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As most people know by now, I love to spoil my dogs. They actually have their own toy box next to their baskets which is currently overflowing with their many toys. One of their recent favourite toys is their Oinking Latex Pig.
The Oinking Latex Pig is pretty much what it name states. The pig I bought is pink in colour and obviously made of latex. The pig is about 8 inches long so is a reasonable size and would suit most breeds of dog. With the toy being made of latex, it is nice and soft to touch and very different from the other dog toys. My youngest dog seems to particularly like the texture of it and is always mouthing it.
What I particularly like about this dog toy is the noise it makes. Once its belly is pressed in, it makes a deep oinking sound. It is very hard to explain and sounds somewhere between a fart and a duck quacking. This is a welcome break from the high pitched squeaky toys that most pet shops sell.
I bought this Pheasant from a Jolleyes store which is just down the road from me where it cost me £4.99. I thought this was a little on the expensive side for a dog toy but it was very different from the other toys they have so thought it would be worth a try.
As far as I know, there are no other animals in this range of toys. However, the pig does come in two colours that I have seen. These are pink and black.
What My Dog's Think Of The Pig
This is one of my dog's favourite toys at the moment. They seem to really like the sound that this toy makes as it is so different to the sound their other toys make. My two collies often bring it over to me and use it the same way they would a ball, me throwing it, and them collecting it and bringing it back.
My youngest dog Josh takes great delight in throwing the pig up and down in the air while laying on his back and he chews on it constantly enjoying the sound it makes, and it's a good job that I do too as the noise could become very annoying like some of their other toys that let off a high pitched squeaking noise.
This pig toy would be great for puppies as I can imagine that it would really help them when they are teething and gives them something soft and pleasant to chew on.
Another thing I really like about this toy is the fact that it is made from latex. My collies have loads of soft toys and one downside of that is that the toys can get quite soggy and begin to smell. This pig gets wet and dirty and can easily be wiped off and looks as good as new again.
I would definitely recommend this toy. I do think it is a little expensive at £4.99 but my dogs really do enjoy the unique sound that this toy makes and it also stands the test of time. I have had the pig around 18 months and it still looks as good as new, and better still, it still makes the oinking noise. I like the fact that the toy can be washed as well meaning that it doesn't become dirty and smelly. The toy is big enough for my two dogs to play with the toy amongst themselves (leaving me in peace!) and can be used in a variety of ways.
This pig toy for dogs is made of latex and makes an 'oinking' noise when squeezed. I was in Pets At Home with my 6 year old niece and told her to choose a toy for my dog Saywer. Lo and behold she choose one that made a noise! The toy is very soft and rubbery to the touch, and the noise is made by air being expelled from its snout.
PLAYING WITH THE TOY
Sawyer immediately went mad for this toy, especially when he heard the oinking noise. He batted it about with his paws and enjoyed playing fetch with it - up to a point. However just like a child, his attention wasn't held by 'piggy' and after a few days (if that), he wasn't as enthused by it. In contrast, my 2 year old nephew adored this and probably would have happily kept it for himself.
As for the noise, I personally don't find it especially annoying but I do tend to take it off Sawyer before it gets to that point! If you let your dog have it indefinitely then it probably will eventually send you mad.
Pets at Home recommend that if this toy becomes ripped or damaged, it should be removed from your dog immediately. Sawyer is a big chewer of toys and I give him rope toys for this, however after couple of minutes of playing fetch with this, he did tend to lie down and start having a bit of a chew. He was able to chew the poor piggy's snout off, revealing a small 'squeaker' and a sort of thin fleecy material inside. Therefore if your dog is prone to chewing, I would highly suggest that you supervise your dog at all times when they have this.
WHERE TO BUY
I got this from Pets At Home but it is also widely available to buy online from websites like Amazon.
SIZES AVAILABLE AND PRICE
This toy comes in 2 sizes - small, which is £4 and large, which is £7.
Personally I wouldn't pay £7 for this toy as Sawyer is MUCH too destructive and it would be a waste of money. But £4 is fine provided I supervise him while he plays with it and doesn't chew it to bits in the space of a few days.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS?
