Finding just the right toy for your smaller breed dog can be just as important a decision as selecting a comfortable bed for a smaller dog or choosing the best small breed dog food. But smaller breeds have special needs that bigger dogs don’t have, like the ability to only bite a smaller size than larger dogs as well as needing toys that hold their attention long enough to be thoroughly enjoyed. Let’s look at 10 of the best toys to help dog lovers choose just the right toy to provide entertainment and activity for the smaller breed pooch.
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Top Small Breed Dog Toys
Top Ten Small Dog Toys: What You Need to Know
1. Zippy Paws – Skinny Peltz No Stuffing
- Stuffing Free Squeaky Dog Toys - These lovable characters will give your dogs hours of fun without the fuss of cleaning up the mess of shredded stuffing. Get playing with 3 adorable woodland creatures - fox, raccoon, and squirrel.
- Flat Toys for Small & Medium Dogs - Each unstuffed dog toy has 3 independent zones each with a high-quality round squeaker to deliver more sound to keep your best friend entertained.
- Soft Puppy Toys - Skinny Peltz dog toys contain no stuffing to ensure they last longer for a mess free fun both for you and your pup. Machine washable on gentle cycle with mild detergent. Tumble dry low for maximum fluffiness.
- Popular Puppy Toys - This unique plush toy set contains 3 Skinny Peltz pet toys. Each is 18 inches long, the perfect size for small and medium dog breeds of all life stages.
- Unique Novelty Dog Toys - These beautifully-designed stuffingless squeak toys are lovingly made with high-quality materials to be the choice pet products for the modern dog and dog owner.
|Item Weight||0.3 Pounds|
Owners of small dogs are going to love Zippy Paws Skinny Peltz toys for a few reasons, but the most important one has to do with the fact that these toys do not have any stuffing to pull out by those persistent, tiny teeth. This set comes with three toys that are all made with the same construction, but each has its own personality as a woodland creature your dog can love on and gnaw on to his hearts-desire. The darling raccoon, fox, and squirrel each have multiple squeaky spots as well, adding to the fun of the toy. Measuring in at 18 inches, the Skinny Peltz are just the right size toys for smaller dog breeds.
- No stuffing to pull out
- Multiple squeaky noisemakers per toy
- Excellent value for 3 toys
- Length could be large for very small dogs or small breed puppies
2. StarMark Treat Dispensing Bob-A-Lot Interactive Toy
- Adjustable treat dispensing toy
- Large chamber fits whole meals
- Weighted bottom wobbles. New adjustment gate on the bottom accommodates a larger kibble size and is easier to adjust
- The Package Width Of The Product Is 5.4 Inches
|Pet toy type||Treat Dispenser Toy|
|Breed Recommendation||All Breed Sizes|
This highly entertaining dog toy provides excitement for your dog while he works toward earning treats. Since it can be used as a treat dispensing mechanism as well as a helpful tool to help slow down fast eaters, the Bob-A-Lot is a toy that would be used by every dog owner. Adding in the dog food of your choice along with making any adjustments to the size of the treat escape location are both needed before your dog can really benefit from the best part of this toy: nosing it around until a treat pops out! Other than needing to refill the treat container occasionally, the Bob-A-Lot wobbles around to create hours of fun for a determined -or hungry – pup.
- Easy to fill
- Bobble function means it won’t migrate far from dog play space
- Large chamber fits treat up to a whole meal of the kibble
- Must purchase treats/food
3. Arm & Hammer for Pets Super Treadz Dental Chew Toy
- DOES YOUR PUP HAVE POWERFUL GORILLA JAWS THAT DESTROY EVERYTHING? Give them a beast of a toy they can test their jaw strength on - the Arm & Hammer Gorilla Treadz Dental Chew Toy for Dogs is sturdy enough for tough chewers
- DOUBLES AS A DENTAL TOY FOR DOGS - This durable dog's toy's tire-like treads help remove tartar and plaque build up in your dog's teeth, maintaining a clean mouth and proper dental hygiene for your pup. Plus, it's infused with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
- DOG TOY WITHOUT SQUEAKER OR STUFFING - A stuffing-free dog toy & a quiet dog toy that your pup can chomp anytime - whether you're in your 3rd virtual meeting of the day or rocking the baby to sleep, this is a quiet distraction for your active pup
- LET YOUR PUP MONKEY AROUND WITH SOMETHING OTHER THAN YOUR SHOES - This fun gorilla shape keeps dogs entertained for hours while it effectively cleans dogs' teeth; it's the best of both worlds
- RUBBER TOYS FOR SMALL DOGS UP TO 35LBS - This durable dog toy is made from natural rubber that is tough enough for small but aggressive chewers. Feel like your dog could bully through a rubber tire, this is the aggressive chew dog toy for you
|Breed Recommendation||Small, Medium, All Breed Sizes, Large|
|Brand||Arm & Hammer|
Every dog needs a toy they will love playing with that also enhances dental health. Arm & Hammer’s Super Treadz is the dental toy that all small dog breeds and their owners will love. With its hilarious gorilla shape and bright green color, pet parents will always be able to find this sure-to-be-loved chew toy. Dogs will enjoy biting and chewing on Super Treadz’s durable surface with nubs and grooves that feel good on puppy mouths while improving dental health with the inclusion of baking soda.
