys.
However, since there isn't a lack of choice when it comes to different types of KONG toys, you’ll need to find the right toy for your unique pooch.
Although durable, not all KONG toys are made the same nor are entirely chew-proof. The ones that are advertised as chew proof though are some of the more durable dog toys.
Yes, you can stack them into the dishwasher. Use a bottle brush to remove hardened leftover food.
Yes, they’re manufactured in the USA.
Although safe, it’s in your best interest as a pet guardian to stand guard during play.
They're made from non-toxic rubber and other safe materials.
KONGs are made from all-natural rubber only.
KONG toys are dish-washer safe and can be used with normal detergent. You can also hand wash them if they’re really dirty or if there’s old food stuck in the middle.
KONGs are more than dog toys. They’re interactive games that will keep your pets distracted and engaged, extending playtime while reducing boredom and anxiety.
The reason why KONGs are useful is that they serve as healthy outlets that satisfy your pet’s instincts to chew, work for food, tug, and chase.
You and your pet will love his new KONG toy because it’s highly durable, non-toxic, and dishwasher safe.
Not sure which type of dog toys are right for your pooch? Check our article to the best dog toys in the UK.
Haven't decided yet? Here is our top 7:
Our Top Picks
- Instinctual Needs: The KONG Classic red rubber toy helps satisfy dogs'...
- Fetch Toy: The KONG Classic's unpredictable bounce makes for exciting games...
- Average Chewing Dogs: The KONG Classic red rubber formula is created for...
- Power Chewing Dogs: The natural KONG Extreme black rubber formula is...
- Great For Stuffing: The stuffable KONG Extreme Goodie Bone is even more...
- Mentally Stimulating: The Goodie Grippers extend the mind-occupying treat...
- Mentally stimulating toy, offering enrichment by helping satisfy dogs’...
- KONG black rubber formula is specifically designed for power chewers
- Unpredictable bounce for games of fetch
- Soft Catch: The natural rubber makes for a softer, forgiving catch during...
- Instinctual Needs: This toy promotes your dog's instinctual need to play...
- Durability: The natural KONG Classic red rubber formula is created to be...
- Tire shaped toy made of durable KONG Extreme Rubber for determined chewers
- Fill inside wall with Snacks or Easy Treat to extend playtime
- Made in the USA
- Reinforced fabric and stitching for long lasting fun
- Long floppy tails ideal for shaking and tugging instincts
- Great for solo or interactive playtime
- Rounded ends for safer interactive play
- Durable material, ideal for on-going games of fetch
- Flexes and bounces for added engagement
So, which KONG is your favourite?
Power chewer or a soft nibbler, your pooch is bound to love her new KONG.
If you already know, why not tell us why you in the comments section below.
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