Would You Date Somebody Who Didn’t Like Canine?

More than half of UK dog owners wouldn’t be in a relationship with someone who doesn’t like dogs, new research from The Kennel Club has found.

We’re a nation of dog lovers, but it seems that our four-legged friends are even helping us decide who to date. In fact, the dog welfare charity discovered that two thirds (67%) of owners proudly admit that their dog is their best friend, while (46%) would rather have a night in with their four-legged friend than to go on a date.

As well as this, one in five (20%) said they would only choose an internet date with someone if there was a dog in the photo. It seems to be a deal-breaker for some, but is it for you?

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With love in the air around Valentine’s Day, the charity is urging owners to be careful when choosing a new furry friend explaining that “dog ownership isn’t completely dissimilar to a relationship in other ways”.

Bill Lambert, a spokesperson for The Kennel Club, said: “A dog needs long-term commitment which comes with compromises and changes to your life. We would urge anyone considering getting a dog to first ask themselves if they are really ready for the responsibility and commitment of having a four-legged companion – which you certainly can’t ‘ghost’ or dump if you don’t want to see them anymore.

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“Dog ownership has numerous benefits, including improved physical and mental health, and in many ways dogs bring to our lives similar benefits to human partners – love, comfort and support during challenging times.”

Want to treat your pup to a gift this Valentine’s Day? Read our round-up of the gifts to get your dog.

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28 indestructible dog toys for aggressive chewers

Great for chewing — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

KONG – Tires – Durable Rubber Chew Toy and Treat Dispenser for Power Chewers – For Medium/Large Dogs

KONG
amazon.co.uk

£14.42

This tyre-shaped chew toy has been made from durable rubber, so it’s perfect for determined chewers. It also gives owners the chance to fill the inside with tasty treats, too. Available in two sizes for you to choose the best for your breed. 

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Nylabone Power Chew Textured Dog Chew Ring Toy Flavor Medley Flavor X-Large/Souper - 50+ lbs.

Chew ring — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Nylabone Power Chew Textured Dog Chew Ring Toy Flavor Medley Flavor X-Large/Souper – 50+ lbs.

Nylabone
amazon.com

US$10.49

US$5.99 (43% off)

Made from durable nylon, this long-lasting chew toy challenges the most aggressive chewers. Your pup is certain to love the tasty flavour, too. 

Dragon with Chew Guard Technology

Cuddly toy — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Dragon with Chew Guard Technology

Moonmoon
amazon.co.uk

£15.41

As well as being cosy to cuddle, this sweet dragon toy features chew guard technology with a durable layer.

Kong Ring Dog Toy

Ring toy — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Kong Ring Dog Toy

pet head
petsathome.com

£8.50

Built for durability, this bright red dog toy will offer your four-legged friend mental and physical stimulation. And at just £8.50, it’s a real steal buy. 

Wild Knots Bear

Fun bear toy — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Wild Knots Bear

KONG
amazon.co.uk

£12.99

Soft yet durable, this cute grey bear has minimal stuffing and an internal knotted rope skeleton. 

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Planet Ball Blue

Tough material — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Planet Ball Blue

Planet Dog
amazon.co.uk

£14.76

One of the toughest dog balls on the market, this sweet ‘planet’ design has been made with award-winning Orbee Tuff material. Certain to provide hours of fun… 

West Paw Design Zogoflex Jive Dog Toy

Perfect for fetch — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

West Paw Design Zogoflex Jive Dog Toy

Zogoflex
amazon.co.uk

£10.25

Does your pup love to play fetch? Well, this dog toy is one of the most durable styles around — and will aim to stand the test of time, no matter how much it is used. 

Ruffwear Dog Toy with Rope Handle

Great for swimmers — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Ruffwear Dog Toy with Rope Handle

RUFFWEAR
amazon.co.uk

£21.95

Ideal for dogs who love to swim, this floating fabric toy has a handle and is designed with abrasion-resistant materials for increased durability. Make sure not to forget it on your next beach trip. 

JW Pet Company Megalast Ball Dog Toy, Large

Ideal for larger breeds — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

JW Pet Company Megalast Ball Dog Toy, Large

JW Pet
amazon.com

US$11.39

Want to treat your pup to a long-lasting toy? This floating ball has been constructed from thermo plastic rubber and is also infused with vanilla extract. 

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Squeak

Ideal for the water — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Squeak

Planet Dog
amazon.co.uk

£15.00

This is no ordinary ball: made with aggressive chewers in mind, it’s perfect for pups who need something firm to hold onto. It is 100% non-toxic, has a fun squeak sound and is infused with a natural mint oil. 

Pet-Fun Medium Mango - Safe Fun Durable Rubber Dog Chew Toy for Boredom, Virtually Indestructible Treat Dispenser, Long-Lasting Slow Feeder, Tough Strong Teething Toy for Medium/Small Dogs

Best for snack time — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Pet-Fun Medium Mango – Safe Fun Durable Rubber Dog Chew Toy for Boredom, Virtually Indestructible Treat Dispenser, Long-Lasting Slow Feeder, Tough Strong Teething Toy for Medium/Small Dogs

Pet-Fun
amazon.co.uk

£13.99

This durable rubber mango toy — which can be filled with dog treats — is sure to provide hours of chewing fun. Perfect for small and medium dog breeds. 

