Every dog owner has had at least one occasion where they‘ve come home to find something’s been chewed. For some, it’s their slippers. Others, it’s the sideboard. For some, it’s even been the whole couch. That’s why TastyBone has worked hard to provide the best chews available to avoid these unfortunate destructive incidents. But which dog breeds chew more than any other? Here are a few we’ve come across…
Labradors are bred as retrieving dogs, so they’re used to having things in their mouth. They’re also a very energetic and exuberant breed, always wanting to do something and keep themselves busy. Therefore, if you have an active breed with lots of energy that’s used to mouthing things that don’t have anything to do in the day, there’s going to be chewing involved. Strong, long-lasting chews with flavour and variety and plenty of exercise are recommended with these top chewers.
It’s not just the big boys who are chewers. Small dogs like Chihuahuas are just as prone to nibbling their way through your favourite shoes as bigger dogs are. That’s because people often forget how much activity and attention small dogs need. Chihuahuas, in particular, are prone to boredom, separation anxiety and nervousness. This leads to them chewing objects to help alleviate this. So if you have a Chihuahua, we recommend taking them on long walks to see if the extra exercise helps.
3. Border Collie
Border Collies are bred to be herding dogs. This means they have large supplies of energy. It also means they’re a very intelligent breed. With lots of energy and a keen intellect, Border Collies can get bored easily and become restless. And when they get bored, they start to find things to keep them busy, like finding out what the inside of the couch looks like. To keep them from destroying your furniture, we recommend having your Collie take part in more creative activities, like flyball dog courses.
4. Jack Russell’s
These little chewers are infamous for their destructive habits. Jack Russell’s have endless sources of energy and are always looking for ways to use up that energy. Sometimes, it’s with activities like digging. Other times, it’s getting their gnashers around the nearest thing they can find and ripping it to shreds. That’s why you should always be sure to keep a chew near your Jack Russell and to give them regular exercise and teach new tricks to keep their body and mind busy.
5. Golden Retriever
One of today’s most popular dog breeds. Golden Retrievers were bred to retrieve birds that had been shot by hunters, making them another breed used to having things in their mouths. This leads to Retrievers mouthing things a lot, which inevitably leads to vigorous chewing if they aren’t kept busy. So make sure your Retriever is regularly exercised and always has a chew at hand to fulfil their mouthing needs.
Beagles love eating more than anything, whether it’s edible or not. They tend to follow their noses and chew on anything they perceive to be tasty. For these adorable little chewers, we recommend a toy with some kind of treat placed inside to keep their inquisitive noses busy. We also recommend giving them a TastyBone, infused with delicious flavours to the core to keep their taste buds satisfied all day long.