- Extremely durable
- Improves doggie dental health
- Dishwasher safe
- Treat dispenser hole
- Strong flavor/scent could deter some dogs
- Aggressive chewers could detach portions
4. Legend Sandy’s Squeaky Plush Dog Toy Pack
- 【12 Dog Toy Squeakers Pack&High Value】 There are variety dog toy assortment for small dogs with various animal shape, including dinosaur, giraffe,panda, chicken, lamb, frog, lobster, octopus, whale, turtle, squirrel and pig dog toys .The bundle of...
- 【Puppy Teething Toys for Small Dogs】 These sqeeky toys for dogs are made of soft, non-toxic cotton and plush, which is quite suitable for teething and dental cleaning. Playing the barkbox toys can not only entertain doggies, but also benefit their...
- 【Cute Dog Chew Toys Set】Chewing is dog’s nature no matter how big your dog is, and the plush dog toy pack is to help those light chewers. Loving them and just release their nature.
- 【Stuffed Dog Toys with Squeakers for Breed Dogs & Premium Quality】 All of the squeeky dog toys are with squeakers and it is easy for puppy & small dogs to make the squeaker sound. The dog plush toy set is hand-stiched instead of glued. They are...
- 【Sincere Guarantee of Dog Toys Pack】 Please warm noted that the leaps and bounds dog toy is for slightly aggressive chewers.Providing products that satisfy you is our aim, so we earnestly promise you can ask for refund or replacement within 30 days....
|Unit Count||12 Count|
This large set of 12 toys is perfect for small dogs who need a variety of toys to stay entertained. Each toy comes with an embedded squeaker, and the toys themselves are the perfect small size for most little dog breeds to enjoy. The fun animal shapes include an adorable panda, cheery dinosaur, and a cute whale, along with other darling farm animals and sea creatures for pups to enjoy. Since these are hand-sewn and not glued in construction, these squeaky toys will last longer for most determined chewers. These little toys range in sizes from approximately 4 to 6 inches in length and arrive in a useful tote to hold them between playtimes.
- 12 toys in one pack
- Handsewn for durability
- Squeaky center
- Small size can be eaten easily by larger dogs
5. Toozy Puppy Toys for Small Dogs, 7 pack
- ❤ 7 Pack Puppy Toys Set: Including lovely plush squeaky dog toys and various dog rope toys. These durable puppy teething chew toys are perfect for puppies to play interactive games and keep your puppy happy and busy.
- ❤ Safe and High Quality: Dog toys for small dogs are made from PP cotton and premium plush. Durable, non-toxic, bite-resistant, safe and washable.
- ❤ Great for Dental Health: Puppy chew toys help with the urge to chew while helping soothe your pup's gums and promote clean teeth, helping puppy maintain dental health and redirect bad biting behavior.
- ❤ Design for Small Dogs and Puppies: Pretty, colorful and attractive dog toy pack. The size of the puppy toys for teething is specially designed for your puppies. It will not be lonely when you go out and will not bite your furniture, also keep your...
- ❤ Satisfied Puppy Toys: We are so certain that your dog will love these small dog toys. If you have any questions about products, please feel free to contact us, we will solve the problem for you at any time.
|Unit Count||1.00 Gram|
This combo set comes with multiple plush squeaky toys along with a variety of rope-style toys sized just right for small dogs. The premium plush toys range in size from 2.5 inches up to 8 inches, and the rope toys are between 8 and 10.5 inches. From tugging ropes to solitary play chew toys, Toozy’s set provides a brightly colored toy for every puppy mood.
