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i'm looking for some suggestions for our Fred that are basset approved. She likes to shake, squeak, tug, and retrieve.

so far she has her bad cuz which's a hit:
JW Pet Good Cuz/Bad Cuz Dog Toys - Toys - Dog - PetSmart

we just got her this toy and she got it yesterday and loves this too:

and she also has her kong wubba and that only lasted 3 days without needing to be replaced.

any good suggestions on new toys for my baby? something durable?
 

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she has other toys too, like our live kitten, and some balls too she likes to fetch but these toys listed are what she usually has to play with.
 

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Woofus is like a little kid. Buy him an expensive toy and he wants to play with a water bottle. ;) But saying that his favorite toy is a Kong squeaky ball. He loves it and it lasted about 1 1/2 months. (he just tore it to shreds yesterday). This has lasted the longest by far.
 

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Our two have some Milkbone chew toys from Big Lots. I don't know if you have one where you are. But they love them! They have yet to absolutely destroy one. The only reason we've thrown any of them away is Doppler like to sneak them outside and they get gross from the weather. If you can find them I would go with the blue bear because every other kind has little pieces that be chewed off. And they also have Nylabones. We've also gotten them some Tuff Balls from Petco. I just wait until they get the felt up in a spot and then pull it off so they can't swallow it. Luckily they have each other to play with as well!
 

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They aren't really toys, but Watson LOVES cow ears. You can get them in bulk from amazon... we bought a box of 50 for about $35. They last about 2 weeks, but being as they're less than a dollar/ear, it's not a big deal. He's only gone through approximately ten of the 50 we purchased back in the end of October. I've read that they're safer than rawhide for pups, and he absolutely loves them. We call them his pacifiers! I have also heard that deer antlers are good for dogs that like to chew, but I've never given one to Watson.

We can't give him stuffed toys, because he'll chew a hole and then pull and eat the stuffing. No good at all. He also likes rope toys and nylabones. Watson hasn't quite mastered fetch, but we have a few thick rubber balls that we throw around for him. We don't let him chew on those, though, they are only for throwing and fetching.

We also found an animal-shaped waterbottle cover that you put a waterbottle in and velcro it closed. He loved it, but it only lasted a few weeks before he had chewed the velcro out. Toys for chewing dogs are so tricky! Good luck!
 

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Flash loves anything with a squeaker, but will "kill" it as soon as possible! He too will pull the stuffing out of any toys, but thankfully doesn't eat it. (yet!)

He has a Kong, but is only interested in it when I squirt the peanut butter filling in it. He also loves the water bottle covers. The challange is finding quality toys that they won't destroy within 15 minutes!
 

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We can't give him stuffed toys, because he'll chew a hole and then pull and eat the stuffing. No good at all. He also likes rope toys and nylabones.
We don't even entertain the idea of getting stuffed toys for the dogs purely because of the stuffing. I don't want to be cleaning the stuffing up all the time and I don't want to have to worry about them eating it. We used to buy Doppler rope toys but one day he threw up and most of it was rope. We were extremely lucky he was able to throw it up. I wouldn't want to have seen that vet bill! So they've get chew toys, balls, and Nylabones! They love them. And they're safe.
 

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Being a huge football fan, I bought Molly a little stuffed football from the dog section at the grocery store. She tore all the stuffing out and I had to confiscate the squeaker, but the rest of the football is still in with all her toys. I bought her a replacement football, but she prefers the destroyed one. She likes toys that she can grab and bring to me, all the time working the squeaker. She leaves them for me in the kitchen when I am making dinner. I guess she thinks I need to have fun too!
 

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Lotte's favorites are her 2 rubber balls and the all time favorite is an old worn out, half deflated soccer ball. She destroys everything else.
 

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Ella's favorite toy is a squeaky ball from walmart and Ringo doesn't like toys too much but he'll play with plush type toys sometimes. Ella also loves to tear the stuffing out of stuffed animals/plush toys

They also love to chew cow hooves or raw bones but those aren't really toys I suppose
 

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Annie's favs are a tiny plush Basset (we call it her pup lol) and a plush duck. She knows each by name and will get them if you ask.

