Great Toys for Beagles

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Snoopy is here to help you learn more about Beagle toys. Yes, Snoopy is adorable (as are all Beagles), but don't let that fool you! Finding good toys for Beagles is tricky, because they, in my experience, really like to chew.

More specifically, they like to chew on fabric-based toys and to rip them to shreds. And don't think for a moment that they'll stop at toys—blankets, scarves, and even underwear can all fall to the wrath of their gnashing teeth.

That's why it's important for them to have the right play equipment.

Each dog is unique, so the toys that work for Snoopy may not work for your dog. Also, remember that you're responsible for your dog's safety when introducing a new toy.

It's not generally recommended that you let your dog chew toys to destruction, as loose pieces on a toy aren't always good for dogs. Make sure to follow all toy warnings to ensure your dog's safety.

Snoopy and the Skinneeez Raccoon: A Quickly Dismantled Toy

Sideshot of raccoon destruction in progress.

Fabric-Based Toys

The "Skinneeez 24-inch Raccoon"

Snoopy was absolutely thrilled to see the raccoon come through the door! At first, knowing his chewing tendencies, we tied the toy to a stick and used it to entertain him outside, a game that he loved.

Eventually, we gave him the toy to play with on his own, and he scampered off with it. The pictures don't do justice to the carnage that ensued.

Snoopy loved this toy so much that I'd say you should get it if you can find it for a good price, and if you're willing to monitor playtime.

If you leave this toy with your Beagle, it will get torn apart. Tying it to a rope and dangling it in front of your dog will be one of the best games he or she has ever played.

Snoopy and the Kong Wubba: A Tale of Love and Destruction

Enjoying a nice chew on a Kong.

The Kong Wubba

We've been fans of the Kong brand ever since our old English Springer Spaniel, Jake, couldn't get enough of the rubber toys.

We thought that it was a no-brainer to get the same toy or Snoopy, and sure enough, he loved it right off the bat! In fact, he soon loved it to pieces, managing to chew into the fabric and eventually completely remove the interior plastic balls.

I still like the Kong brand, but as far as Beagles go, I think it's better to give this toy a miss. You can get other exciting, easily-destroyed toys for less than this elsewhere. If you do get one, just be prepared to monitor playtime closely!

I'd recommend the original Kong toy (in small) over the Wubba. Your dog probably won't be quite as excited about it, but you can always add peanut butter to entertain him or her for hours!

Death of a Duck Toy: Didn't Last Long

Hyper Products Flying Duck

This toy isn't as rugged as it looks. Our Beagle is a bit of a flight risk, so we keep him on the leash when he's outside. Long-distance toys aren't much of an issue for us.

Still, he did love this toy to death—literally. Poor thing, it ended with stuffing everywhere! I was surprised to find out that it was actually meant to be thrown by the rope end, so I don't have experience with the throwing aspect.

Snoopy really enjoyed this toy, but for the price, it wasn't a great value. I'd suggest looking for less-expensive fabric toys or making your own (or shying away from fabric toys altogether).

Plastic Toys

Basketball Dumbell

The Basketball Dumbbell is similar to the toy we got for Snoopy. This toy provided a good balance: although he isn't quite as engaged with it as the fabric toys, he'll often bring it into my room to play, and loves to chase it.

The best part is, it's virtually indestructible, and a good price to boot!

This has probably been one of the best toys value-wise. It's soft enough for Snoopy to carry in his mouth, and he does get some enjoyment from chewing it. Just make sure that you're ready for all of the squeaking!

Rubber Toys

Rubber toys can work out if you're willing to participate, but if your Beagle is anything like mine, don't expect him or her to go gaga over them.

These toys are most entertaining for Beagles when you're actually part of the play—for example if you're throwing or hiding the toy.

Some rubber toys, such as the Nobbly Wobbly and the Kong mentioned above, can be enhanced with treats to keep your dog's attention.

Multipet Nobbly Wobbly Ball—Large but Fun

Although this toy has somewhat poor reviews on Amazon, it turned out to be a good one for our Beagle. He loves to chew, but he prefers fabric-based items over rubber items, and this toy has lasted more than a year in our house.

Snoopy is a smaller breed of Beagle, so it's a bit big for him. But he doesn't shy away from hauling it around, and it's hilarious when he tries to jump on my bed with it in his mouth!

JW Pet Company Good Cuz—An Enjoyable Squeaker

This toy is moderately good at holding Snoopy's interest. It's a great size for a small Beagle like him, and easy for anyone to throw (he loves to chase his toys!)

It's also very rugged and durable for his style of chewing, and we haven't had any problems with this one losing pieces.

JW Pet Company Ruffians Cat—A Good Combo

This toy isn't too bad on its own, but we actually ended up doing something silly with it.