- Multiple sizes and styles
- Premium plush cotton fabrics
- Multiple knots for chewing grip
- Stuffing could come loose
- Only plush toys have squeakers
6. Chuckit! Indoor Ball for Small Dogs
- INDOOR SAFE DOG TOY: At 4.7 inches in diameter, this durable dog ball plush dog toy is slightly larger than a softball, featuring a lightweight design that protects surfaces in the home
- DURABLE DESIGN: For long-lasting use as an indoor fetch toy, the indoor dog toy features a durable multilayer construction, making them durable dog toys for light to medium chewers
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- CHUCKIT FETCH TOYS: Chuckit creates toys that enrich the human-animal bond bright colors help dogs puppies stay engaged Checkout Chuckit for ball launchers, bouncy balls, frisbees, indoor dog toys, glow toys more
- JUST FOR PETS: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, chickens other small furry friends Check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm Hammer, Booda, Chuckit, Jackson Galaxy more
|Material||Textured chenille fabric|
The brightly colored ball from Chuckit! looks like a small tennis ball at first glance, but its fun fluffy surface and smaller overall size make it the perfect indoor toy for small dog breeds to easily fetch and chew. While created to work with the indoor ball launcher by the same company, this ball is just as fun thrown by hand or given to a dog to play with on their own. Made of multiple layers of highly durable material, the Chuckit! ball is soft enough to toss indoors without worrying about damaging surfaces but firm enough for dogs to love to play with it on their own.
- Soft ball surface coating
- May want to use it with Chuckit! thrower at additional purchase
7. Kong Classic Dog Toy
- Medium Dogs (Up to 35 lbs): The KONG Classic red rubber toy is 2.25" by 3.5"; it helps satisfy dogs' instinctual needs while providing mental stimulation and encouraging healthy play
- Fetch and Chew Toy: The KONG Classic's unpredictable bounce makes for exciting games of fetch and other interactive play with your pet. This is a fun way for average chewers to get the exercise they need
- Stuffing: The stuffable KONG Classic is even more enticing when treat filled with bits of kibble, peanut butter, KONG Easy Treat, Snacks or Ziggies. Bonus: For an added challenge, freeze stuffed KONG for 4-6 hours before giving to your dog. (Dishwasher...
- Vet Recommended: Veterinarians and trainers worldwide recommend the KONG Classic as one of the best durable dog toys available
- Made in the USA. Globally Sourced Materials
This aptly named classic dog toy is one every pet owner should have in their home. The small, rubbery chew toy has a hollow center perfectly sized to fill with treats or a smear of perennial puppy favorites like peanut butter. This toy will keep small dogs easily entertained as they work hard to get out the treats embedded inside the Kong. Made of super-strong materials, a Kong should last many years with a quick wash when it gets grimy.
- Spongy surface satisfies aggressive chewers
- Treats add appeal
- An unpredictable bounce pattern makes for a fun fetching
- Treat dispensing puzzle increases mental stimulation
- May have to purchase treats for the full effect of the toy
8. KoolTail Squeak Dog Toys for Small/Medium Dogs
- Unique Squeaky Design - Each toy has one built-in squeaker, pressing down can make a squeaking sound, which can increase the interest of the dog while playing and make them fall in love with this new toy.
- Size - The uniform size of the four toys is 8in x 5in, suitable for most dogs. This bone shape toy is designed for pet playing alone and interactive games.
- Valuable - There are four cute toys of different shapes, rabbit, duck, cow and crocodile in the package, which allows you to buy more toys with the same money, which is very affordable.
- Durable Material - The use of healthy and safe corduroy and polyester short plush materials at the same time add exquisite embroidery technology, all we use are non-toxic material, tight stitches, well made and is not easy to be broken.
- Perfect Gift for Furry Friends - This 4 bone-shaped dog squeaky toys are widely use, which can well meet the chewing and grinding needs of small and medium-sized dogs. At the same time it is also suitable for interactive play and games.
|Pattern||Rabbit, duck, cow, crocodile|
|Unit Count||1.00 Count|
This four-pack of adorable squeaky bone plush toys will quickly become a favorite for dogs and owners alike. Made of attractive and durable polyester and corduroy, each bone is decorated with a different animal and stuffed with one squeaky toy. Sized at 8 inches tall, KoolTail’s bones are just big enough for a good chewy grip but small enough to feel comfortable for smaller breeds to enjoy.
- Strong material for durability
- Soft plush feel
- Squeaker adds interest
- Stuffing could come loose
9. Shitec’s 6 Piece Latex Bouncy Egg set
- FUN SQUEAKY EGG DOG TOY: The toys are bouncy and have fun egg shape that dogs love to chase. With built-in voice device, they make squeaky sound easily when dogs bite or squeeze them. The funny squeak can attract your dog's interest and give them a lot of...
- SAFE AND DURABLE: Made of natural latex and no stuffing, the toys are non-toxic and safe for your pets to chew and play. This high-quality material makes them smooth, good elasticity and easy to clean.
- INTERACTIVE PLAY: The soft squeaky balls are great for gentle chewing, chasing and fetching indoor and outdoor. It's perfect for interactive games to enhance your relationship with your pets.
- FOR SMALL PETS: 1.7''x1.7''x2.3'' cute egg balls, great gift for puppies and small dogs less than 11kg (24.25lb). We recommend supervised play to help toys last longer and most importantly keep your pal safe.