I would recommend this for dogs who enjoy playing fetch, as they will get a lot of entertainment from this. However, for dogs such as mine who would rather lie there chewing something, this isn't as good - although I do still think this was worth buying, if anything to see Sawyer's bemused face when he first heard the oinking noise!
When we took a Chorkie pup in for rehoming earlier this year we quickly realised that we were going to have to stock up on doggie related bits and pieces; he arrived at our house with nothing more than a collar and poor excuse for a lead, but as we didn't know how long he'd be lodging with us I didn't particularly want to spend a fortune on him as he was such a cute little pooch that I knew once he reached his forever home his owners would want to buy their own personal things for him. After he darted into the garden half a dozen times with our sons baby toys in his mouth (well actually he was such a small dog that he had to sort of drag most of them in short bursts) we decided to take a trip to Pets At Home to see what we could pick up to keep him entertained.
Now, despite having a life-long penchant for pigs I would definitely not have chosen this ugly thing if it was up to me. The Oinking Latex Pig was Mark's choice, I wanted to buy a much prettier squeaking sunflower, but as he was paying he had to get his own way - especially as I was still in the Chorkie House myself for taking a dog on without consulting him first.
The Latex Pig is exactly as you can see in the piccie Dooyoo have up; slightly demonic looking with such an angry face that I can't understand how or why the manufacturers made him look like this. He's soft and squishy in texture, to the point where I thought Rascal would sink his tiny razor teeth into the material straight away and we'd be left with a burst pig skin for our effort. Not so, the pig proved to be amazingly robust and even though Rascal no longer lives with us I know he still has the pig as the lady who gave him the loving home he so desperately deserved (he wasn't looked after well, if at all, by his previous owner) mentioned it when she texted last week to let me know how he was. A Chorkie is a cross breed dog with one parent being a Yorkshire Terrier and the other being a Chihuahua, the terrier in Rascal came out in the fact that when he was in the right frame of mind he'd grip his toys in his mouth and shake them to within an inch of their lives - lesser toys would begin to rip where he was holding them in his teeth and eventually be shaken in half as he raced around the garden whipping his neck back and forwards.
The Latex Pig didn't even have so much as a tooth mark in it, let alone any rips or tears - extremely impressive in my opinion considering the toy feels very flimsy. The 'oinking' aspect of the toy is horrible, it works a treat but remains the singularly most revolting sound I've ever heard. When you press the pig (or if your dog bites in the right place) you'll be treated to a loud and very grating 'GRUNT' noise - there's nothing sweet or cute about this 'oink' (as you might guess from the appearance of the pig), in fact it turns my stomach a little bit as it sounds a bit like the kind of huge dirty burp my old uncle used to do! Revolting! The latex also trembles slightly as the grunt works its way out of the pigs mouth... Eugh...
Despite my distaste for the Oinking Pig, Rascal loved it from the moment I pulled it out of the Pets at Home carrier bag and this immediately became his 'favourite toy'. It's pretty big at around six or seven inches long with a proportional bulk, but it's light and easy for even the smallest dog to carry around. Rascal used to love taking his into the garden and lying in the sun while he gnawed at one of the legs - although it would make him jump sometimes if he bit in the wrong (or right, depending on your viewpoint) place and get a face full of 'oink'! Because of the size it was very rare for the pig to become misplaced, unlike his rope which he'd hide underneath the row of trees in the garden and because it was such a flat toy it would remain missing until one of us happened to be mooching in that area for whatever reason.
I paid around a fiver for this ugly pig and despite the fact that I'm not keen on the thing I think it was value for money considering Rascal loved it so much.
This latex pig by Trixie is one of Molly's favourite toys and one of the toys I like the least. Molly is a boisterous little Jack Russell with loads of energy and she has a ton of toys at her disposal to keep her entertained and to give me some peace occasionally as when she is off playing she isn't jumping all over me or the kids.
