What Are The Best Dog Toys For Labs?

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

November 4, 2019

Looking for cool dog toys for your playful pup?

If you’ve ever been around Labrador Retrievers, you know they’re a happy, boisterous, and friendly breed. You cannot be in a bad mood around a Lab! Within thirty seconds of hanging out with these pooches, you’ll be laughing and petting them.

As a sporting breed, Labs have never seen a pond they didn’t want to swim in or a field they didn’t want to run in. To paraphrase Maverick from Top Gun – they definitely have a need for speed! With that in mind, here are some toys that will keep you and your Lab happy for hours:


Who doesn’t want a regular delivery of toys and treats for your Lab? Well if that sounds appeal, you should try BarkBox! With its creative monthly themes, top-quality products (all of them designed and made in-house), and incredible customer service, BarkBox is a great time for pups who love toys and treats. BarkBox also tailors each delivery to your pup based on size, needs, and wants. Plus, all of the edibles are free from wheat, corn, and soy, and—most importantly—they taste delicious.

Cost:$29 for 1 month, $25 for 6 months, or $20 for 12 months.

Rugged Bumper Toy

Lab tested, Barkpost approved. This Chuckit! Rugged Bumper is designed to withstand tough dogs and rough play making it the perfect toy for the active lab in your life. Its rigid core provides durability and strength, while the contoured shape and ridges allow for easy grip, pickup, and retrieval. The attached nylon straps on each end flap when the toy is shaken to stimulate your dog’s natural instinct to hunt and shake prey. The Rugged Bumper also floats, making it great for both land and water play!

Cost: $12.99

Andi’s Famous Plush Dumplings

ALL FOOD MUST GO IN FOR LAB TESTING !!! Well at least that’s what your lab wants you to believe.  You dim sum, you lose some I guess. Well with  Andi’s Famous Plush Dumplings, it’s  a win for both you and your Lab. Three smiling soft, fuzzy dumplings stuffed with sturdy squeakers all delivered in a tough, crazy-crinkly plush carry-out carton-  what’s not to love?

Cost: $12


This heavy duty classic Kong is the perfect chew toy for the lab in your life who’s bound to bounce off the walls. Perfect for a game of fetch, bouncey for long time play, and sturdy for any Super Chewer. Fill the hallow inside with sweet treats to make a toy your pupper will go NUTS over.

Cost: $7.99

Bone Puzzle Toy

Labradors are smart dogs. So keep your Lab’s mind (and body) busy with this Bone Puzzle Toy. Hide treats in the dips and watch your dog figure out how to open the slides and snag them like the little geniuses they are.

Cost: $7.99

Flying Fish

chuckit rugged bumper

Have a lab that loves the water so much you think he might be part fish? If thats the case, dive in with a durable rubber retrieving toy that floats – the Ruff Dawg Fish toy lets dogs go fishing! The Fish floats in the pool, lake or ocean and makes the ideal retrieving toy for active swimmers. A great catch – in or out of the water, the Fish is made of durable solid rubber and comes in assorted bright neon colors for high visibility.

Cost: $12.99

Get It Pup! Viagrowl

This little blue pill is the perfect playtime pick-me-upper for dogs “of a certain age.” This Bark & Co Original is made with a full-body spiky squeaker cylinder, covered in plush and loaded with rattles. Stuffing-free, your pup can even tear off the pill’s fabric cover and keep the good times growling with the tough squeaker inside. Call your veterinarian if playtime lasts more than 4 hours.

Cost: $10

Looking for a gift to blow your pup’s mind? Spoil them with a BarkBox! Every month, receive two original toys, designed in-house, two full-size bags of all-natural treats, and a savory chew. Sign up here and get a free extra toy every month. <– This deal is worth up to $120 in value if you sign up for a 12-month subscription!

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Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

November 4, 2019

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