Deer antlers for dogs – How to choose the right size

Deer antlers for dogs: Choosing the right size…

Below we have listed the most appropriate size and type of antler for your dog – based on breed averages and our customer’s feedback 😀

Small Antlers for Dogs:

  • Minimum weight 90g. The small whole antler chew is ideal for small breeds (2-8 kgs) and puppies over 3 months old.

This includes breeds such as Chihuahuas, Australian Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bichon Frise, Dachshund, Havanese, Maltese and Papillons.

For younger, older or softer chewing dogs – you might want to consider a ‘Fallow Strap’ which has the marrowey centre more easily accessible by your dog. They’re also softer than a standard antler chew.

Medium Antlers for Dogs:

  • Minimum weight 100g.  Ideal for medium breeds 8 – 15kgs and puppies over 3 months old

    ACV fallow strap
    Fallow Straps: Soft deer antlers for dogs

This includes breeds such as Boston Terriers, French Bulldogs, Cavoodles, Cavalier King Charles Terriers, Miniature Pinschers, Miniature Schnauzers etc

Large Antlers for Dogs:

  • Minimum weight 150g. Suits breeds weighing 16-24kg

This size is suitable for breeds such as labradors, border collies, golden retrievers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers*

For super chewers like Staffies we suggest our ‘Chewy Brutes’ which also incorporate the burr – the hardest part of the antler which attaches the antler to the deer’s skull and provides the longest lasting chew.

Gig-Antlers for Dogs: 

  • Average weight 200g (usually measuring over 25cm). Suits breeds weighing 24kg +

The Gig-Antlers for Dogs are suitable for breeds such as Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Great Danes, Dogue de Bordeauxs, Newfoundlands & Mastiffs.


Different deer antlers for different dogs:

Fallow straps have more easily accessed nutrients & marrowey centre but they probably wont last as long as antler chews. These are suitable for pups, older dogs or softer chewers.

Antlers for Dogs Chewy Brutes
Chewy Brutes: Super tough deer antlers for dogs

For an added boost of goodness – check out our flavoured fallow straps which have been soaked in bone broth and dehydrated for an even more nutritious chew.

Whole chews are suitable for dogs that love to chew. They’re available in small, medium, large & gig-antler sizes.

Chewy brutes come from the toughest part of the antler and include the burr (the bit that attaches the antler to the deer’s skull). These are suitable for super chewers that make short work of other toys or chews.

If you’re still a little confused, dont hesitate to get in touch and we’ll point you in the right direction. In the meantime, why not check out some of our recent reviews?