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BarkBox for Large Dogs Box Review + Coupon – October 2016

Ragan Buckley
ByRagan BuckleyOct 18, 2016 | 6 comments

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Super Chewer
3.5 overall rating
147 Ratings | 85 Reviews

BarkBox is a subscription box for dogs. It’s the most popular dog subscription box. You’ve seen the small dog version, but since they customize based on dog size, we thought you might like to see what you’d get if you have a large dog (my dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who currently weighs about 83 pounds).

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This review is of the Big & Bold, 50+ pound dog, $29 a month, box. 

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The Subscription Box: BarkBox

The Cost: $29 per month on a month-to-month plan, save with longer subscriptions!

COUPON: Double your first box when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription . No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products:  Toys, treats, and grooming products selected for your dog based on size (choose “Small and Cute” for 0-20 pounds, “Just Right” for 20-50 pounds, and “Big & Bold” for dogs 50+ pounds).

Ships to: US and Canada

Good to Know: BarkBox offers a heavy chewer option. After you sign up, you can email them to request this. This box is supposedly the heavy chewer option.

Check out lots of great boxes for dogs in the Pet Subscription Box Directory! And see Liz and Eric’s reviews of the small dog version of BarkBox, along with the large version of Barkbox reviews here!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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The information card doesn’t list the items but can be used as a sign to let people know your house offers dog-friendly treats.  I have to say, though I’ve only lived in my house one year, I’ve never had a dog come by on Halloween.

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There were also some coupons you could hand out for one free Barkbox with a six- or twelve-month subscription.

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Green Bark Gummies with Nutrichia (4 oz) – Value $4.99

I spent a long time looking for these in the Barkbox shop and couldn’t find them. Turns out, they are a product from an outside vendor. Unfortunately, Nyx can’t have duck, although this is a good protein choice for a lot of dogs with allergies and food sensitivities. These are made in the USA and have omega 3 fatty acids, which help dogs’ skin and coats!

Butcher’s Block Pet Treats Bully Chew – Value $2?

These aren’t in the Barkbox shop and I can’t seem to find them sold individually (only by weight, and I don’t know how much this weighs) online. So the value is an estimate based on similar products.

Chick or Treat Chicken with Sweet Potato, Cranberries, and Apples (5.5 oz) – Value $6

These are grain free, which is awesome. They also have cranberries, which can be helpful for pets battling urinary tract conditions. Plus, they are made in the USA.  (These are hard, bone-shaped biscuit treats.)

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Jeepers Creepers Eyeball Tug Toy – Value $12

I am not sure what I think about this. As a toy, purely from a mechanical point of view, it’s fine.  Nyx enjoyed it and didn’t destroy it in one minute. But, it is kind of gruesome. The rope part is like an optic nerve! This supposedly glows in the dark but I haven’t tested that out yet.

Count Drool-Cula’s Bite – Value $10

Nyx thought this was pretty awesome. She liked chewing on the plush mouth part just about as much as she liked the squeaky ball in the back. I did have to take this away in under 10 minutes.

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Here’s a front view of the vampire toy. It is kind of funny that I am holding it upside down here since I was laughing at Nyx (see below) for holding it upside down earlier in the day.

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And here is the eyeball.

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Here are some shots of Nyx enjoying the vampire mouth toy.

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $35 for this month’s BarkBox (large dog version). That’s not the highest value of Barkbox we’ve ever received, but it is a few dollars above the cost of the subscription. I thought the theme was fun (the toys made me laugh, even). And I appreciate all the treats are made in the USA.

What do you think of the October 2016 BarkBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?

BarkBox is a reader-favorite monthly subscription box service for dogs (woof!). In each high-quality box, your pupper gets 2 bags of all-natural dog treats made in the U.S. or Canada, 2 innovative toys, and a chew, all inspired by a quirky new monthly theme. Past themes like “Dogsgiving,” “Peanuts,”... read more.
Ragan Buckley
Ragan Buckley
Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She's now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn't give up beauty boxes entirely).

Ragan Buckley
Ragan Buckley
Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She's now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn't give up beauty boxes entirely).
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6 comments

Jessi

Is this the heavy chewer option?
These toys don’t look like they’d last 5 minutes in my house 🙁 (Though I get the “just right” box)

Lea

Got our first boox yesterday and wee got the back to school box. no Halloween stuff.

Jann

I love how the Vampire teeth are made so she holds it and it looks like she has a mouth! So cute! