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Best Dog Toys for Beagles: Chew Toys and More

I have a beagle, Snoopy, who loves to chew and destroy toys. I enjoy recommending some of his favorites to other beagle owners.

This is my beagle, Snoopy, with one of his fabric toys.

This is my beagle, Snoopy, with one of his fabric toys.

Beagles Are Toy Destroyers

As you can see in the photo above, Snoopy is here to help you learn more about beagle toys. Yes, Snoopy is adorable (as are all beagles), but don't let that fool you! Finding good toys for beagles is tricky, because they really like to chew. More specifically, they like to chew on fabric-based toys and rip them to shreds.

And don't think for a moment that they'll stop at toys—blankets, scarves, and even underwear can all fall to the wrath of their gnashing teeth. That's why it's important for them to have the right play equipment.

Make Sure Your Dog Plays Safely

Each dog is unique, so the toys that work for Snoopy may not work for your dog. Also, remember that you're responsible for your dog's safety when introducing a new toy.

It's not generally recommended that you let your dog chew toys to destruction, as loose pieces on a toy aren't always good for dogs. Make sure to follow all toy warnings to ensure your dog's safety.

Fabric-Based Toys

The following are some recommendations for fabric toys that Snoopy loved (and destroyed, in most cases).

Skinneeez 24-Inch Raccoon

Snoopy was absolutely thrilled to see this raccoon come through the door! At first, knowing his chewing tendencies, we tied the toy to a stick and used it to entertain him outside, a game that he loved. Eventually, we gave him the toy to play with on his own, and he scampered off with it. The pictures above don't do justice to the carnage that ensued.

Snoopy loved this toy so much that I'd say you should get it if you can find it for a good price and if you're willing to monitor playtime.

If you leave this toy with your Beagle, it will get torn apart. Tying it to a rope and dangling it in front of your dog will be one of the best games he or she has ever played.

Verdict: Buy it, but monitor your dog.

The Kong Wubba

We've been fans of the Kong brand ever since our old English Springer Spaniel, Jake, couldn't get enough of the rubber toys.

We thought that it was a no-brainer to get the same toy for Snoopy, and sure enough, he loved it right off the bat! In fact, he soon loved it to pieces, managing to chew into the fabric and eventually completely remove the interior plastic balls.

I still like the Kong brand, but as far as Beagles go, I think it's better to give this toy a miss. You can get other exciting, easily-destroyed toys for less than this elsewhere. If you do get one, just be prepared to monitor playtime closely!

I'd recommend the original Kong toy (in small) over the Wubba. Your dog probably won't be quite as excited about it, but you can always add peanut butter to entertain him or her for hours!

Verdict: Skip the Wubba.

Death of a duck toy: This one didn't last long.

Death of a duck toy: This one didn't last long.

Hyper Products Flying Duck

This toy isn't as rugged as it looks. Our Beagle is a bit of a flight risk, so we keep him on the leash when he's outside. Long-distance toys aren't much of an issue for us.

Still, he did love this toy to death—literally. Poor thing, it ended with stuffing everywhere! I was surprised to find out that it was actually meant to be thrown by the rope end, so I don't have experience with the throwing aspect.

Snoopy really enjoyed this toy, but for the price, it wasn't a great value. I'd suggest looking for less-expensive fabric toys or making your own (or shying away from fabric toys altogether).

Verdict: Skip it.

Plastic Toys

Plastic toys proved to be much more durable for Snoopy.

Basketball Dumbbell

The Basketball Dumbbell is similar to the toy we got for Snoopy. This toy provided a good balance: although he isn't quite as engaged with it as the fabric toys, he'll often bring it into my room to play and loves to chase it. The best part is, it's virtually indestructible and a good price to boot!

This has probably been one of the best toys value-wise. It's soft enough for Snoopy to carry in his mouth, and he does get some enjoyment from chewing it. Just make sure that you're ready for all of the squeaking!

Verdict: Buy it!

Rubber Toys

Rubber toys can work out if you're willing to participate, but if your Beagle is anything like mine, don't expect him or her to go gaga over them. These toys are most entertaining for Beagles when you're actually part of the play—for example, if you're throwing or hiding the toy.

Some rubber toys, such as the Nobbly Wobbly (and the Kong mentioned above), can be enhanced with treats to keep your dog's attention.

Multipet Nobbly Wobbly Ball

Although this toy has somewhat poor reviews on Amazon, it turned out to be a good one for our Beagle. He loves to chew, but he prefers fabric-based items over rubber items, and this toy has lasted more than a year in our house.

Snoopy is a smaller breed of Beagle, so it's a bit big for him. But he doesn't shy away from hauling it around, and it's hilarious when he tries to jump on my bed with it in his mouth!

Verdict: Large, but fun!

JW Pet Company Good Cuz

This toy is moderately good at holding Snoopy's interest. It's a great size for a small Beagle like him and easy for anyone to throw (he loves to chase his toys!). It's also very rugged and durable for his style of chewing, and we haven't had any problems with this one losing pieces.