This pig comes in pink and is made of latex which makes it incredibly strong. I bought this as originally I thought the grunting sound that it made was absolutely hilarious but this only lasted a few minutes after getting it home and I have now grown to detest the sound. The problem I have with it is that it is so loud and when Molly is playing with it the noise just doesn't stop which is irritating when all I want to do is relax in front of Eastenders.
Molly on the other hand absolutely loves it and she takes great pleasure in pouncing on it and then running about with it in her mouth making it squeak.
I do find it funny though when she has hidden the pig in her bed and goes to get in it to sleep and gets a fright when she lies down on the pig and it grunts really loudly at her.
Although the toy gets right on my nerve I have to give it full marks for keeping Molly entertained and holding her attention. I have had it for over a year now and although it is looking a little tatty due to being buried and then unburied in the garden several times it is still working.
Molly like to chew it but other than removing a couple of the paws from it the pig itself is still in working order and still grunts away. I would be tempted to remove the squeeker inside and give her it back but I don't have the heart to do it to her because this is one of the things she likes most about the pig.
It is a fantastic toy and well worth the £53 or so that I paid for it. If only it wasn't so annoying to me I would be very happy with it but at the end of the day Molly loves it and that is the most important thing.
I am the proud owner of two lovely collie cross pups named Milo and Mia. Being a year old, they absolutely adore chasing each other round the garden with a toy in tow. These Trixie pig dog toys were purchased as a gift for my dogs from a friend, I was given one in each colour, a grey and a pink.
These toys come in two sizes, 17cm and 23cm. It was the larger of the two that I was given. A quick google search tells me that the toys range from about £5.00-£7.00, and can be bought at pet stores, Amazon and other online retailers.
They toy is made of latex and has a rubbery feel to it. It is stuffed inside. The pigs mouths are open and when the pig is squeezed, it makes a noise. The noise is fairly loud and can only be described as something between a croak and a growl, it is unique and unlike any sound I have heard a dog toy (or a pig for that matter!) make before.
I decided to introduced the toys to the dogs one at a time, as a bit like children, when presented with a toy each, they will still want the same one!
Initially on introducing the toys, Milo, the bolder of the two was immediately taken. He wagged his tail, grabbed the toy and ran off with it. Mia who is a little bit timid, heard the noise the pig made and ran away with her tail between her legs. After a bit of gentle coaxing and encouraging she warmed to it, and was soon chasing her brother around the garden for it!
Next came the real test, would this toy survive a play session with my boisterous dogs?
Unfortunately, I am sad to report that the toy did not pass the test. Within about half an hour of introduction, the dogs had chewed open the latex and removed the plastic tube inside the pig that made the noise when squeezed (it's windpipe!). There was white fluffy stuffing all over the garden.
The second pig toy sadly met the same fate, and Milo and Mia's poops for the next few days did contain small pieces of pink and grey latex. Fortunately the material the toy is made from is non toxic for dogs.
So would I recommend this toy? Perhaps for well behaved, calm and quiet dogs, but not for anything bigger or a dog that likes to chew. For the reason that the toys did not even last a day in my house, I have to give the toy only 2 stars.
Thanks for reading, I hope you found my review useful.
Daisy being a poodle loves to play which has led to both me and my mate that share her buying her numerous toys and getting through quite a few in almost a year since we got her. This is a toy I bought in my local pet store and I bought it in the pink option opposed to the grey as that wasn't there anyway but then I would have bought a pink pig anyway to be honest and it cost me a fiver. Looking online for this toy you can expect to pay around that price for this in many stores if you google it.
What Is It:
Well the toy is a pig, distinctly. There is no getting away from it, it's a pink pig you won't look at it and not know what it is lets put it that way lol! It is made from latex and stands at 17cm though in both colours this is also available in a slightly bigger size and is a little more expensive at 23cm and about £5.49 of which I got the smaller one so it would be easier for Daisy to handle and the smaller one is recommended for smaller dogs anyway.
So shaped like a pig it is mostly smooth and being made of latex is reasonably robust. Like most plastic type of toys this can be ripped up by a boisterous dog and chewed to bits and teeth marks can be indented into it though I haven't had this problem at all on any scale however the beauty of this is that if it does get torn or shredded small amounts of latex wont harm the intestinal tract of your dog which gives you a little additional peace of mind I think.
