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My guy Zuke loves plush toys. I have yet to find one that has lasted more than a week. Usually after the first day some appendage is gone and it looks like a stuffing bomb exploded on the floor.

Has anyone found a plush toy that has lasted a decent amount of time?
 

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Our guy is only 7 weeks old and not due to come home for another week so I have no real sound advise. I don't know if you've seen them yet but I did find a stuffed bear that the inside also has knotted rope all throughout it. We bought one for our pup. Just curious if you've tried something like that?
 

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Our guy is only 7 weeks old and not due to come home for another week so I have no real sound advise. I don't know if you've seen them yet but I did find a stuffed bear that the inside also has knotted rope all throughout it. We bought one for our pup. Just curious if you've tried something like that?
I've not heard of anything like that ... do you have a link???
 

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Our guy is only 7 weeks old and not due to come home for another week so I have no real sound advise. I don't know if you've seen them yet but I did find a stuffed bear that the inside also has knotted rope all throughout it. We bought one for our pup. Just curious if you've tried something like that?
No I haven't seen that.

I did try something called GoDog with "chew guard", that was supposed to be pretty tough. That lasted 2 days. lol
 

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https://www.amazon.com/KONG-Wild-Knots-Bear-X-Large/dp/B014JZKVCS

Here is one of the Wild Knots at Amazon. We have this brown bear and a blue monkey. Their names are Brown Bear and Blue Bear...it's just easier that way and he knows the difference.

The inside has a little stuffing but is mostly rope and knots. They will take a lot of tugging but can be reduced to mostly rope if he gets destructive.
 

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https://www.amazon.com/KONG-Wild-Knots-Bear-X-Large/dp/B014JZKVCS

Here is one of the Wild Knots at Amazon. We have this brown bear and a blue monkey. Their names are Brown Bear and Blue Bear...it's just easier that way and he knows the difference.

The inside has a little stuffing but is mostly rope and knots. They will take a lot of tugging but can be reduced to mostly rope if he gets destructive.
WOW ... OK if I've seen those ... I'd have not noticed it ... Thanks! :)
 

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https://www.amazon.com/KONG-Wild-Knots-Bear-X-Large/dp/B014JZKVCS

Here is one of the Wild Knots at Amazon. We have this brown bear and a blue monkey. Their names are Brown Bear and Blue Bear...it's just easier that way and he knows the difference.

The inside has a little stuffing but is mostly rope and knots. They will take a lot of tugging but can be reduced to mostly rope if he gets destructive.
Thanks DaveJ50.

I will give that a try.

He doesn't care for playing with any type of tennis balls or squeaky ones. Occasionally likes his knotted rope, but the plush toys are his thing.

Definitely a new thing for me, as I had a Golden Retriever before and the only thing he ever cared about was a tennis ball.
 

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With the plush toys and dogs that rip them apart ... the one thing you have to makes sure of it that don't eat the stuffing or the eyes if they are detachable! Mine never did and my Bandog Gunther seemed to luv ... binding stuff toys??

He would pluck the eyes out first ... and then de-stuff them. He never ate the parts removed but we started looking for stuff with no detachable eyes.

Thrift stores have stuffed toys for next to nothing, if your dog does not try and eat the stuffing that is a good source. We pretty much considered stuff toys as expendable entertainment. :)
 

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With the plush toys and dogs that rip them apart ... the one thing you have to makes sure of it that don't eat the stuffing or the eyes if they are detachable! Mine never did and my Bandog Gunther seemed to luv ... binding stuff toys??

He would pluck the eyes out first ... and then de-stuff them. He never ate the parts removed but we started looking for stuff with no detachable eyes.

Thrift stores have stuffed toys for next to nothing, if your dog does not try and eat the stuffing that is a good source. We pretty much considered stuff toys as expendable entertainment. :)
Yeah, good point. Zuke loves tearing a limb off, and then pulling the stuffing out and leaving it all over the floor. Does the same with bubble wrap. I have been lucky with some training that he doesn't swallow anything. Just likes leaving a mess.
 

