This subject has been previously discussed (ad nauseum) on DT in so many threads!
So much so, I think there should be a dedicated forum category for Dobie Toys...
Anyhow, here are some previous toy discussion threads: Cheap, Durable, Dog Tug Toy! Dober-proof toys Best toys for Dobe http://www.dobermantalk.com/puppy-co...orite-toy.html
In my personal experience I have several toys that have sustained "DoberPlay" (a.k.a. destruction) unscathed by our two 2 y/o Dobies:
Spock- 2.7 y/o male, power molar chewer, sucker and shaker
Eva- 2.5 y/o female (a.k.a. "The Shredder")
(Here are some HD video frame shots)
Spock & Eva Tug O' War with Holee Roller
Eva "The Shredder" Working on Holee Roller
Here's my experience of various dog toys Dobies haven't destroyed: Holee Roller-
Probably the best mix of durability and fun appeal (the video of above play is hilarious) These large ones hold up to extensive Dobie to Dobie tug of war and even Eva's chewing attempts! Tuffee-Toys
- NOT indestructable! Eva and Spock will pull stuffing out within 10 minutes if let to chew. However, they looovve them for retrieval- the Alien series ones with the crazy faces!!!
So these are only saved for supervised retrieval play with humans... Cuz (Octopus) Toys-
Dobies eventually remove squeakers and Eva removed legs of octopus toys, but this is one of Spocks faaaavorrites! This is his default toy he brings to me (at any hour of day or night) when he wants to play. I also stuff treats in these to keep both occupied for a (short) while. 1" ID Air Hose Toy
(Homeade) Cheapest, most durable, and versatile toy. Lasted for 2 years with Spock, but Eva chews ends alarmingly fast to get to treats stuffed inside! I use these hoses as a tug reward, retrieval throw and treat stuffer puzzle. Nyla-Bones-
Spock never really took to them until Eva came around. Eva, loves them and we include one with her when crating. Now, like jealous siblings, we have to give Spock his own Nyla-Bone when Eva is busy with one so he doesn't try to steal it! Kongs-
Hold up very well, except our Dobies don't have much interest unless treats are inside! Ruffwear Square Ball
- A most durable construction toy. Sort of hard to get treats inside of, but Dobies have not damaged at all! (even Eva)
Wish List Toys- PlayPal Scrambler- The Dobies love playing with a deflated soccer ball outside and I think they will love the Scrambler! Of course, I'll have to get two of these!