Verdict: An enjoyable squeaker.

JW Pet Company Ruffians Cat

This toy isn't too bad on its own, but we actually ended up doing something silly with it. We stuck the small end of the Ruffians toy into the Nobbly Wobbly toy mentioned above, giving Snoopy a "handle" to drag the larger toy around with.

Verdict: A good combo!

Treat Toys

Toys that dispense treats can be a fun way to give your dog some goodies.

Premier Busy Buddy Bouncy Bone

Snoopy the Beagle enjoyed this treat-dispensing toy—as long as it had treats in it. Once the treats were gone (and it didn't take this smart guy long to figure that part out!) he ignored the toy.

It can be difficult (and expensive) to find treat replacements for this type of toy. I prefer using a small Kong or another toy to dispense treats.

Verdict: A fun way to give treats (but not so fun without them).

A Homemade Dog Toy

A Homemade Dog Toy

Handmade Toys: Save Money and Encourage Fun

This simple homemade dog toy is a great way to indulge a Beagle's love of chewing fabric in an inexpensive way.

I was originally intending to sew the fabric rectangles together in some way, but couldn't think of a good, durable way to do it with the resources I had available.

So, I just ended up tying one of the fabric rectangles around the other ones, gathering them into a bundle. In the future, I'm going to work on a better tying/sewing solution, but for the time being it's okay. Snoopy doesn't care how the toy looks!

Here's a cute beagle in the sun. Goodnight, Snoopy!

Here's a cute beagle in the sun. Goodnight, Snoopy!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

Thoughts on Toys for Beagles? Share Them Here! on October 29, 2016:

I am a Flight Attendant so I'll be gone a day or so. When I come home I ALWAYS make sure to have an EMPTY WATER BOTTLE to throw her way! She LOVES IT!!! The crinkle of the bottle also helps to get her to come when she's off on a rant!!!

Just make sure you get the CAP as soon as they get it off...BUT getting the cap off IS ALSO part of the FUN CHALLENGE!!! She always spits it out and is done with the bottle once the cap is off anyway, I guess THAT'S the fun of the bottle!?!?!

tobydavis on February 06, 2014:

Hoping to get a Beagle - so great info!

MarthaMay on November 14, 2013:

We have three beagles, their favourites are: Kong IQ toys but not the one shaped like a bottle-not tough enough, kong wobble and large cardboard boxes with hidden goodies inside-make as complex as u can. The most durable 'soft' toy is the mega square from Agree with what you said about soft toys...carnage, we have a soft toy tied to a strong stick by wool, swing the toy round and the beagle will be successful in catching it every so often, the wool tends to snap which means the beagle gets to run off with its prey- handing it back over for a lovely treat of courses! Another good game is running a little cheese trail round the garden or field - other sites offer mixtures of scent for your hound to track-it's brilliant to see the beagles working. Nice site, we've wasted so much money on toys, beagles' never seemed disappointed though :) a tired beagle is a happy beagle! And ultimately much less destructive.

Rowangaia on October 11, 2012:

This lens is very useful: thank you so much for the information.

emmaklarkins (author) on September 17, 2012:

@Nanciajohnson: No squeaker is safe when there are beagles around!

emmaklarkins (author) on September 17, 2012:

@bushaex: I wouldn't be surprised :p

emmaklarkins (author) on September 17, 2012:

@aquarian_insight: Thank you so much! Snoopy likes to be shared :)

prosyoror lm on September 16, 2012:

I love Beagles

aquarian_insight on September 16, 2012:

My sister has a Puggle (half Pug, half Beagle) and he loves his fabric toy 'Max the Bumble Bee' the best. He has destroyed so many of them, I think my sister should just buy them in bulk because he is down to his 7th or 8th one now. I loved this lens - thank you for sharing Snoopy with us and congratulations on your Purple Star - it is well-deserved. *blessed*

Stephen Bush from Ohio on September 10, 2012:

SquidAngel blessings. Let's hope Snoopy doesn't chew on your Purple Star!

lokanath on September 10, 2012:

It seems Snupy like the doll very much.

Nancy Johnson from Mesa, Arizona on September 09, 2012:

Our Sammy the Beagle loved the fabric dog toys with squeakers. It was his mission to take that squeaker out. Sometimes he would open it up at the seam so I could repair it easily, sometimes not. Sammy had a favorite squirrel that he carried everywhere. Snoopy looks like he has lots of fun with his toys too.

emmaklarkins (author) on September 09, 2012:

@aesta1: He is nice... when he wants to be!

emmaklarkins (author) on September 09, 2012:

@petrusdotcom: I know, right??

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 09, 2012:

I am not too familiar with beagles but Snoopy looks like a nice dog.

petrusdotcom on September 09, 2012:

I will have to make one of those, oh but the eyes of the dog... lolol is like mine... it means... aww... it wasn't me! lolol

Mauhro on March 10, 2012:

If i have a dog one day it will be a beagle for sure!

WriterJanis2 on March 05, 2012:

Great suggestions here.