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Personally I like antlers (I have a friend that sells them)...but they make some people nervous as it's basically bone on bone when your dog chews them. Currently the benefits outweigh the disadvantages for us...if that changes drastically, we'll reconsider.
Also I like Kong products. Their strength is determined by their color-black being the strongest. I find, if your dog can tear up the black Kongs (which my dogs have-they're tenacious) then just go up one from the recommended size. Also, we have known/heard about goughnuts for a long time but never looked into them. We got one this past Christmas and LURV it. I think you get one free replacement once the toy is ruined. Ours is the green, and it changes to red if they toy is no longer considered "safe" to play with. I believe they too have black and it's a stronger rubber. We also like the West Paw Hurley (the others aren't strong enough-tizzi, bumi, tux, jive) toy (another you can send back for a one time replacement if it gets ruined). Extra Large nylabones or the galileo bone (I think the one we got is a Souper size) is a hit in our house. There are a couple websites I like to shop around on for the best price-I'll share them with you. www.goughnuts.comwww.petcarerx.comwww.wag.comwww.doggyloot.comwww.dogsupplies.com
(awesome $4 bin area)www.bestbullysticks.comwww.petflow.com
The ones with asterisks I haven't bought from yet (but I keep them on my list).
Again-welcome to the forum, I hope we're exactly what you're looking for