I have two dogs, an English Springer Spaniel and a Terrier Cross and they are both dogs who love playing with different types of toys. They have toys that they like to chew, toys they like to fetch and they have toys that they just like to carry. This rubber ring from Wilko falls into the latter category.
I have actually bought a few of these rubber rings. They cost me £1.99 each and all of the rings I have purchased have been bright yellow. The rings are comprised of a rather heavy, dense rubber and their diameter is similar to that of a tea-plate.
My dogs, particularly the spaniel, like to pick these rings up and simply walk around with them in their mouths. I gather their round shape and slightly wobbly consistency makes the rings unsuitable for a long chewing session. However, the dogs will still bite down on these quite hard as the rings are indented with teeth marks! My terrier often drops the ring onto the ground and watches it bounce slightly before jumping at it and carrying it around again!
The rubber on these rings tends to develop a strange slightly bubbled texture over time and unfortunately all of my rings have turned an unsightly black colour. I'm not sure why this happens but the black colour is not washable on the ring. It's not an outer coating of dirt it's the actual rubber that seems to blister and mold. At a certain stage the rings then need to be thrown out due to this.
However, the rings last long enough to justify their price and I will gladly purchase more of these in the future because my pets enjoy to play with them. You can find them in the pet product aisle in Wilkinsons on the high street or search the online store at:
~~*~~*~~ Wilko's Rubber Ring ~~*~~*~~
I live with 3 large dogs, actually more accurately: I rent a room in a house of stinky furry beasts and all of my spare pennies are spent on feeding them, keeping them entertained and making them pretty - they are spoilt but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whenever I'm in Wilkos I purchase a couple (or 6) of their cheap toys so that the girls' toy box is always fully stocked thus preventing baby Oink (now 6 months) from eating my kitchen cupboards whilst teething.
At the bargain basement price of 99p it would have been rude not to purchase a few but there was only blue or yellow to choose from so one of each it was. I have no idea where the yellow one has vanished to though I suspect it may have disappeared in the great Puddle hole of 2011 - a mammoth undertaking predominately carried out by my Irish water spaniel just behind the shed nearly causing subsidence and mass neighbourhood panic. Anyhoo, the blue one still exists. It is still in its original form but herein lies the problem.
It's BORING. It doesn't squeak, bounce funny and it's indestructible - where's the fun in that?! This is probably the reason that it is always the last toy left in the box when all the rest are scattered happily around the garden. If by chance one of the girls picks it up, it's too hard for someone else to grab a piece and play tug of war. I would imagine that if my dogs played tuggy it would last forever but they don't - I have encouraged playing with the ring by placing it on sleeping Pig's head or putting it over Oinky's fat chops but nope, it's dropped unceremoniously.
It has retained its blue colour even though I've washed it a number of times and it still smells rubbery - maybe it's this that puts the dogs off too. It is a very solid object that could hurt a small person if you hurled it at their head but I haven't tried this yet. I do know that you can run a lawnmower over it on many occasions and it will still be there, exactly where you left it.
So, I'm guessing from this riveting review that you'll all be dying to know where you can get one in which case you have skim read and shame on you. Wilkinsons shops are a mahoosive chain found in most towns/cities - you can purchase more exciting toys from them at the same price so don't bother going in search of this but do have a browse - they have really good cheap dental chews.
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Me, Pig & Puddle
One thing that I love to buy Daisy who is me and my mates time share poodle is of course toys. Often she stays at mine and is here most days along with my mate and I take her out alone and with my friend to the beach and to local parks and so on as often as possible as she's rather boystrous.
We have three or four different rings in her toy basket at my flat all to which Daisy loves. Being a small dog though she doesn't tend to catch them and so on due to their weight but she does love a game of tug or watching us run round with it and pretending to steal it from us lol.
This cost me £1.99 in Wilkinson's and I grabbed the last one on sale at the time. As far as I am aware this is available in a few different colour options however I had to get the red coloured one if I was going to buy one at all.
All it is, is a large rubber ring about 2 inches thick or so. Its waterproof and easy to wipe clean and not too heavy but no measurements or weight is stated on this item so I cant tell you more about that as the information quite simply isn't there to give. This isn't too heavy though and has a nice, large cut out hole to the middle of it making it easy for me to carry and chuck and so on and its rather robust.
However this isn't all that thick and teeth prints do indent into it. Daisy gets really excited over this and rags it to an inch of its life however like I said earlier it is robust and easy for her and I to handle.
This is a very suitable toy for Daisy and much larger dogs and I think £1.99 is a very fair price to pay for something this good quality.
Only available from Wilkinson's stores.
Wilko Dog Toy Rubber ring was cheap enough as it only cost me 99p from Wilkinsons. They came in a good range of colours and the one we bought is in dark blue and not yellow as in the picture.
In my personal opinion, it is made of fairly strong and durable rubber (but not great) and is about sixteen cm's in diameter and about three centimetre's thick. Our dog is not young any more but I think that to buy this for a destructive puppy would be a bit of a mistake as it is not designed for constant chewing as they rubber will not last for ages and ages and will start to show signs of wear and tear and start to come away after a little bit.