We stuck the small end of the Ruffians toy into the Nobbly Wobbly toy mentioned above, giving Snoopy a "handle" to drag the larger toy around with.

Treat Toys

Premier Busy Buddy Bouncy Bone: A Fun Way to Give Treats

Snoopy the Beagle enjoyed this treat-dispensing toy—as long as it had treats in it. Once the treats were gone (and it didn't take this smart guy long to figure that part out!) he ignored the toy.

It can be difficult (and expensive) to find treat replacements for this type of toy. I prefer using a small Kong or another toy to dispense treats.

Handmade Toys

This simple homemade dog toy is a great way to indulge a Beagle's love of chewing fabric in an inexpensive way.

I was originally intending to sew the fabric rectangles together in some way, but couldn't think of a good, durable way to do it with the resources I had available.

So, I just ended up tying one of the fabric rectangles around the other ones, gathering them into a bundle. In the future, I'm going to work on a better tying/sewing solution, but for the time being it's okay. Snoopy doesn't care how the toy looks!

Homemade Toys Save Money and Encourage Fun

Step 1. Cut several rectangular pieces of durable fabric of the same size.

Do You Have a Beagle?

[email protected] on October 29, 2016:

I am a Flight Attendant so I'll be gone a day or so. When I come home I ALWAYS make sure to have an EMPTY WATER BOTTLE to throw her way! She LOVES IT!!! The crinkle of the bottle also helps to get her to come when she's off on a rant!!!

Just make sure you get the CAP as soon as they get it off...BUT getting the cap off IS ALSO part of the FUN CHALLENGE!!! She always spits it out and is done with the bottle once the cap is off anyway, I guess THAT'S the fun of the bottle!?!?!

tobydavis on February 06, 2014:

Hoping to get a Beagle - so great info!

MarthaMay on November 14, 2013:

We have three beagles, their favourites are: Kong IQ toys but not the one shaped like a bottle-not tough enough, kong wobble and large cardboard boxes with hidden goodies inside-make as complex as u can. The most durable 'soft' toy is the mega square from Agree with what you said about soft toys...carnage, we have a soft toy tied to a strong stick by wool, swing the toy round and the beagle will be successful in catching it every so often, the wool tends to snap which means the beagle gets to run off with its prey- handing it back over for a lovely treat of courses! Another good game is running a little cheese trail round the garden or field - other sites offer mixtures of scent for your hound to track-it's brilliant to see the beagles working. Nice site, we've wasted so much money on toys, beagles' never seemed disappointed though :) a tired beagle is a happy beagle! And ultimately much less destructive.

Rowangaia on October 11, 2012:

This lens is very useful: thank you so much for the information.

emmaklarkins (author) on September 17, 2012:

@Nanciajohnson: No squeaker is safe when there are beagles around!

emmaklarkins (author) on September 17, 2012:

@bushaex: I wouldn't be surprised :p

emmaklarkins (author) on September 17, 2012:

@aquarian_insight: Thank you so much! Snoopy likes to be shared :)

prosyoror lm on September 16, 2012:

I love Beagles

aquarian_insight on September 16, 2012:

My sister has a Puggle (half Pug, half Beagle) and he loves his fabric toy 'Max the Bumble Bee' the best. He has destroyed so many of them, I think my sister should just buy them in bulk because he is down to his 7th or 8th one now. I loved this lens - thank you for sharing Snoopy with us and congratulations on your Purple Star - it is well-deserved. *blessed*

Stephen Bush from Ohio on September 10, 2012:

SquidAngel blessings. Let's hope Snoopy doesn't chew on your Purple Star!

lokanath on September 10, 2012:

It seems Snupy like the doll very much.

Nancy Johnson from Mesa, Arizona on September 09, 2012:

Our Sammy the Beagle loved the fabric dog toys with squeakers. It was his mission to take that squeaker out. Sometimes he would open it up at the seam so I could repair it easily, sometimes not. Sammy had a favorite squirrel that he carried everywhere. Snoopy looks like he has lots of fun with his toys too.

emmaklarkins (author) on September 09, 2012:

@aesta1: He is nice... when he wants to be!

emmaklarkins (author) on September 09, 2012:

@petrusdotcom: I know, right??

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 09, 2012:

I am not too familiar with beagles but Snoopy looks like a nice dog.

petrusdotcom on September 09, 2012:

I will have to make one of those, oh but the eyes of the dog... lolol is like mine... it means... aww... it wasn't me! lolol

Mauhro on March 10, 2012:

If i have a dog one day it will be a beagle for sure!

WriterJanis2 on March 05, 2012:

Great suggestions here.


The best type of toys for Beagles are ones that cater to their natural traits and instincts. The Beagle is an energetic and playful dog that needs something to do. A bored Beagle often will look to entertain themselves. This can be in unconstructive ways resulting in naughty behavior. For a guide to how much and what type of exercise your Beagle needs see here.

