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Dog Product Review: Angry Birds Dog Toys from Hartz

The Angry Birds craze reached our rural, smart-phone-lacking abode. Dog toys. We’re talking Angry Birds dog toys today. And, thanks to Hartz … we have 6 dog toys to give away for the holidays.

best dog blog, champion of my heart, border collie with angry birds dog toysHartz sent us 8 Angry Birds dog toys. I’m keeping one, and I’ve promised the Red Bird squeaky toy to a client’s dog (a rescued Kelpie mix named Lucy). The rest, however, are up for grabs.

But first, here is our dog product review video and thoughts.

Dog Product Review: Angry Birds Dog Toys from Hartz

Technically we only tried out the Frisbee that features a Red Bird on one side and the Green Pig on the other because we didn’t want Lilly and Ginko to slobber on or potentially ruin the other toys Hartz sent, so any other comments are based on past dog toy experience and hands-on inspection (not actual play):

  • The bird/pig Frisbee flies pretty well and stands up to Lilly’s style of moderate tugging.
  • The plush toys, which apparently make game-like noises (I don’t know since I’ve only played the game once on a plane, using a client’s iPhone.), seem to be made pretty well. So, unless your dog eviscerates toys, you should be OK.
  • The rubber-like squeaky birds, I fear, might not last long unless your dog is extremely delicate with toys. The outer shell feels much like those red balls we played with in elementary school for 4-square and kickball.

We made a little dog toy review video for your viewing pleasure. Watch, if for no other reason than to marvel at Lilly’s athleticism.

Angry Birds Dog Toy Giveaway

We’re very excited to have 6 Angry Birds Dog Toys to give away for the holidays. So, the rules this time include:

  • You must post a comment below, telling us which Angry Birds character is most like your dog.
  • To avoid postal drama and crazy costs, we’ll have to limit this giveaway to North America. Sorry, fans abroad.
  • Deadline to enter is Midnight (mountain time) Sunday, December 11, 2011.
  • Each person can only have one entry, so each winner can only win once. We’ll number all the entries and use to pick 6 winners.
  • If for some reason we don’t get enough entries, I’ll donate any remaining toys.

FTC Disclosure: Hartz did give me this big box of toys for free. I will keep one for Lilly, but otherwise I was NOT compensated in any way for this dog toy review.  Please note that this post in no way means I support other kinds of products made and sold by Hartz.

In addition, the royalty-free music in the video comes from this site: Free Royalty Free Music by


Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

Anne K. - December 11, 2011

My puppy, Penny, is most like the pigs… she likes to steal our shoes (like the pigs steal the birds eggs in the game!)

Jeanine Barone - December 11, 2011

I’ve never played Angry Birds and I don’t have a dog. But my girfriend has a dog who is big into playing with toys like these. He especially would like those colorful squeaky ones.

Merr - December 10, 2011

I am posting this on my Facebook page…maybe there is a pup out there whom I know who will win!

Amy@GoPetFriendly - December 9, 2011

I’ve never played the game, but I’m guessing Buster is most like the black bird. Is there one that loves to eat and sleep … that would be Ty. Or maybe Ty’s the little pig, he does kind of snort after all.

Living Large - December 9, 2011

Right now, our Abbi is most like the red angry bird. I’ve been telling her for a week that she would probably be cleared to run after a foot injury. Now they say Monday. She was *really* irritated last night. I know she thinks I lied! 🙂

Jane Boursaw - December 8, 2011

I don’t have a dog, but can I just have one for me? They’re adorable! And I do love playing Angry Birds on my iPhone.

Kelly Ann T. - December 8, 2011

Kouga is like Black Bird cute, very strong and can wreck havoc on things like tennis balls, squeaky toys, and anything else he sets his sites on. He is also large at almost 100 pounds.

Vera Marie Badertscher - December 8, 2011

Technically, she’s not my dog, she’s my son’s, but she resides in my house–SO–Jetta is probably most like one of the innocent looking characters–like the long green one with wide eyes. She’s definitley not an angry dog. And it will be interesting to see if she likes these toys, because she is extremely picky!

Cynthia Downer - December 8, 2011

Eh, I don’t have a smart phone and thus have never played the game, so I can’t say which characters are most like my dogs. Can I still enter the giveaway? Lol. I can say that, from the looks of them, the green pig is my favorite character. I love green, and piggies are cute.

MyKidsEatSquid - December 8, 2011

Fun to watch Lilly–my dog actually runs away from frisbees;) I’ve only played Angry Birds once since I tend to get addicted to online games, I’ve been avoiding that one. My husband, on the other hand, would probably have the answer to this one

Alexandra - December 8, 2011

My dog used to love his squeaky mouse. I have a question. What are these angry birds made of? Inside, I mean.

    Roxanne Hawn - December 8, 2011

    I just looked at the label, Alexandra, and the plush toys have polyester fiber inside of them. The rubber ones don’t say, but I can ask.

      Roxanne Hawn - December 8, 2011

      Just heard back … the rubber ones also have some poly fiber inside too.

judy stock - December 8, 2011

Love Lilly! She is just adorable as can be. And, she catches freebies like a dog on a mission.

As for my two chocolate Labs, they would have those Angry Birds in shreds in 30 seconds or less. Well, at least Holly would, the power chewer. The other one, Zoey, takes longer but gets to the same point eventually. Toys just don’t last all that long in our house.

Michael - December 8, 2011

My dog is like the pig because he eats a lot and he likes to still around on the floor

Betsy - December 8, 2011

Lulu is most like the Yellow Bird. Speedy, accurate and barreling in always with full force, mowing down everything in her path.

Mary Makowsky - December 8, 2011

Kodi is the yellow bird – when he knows what he wants he beelines for it with speed and accuracy! Of course, when he gets it, he then turns into the black bird of destruction.

Dog-geek - December 8, 2011

Well, I have never played Angry Birds, so I’m not sure which character is most like my dog(s)… but I will go with the Green Pig for P – since his nicknames include “The Piglet” and “Big Pig” and he is often grass stained from getting tackled by his sister (who I guess is probably more like one of the angry birds launching herself at the pigs?) Actually, now that I think about it, my pack IS a bit like the Angry Birds game.

Stephanie Simmons Geyer - December 8, 2011

Lucy is very much looking forward to her red bird. Thanks, Lilly, Ginkgo and Rox for sharing!

Donna - December 8, 2011

I like Yellow Bird, and my Tayla loves anything that squeeks. She pokes her nose into her toys until they do.

Kim M - December 8, 2011

Hm… I guess Banner is most like the little Black birds that explode when you tap them…. and Fly, the yellow one that speeds up!

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