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Hello to all of my fellow lab lovers. I need your help! Kona, my 14 month old chocolate lab, is a holy terror when it comes to her toys. Out of all of the toys I have bought her, so far she has one that is still in tact. I don't recall the name, but it is a hard plastic ball that has a smaller ball inside. This is the only toy that has survived! I'm sure I'm not alone on this, so I am hoping someone else can give me some other suggestions of indestructible toys. Oh yeah, I even thought the hard, rubber tire would last, well lets just say, she got a little extra fiber in her diet... there was nice little black rubber chunks in her stools! :laugh:
 

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I use Nylabones and replace them as they wear down. I haven't found anything else that can last. Shane's Kong Wubba lasted 15-20 mins.
 

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I use Nylabones and replace them as they wear down. I haven't found anything else that can last. Shane's Kong Wubba lasted 15-20 mins.
Same here. The durable Nylabones (never the soft GumaBones!) are the only things that have held up to the boys' teeth. All the 'indestructable' things, like the ones made from firehose material, etc. - just don't stand a chance. Funny, the longest-lasting (more than an hour) was the Snugga Wubba, the one with the fleecy soft material! For some reason, that does not feel as good to chew on as the regular Wubba material. However, when it comes to tug between two big Labs, it doesn't hold up for long.
 

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I will caution on the nylabones if your dog is a hard chewer. Responsible for a lot of tooth breakage. IHK loves and doesn't destroy almost anything made out of the Kong material. I should buy stock in the company.
 

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I agree, the only indestructable toys (ie. able to withstand chewing and I'll leave my dogs unsupervised with them) are nylabones, jolly balls and marrow bones. There are a bunch of super tough toys out there (ie. can withstand tugging and tons of retrieves) but they can all be chewed into if given enough time.
 

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Bauer loves Petstages Orka toys! They are a rubbery material (like a flexible nylabone), but more durable. Bauer can tear apart a flexible nylabone in minutes, but hasn't been able to tear these apart. There are different kinds, and you have to get the kinds that say "durable" or "designed for power chewers". With these you want to get the thickest ones. We have these:

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3207115&keepsr=0
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3207143
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3207107

He can chew through the ropes in seconds, but I just take them out or throw the ropes away after he chews through them. He loves to chew on the blue rubber part, and hasn't been able to bite peices off. Because they are a softer material, you don't end up with a dangerous weapon (like a chewed up nylabone).
 

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I didn't know there was any such thing as an indestructible toy for a lab! lol

I like nylabones also and kongs of course. Stuffed toys last at my house about 5 minutes tops. :ugly: :ugly: :ugly:
 

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We stick to Durable Nylabones, anything made by Kong, some of the tougher Orbee toys, and have also had good luck with Ruff toys. :D
 

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Teddy has not met a toy he can't eat. The rings? Ate them. Kong toys? Ate them. The only thing that lasts around here is nylabones.
 

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Teddy has not met a toy he can't eat. The rings? Ate them. Kong toys? Ate them. The only thing that lasts around here is nylabones.
ditto for Po Campo, the 14-month-old chewing machine.
 

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Thank you all so much for your input and wonderful suggestions. I have not looked into the West Paw Design, Orbee or Ruff toys, as of yet. As for the Nylabones, Kona has them, but only when supervised. She also has had the Invincible Chains (not so invincible), the Large Adult Fish (so much for powerful chewers), the Durable Nylabone Chew (not so durable), Orka toys (in pieces within five minutes) and several Kong toys (which for the most part do last the longest). The hard plastic ball I referred to in my original post... Jolly Ball, thank you Nicole! As for the bowling ball, sounds about right!! :laugh: I'm thinking maybe a semi truck tire might be next...
 

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I so agree!!! We have several and they have lasted a long time. Every so often I get a sink of sudsy water and wash them up and they act like they are new toys.
 

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The only things we've had which have lasted for a while (still have them 4.5 years after our girl came to join us...and she is destructo-dog, for sure!) have been these:
http://www.petco.com/product/2566/Nylabone-Galileo-Bone.aspx
http://www.petco.com/product/9991/Nylabone-Big-Chews-for-Big-Dogs.aspx
http://www.petco.com/product/7951/Jolly-Pet-Teaser-Balls.aspx (I have a small one that has held up even better than the larger one we have since the dogs can't get their teeth around the edges of the holes very easily)
...and in spite of posting all of these links from PetCo, I do actually try to avoid shopping there, LOL

I have considered getting a Boomer Ball as well (the things they use in zoos for animals much larger and more rough on their toys than a labrador):
http://www.boomerball.com/

And one of these (the guide dog organization where I work part-time has a couple of them and nobody in the 99.9% labrador population has been able to put a dent in them:
http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=336
 

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I swear by the West Paw Design toys...

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I second this!! I have both (thanks to EMA's recommendation a year ago!), and Jonah chews and chews but doesn't get through. They have a lifetime money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose by trying one. Plus, they are made in the USA (I had a hard time finding toys that weren't made in China).

http://www.westpawdesign.com/
 

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Try a coconut. Unscored if you can find one. If not, replace it every couple of weeks.

We have a buster cube that is five or six years old.
 
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