This has a loud oink noise to it rather than being squeaky. Its quite a loud oink noise too and Daisy loves it. It has wrinkles round its nose and gives her some grip and I like the sounds it gives opposed to the usual squeaks we get from most of her other toys. It does take some ragging from her to get noise going which encourages her excitement and at the moment this appears to be her favourite toy to play alone with.
This will last Daisy ages and we've had no issues with it at all and I think its a great little, more unusual buy and if she's happy....so are we!
Available in all good pet shops but Google if interested.
When I saw these toys online, I decided to buy one as it looked like a durable toy and I liked the sound of it. Like most dogs, my dogs absolutely love noisy toys, whether they rattle, squeek.. or in this case, oink!
This toy, as you can see from the picture above is designed to look like quite an ugly pig, lol. The pig has a large, wrinkled snout, beady little eyes and pointed ears, which like the snout are raised from the toy rather than being drawn on, which adds some different textures to the toy and it gives the dogs something to hold it by/chew on. The pig is available in two colours; grey or bright pink.
I didn't like the look of the grey one at all so opted for the pink. The toy is available in two sizes - 17 cm or 23 cm. As all of my dogs apart from one are quite large breeds (labradors, husky) I decided to get the largest size available as I always worry about them being able to swallow toys. I paid around £4 for this toy and the RRP is around £7, which I do think is good value as it is a durable toy which makes a unique noise, and my dogs love it! The toy is available on various pet supply websites and Amazon sell it too. I'm not sure if this excact toy is available in the shops (pets at home etc) but I have seen a very similar one in Tesco down their pet accessory aisle.
This toy is made of latex, which if swallowed accidently by a dog should not cause any problems; it is stated by the manufacturers of the toy that if a small piece is swallowed, it is generally harmless because it does not harden in the stomach and usually passes through the digestive system easily. I didn't see this information when I first bought this toy, and if I had, I'd of probably not bought it as it doesn't sound like a very long lasting toy when the manufacturers are talking about dogs being able to swallow bits! Luckily though, I've been pleasantly suprised at how strong the toy is - my dogs are usually able to rip up teddies, footballs and various other objects within 30 minutes or so, where as this has really proven to be good quality as not even Pip or Clyro (very intense chewers) have managed to bite bits off, which is probably thanks to the very thick material.
All of the dogs when chewing this usually focus on the ears or nose, however none of them chew on this very often as they have various bones and rawhide chews - this is mainly a toy that they play with rather than chew, which is probably why it's lasted for so long. The dogs usually throw it around or run around with it whenever they're excited, especially when we get in from a walk - they get over-excited and usually have a mad half half hour running around the garden chasing eachother. Pip usually gets this out of the toy box and starts squeeking it to get attention and get the others to play. The noise that this makes when it is squeezed is a loud, croaky sounding 'oink' - it does sound somewhat like a real oink in my opinion but because the dogs often bite it again and again or clamp their jaws down, the sound soon becomes quite annoying and slightly distorted.
This is a very loud toy. Luckily our house is detatched so we don't need to worry too much when the dogs are playing in the house with it (as long as my baby isn't asleep!) but when they're in the garden I usually take it off of them after 10 minutes or so, as it's loud and I don't want the neighbors to get annoyed! The toy scared my friends dog when she brought him around recently as it made such a loud noise and he now has a bit of a fear of it, so this won't suit all dogs. The toy is quite lightweight - all of my dogs can easily carry it in their mouths and it is easy to clean as it is waterproof - due to the smooth texture though it doesn't get very dirty.
Overall, I reccommend this if your dog is a fan of loud, squeeky toys, but for a nervous/fragile dog or puppy, this may be a little too noisy. The toy is durable and we've had ours for around a year now, so it is definitely worth the money. 4/5 stars.
Hilarious Trixie Pig Dog Toy with original animal voice for hours of exciting playtime incredibly robust