- GUARANTEE FOR DOG TOY SET: Package includes 6pcs squeaky balls. We provide refund or replacement within 30 days. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
|Color||Orange, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Green|
|Item Weight||0.12 Kilograms|
This adorable set of squeaky, bouncy eggs is sure to be a hit with small dogs who don’t aggressively chew toys apart. Made of flexible, natural latex, Shitec’s Bouncy Eggs squeak easily and bounce haphazardly when tossed in play with your dog. Each egg is brightly colored with faces or designs, and they will stand up if placed on the flat bottom area.
- Bounce and roll easily for playtime fun
- Squeaker adds interest
- Small size
- Bottom placed squeaker could detach, posing a choking hazard
- No stuffing
10. Letofun Dog Dispensing Puzzle for Small Dogs
- ?NCREASES IQ ?Interactive dog toy combines the mental stimulation of a puzzle with the tasty rewards of a treat. It can motivate IQ and Mental Stimulation of your pets.This is intended for supervised playtime for pets and is not a chewed toy.
- ?HEALTHY SLOW EATING?Special inner structure controls the eating speed of your petsand prevents your pets from obesity. And it is good for you pets' digestion, ,especially those who gobble up their treats too fast. So fill the food dispensing toy with...
- ?INTERACTIVE FUN?This Enrichment Toy for Dogs to elimites boredom and other unwanted behaviour like destructive chewing. This is a perfect healthy diversion with their favorite activities such as hunting, running and chasing. It necessary guide them to...
- ?EASY TO CLEAN ?The interactive toy ball can add dog food easily.It can also make cleaning simple by hand-washing each part with warm, sudsy water. Rinse and dry before filling.We sincerely advise that long side of the dog food should be less than 1cm/0.4...
- ?SAFE MATERIAL ?this Mind Stimulating Food Game toys made of environmentally friendly and non-toxicplastic(ABS+TPE),which is sturdy. TYPE is a kind of soft rubber roller which is more silent when rolling. Pay attention to the fact that no toy is...
- Sturdy and durable
- Treats are visible, encouraging more puzzle play
- Soft roller caps discourage runaway rolling
Treats must be purchased at an additional cost (any treats work that fit)
Summary: Best Small Dog Toys
Our list of the top 10 dog toys makes choosing the perfect toy for a smaller breed dog is easier than ever. We grouped each top-ranked toy by the category you will be looking for to match up with your dog: Best for Chewers, Best for Treat Dispensing, Best for Squeaky Chewing, and Best for Fetch.
|“Best for” Category||Dog Toy||Top Feature|
|Best for Chewers||Kong Classic||Almost indestructible|
|Best for Chewers||Arm & Hammer Super Treadz||Freshens doggie breath|
|Best for Treat Dispensing||StarMark Bob-A-Lot||Refillable|
|Best for Treat Dispensing||Letofun Dispensing Puzzle||Easy to clean|
|Best for Squeaky Chewing||Zippy Paws Skinny Peltz||No stuffing, 3 toys in pack|
|Best for Squeaky Chewing||Legend Sandy’s 12 Pack Plush Toys||Hand-stitched for durability|
|Best for Squeaky Chewing||Toozy’s 7 Pack Puppy Toys||Very durable|
|Best for Squeaky Chewing||KoolTail Squeak Dog Toys||Adorable designs and colors|
|Best for Squeaky Chewing||Shitec’s Bouncy Eggs||Highly interactive|
|Best for Fetch||Chuckit! Indoor Ball||Soft surface|
What are the best types of interactive toys for small dogs?
Toys for small dogs that allow them to work out puzzles, like treat dispensing toys, ones that dogs can make bounce or roll either by themselves or with their human, and toys that provide sound cues to motivate pups to keep playing are all top types of interactive dog toys.
What is a good toy to keep a small dog busy?
Toys that keep small dogs busy are squeaky, chewable toys, that may or may not dispense treats.
What are some types of smart toys for dogs to play with?
Smart dog toys are ones that keep dogs thinking and working on a problem or puzzle, like treat-dispensing toys or ones that have some aspect of unpredictability to their sound, bounce, or dog treats delivery.
Do dogs like squeaky toys?
Most dogs thoroughly enjoy the excitement and unpredictability of chewing on toys with noise components.
Is chewing on dog toys safe?
Most commercially purchased toys are safe for dogs, but owners should always watch for wear and tear on a dog toy and remove any unsafe parts or toys when damage occurs to protect the safety of the dog.
Is a treat-dispensing toy needed?
Just like all dog toys, treat dispensers are a fun diversion for any pup. The kind of toy chosen for a dog depends on the owner and the needs of the dog.