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The 20 Best Durable Toys for German Shepherds

Written by: Z


Z is a Special Project Coordinator of HomeLife Media and a writer for She has 3 dogs namely Skye, Luna, and one of them is a rescue, named Tesla.Read more
| Published on December 14, 2022

German Shepherds love their toys. And they love destroying them too! So when we asked our I Love My German Shepherd Facebook community which toys, we got hundreds of responses. Below we’ll share a handful of the most popular suggestions on best toys for german shepherds.

The 20 Top Toys for German Shepherds, According to Real German Shepherd Owners

Starmark treat balls (treats not needed) totally indestructible – my 5 shepherds all love them!

Author: Karen D.

Likes: 48

Our dogs love Jolly Balls

Author: Sharon S.

Likes: 10

Ross takes his aqua kong everywhere

Author: Rhian S.

Likes: 78

Red Kong. She’s goes through about one every two months. We always have a spare.

Author: Lisa Walding W.

Likes: 4

I have 2 Jolly Balls. I bought them back in 2007. They have outlasted both of my German Shepherds. I still have them and our neighbors German Shepherd Pup comes over to my house and plays with them.

Author: Kristina S.

Likes: 60

Sonny with the Only toy that’s survived

Author: Ian G.

Likes: 100

Large Chuck it balls Amazon has them almost a year old an$ still good as new and used daily almost non stop

Author: Patty T.

Likes: 5

He always has several of these Kong balls within reach at all times. There is always one in his food bowl and he knows them by name and age lol

Author: Connie T.

Likes: 12

Kong frisbee very durable

Author: Nelson H.

Likes: 18

Tether tug for my Dutch Shepherd… she uses it all year round!

Author: Keri P.

Likes: 19

This is the Kong brand. It has lasted a long time with him and it’s his favorite out of all his toys, also squeaks.

Author: Lizzie W.

Likes: 12

Kong is a Great toy and it can be filled with peanut butter to keep him/her occupied for hours…Glycerine bones are also very good…used them with my Shepherd and Lab

Author: Jim A.

Likes: 2

A Nylabone…they use it for chewing. Not only do they love them and play with them, but it cleans their teeth….and they last a LONG time

Author: Jeff F.

Likes: 5

Jolly pets unpopable ball, our GSD Lexie loves it

Author: Richard R.

Likes: 7

I swear by chuckit our boy used to go through toys like there was no tomorrow! I’ve only tried the balls, but have treated him to new ones that I have discovered for Christmas. See under my comment for pictures

Author: Leah K.

Likes: 2

Her favourite is the frisbee. I find these balls last her the longest they are from red dot. Her last one was orange but they changed the colour. Also they are bigger than a tennis ball so not a chocking hazard.

Author: Patricia K.

Likes: 6

Sasha’s Jolly Ball..she has this ball 10yrs now and loves it..

Author: Ronald H.

Likes: 4

Kong frisbee and Kong jumbler ball both size large I have 4 GSDs we buy them off Amazon really time is what destroys them! We’ve had last lot for a year!

Author: Linda E.

Likes: 1

My GSD is pretty gentle with all of his toys, still has stuffed bear from when he was a puppy,,, not a chewer thankfully

Author: Jeanne H.

Likes: 4

Every “indestructible ” toy I bought for our German Shepherd lasted only hours before it was in tatters. Until I found this. Lasted years and has now been passed to our new GSD

Author: Irene M.

Likes: 1


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