Best Frisbee for Dogs 2017 – (My Dog Tests Each One)



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dog-favorite-frisbee

This is Sam the Labrador Retriever. Sam LOVES playing fetch, and as a Labrador it's simply in his genes. In fact, he carries his frisbee around the house all day, just like this.

So as you can imagine, we've gone through quite a few frisbee's in our time together. And I've made many trips to the pet store because he destroyed his and we needed another one before we visited the park.

You see the other problem is that Sam likes to chew things, and many of these "indestructible" flying discs just don't last more than a few visits to the park.

Here's the good news: after a year of testing we've found a few that last a LOT longer than others. So here are a list of Sam's favorite flying disc toys.

Quick Look: Best Dog Frisbee's

Flying Disc

How Long it Lasted:

Our Rating

8 Months

1.5 Months

1 Month

4 Weeks

3 Days

See a full report of each frisbee and how it held up with all our dogs below.

The Testing Process

​We purchased at least one (in some cases multiple) of the five most popular frisbees, and used them for their main purpose - playing catch with our dogs! We wanted to see how long each one would last against dog breeds that love to play and chew.

We then used each one for an hour of play time each day until it was destroyed or unusable.

All my dogs (not just Sam) were very inspired by this test, and put each catch toy through vigorous durability tests by:

  • Playing fetch in the park everyday.
  • Thoroughly chewing each product.

They are happy to report that frisbee is their favorite game, and they still enjoy playing to this day.

The Best Dog Frisbee

Our Rating:

How Long it Lasted:

8 Months

It has a few minor flaws, but this has been the best catch toy we've tried. Simply because it's outlasted all the other toys (by a huge margin), along with maintaining it's performance.

West Paw did a good job by using thick rubber on the outside rim, but keeping the center section flexible and thin, so it can resist chewing and it's able to maintain it's performance as a flying disc for a very long time. That being said, it's still got some weight to it, so it's not perfect for long distance flights, but still decent enough to make the dogs happy.

But the key feaure here is: we began this test 8 months ago, and this is the only frisbee still alive today, and we continue to use it for our regular park visits.

​Although, the center did eventually tear slightly after 5 months, but it still flies perfectly fine with a few holes.

For the price this was a very good purchase, and our new permanent frisbee from now on.

Pros:

  • Lasted the longest in our test.
  • Durable, thick rubber edge that flies decently.
  • Soft and flexible, but sturdy enough to hold it's shape.
  • Easy to see in tall grass or snow.
  • Floats in water.

Cons:

  • The thin rubber in the center is the first thing to get holes or chewed apart.
  • It doesn't fly quite as good as other light weight frisbee's. 
kongrubberflyer

Our Rating:

How Long it Lasted:

1.5 Months

The Kong Flyer uses flexible, soft rubber and a thicker outer edge to make a durable flying disc, however we found it didn't quite hold up.


This is apparently due to a decline in product manufacturing quality over the years. That being said, I have to review the toy that I purchased, and I would say it's good but not great. Our dogs were taking chunks off the edges within a week, and it was unusable after about six weeks of use.


The Kong Rubber Flyer is very flimsy but flies through the air surprisingly well. The bendable structure allows for easy storage or carrying, as you can roll it up and store it away (a really nice feature!)


This one is certainly more durable than your typical disc, but ​not indestructible.

Pros:

  • Soft, flexible rubber.
  • Bendable and easy to roll up and store.
  • Fairly durable, good for medium or light chewers.

Cons:

  • Overly flexible, feels very floppy.
  • Heavy chewers will destroy this toy quickly.
chuckit_paraflight

Our Rating:

How Long it Lasted:

1 Month

The Chuckit! Paraflight uses nylon weaving and a foam bass to make a soft and flexible flying disc.

It's a nice, solid disc with similar qualities as the Chuckit! Zipflight. You can really get some nice flight time, and it's great for playing in water (as it floats ontop of the water). Also, I personally like the color and design, it looks and feels very nice.

The biggest issue is the nylon weaving - after about 2 to 3 weeks the threads start to come loose, which means the end is near. Shortly after the weave unravels, and the frisbee becomes massively unbalanced making it difficult to throw straight or get any distance.

A really great product if your dog isn't a heavy chewer, or loves playing in the water.

Pros:

  • Soft foam and light weight
  • Flies very nicely and can get great distance.
  • Floats on top of water.

Cons:

  • Breaks down quickly. Threads and foam can be quickly destroyed by chewing.
  • Once threads come loose it doesn't fly straight.
  • Wind will easily cause this frisbee to fly all over the place. 
chuckit_zipflight

Our Rating:

How Long it Lasted:

4 Weeks

These used to be a really great product! Unfortunately, over the past 3 years they've become more and more disposable. It appears their new manufacturing process has caused the build quality to decline.


They feel light, and nice in your hand, and the designs are really cool looking. The light-weight foam is designed to sit on top of water and enables it to fly a good distance.

The unfortunate part is now the weaving begins to come loose after a week or two, which marks the beginning of the end. Once my dogs find a loose thread, they begin surgically removing every loose piece until the entire weave comes undone. Soon after this toy is a mess of wet fuzz and shredded foam.

If your dog is not a chewer this would make a fantastic little flying disc, but otherwise not the best choice.

Pros:

  • Light weight and great for throwing.
  • Cool designs and colors.
  • Easy to see in tall grass or snow.
  • Floats on top of water.

Cons:

  • Breaks down quickly. Threads and foam can be quickly destroyed by chewing.
  • Once threads come loose it doesn't fly straight.
  • Build quality has declined over the past few years.
chuckit-flying-squirrel-review

Our Rating:

How Long it Lasted:

3 Days

This was an interesting toy, it's canvas wrapped tightly around bent plastic tubes. It's very light weight, and has small grips on each corner for easy throwing. It does fly quite well, although a little wind causes it go off on it's own path. It's also fantastic for water as it sits gently on the surface.

The problem, again, is dogs that chew. The flying squirrel is flexible and can withstand a bit of wear and tear, but beyond that it simply isn't up to the task. After our first trip to the park it had already begun to show major damage.

Great for very gentle or completely non-chewers. Light weight and flexible.

Pros:

  • Light weight and flexible.
  • Flies very nicely.
  • Easy grip corners for easy throwing.

Cons:

  • Fragile and not suited for heavy chewers.
  • Wind will easily cause this frisbee to fly all over the place. 

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