Our dog likes to chew on it for a bit if he gets bored but mainly he likes to play chase with it - throw it and it will bounce so long as the surface is hard enough and then he will run after it and bring it back to you between his teeth, tail wagging. In my opinion, I think he actually quite enjoys playing with it.
It is fairly lightweigh considering it has such a good bounce and our dog enjoys holding it in his mouth and play-fighting with you as you try to pull it back from him. He is happy to play with it for spells of time but he has been known to get a little bit bored of it and then move onto something else. He likes it, but I do think it is not his most favourite of toys.
It will start to smell after a little while but this is easily cleaned in warm soapy water and it can be just left out to dry.
Great lttle product, cheap and effective.
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I bought this dog toy rubber ring from Wilkinson's (or Wilko's as it's sometimes called). I didn't go into the store looking for one of these rings, but at 99p I thought it was a bargain, so I popped it into my basket with a few other doggy treats.
My ring was yellow, just like the one in the picture, but I believe that it also comes in pink and blue.
The rubber is pretty sturdy - but slightly bendy too - and it can be thrown like a frisbee.
I took the ring to the park with when I went out for a walk with my two Staffordshire Bull Terriers. It flew through the air quite nicely and they both made a run to fetch it. However, my two both have a habit of chewing - they like to play a 'tug of war' type game with sticks - and needless to say, the ring was treated just like a stick and they were both eager to have it in their mouths! At one point my pup (Ria) was getting very annoyed at the older doggy (Tara) because she wanted it to herself! So I soon put it away and the doggies started playing fetch (nicely) with tennis balls as usual.
At home I like to make sure that Ria numerous toys that she can chew on - as she's teething and if she has toys to dig her teeth into then she's less likely to attack my furniture! This ring was added to her basket, but unfortunately it didn't last long and Ria's gums soon demolished it.
At 99p I think it's good value and would certainly be good for smaller dogs, but it didn't really cut the mustard with my two staffies. Two stars.
One of my dog Red's toys is this Wilko dog toy rubber ring, he actually won this in a competition at his dog training class when he was a lot younger.
~Wilko Dog Toy Rubber Ring~
Now most dogs I know would love the chance to play with this as it can be thrown for a dog to fetch, a game of tug of war can be played with it and it can be skimmed for a dog to catch and there are probably loads of other games that could be thought up to play with this rubber ring and your dog. The rubber ring Red won is pink, I think that put him off for a start, in my opinion it's not really that tough, for saying a it's a toy for a dog that will more than likely pull it to pieces in no time, my guess is this rubber ring would not last very long in the company of a normal dog. Now Red however, plays really gently with this rubber ring, so gently in fact he doesn't play with it at all. The rubber ring is in perfect condition but I can't help but wonder what sort of condition it would be in had Red been a normal "I want to play and destroy things" kind of dog. It's measures around 10 or so inches round. Made of quite a thin rubber in my opinion and not very strong at all.
Since Pippa has been with us, she has shown some sort of interest in the rubber ring toy, we've played a few games of fetch with the rubber ring but she prefers to fetch a ball, I don't think she can grab the rubber ring properly but a tennis ball, which is her favorite will fit in her mouth nicely.
There really isn't much to this toy at all, it is obvious that it isn't indestructible, I don't think it would take an average dog very long to rip it apart. This is why it's a good idea to supervise your dog when they play with toys such as these and then remove any badly damaged toys from their reach for safety reasons.
Like I said before, Red won this toy but they are available to buy from Wilkinson's for under £2.00 and comes in various different colors. I don't think I'd recommend this dog toy though, as an average dog wouldn't get much fun out of it before it was destroyed and a dog like Red just can't be bothered with it.
2 Stars then for this Wilko Dog Toy Rubber Ring, it's not a lot of use to us and I don't think it's up to much anyway.
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I'm forever buying my dogs new toys and i find Wilkinsons to be one of best places to buy effiecient and cheap pet toys. I picked this up one morning on my way to a friends house while browsing in my local wilko's pet section and i thought it looked cute and unusual so decided to see what my dogs would make of it. I have 4 dogs but decided to only get 1 ring incase the dogs weren't interested in it.
There was a few different colours to choose from - pink, green, blue, red, yellow etc. I got the red one as it's a simple and versatile colour. The ring was 99p and it's a good quality, strong rubber which is thick enough to be durable and survive bein chewed regulary, but is lightweight enough to be carried around/played with by dogs with ease. I'd say a tiny dog (chiuaua, sausage dog, yorkie, etc) would find this a bit too heavy and the fact that it's only available in one size (around 5/6 inches tall), is a bit of a let down for those with small dogs. My dogs are all quite large and have no trouble in playing with it and find it just the right size; it's not small enough to be swallowed either.
There is minimal packaging and just a tiny little label that is a plasticy paper material that reads 'dog toy'.
