Last week we started a new series of blog posts talking about different categories of dog toy and our favourite toys within those categories. Last week we talked about squeaky toys, but this week we thought we’d look at soft plush toys for dogs. There are a plethora of plush toys out there that offer different play options. We like soft toys as they give your pup something to have fun with when they’re feeling excitable, but also something to cuddle at nap time when playing has worn them out. There are soft toys for dogs in all shapes and sizes to suit all kinds of dogs from puppies to senior dogs.
Our favourite Plush Toys for Dogs
KONG Patches Cordz Kangaroo - How adorable is this Kangaroo shaped dog toy? It’s made of a number of different fabrics each with a different texture. Your dog will enjoy exploring the various textures and the floppy arms and legs. There’s even a large squeaker inside for added playtime fun. It’s ideal for cuddling up to or for gentle games of indoor fetch.
Tweed Bone Soft Toy - This is a toy made here in our workshop. The ideal dog toy for those who don’t want a squeaker. It is made of luxury tweed so will look stylish in your dog’s bed or crate and will offer a soft cushioned cuddle at bedtime. We can personalise them too, so if you’re looking for a special present for a dog this could be just the thing!
HuggleHounds Plush Monkey - This super cute dog soft toy has a body made from knots which is good for chewers. The floppy body makes it a good toy for various forms of play including fetch. If you have a dog who likes to carry their toys around, perhaps a Labrador, then this is ideal as the floppy limbs make it perfect for holding in the mouth. Available in two sizes - the larger one being perfect for Labradors and large sized breeds.
All for Paws Classic Squirrel - This is a life-like soft toy and will bring out your dog’s instinct to hunt small animals. The outside features thick faux fur and the inside has a squeaker. Ideal for interactive entertainment!
KONG Cozie Ali Aligator - We chose this as one of our top plush toys for dogs as it has the softest outer body ever. Your dog will absolutely love snuggling up to this at bedtime. Despite the soft nature of the outer body, it has a layer of material inside for added strength and can withstand some chewing. A large sized plush toy perfect for large breed puppies and adult dogs.
KONG Softseas Octopus - This toy is simply adorable. A cute octopus made of soft faux fur fabric with added squeaker and crinkly inner. Your dog will enjoy carrying this around and thrashing during play, then snuggling up to if for a nap
FuzzYard Unicorn Potion - We all need a little bit of magic in our lives at the moment and this Unicorn Potion dog toy will do just that. A lovely novelty toy for dogs with a squeaker inside for added enticement.
Animal Instincts Snow Mate Reggie Rock Hopper - If you’re looking for a plush animal toy that looks like the real thing then this penguin soft toy for dogs might be just the thing. A large soft toy with squeaky inner, it is ideal for games of indoor fetch and retrieve.
Favourite Plush Toys for Puppies
Many of the toys above come in more than one size, some which are suitable for puppies. But there are one or two plush toys that we particularly love for puppies in particular . Here are our favourite puppy plush toys:
Little Buddy Heartbeat Sheep - This is more than just a plush toy, but will give puppy the feeling of being with Mum. It features a heartbeat sensation which will offer the most comforting hug to new puppies. It’s the ideal toy to buy for new puppies and will stay with them for a long time to come. Ideal for calming nervous new pups.
Small Bite Lamb - Puppies love to snuggle and nap. This Small Bite Lamb is a wonderful first soft toy for little ones. It has a soft squeaker inside to encourage play and the soft outer will give snuggly cuddles when bedtime calls.
KONG Knots Carnival Lion - Puppies will soon start their teething phase and chewing will become a daily occurrence. This KONG plush toy with knotted inner will give them the chance to sate both their chewing desires and their cuddling needs. An adorable little lion in soft pastel colours.