She isn't a big chewer so I don't give her many chewy type things. In fact, the Jack Russell steals all chewies...mind you, she has no teeth!
 

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For tugging toys that will last check out Tugging toys

and super tough toy


If a kong was distroyed in a couple of days it is too small in size one or two sizes larger will be a lot tougher for the dog to destroy.


I thing Macey is typical hound when it comes to toy. She really does not play with them unless it is one of the Jackpot toys that is stuffable with food. Or she alway want the toy another dog is playing with.

Toughy had two toy that he would play with the first was soda cans which in the end would be shredded in to tiny pieces. And the other is what I call a bag of bags. Plastic grocery bags suffed in each other and tied closed. he fling it in the air pulling bags out as he went along when all the bags were separated he would look at you to put it al back together for him to have another go round. I was still a rare occurance when he did play maybe 4-5 times a year.
 

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well the wubba isn't an actual kong so it's not as durable as one.

Fred plays whenever she's out of her crate! If she doesn't have a nearby toy to chew she's playing with the cat(which the kitten really does instigate it but we're trying to keep Fred from trying to pull her stuffing and squeaker out,lol).
 

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This is Bogie and "Ducky" his favorite toy. The picture was taken three years ago and "Ducky" is still the one and only toy he will play with. He loves to have it tossed, and he will run and get it and proudly prance back with it.
Poor "Ducky" is getting very worn and very sad at this point. We have gotten the identical one and tried to get him to play with it. Nope!! We even tied the old and new one together for several months hoping the slobber and scent would become the same, but when apart he would go back to the old one. We tried hiding the old one, and he went through the house for days whining, sniffing and looking for "Ducky". We've washed them together still will only play with "Ducky". I guess when it becomes a pile of something Bogie can no longer carry around, he'll be one SAD Basset.
 

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Beau has a rope tug toy he loves, and if he can get them, a big bundle of Walmart bags. We used to keep on bag hanging on the back door handle, and would stuff all the other bags into it. Beau found them and played tug-of war with the back door all day. He also likes those plush toys with the empty water bottles inside, he'll crunch on those with gleeful abandon. He has a short attention span, though, and once GingerSnap wanders along to "share" the toy, he walks off and brings me a shoe.

That's his other favorite...he LOVES to throw shoes at people. I think his previous owner taught him to bring them their slippers or something. When he wants attention, Beau will go and find a shoe, usually my poor abused snowboot, and toss it onto either my boyfriend's lap or mine, then go prancing to the front door and back, waggling his whole body the whole time.
 

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I think Cannolis favorite toy is US! She is very playful, and very destructive. We learned with our other dogs that plush toys don't work for us, the Chihuahua sees them as a challenge and very intensly tears them up. All the dogs love rope toys, I love it when they get a three way game going, so funny to see the 7lb dog and the 15lb dog against the basset!
 

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Boomer likes just about any toys, but squeaky toys the best. However, he does pull the them apart, stuffing everywhere, just to get the squeaker out. One day he was sitting on the couch by me, and I thought he was playing with one of his squeaky toys. When I glanced at him, he had the squeaker from a toy between his teeth, just sitting there squeaking it. He gave it up with great reluctance, but it was funny. He was like a large, living squeaky toy.

We did find a sturdy canvas toy at Tractor Supply Company; we'll see how long that one lasts!

I also will put empty water or pop bottles in an old sock and tie it off. He likes the sound they make.

Oh, and one more: bubbles. We had some pet bubbles for the cats, he has a ball chasing the bubbles.
 

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This is just the slightest bit off topic but it's something I've noticed with Virga. Does anyone else's dog, who chews on Nylabones or things similar, chew them near the furniture? And eventually does the toy or bone or whatever end up under said furniture? Virga will only chew her bone right beside the love seat in the living room. And eventually she's frantically digging under the loveseat trying to get her bone back! Mommy and daddy have to rescue her bone from the depths of the furniture. Does anyone else's dog have this little quirk? I find it a little strange and funny at the same time.
 
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