If you’re looking for one of the toughest dog chew toys on the market, then a Java Wood Tuff Chew from NIno’s Java is probably what you are looking for.

Of course, don’t ask for your puppy’s opinion on the matter because they’re perfectly happy using your slippers, door stops, TV remote controllers, and whatever else they can find around the house as the subject of their chew-focused desire!

If you, however, as the doting pet-owner, want a safe, natural, durable, affordable and tough dog chew toy, Tuff Chew is the way to go!

What is a Tuff Chew?

A Tuff Chew is made of Java wood which comes from a special variety of plantation coffee tree. The Java wood used in Nino’s Java products is 100% natural and is sustainably sourced to ensure  a minimal environmental impact whilst providing a maximum impact chewing experience for your pooch!

How is Java wood used in dog chew toys?

Nino’s Java is dedicated to making high quality pet toys using the unparalleled and unrivalled Java wood material, including our super-tough dog chew toys, the Tuff Chew

We handcraft our chew toys directly from plantation trees, carving out unique and durable chew toys for dogs of all sizes to enjoy. The coffee trees we source our wood from are the unproductive trees. We see this is an extension of our “Designed by Nature” motto, hence we seek to minimise waste of natural resources, via smart repurposing.   

The use of all natural wood in the dog toy also works to engage the canine’s instinct to find naturally occurring objects to chew just as their ancestors did in the wild. 

So everyone wins.

Why is Java wood the toughest dog chew toy?

If you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably experienced the gut wrenching moment where you turn your back on your furry mate after rewarding him/her with a freshly bought chew toy, only to find the next time you look at them said chew toy is gone. Or destroyed. Or ruined.

Not all dog chew toys are actually designed with dogs in mind! Many chew toys are made from plastic, low quality rope or slippery and uninteresting (for your dog) silicon. A chew toy for your dog has to not only engage their interest, but it also has to be tough enough, durable enough and long lasting enough to make the purchase worth it. That’s exactly why we source Java wood to create our super-tough dog chew toys.

Java wood makes for truly indestructible dog chew toys!

Our products last longer than just about any other man-made / synthetic toy on the market. In fact, we know some “power chewers” (Staffordshire Terriers, Chocolate Labradors, believe it or not Standard Poodles, Rhodesian Ridgebacks) who have had their Chews for years!

Java wood is a naturally high density wood making it a tough and durable material for your dog to chew on. In our experience and research, we’ve found that most dogs bite and scrape at the Java wood, shaving tiny specks off which are then spat out. Note that the Tuff Chew java wood is the same wood used for carving furniture and other handicrafts. This means that your Tuff Chew toy will last a lot longer than edible chew toys like rawhide, bones or animal ears. We are not suggesting you do not give rawhide etc, however we believe the Tuff Chew can compliment these things and be part of the variety you provide your dog.  

Java wood is also resistant to damage, dirt and decay so there’s nothing your dog can do to it to soften its tough durability. In fact each Tuff Chew is specifically selected so as to find the piece of Java Wood that has a suitable amount of twist and / or knot in the timber grain. Whilst this is not so obvious to begin with, this can reveal itself after a period of attention from the dog. It’s the detail of these particular characteristics of the Tuff Chew that makes it such a challenge for the dog, and consequently gives the Tuff Chew it’s ability to last a long time.  

It’s not just the material itself that makes Java toys so great. The unique shape of every individual, hand produced wood toy means that your dog will enjoy variety every time they go to settle down for a chewing session. This will not only keep them engaged but will also make the experience of chewing last longer.

Is Java wood the best alternative to plastic dog chew toys? 

Each and every Tuff Chews is produced by nature then individually made by hand. But whether or not sustainably produced, naturally occurring dog toys are a priority to you, there are plenty of other reasons why Java wood is not only a great alternative to plastic dog chew toys but the BEST alternative. 

Java wood is simply safer. Plastic chew toys are synthetic and artificially manufactured products meaning that any bits and pieces ingested by your dog could cause health issues. Not only is Java wood naturally better, but the manner in which dogs chew on it (scraping and biting as opposed to ripping or pulling plastic) means less material can be ingested.

In fact, Java wood is actively beneficial for your dog’s wellbeing as it can help with oral hygiene through the strengthening of gums and the scraping off of teeth plaque. 

Of course, your puppy might not discriminate between artificial and natural objects to destroy around the house, but there’s an instinctive canine preference in general for naturally occurring woods and sticks to chew. The Tuff Chew takes full advantage of that instinct.

Lastly, while plastic chew toys may seem durable, most only stand up to the first puncture, hole, tear in your dog’s mouth. Once that persistent pooch has made a breakage, the plastic toy becomes progressively easier to chew and destroy. Java wood toys, in comparison, offer a consistently tough chewing experience whether it’s Day 1 or Day 100.

Is the Tuff Chew suitable for all dogs? 

Chihuahuas, Jack Russells Terriers, Dobermans, Great Danes…

Dogs of every size can enjoy Tuff Dog Chews! Our toys come in 5 sizes–small, medium, large, Extra Large, and Extra Extra Large–so every tail-wagging, tongue-hanging pup can enjoy! Due to the fact that we hand source our Java wood they can vary in exact dimension and shape, but all toys are roughly 16 centimetres long.

If you’re unsure which size to buy for your dog, we recommend going the bigger size to ensure the toughest chewing experience for your dog.

Show Your Dog You Love Them

What better way could you show your dog you love them than with the world’s toughest dog chew toy, Tuff Chews? These long lasting Java wood products aren’t just bang for your buck as a financial investment, but the joy your best friend will experience is sure to be what brings joy to your heart!

Find out more about our Java wood pet products today!