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Yeah, good point. Zuke loves tearing a limb off, and then pulling the stuffing out and leaving it all over the floor. Does the same with bubble wrap. I have been lucky with some training that he doesn't swallow anything. Just likes leaving a mess.
Yesss ... all I'll say is ... goooo Boxers/Bully's!! I still have a basket full of full gutted stuff toys!! I buy them ... the dogs gutted them ... that's was how we rolled. :)

The hard squeakie toys ... my Struddell would luv, to nibble off a corner to squeak them??? And while they were fully functional ... she was so annoying!

It would be squeak,squeak,squeak,squeak,squeak,squeak. And when finally I'd had enough, I'd say "Struddell!" She looked walk over to me, sit and the toy still in her mouth ... she'd "say" Sqqquuueaakkk??? Sigh ... whatever ... she'd de-squeak it in a bit anyway, soooo ... whatever.
 

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Yesss ... all I'll say is ... goooo Boxers/Bully's!! I still have a basket full of full gutted stuff toys!! I buy them ... the dogs gutted them ... that's was how we rolled. :)

The hard squeakie toys ... my Struddell would luv, to nibble off a corner to squeak them??? And while they were fully functional ... she was so annoying!

It would be squeak,squeak,squeak,squeak,squeak,squeak. And when finally I'd had enough, I'd say "Struddell!" She looked walk over to me, sit and the toy still in her mouth ... she'd "say" Sqqquuueaakkk??? Sigh ... whatever ... she'd de-squeak it in a bit anyway, soooo ... whatever.
Lol. We must have twins. As soon as Zuke surgically removes the squeaker he walks around the house squeaking all day.
 

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I'd be very careful about some of the cheap toys. There are synthetic yarns that the dog can't digest. They can stay in the stomach, and not move down into the intestine. My vet gave a drug that forced projectile vomiting after my dog ingested quite a bit of yarn from a cheap drugstore squeaker toy! The yard won't show up on an x-ray like a squeaker will.
 

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I'd be very careful about some of the cheap toys. There are synthetic yarns that the dog can't digest. They can stay in the stomach, and not move down into the intestine. My vet gave a drug that forced projectile vomiting after my dog ingested quite a bit of yarn from a cheap drugstore squeaker toy! The yard won't show up on an x-ray like a squeaker will.
My neighbors dog(ridgeback) ate a whole bowl of sausage peppers and onions, they called the vet and apparently a small amount of hydrogen peroxide was what the vet told them to make him throw up immediately. Hadn't heard this before but probably cheaper than a vet visit or any type of drugs.
 

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I'd be very careful about some of the cheap toys. There are synthetic yarns that the dog can't digest. They can stay in the stomach, and not move down into the intestine. My vet gave a drug that forced projectile vomiting after my dog ingested quite a bit of yarn from a cheap drugstore squeaker toy! The yard won't show up on an x-ray like a squeaker will.
WOW ... that sounds scary, glad he was OK! Most likely I've just been lucky with puppies?? None of mine ever ate the stuffing they pulled out. They all seemed to like the fluffy white stuff strewn evenly across the living room look. :)
 

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My neighbors dog(ridgeback) ate a whole bowl of sausage peppers and onions, they called the vet and apparently a small amount of hydrogen peroxide was what the vet told them to make him throw up immediately. Hadn't heard this before but probably cheaper than a vet visit or any type of drugs.
Hmm did not know that?? But mostly the "Onions" were the main casue of concern?? AFAIK, onions are toxic to dogs.
 

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WOW ... that sounds scary, glad he was OK! Most likely I've just been lucky with puppies?? None of mine ever ate the stuffing they pulled out. They all seemed to like the fluffy white stuff strewn evenly across the living room look. :)
He just ate it because there had been a struggle with the Airedale next door, and he wanted to make sure she didn't get even a thread of his toy. Another time she ate a sham they'd been fighting over, but she ended up having it removed surgically:cry:
 

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I am so sorry I never responded to this. The brown bear is exactly what I was talking about! When we brought Talos home you could tell that it was enjoyed by him and his siblings (which was our point). He doesn't chew on it much right now.. he's been more interested in tennis balls, squeaky balls and chewing/biting on mom (yes this is something we desperately need to work on).

Last night however he gave it a good trashing and it's still intact (he is only 9 weeks old though)
 
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