March 28, 2019 2 min read

With such a huge range of dog toys on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose for your pet! One of the main things to consider when purchasing the next toy for your four-legged is: should I choose a soft or a hard toy for them to play with?

There are benefits to both types of toys and, depending on your pet’s playing style and chewing habits, one or the other may be more suitable. Many owners purchase a mix of both soft and tough dog toys to give their pets the best of both worlds.

Find out the difference between these two main styles of toys and some of our most popular picks for both types, below:

What's The Difference Between Soft & Tough Toys?

Soft toy styles include plush toys and soft objects that will change shape easily against the pressure of your dog’s teeth and paws. A tough toy is designed to be highly durable, and can withstand a lot of damage. Softer toys aren’t designed for rough play and so, if your dog has a strong grip and likes to tear objects, or they often get over-excitable with toys, then a tough toy design may be better. If you’re looking for a gentle toy that will reassure them, then a treasured soft toy will be ideal. 

Our Favourite Soft Dog Toys

We have a range of soft plush toys, available in a variety of fun shapes, that are perfect for snuggling up to or carrying around. Favourite designs include the Sadie Bear, which is made with a unique method designed to increase the life of the toy, and the Cedric Tortoise which promises a great feel for your dog’s mouth.

Our Favourite Tough Dog Toys

Tough dog toys are designed to withstand a lot of rough play - in fact many come with lifetime guarantees for that exact reason! We have a range of toys that are suitable to be chewed on, without the fear of small bits breaking and posing a hazard to your pet. This includes designs like the Orbee Tuff Strobe Globe, which has an exciting multi-sensory glow and flashing features, allowing it to be used day or night. When the strobe hits a hard surface a multi-coloured LED light will start blinking, delighting you and your pet. Get your globe today.

Find the Perfect Toy for Your Pet

At Barks & Bunnies we stock a huge range of dog toys that are both soft and tough. From eco-friendly toys, to glow-in-the-dark play accessories, we have a wide collection of unique dog toys for every occasion. Treat your pet today and browse the perfect play toy for your dog, here. If you want advice on the best toys on the market and which might be most suitable for your pet’s individual personality then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today!