If you’re just getting familiar with KONG Pet Toys or happen to be a proud new dog owner; you may not realize the importance of KONG dog toy colors!
Therefore, it is important that you don’t choose a KONG toy solely on the color you like best. You should choose your KONG based on your dog’s chewing temperament. Alternatively, you can review the chart at the bottom for recommendations on the proper KONG size and color according to the breed of dog(s) you have.
1. Gentle Chewers are dogs that usually prefer plush and fabric toys. They typically enjoy licking or sucking on their toys. They seldom destroy their toys.
2. Average Chewers enjoy all kinds of toys. These dogs are usually destructive with plush and fabric toys, but are rarely destructive with rubber toys.
3. Power Chewers often require more discretion in toy selections because they are determined, strong, and can make quick work of most toys. Durable, interactive toys and rubber toys are usually best for these dogs. Sizing up to a larger size can also be helpful when dealing with power chewers.
As always, regardless of chewing temperament, be sure to supervise your dog when using dog toys. Remember to replace any toy with rips, tears, or cuts.
Let’s take a look at some of the KONG types and colors that are available and their recommended dog ‘customers’.
The red KONG is for Adult Dogs and Average Chewers.
If you are uncertain of which KONG to get and have a dog beyond 6 months of age, you can’t go wrong with a KONG Classic. If you have an aggressive chewer or a dog with a history of destructive behavior, you should look into the black KONG Extreme.
Available sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
For your most powerful chewers, try the black KONG (Extreme).
While it is not indestructible, the proprietary black rubber compound is extremely durable and should be able to withstand the jaw pressure of most large and extra large breed dogs. If your dog is a destructive chewer, give the black KONG Extreme dog toy a try. You may be surprised at how tough and rugged this toy can be!
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
Baby blue and pink KONGs (Puppy) are loved by Young Dogs.
Available sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large
The purple KONG (Senior) is ideal for Older Dogs.
Available in three sizes: Small, Medium and Large