Beagles were bred to work as hunting dogs as scent hounds. Their sense of smell is amazing. It is often said that a Beagle’s brain is controlled by their nose. Once their nose hits the ground the ears turn off.

They are also very social dogs and love to play with either humans or other dogs. This is because of their long history of hunting in packs of other Beagles with human hunting partners. Interactive toys and games are ideal for Beagles.

Other traits to take into consideration when choosing toys for your Beagle include their strong food drive. Interactive and puzzle toys that use treats are a dream for Beagles.

Although not all Beagles are diggers, many Beagles are. This can become a problem when they are digging up your garden or even your carpet. Digging is a natural behavior for many dogs. You can’t really train a natural instinct out of a dog, but you can redirect the behavior.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Beagle

Beagles are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. They're known for being great family pets, but there's a lot that you probably didn't know about Beagles. Here are 10 interesting facts about this beloved breed:

1. Beagles Were Bred For Hunting

Beagles are excellent dogs for hunting rabbits and hares. They have a phenomenal sense of smell and seemingly endless stamina. When fox hunting became popular, breeders created the Foxhound by crossing a Beagle with a Buckhound.

2. Their Ears Help Their Noses

According to the breed standard, Beagles' ears, when drawn out, reach the end of their nose. Those long ears actually catch scent particles and keep them close to the dog's nose, so he can take in as much information as possible.

3. Beagles Have Two Different Sizes

In the U.S. Beagles are classified in one of two ways in terms of size. There are Beagles under 13 inches and those over 13, but at or under 15 inches. The height limit of a Beagle in the U.S. is 15 inches in England, however, it is 16 inches.

4. Beagles Can Vocalize Three Ways

The name “Beagle” is thought to come from the French word “begueule,” meaning “gaped throat,” and Beagles can definitely live up to that namesake. The Beagle is one of the most vocal dog breeds, and he can make three different sounds: a standard bark, a yodel-like sound called a bay (which he uses when hunting), and a howl.

See this beagle puppy learn to howl in the video below.


5. Beagles' Tails Are Like White Flags

Many beagles have a white-tipped tail. This white tip was bred into Beagles so that they would be visible when they had their noses to the ground during a hunt.

6. Lots Of Beagles Have Jobs

A Beagle's incredible sense of smell makes him a great working dog. Beagles are often used as bedbug detectors. The Department of Homeland Security also uses Beagles in airports to find food in passengers' luggage, in order to prevent the spread of foreign diseases and parasites. This team of dogs is called The Beagle Brigade.

7. A Beagle Named Elvis Can Smell Pregnancy

“Polar bear pregnancy detector” is a much less common Beagle job, but it does exist. A two-year-old Beagle named Elvis was actually trained to determine whether a polar bear is pregnant by smelling her poop. Elvis is a tremendous help to zookeepers who can't tell whether their polar bears are actually pregnant or exhibiting pseudopregnancy. Elvis can identity samples from pregnant females with 97 percent accuracy.

8. President Lyndon Johnson Had Three Beagles

Their names were “Him,” “Her,” and “Edgar.” There's no explanation as to why the first two were named Him and Her, but the third one was named after J. Edgar Hoover , the Director of the FBI, who gave the dog to Johnson after Him and Her died. Him also sired a litter of puppies while he lived in the White House, and the president's daughter, Luci, took two of them and named them Kim and Freckles. Freckles remained at the White House after Luci left.

9. Barry Manilow's Beagle Was On His Album Covers

Barry Mainlow had a beloved Beagle named Bagel. He featured her on several of his album covers. Barry Manilow was also photographed wearing a T-shirt that said, “I LOVE BEAGLES.”

10. Snoopy Is A Beagle

You may not initially think that Charlie Brown's beloved pet is a Beagle, but in fact, he is an AKC-registered Beagle. Think you know Snoopy? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Top Durable Dog Toys

If you want chew toys for beagles that are dog-safe and durable, there are plenty of options available in the market. From bouncing balls to chewy stick toys, there’s a wide range to choose from to keep your beagle active and entertained.

KONG is an American brand that manufactures and supplies very strong chew toys that can withstand even the most robust of chewers for quite some time. A popular choice among dog owners, KONG offers a wide variety of toy options made of different materials such as rubber and PolyTuff. There are also various features available such as noise-making to further stimulate your dog’s energy as they play and dental feature to strengthen your dog’s teeth.

GoughNuts, another American brand, makes super durable toys made of a couple of layers of dog-safe rubber. They offer dog toys in fun colors and shapes, with the donut shape being the most popular choice.

Here are other good options when you’re selecting your beagle’s toys.

Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball

The Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball is designed to mentally stimulate your toys for beagles. While they play, they can get treats too! Your beagle will learn how to play smarter for the treat to come out, and you can even adjust the difficulty level accordingly. Since beagles are bred hunters, they will appreciate not just being given the treats having to work for it will make them feel more satisfied! The toy also helps in extending playtime, keeping your beagle occupied longer.

Chew King Premium Treat Dog Toy

This toy assures a long time of fun as your beagle play for hours in a quest to find the hidden treat inside. Not only is it an engaging toy but it is safe as well! Chemically tested to be non-toxic for your furry friend, it has no chemical smell and has safety air vents to protect your beagle’s tongue too. It is available in 3 sizes and made of natural rubber that can withstand robust chewing.

Booda Fresh N Floss Tug Rope Dog Toy

This tough and durable toy, made from wax-coated nylon will all-natural fibers, won’t fray against the toughest chewers. Thick and strong, your beagle can sink their teeth into this toy, but it’s soft enough to not compromise doggy teeth! You can play a gentle tug of war with your beagle after a meal using this toy it will help remove the debris left from the food, making for better oral health.

Devil Dog Premium Elk Antlers

For a fun, exciting playtime, these toys will suit your beagle just fine. Perfect for puppies, these chew toys are organic, non-synthetic, all-natural, clean, and odorless. With materials sourced from the grounds of the Rocky Mountain region of the USA, these elk antler chews are of the highest quality and can last a long time, keeping your beagle happy and engaged. It’s an awesome choice especially for aggressive chewers.

Things to Remember

At the end of the day, you know what’s best for your toys for beagles. Tailor your beagle’s playtime and toys around the needs you see are arising. If you want your beagle to be trained professionally, then take the appropriate steps. If you’re happy enjoying casual walks or runs and playing with him depending on his mood, then that’s okay too! What matters is to forge a bond between you too, first by establishing trust and strengthening that trust through constant care and attention.

Best Beagle Dog Toys

What are durable toys for Beagles? If you want eat playthings for beagles that are dog-safe and long lasting, there are plenty of alternatives readily available in the market. From bouncing rounds to chewy stick playthings, there's a large range to select from to keep your beagle active and also captivated.

KONG is an American brand that produces and also provides extremely strong eat playthings that can stand up to also the most robust of chewers for fairly time. A preferred option among dog proprietors, KONG uses a large variety of plaything options made from different products such as rubber and


There are also various attributes readily available such as noise-making to additional promote your pet dog's energy as they play and oral attribute to strengthen your pet's teeth.


This is an additional American brand name, makes extremely resilient playthings made of a number of layers of dog-safe rubber. They offer pet playthings in enjoyable shades and shapes, with the donut shape being one of the most prominent choice.

Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball

This is designed to psychologically stimulate your playthings for beagles. While they play, they can get deals with also! Your beagle will find out exactly how to play smarter for the reward to come out, as well as you can even change the problem degree appropriately. Because beagles are bred hunters, they will appreciate not simply being offered the deals with needing to work for it will make them feel more completely satisfied! The toy also aids in prolonging play, keeping your beagle inhabited much longer.

Chew King Premium Treat Dog Toy

What are durable toys for Beagles? This plaything assures a lengthy time of enjoyable as your beagle play for hrs in a quest to find the concealed treat inside. Not only is it an engaging plaything yet it is risk-free too! Chemically tested to be non-toxic for your hairy good friend, it has no chemical smell as well as has safety air vents to shield your beagle's tongue as well. It is available in 3 sizes and made of all-natural rubber that can endure robust eating.

Booda Fresh N Floss Tug Rope Dog Toy

This long lasting and difficult toy, made from wax-coated nylon will all-natural fibers, will not battle royal against the hardest chewers. Thick as well as strong, your beagle can sink their teeth right into this plaything, however its soft sufficient to not jeopardize doggy teeth! You can play a mild yank of war with your beagle after a dish utilizing this plaything it will help eliminate the debris left from the food, producing better dental wellness.

Devil Dog Premium Elk Antlers

For an enjoyable, amazing play, these toys will certainly match your beagle simply fine. Perfect for young puppies, these eat playthings are organic, non-synthetic, natural, clean, as well as odorless. With materials sourced from the grounds of the Rocky Hill region of the USA, these elk horn chews are of the finest as well as can last a long period of time, keeping your beagle satisfied and involved. It's an awesome choice particularly for aggressive chewers.

Keep In Mind

What are durable toys for Beagles? At the end of the day, you know what's best for your toys for beagles. Tailor your beagle's playtime as well as playthings around the demands you see are occurring. Take the ideal actions if you desire your beagle to be trained professionally. That's fine too if you're satisfied appreciating informal walks or runs and also playing with him depending on his mood! What issues is to build a bond in between you also, initially by establishing trust fund and enhancing that count on with consistent treatment and also focus.

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