What Are The Best Toys For Golden Retrievers?

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

November 5, 2019

If you’re lucky enough to be a Golden Retriever parent, you’ll know that they’re a fun-loving bunch! In fact, Golden Retrievers are among the most playful and energetic dog breeds. But, they still have preferences when it comes to how they spend playtime. Each breed has its own unique traits that influence which toys they’re most entertained by. Therefore, to ensure your dog will swipe right on the toys you buy, it’s best to find those that complement the breed’s innate qualities.

Golden Retrievers are called “retrievers” for a reason! They were trained and bred to retrieve waterfowl for hunters. These golden beauties love holding things in their mouths and have a knack for fetching and swimming.

Here are 6 of the best toys for Golden Retrievers:

Peanut Butter Pawplexer

pawplexer golden retriver

As a Golden Retriever parent, you’re probably well aware that they love to chew! They can be a bit ruff on chew toys and, let’s be real, this can be frustrating when the toy is reduced to cotton stuffing in 10 seconds. The Pawplexer is a chewing toy especially designed for vigorous chompers with strong jaws. It’s made of super tough nylon to withstand serious gnawing. Plus, it’s packed with real peanut butter flavor and doubles as a treat dispenser! A match made in Heaven? We think so. ($17.10)

Andi’s Famous Plush Dumplings

Does your Golden get bored easily? Is a boring old plush toy not enough for their active brain? Well with Andi’s Famous Plush Dumplings, each smiling soft fuzzy dumpling is stuffed with a sturdy squeaker. Delivered in a tough, crazy-crinkly plush carry-out carton, this toy will never make it to the fridge. ($12)

Chuckit! Tumble Bumper

Give your Retriever a toy he can really retrieve! Throw, tug, and fetch with this brightly colored buoyant bumper toy. Perfect for a game of fetch with your active pupper on land or water! Just make sure not to lose sight of your Golden in those sandy dunes- it’s like camouflage! ($10.47)

Benebone Chews

Benebone dog

Your Retriever will drool over this bacon-infused bone, with its super-durable non-bacon ingredient it was practically made for your beautiful blonde whose favorite hobbies include fetching and chewing. Plus, its wishbone shape is designed specifically for a secure grip by paws. ($10)

Stuffed Lunchbox & Apples

Golden Retrievers are furry Einsteins. It’s no wonder this highly intelligent breed is often a first choice for service dogs, police canines, and search-and-rescue dogs. Therefore, your smarty-pants needs all the right school supplies to help them get through the long days at puppy school. This “Zippy Burrow Lunchbox & Apples Dog Toy”  comes with a lunchbox and three squeaky apples that can be stuffed inside for your pup to dig out! ($13.99)

Party On! Hat

Is your Golden the life of the party? This super cute and crunchy birthday hat has an adjustable bungee cord with velcro closures- ensuring perfect fit, not to mention a killer game of tug.

If you want a regular delivery of toys and treats for your Golden, you can also 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.


Terrier Dog Paradise Unleashed BarkBox
Cost: $29 for 1 month, $25 for 6 months, or $20 for 12 months.

If your Golden needs tough toys, the Super Chewer BarkBox could be an awesome option for you. The Super Chewer version of the BarkBox is very similar to the one above (fun monthly themes, original products, and so on) but with the added benefit of having toys that are virtually indestructible. It’s made for the pups who want a bit more of a challenge for their teeth – and for you humans who are sick of throwing away destroyed toys five minutes after getting them.

Super Chewer BarkBox

Super Chewer BarkBox
Cost: $39 for 1 month, $33 for 3 months, $30 for 6 months, $28 for 12 months.


Let’s be real, your Golden Retriever and these toys will make a better match than 99% of dating app couples! For these and more toys, make sure to check out BarkShop.


Looking for the best toys for Golden Retrievers? 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 5, 2019

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