What Are The Best Toys For Basset Hounds?

Written by: Savannah Lyons

June 14, 2019

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Basset Hounds are a stoic, yet extremely charming breed. The strong nose, long velvety ears, and short stature of these pups make them great natural hunting companions. Although they’re pretty low on the activity scale, Basset Hounds should still be kept busy and entertained!

Toys are important in the development of pets. Playing with toys channels their energy positively, so they’re not chewing on your shoes or digging up your yard. Playing also helps you bond with your dog and get them up and moving! The fun doubles as exercise.

Making sure your special fur friend is stocked with fun and interesting toys isn’t always as easy as you’d think. Basset Hounds are big diggers and chewers. Entertaining these dogs can be a real challenge. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this great list of interactive toys.

1. Peanut Butter Benebone, $10

Pit Bull Benebone

Why We Love It

  • Perfect for heavy chewers.
  • Tastes like peanut butter, which we all know to be amazing.
  • Will last literally* forever (*not literally, but close enough).

2. Andi’s Famous Plush Dumplings, $12

Hound dog playing with andi's dumplings dog toy

Why We Love It

  • It’s a multipart toy surprise toy! That basically means it’s toys inside of a bigger toy. Once your Basset breaks through the first layer of the toy, they’ll be treated more toys inside.
  • Uhm, who doesn’t love dumplings?
  • There’s like a bajillion squeakers and crinkly things going on here that your dog’ll be sure to love.

3. KONG Extreme Dog Toy , $13.99

Why We Love It:

  • Comes in various sizes.
  • Can hold treats and more! Check out our post on How To Fill A Kong.
  • Bounces and rolls.

4. Spooky Spinning Top, $14.00

Why We Love It:

  • Spins and rolls for extra entertainment.
  • A great shape to hold in the pup’s mouth comfortably.
  • Will last during a serious chew session

5. Goughnut Tug Dog Toy, $27.95

Why We Love It:

  • Natural rubber tug toy, made in the USA using engineered carbon reinforcement.
  • This toy measures 11 inches long by 6 inches wide.
  • Although Basset Hounds probably won’t play tug-of-war, the Figure 8 style will make it easy for them to grip and hold while chewing.

6. Hipat Dog Chew Toy for Aggressive Chewers, $14.99

Hi-Pat Dog Chew

Why We Love It:

  • 13 inches of solid rubber.
  • Soft convex massaging surface better for you furry friend to chew.
  • The texture can also help cut down on tartar or plaque build up.

7. The All-Powerful Pupsicle, $14.00

Bulldog With Super Chewer Barkshop Toy

Why We Love It

  • Has a fun bounce.
  • Made from durable rubber.
  • Super Cute and won’t melt!

8. OurPets IQ Ball Interactive Food Dispensing Dog Toy, Starting At $9.97

Why We Love It:

  • It’s an interactive toy feeder!
  • It has adjustable feeding difficulty levels that continue to challenge your dog as they learn.
  • Twists apart for easy cleaning.

9. Buns of Steel, $14.99

Bulldog chewing buns of steel barkshop super chewer dog toy

Why We Love It:

  • Super entertaining erratic bounce on hard surfaces.
  • Super bright color, so it’s not easily lost.
  • Perfect for chewing and teething.

10. Nylabone Durachew, $9.74

nylabone durachew

Why We Love It:

  • Satisfy their urge to chew with a multi-textured chew toy.
  • The toy helps to clean your pup’s teeth, refresh their breath, and improve oral health as they chew.
  • This allergen free peanut butter flavored bone will keep your pup busy.

11. Shuck n’ Chuck Corn Cob, $14

Pit Bull Chewing Corn Cob Toy BarkShop

Why We Love It

  • It’s durable as heck AND a Tug Toy!
  • Did we already mention that it’s a Tug Toy?
  • You can hide treats inside of its natural rubber shell. And Bassets love treats!

12. KONG Dynos Plush Dog Toy, $20.13

Why We Love It:

  • Cute durable plush toy with reinforced lining.
  • Easy to spot clean.
  • Great cuddle buddy.

13. goDog Dragons with Chew Guard Technology, $10.89

Why We Love It:

  • All squeaks with little plush.
  • Features Chew Guard Technology and the seams are double stitched for durability.
  • Available in several sizes.

14. Goughnuts – Original Dog Chew Ring, $21.97

Why We Love It:

  • Comes in various colors.
  • Great for fetching and floats!
  • If your basset Hound can chew through the outer layer and get to the inner red layer, GoughNuts will replace your toy.

15. Sven the Sweater Hedgie, $14.00

Sven the sweater hedgie super chewer dog toy

Why We Love It:

  • Interesting texture for chewers.
  • Fun and unusual bounce.
  • Fits comfortably in the pup’s mouth.

16.West Paw Zogoflex Tux Interactive Treat Dispensing Toy, $19.95

Why We Love It:

  • Treat Dispensing.
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
  • Available for small and large pups.

17. ZippyPaws – Skinny Peltz No Stuffing Squeaky Plush Dog Toy,$9.99

Why We Love It:

  • Cute Fox, Dog, and Squirrel characters.
  • Durable squeakers toys.
  • No stuffing, so there’s no mess if your Basset Hound gets through the outer layer.

18, 6″ Unbreakoball Toy, $21.70


Why We Love It:

  • Holes for great grips in the mouth.
  • Thick material for long play sessions.
  • Great for fetch and chewing indoor and outdoor.

19. Treat Lock Tread Ball, $14.00

Why We Love It:

  • Fun puzzle ball for chewers.
  • Dispenses special treats.
  • Easy cleaning.

20. Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Diamond Plate Double-Tuff Toy, $11.99

Planet Orbee Diamond Toy

Why We Love It:

  • Super durable durable for the toughest chewers.
  • Float, bouncy, infused with natural mint oil.
  • Treat dispensing for fun rewards.

21, Peanut Butter Pawplexer, $16.00

Why We Love It:

  • Flavored chew to keep your pup interested.
  • Use with your pup’s favorite bully stick or chew.
  • Also comes in bacon flavor.

22. Magnum Can Toy, $14.00

Magnum can dog toy barkbox barkshop
  • Thick rubber form.
  • Great for dispensing treats.
  • Perfect for chewers and teething pups.

23. Lady Liberty Ball, $10.00

Why We Love It:

  • Fun spiky ball squeaker.
  • No fluff, no mess!
  • Great for fetch.

24. Sonny The Rolly Ghost Ball, $14.00

Labrador Retriever with BarkBox sonny the rolly ghost ball

Why We Love It:

  • Perfect for Basset Hounds who don’t like squeakers!
  • Dispenses treats.
  • Natural Rubber Core.

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If you’re wondering where to find more tough and interactive toys for your charming Basset Hound– or which toys your fur friend is sure to love – try the Super Chewer BarkBox. With the Super Chewer BarkBox, you’ll get a carefully curated box stuffed with TWO top-quality original toys, TWO bags of treats, and TWO (!!!) drool-worthy meaty chews delivered straight to your door every month. Want to tailor the box to best fit your dog’s needs? The Super Chewer BarkBox can accommodate pups with special diets, allergies, and food preferences!

Have questions on how to find the best toys for canine companion? Reach out to our pup-obsessed team at [email protected] – we’re happy to help!

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Written by: Savannah Lyons

June 14, 2019

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