Lots of dogs are chewers and making sure your dog has something safe to chew on is essential, that is if you want to keep them from chewing on your things like furniture, shoes, etc. Especially if you happen to be fond of large breeds like myself. Labrador retriever puppies put everything in their mouths so a little supervised selection in items to chew is needed. All of these makers use some form of latex in their indestructible dog toys as the rubber toys hold up longest. No plush toy has ever survived my chewers.
Top of my list for three generations of Lab pups is the Kong brand of dog toys. I have actually had one Kong original through all of them. The original Kong toy line is different shaped rubber toys some with hollow crevices where treats or peanut butter can be placed for some added challenge. The Kong was invented out of desperation of an owner of a German Shepherd named Fritz that liked to eat rocks, which were wearing his teeth down. The owner was working on a vw van at the time and started throwing car parts at the dog to see if he could get him off rocks. A part from the suspension did the trick and the original Kong dog toy was born. Kong has expanded their line of rubber dog toys to include special softer rubbers for puppies and older dogs.
Planet Dog is a company out of Maine that are a model of a business that thinks about every aspect of their business. They use only safe ingredients and processes in making their toys. Their Orbee line of dog toy balls are big dog tough. They are a softer rubber but are, so far, very tough. They bounce great, have places to put treats and the one we have whistles when thrown. Their line of tough dog toys includes balls that glow, bones, vegetables and fruits made of the same tough rubber.
Another Eco conscious company out of Montana is West Paw Design. They make a fine line of toys with a guaranteed refund if your dog chews any of their line of chew toys. Soft but durable they have a variety of different shapes. Their toys float, are made to be recycled, non toxic and extremely durable. They state they have less than 1% return rate on their chew toys. That is a strong statement and a strong dog toy.
My two Labs will chew through just about anything except some of the toys listed here. With one a year old and the other six months with some new teeth, I need some tough chew toys around to keep them occupied. In addition to the toys I appreciate the way these companies run their businesses.