Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Orbee Earth Ball
Space-Flight Time! Give your dog the world...
The Orbee-Tuff Earth Ball has wonky bounce-appeal & is a long-time fav of mine. We also approve of the harder-to-swallow.
This is the ball that put Planet Dog on the map, so to speak. Rated Top Product of the Year by numerous magazines and called the "world's best dog ball" by industry experts - this doggie-durable, buoyant, bouncy and minty toy is irresistible to dogs and people alike.
Again, very tough and holding up well under some pretty extreme munching, the bal is not indestructable. It is firm, but squishy, so is great exercise in the dog's mouth. Not that those robust chewers need any more exercise for those already powerful jaws, but that's what dogs love. The texture and raised design on the ball surface provides a great stimmulation bonus. And we love the Planet Earth motif - real design genius by Planet Dog.
The product is non-toxic, recyclable and rinses clean - wow! If only we could so easily say the same for our real earth! Planet Dog is a very concious company, however, so you can purchase knowing that this and other Planet Dog products help fund humans helping dogs and dogs helping humans through the Planet Dog Foundation.
Although not heavy, the ball has some heft to it. It comes in three color-ways: Blue/Green, Pink/Blue, and Glow/Orange, the latter color having the advantage of glowing in the dark. Also available in three sizes: small is 3.25", Medium is 3.25", and Large is 4.25". Orbee-Tuff Earth Ball will most likely orbit your dog's world.
Please take time to read the Basic Facts about dogs and toys:
The Basic Bite Facts: There is no ball that will hold up to every single dog out there, as no material is perfect, but this ball will hold up very well for most. The canine jaw is extremely powerful.
The exact power of the canine jaw varies with length, size and width of the jaw, and as you might imagine, also varies among individuals. Actual power also relates to age and how much that dog exercises those muscles. Additionally, bite power is reflective of individual drive (how much the dog wants to take the bite) and whether or not the dog tends to munch at the front or back of the mouth. The front of the mouth offers less leverage, and thus less power, than the back.
Averages of jaw strength were measured in a recent study on a bite sleeve between an American Pit Bull, a German Shepherd and a Rottweiler. The average bite strength was determined at 269 pounds of pressure. Having the long/widest mouth ratio, the Rottweiler topped the group with 328 pounds of bite pressure. I do not know whether the study took into account placement of the bites or whether enough individual dogs were tested to get a good average sampling of each breed, but what I do know is 269 pounds is a lot of pressure!
The Toy Truth: So, dog toy manufacturers really have their work cut out for them and many are doing a pretty good job. I know we all want those toys to last as long as possible. You can definitely see trends as to which toys last better and which don't. But the truth is, every product will be able to be destroyed by some champion chewer out there.
I have tried to present only the best made, most doggy-appealing, and most durable toys for you. And, we all know, no toy is perfect for everyone. I only hope the extra information I am providing you on each and every toy will help you make a wiser purchase and one that will be as satisfying as possible for you and your best furry friend.
Supervision is Neccessary: All toy play must be supervised with dogs, as dogs are quite amazing in their ability to shred, destroy, and swallow items, some in record time. Still, all balls of palm size and smaller are able to be swallowed by dogs and thus, care should be taken with their use. You know your own dog and how much you might need to supervise their play. All puppies should be very carefully supervised.