The ring has many purposes; it can be chewed, thrown (it acts like a frisby due to the shape), rolled or hidden in a game of hide and fetch. My dogs mainly chew theres. I've had this ring since october now and it's still in one piece with no holes etc. There are a few teeth indentions but nothing major. Out of my 4 dogs only my chocolate labrador Pip enjoys it really, the other 3 prefer bones and balls, (they do show interest in it if i wave it about/throw it though), but Pip is always sniffing and chewing it and i've taught her that the rings name is 'baby', so whenever i say "Pip, go and get baby!" she fetches the ring. It's really cute and is also proof that not all dogs will like this product however some will love it - i'm sure you will know your dogs personality so i'd reccomend just going with your gut instinct. If it's the kind of thing your dog doesn't usually show interest in or enjoy playing with there isn't much point in buying it.
I also think it must be good for the dogs to chew this ring as it exercises the jaw, keeps the dog occupied and keeps the gums & teeth healthy. If your dog is a majorly strong chewer it shouldn't be a problem (mine have very strong jaws and this ring has lasted almost a year with them!), but i would reccomend keeping an eye on the condition of the ring to ensure no bits come off that the dog could eat or choke on.
Overall for 99p this is a really good toy/chew and was well worth the money.
Contrary to the belief of some, Wilkinsons (or Wilko as it is now known) does have some really good quality pet toys for both dogs and cats. I have had some from Wilkinsons which have only cost £1 or so last months and months whereas the more expensive brands have fallen at the first hurdle of attempted destruction.
One of the first toys Ben, our German Shepherd was purchased was this Wikinsons Rubber Ring dog toy. The rubber ring was really cheap and cost 99p. It was available in a variety of colours and the three which stick out in my mind were the red, blue and yellow ones. There may well have been some others but I can't be sure so I don't want to put it down. We purchased the red one for Ben.
The Rubber Ring is a good size and is plenty big enough for a large breed of dog but yet not too big for a smaller breed of dog. It is a circular ring and it is made completely of rubber. The rubber is really thick and gave the impression that it would be durable and long lasting. The rubber ring is quite heavy - not too heavy that your dog wouldn't be able to carry it (though it may well be a little too heavy for the smaller dogs) but heavy enough for them to know they were carrying it if that makes sense.
Ben has had this rubber ring toy for since we have had him. He is 18 months old now and we have had him since he was 8 weeks so that makes this rubber ring 16 months old and it is still in one piece. It has survived Ben's puppy chewing period (though you can see a few puppy teeth dents) and rigorious amounts of play.
The ring can be played with in many ways - it can be chucked for a game of fetch, it can be used for tug of war or it can be used for Ben's favourite game which is where you get the ring on its side and roll it along and he runs alongside it trying to grab at it whilst it is rolling.
It is definately one of the better toys Ben has owned. It has survived a great deal and it is still in piece plus he will still play with it. It was definately worth every penny of its 99p and I highly recommend it especially as a toy for when your dog is just a puppy. Brilliant product.
As my dog is getting older his enthusiasm in playing with toys is getting less, he no longer wants to play alone and will only play if you play too.
When we are out for walks we usually take a tennis ball with us, i throw it , he chases it but will not bring it back, he just leaves it where it lands for me to pick up which is some times easier said than done if it goes into long grass, we have lost many a ball due to this.
I spotted this rubber ring in wilkos for 99p, it is a decent size for any dog to play with and is made of a thick rubber material which is quite hardy as my dog hasnt broken his yet and he has had it 4 months, a record i think.
It is quite heavy but bounces as it lands, my dog loves to carry this around in his mouth where ever he goes, plays tugger with you with it and we also take it on walks with us as it is easier to find when he wont bring it back, it is heavy so flatterns the grass where ever it lands and is brightly coloured so you cant realy miss it.
I brought one for my uncles dog which is quite small and he loves it so they realy are suitable for most dogs.
This is a great quality dog toy at a very reasonable price, every dog should have one.
Wilko Dog Toy Rubber Ring...
Cost me 99p so as cheap as - I bought 2. They're avalible in diffrent colours I got Red for Dizz and Blue for Buzz-Boy-Buster. Not that Dizz would ordinarily want one but what Buster has she must have and I like to keep the peace.
Buzz likes to chew....chew and destroy so I figured at least this rubber toy may last him a week or so before he killed it. It's about 15cm in diameter and about 2.5cm thick with a nice weight to it for the size, is good to throw outdoors and bounces about nicely on hard surfaces. Its not like Buster is a monster size dog - just a medium mutt and the size of the toy seems right for him.
Well in under 10 minutes it was no longer a ring, or rather it was a ring with a gap in it... and then he was looking at the red one..
but the red one belongs to Dizz who wasn't in a sharing mood.
Maybe more suited to a less destructive prehaps smaller dog, but mainly not made to stand the test of a chewing-mad-puppy-dog.
Still he's getting enjoyment out of even though its not quite ring shaped anymore, still being carried around thrown and fetched and shaken and pounced upon so a fun bit of chewable rubber....and he hasn't destroyed it yet - he's slowly learning toys are more fun when in one piece.
Not a good one for chewing puppy-dogs to be left alone with..paricularly if they decide to eat the bits. But a fun toy for fetch general play. Depends on your dog really...Wilkos has quite a range of cheap toys bones and chews to choose from so worth a look see.
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Rubber ring for dogs