West Paw Design ball

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West Paw Design ball

Left: Regular tennis ball; right: West Paw Design ball 3 1/4 inch size

The ball is available in different colors and it floats.
This solid ball is very durable. Although I would not consider it indestructible, it sure can handle some chewing.

Available sizes are:
2 inch, 2.6 inch and 3 1/4 inch.


I have ordered the 3 1/4 inch size for Mila to make sure she can’t swallow it. This size turned out to be a little large for her, especially because the ball is not squeezable at all. Also it is fairly heavy.

Mila with her West paw design ball

The 3 1/4 inch size is difficult to handle for Mila

For comparison I have placed the 3 1/4 inch size next to a tennis ball. In the photo you see it is a lot bigger.

Tip from my own experience: If you use a ball for fetching in the water, choose a signal color if that is available, such as Orange, Yellow or Red. This helps your dog to recognize the ball easier.

Note: For more information about the product & purchase information, please click on the image.

West Paw Design Zogoflex Ball (solid, also recommended for fetching AND chewing by the manufacturer)

Floats

Bull terrier toys - West Paw Design Zogoflex Ball

West Paw Design Zogoflex Ball

The West Paw Design ball is NOT made of rubber, but another durable rubber-like plastic.

West Paw Design ball PROS

  • very durable
  • good bounce
  • floats

West Paw Design ball CONS

  • very heavy
  • does not yield or compress in any way when grabbed by the dog

Conclusion

This is not THE perfect ball for Mila. She is not using this ball very much to the point of ignoring it, now that she has learned by our tests that there are a lot of alternatives. It is really hard and does not give in the slightest bit when she grabs it. Obviously she likes the softer balls more, because she can squeeze them.
So, in this case, durability stands versus the preferences of the dog.

Maybe some day I will give the next smaller size 2.6 inch – which is closer to the size of a tennis ball – a try to see, if that makes any difference. I am not sure.

The manufacturer is also known for other durable toys, such as these:

West Paw Design Zogoflex Hurley Guaranteed Tough Dog Bone Chew Toy, Large , Aqua

West Paw Design Zogoflex Bumi Guaranteed Tough Tug-o-War Dog Play Toy, Large, Granny Smith

West Paw Design Zogoflex Tux Guaranteed Tough Treat Stuffable Dog Chew Toy, Tangerine

West Paw Design Zogoflex Zisc Guaranteed Tough Flying Disc Dog Play Toy, 8.5-Inch Large, Tangerine

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