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    Hooch has the jaws from hell and he is not afraid to use them on toys.
    He *LOVES* his toys. I have never seen a dog so into chewing on those rubbery toys.
    Besides Kong and West Paw nothing lasted more than 60 seconds. Now both Kong and West Paw are chewed to bits, I think his teeth have grown or his jaw has gotten stronger.
    We gave him some bones (good ones) but the bones made him sick and vet said not to give him bones.
    We give him bottles etc but they last a few seconds.
    He enjoys the toys so much - can you recommend a resilient durable toys that withstand jaws of doom?

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    I feel your pain BG, every toy i have ever bought Oskar has been destroyed eventually, or the ones I bought him yesterday were destroyed in a matter of minutes...the latter is usually the most frequent lol. They were only cheap but they gave him some fun moments lol. When you find some...please let me know!!!!

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    Cows hooves are fantastic for powerful jaws - they are durable enough to withstand hours of chewing and they don't splinter like bones do, they bend like a thick fingernail. Dogs like them because they are very smelly.

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    I read somewhere recently someone suggest boat rollers for a chewy large dog, may even have been here.

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    Ohhhh yes!! It was Jadie I believe, might have to look into it...I forgot all about that lol.

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    So far, Frosty has not completely killed an everlast fun ball - but a bull terrier made a good start. But Frosty is not overly fond of the everlast cos its too soft ie doesn't resist enough.

    If you get a kong, get a black one. They are more durable. The red ones don't last long around here. Freeze stuff inside them. Yogurt or chicken scraps or kibble and water...

    Purple squirrel dude - is ok while food coming out - same with bob a lot - and then I have to put it away or she can kill it.

    Cow hooves - get a vote from me too - last quite a while.

    Old shoes. Mum is quite sure that Frosty can't tell the difference between her shoes and my shoes but I know she can. Avoid the ones with a piece of metal down the middle (old fashioned leather shoes sometimes have this). Dead sneakers or hiking sandals are pretty good - for a while.

    We do ok with a nylex bone - but she has made the end of it a bit spikey which makes her bleed.

    I imagine some old bike tyres might be ok. Just avoid any steel belt radials - cos the steel in them does not make good dental floss. And if Hooch starts eating the tyre - take it away cos not sure it's completely non-toxic.

    You could probably make some toys of your own out of plaited up bungee cord (from the hardware stores in the rope section), a bit of fat hose (poly pipe?) to go over it, and maybe some old tshirts or fleecies tied on the end. Or fake fur scraps.

    And people are always putting dead lounges out on the kerbs... not that you'd want to encourage that necessarily - but like the shoes, Frosty knows which ones are hers. Just make some time to play with the toys you want Hooch to play with instead of only getting excited when he gets hold of something he should not.

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    I second the black kong. We have one in the kennels for chewy dogs and it has lasted 4 months without a dent so far. Cows hoofs are very good but take them away before they get to small and swallowable.
    Cheapest chew toy I use in all my runs is 25mm blue line ( water mains high pressure) poly pipe. Your plumber will sell it. Cut it into 12 in lengths and again remove the small bits.
    My daughter mentioned something called a Gorilla. Must be new on the market because I have not seen these yet. Supposedly tested by gorrillas (?) Have to google it.
    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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    This site has some interesting stuff :-
    We Stock Tough Dog Toys...Made for the Toughest Dog!
    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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    Great stuff here! we got him a tire and a gorrrrrila. Will report back!! Haven't given it to him yet

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    UPDATE:
    I should have taken pictures.. didn't think about it. The gorrrrila did not last 1 minute. The tire lasted 10 mins..
    I took the gorrrila back and swapped it for a Kong extreme. I love our local City Farmers (Canning Vale WA). They took it back no problems.
    They did say the Gorrrila is new and they had no feedback yet - so I guess now they have it.
    Tire is all eaten but husband said to keep it so we can play retrieve with it... I dont know what planet he is on because Hooch has no retrieving bone in his body lol
    So far Kong extreme is surviving. Hooch is happy as if Xmas is here!! all these toys!

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