16 Gifts for Big Dogs Who Still Think They’re Lapdogs

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

November 19, 2018

Despite their zany ability to get in trouble as huge as their bodies, this holiday season you’ll probably be looking for gifts for the big dogs in your life. If your dog is large enough to pass for a small pony, then chances are you know “the look.” After smashing through the house, knocking over trash cans and small pieces of furniture, your giant dog stares at you as if to ask, “Who did all that? Little old me?”

Since they can’t help how big they are, and they love you so much, just treat them like the lap dog they believe they are in their giant noggins. Here are a few gift ideas for the biggest droolers in the family:

1. BarkBox / Super Chewer BarkBox

Whether your large pup is a lover of plush toys or needs something meant for their super chompers, a BarkBox subscription is the perfect option. The Classic BarkBox starts at $22/month (12-month plan) and the Super Chewer BarkBox starts at $29/month (12-month plan).

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2. Benebone Pawplexer

Available in Chicken, Peanut Butter and Bacon flavors (all $19), the Pawplexer has flavors that’ll make your furry family member will go wild. Stuff this Benebone with their favorite chews to give them hours of long-lasting chompage.
Peanut Butter Pawplexer

3. Super Chewer Toys

Toys like the Food of Love Lute and Shuck n’ Chuck Corn Cob (both $14) can become your pup’s favorite treat dispensing toys. For some extra added fun, fill the toys with a mix of their favorite treats + a liquid and freeze.

Shuck n' Chuck Corn Cob

4. A Bed Big Enough For All Your Pup’s Dreams

The BarkBox Orthopedic Memory Foam Enhanced Dog Bed, $54.99 is so comfy your big pup will probably opt out of sleeping on your bed and choose to sprawl out on their own. Or if worse comes to worse, it’s always comfy enough to become your new bed.

5. Extra Large Plush Toys

Turkey with Fluffing, $10, Horshoed Horace the Crab, $10, and Gordon the Giant Sloth,$12. All three are filled with enough fluff and squeakers to really drive a pup of any size wild.

6. Travel Belts For Epic (and Safe) Car Rides

The Kurgo Automobile Zip-line, ($25) is a handy-dandy gizmo that allows your dog to move about the vehicle like a small dog. The best part is you don’t have to worry about them jumping behind the wheel (or overboard!).


Images via Amazon and Kurgo

7. Giant Toss Toys

The Tug-N-Toss, $18.99, is basic, bouncy, and big. Sound like any dogs you know?


Image via Big Old English Mastiff

8. Fetch Toys

Maybe your throwing arm isn’t the best, or your pup can run faster and farther than you can throw. Either way, the Chuckit! Pro Launcher, $14.95, is perfect for large pups in of a good, long game of fetch.

9. KONG Extreme Dog Toy, $13.93. All KONG products are classics, but for your big dog, you have to go full XL KONG and get the Extreme.


Image via Zarpazos

10. Chews

Every pup deserves something to gnaw on and sometimes finding a chew that’s the perfect size for your big pup can seem a little challenging. Full-Size Pig Ears, $3.00, are the perfect option.

11. Full-Size Antlers

Deer Antlers, $12.99, for that small part of your big dog willing to admit their true size. Designed by Mother Nature herself, deer antlers provide a rich flavor and a solid, long-lasting chew.

Image via Postal Pet Products

12. Thinker Toys

Puzzle Toys like Dog Tornado Puzzle and Hide n’ Slide Puzzleare great for keeping your big pup and their big mind entertained.

13. Spiky Core Ball Toys

Spiky Core Toys like Drop the Mic and Stop Guac and Mole are great for pups of all sizes that might be a little bit rougher on their plush toys. Don’t worry, even if the outter layer is ripped away they still have a spiky ball to play with.

14. Tug Toys

Shredible Arrangement, or Slug Bug Beetle Tug (both $10) are both big enough for your pup and can be perfect for their favorite game of tug o’ war. Big dogs need something big to tug on.

15. Treats in a Cute Treat Tin

Okay, the tin might more so be for the dog owner. But all dogs love treats and treats need something to keep them fresh before your dog gets to gobble them down. The Doodle Treat Tin Bundle, $20.00, comes with two bags of BARK’s Best Treats Ever Chicken Jerky with Sweet Potato treats, what more could your pup ask for?

16. Bionic Toys

The Bionic Urban Stick, $9.36, a high tech wonder made from splinter-free “bionic rubber.” Don’t know what that is, but it sure sounds cool. And the stick’s large size will keep your dog feeling downright small.

Looking for tough dog toys? The Super Chewer box is made for pups who deserve a challenge. Every month, receive two fluff-free toys, two full-size bags of all-natural treats, and two delicious chews. Sign up here and get one month free on any 6-or 12-month plan!

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Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

November 19, 2018

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