Ruffer and Tuffer Tug Of War Rope and Chew Dog Toy

Tug of war toy — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Ruffer and Tuffer Tug Of War Rope and Chew Dog Toy

Keep your dog entertained for hours with this colourful chew toy on a durable rope. The makers explain: “Ruffer and Tuffer is specially designed to be stronger than the average, with a unique construction that delivers added durability with superior strength.”

Dog Chew Toys for Aggressive Chewers

Ideal for aggressive chewers — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Dog Chew Toys for Aggressive Chewers

ONEISALL
amazon.co.uk

£12.99

Nero Ball Ultra TM - Dog Training Ball On A Rope - Exercise and Reward Toy for Dogs

Great for training — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Nero Ball Ultra TM – Dog Training Ball On A Rope – Exercise and Reward Toy for Dogs

The Nero Ball
amazon.co.uk

£45.04

Thanks to the built-in rope, owners can throw this ball further for their pups to chase. It is used by the K-9 police as well as the Military Working Dog Teams, so it’s both tough and durable. Brilliant if you want to train and motivate your dog. 

Go Quackers Duck Dog Toy

Fun duck toy — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Go Quackers Duck Dog Toy

Joules
notinthedoghouse.co.uk

£8.00

Give your pup a reason to have some fun with this adorable duck toy. Hardwearing and well-crafted, it has a hidden squeaker to keep your pet entertained. 

Idepet Dog Toy Ball, Nontoxic Bite Resistant Dog Chew Ball Food Treat Feeder Tooth Cleaning Exercise Game Ball

Ideal for adding snacks — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Idepet Dog Toy Ball, Nontoxic Bite Resistant Dog Chew Ball Food Treat Feeder Tooth Cleaning Exercise Game Ball

Idepet
amazon.com

US$9.29

Perfect for fetch and interaction with your dog, this ball has been made with extra-tough rubber to stand the test of time. Thanks to its soft and unique surface, the ball will also keep your dog’s gums healthy. 

Kong Airdog® Squeaker Football Dog Toy

Ideal for playing catch — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Kong Airdog® Squeaker Football Dog Toy

KONG
notinthedoghouse.co.uk

£4.45

Let the fun commence with this long-lasting squeaker football dog toy. Perfect for keeping your dog entertained in the garden. 

Ruffer and Tuffer Mighty Wheel Dog Toy

Wheel toy — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Ruffer and Tuffer Mighty Wheel Dog Toy

Ruffer and Tuffer
petsathome.com

£4.00

This strong wheel dog toy is perfect for aggressive pulling and tugging. The specially developed soft rubber design helps to clean their teeth and massage their gums, while its engaging shape will provide hours of fun. 

Chewable Stick Coffee Tree Wood Small

Chewable stick — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Chewable Stick Coffee Tree Wood Small

GoodWood
amazon.co.uk

£8.79

This durable wooden stick is great for dogs who love to chew regularly. While keeping your dog occupied for hours, it’s also great for their dental hygiene.  

Kong Airdog® Squeaker Donut Dog Toy

Best squeaking toy — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Kong Airdog® Squeaker Donut Dog Toy

KONG
notinthedoghouse.co.uk

£5.79

Built to last, this fun donut dog toy has been made from high-quality material will not wear down dogs’ teeth.

Interactive Fetch Dog Toy with Tennis Ball

Ideal for playing fetch — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Interactive Fetch Dog Toy with Tennis Ball

KONG
amazon.co.uk

£12.45

Nylabone Dura Chew Plus, Chicken, Medium

Bone — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Nylabone Dura Chew Plus, Chicken, Medium

Nylabone
amazon.co.uk

£9.94

This chew toy encourages healthy, non-destructive chewing habits with dogs. 

Nylabone Gentle Puppy Dog Teething Bone

Great for puppies — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Nylabone Gentle Puppy Dog Teething Bone

Nylabone
amazon.co.uk

£11.73

Great for young puppies, this gentle bone will help teething pups who have not yet formed any adult teeth. 

Pet-Fun Large Indestructible Pineapple -

Pineapple toy — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Pet-Fun Large Indestructible Pineapple –

Pet-Fun
amazon.co.uk

£16.99

This durable pineapple toy has been built to last, helping to solve destructive chewing, teething, dental health, boredom, separation anxiety, training, and exercise. 

KONG Jump n Jack Dog Toy

Great for heavy chewers — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

KONG Jump n Jack Dog Toy

KONG
notinthedoghouse.co.uk

£13.35

We love this unique toy, which is great for chew sessions and endless fun. Top tip: fill with peanut butter to extend playtime and satisfy chewing instincts.

Petface Latex Onion Large Dog Toy

Onion toy — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Petface Latex Onion Large Dog Toy

Petface
fetch.co.uk

£3.09

In a blush pink, this large onion toy is surprisingly durable. Best of all, it’s just over £3. 

Pet Qwerks REAL BACON Infused BarkBone

Perfect for chewers — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

Pet Qwerks REAL BACON Infused BarkBone

Pet Qwerks
amazon.co.uk

£15.02

This durable Bark Bone is infused with real bacon and is perfect for even the toughest chewers. Its non-toxic and non-allergenic materials mean its safe for your pup to enjoy. 

KONG - Extreme Flyer - Durable Rubber

Rubber frisbee — Best Indestructible Chew Toys

KONG – Extreme Flyer – Durable Rubber

KONG
amazon.co.uk

£13.29

Looking for a durable rubber frisbee? Well, look no further, as this red style from KONG is perfect for keeping your four-legged friends fit and healthy. 

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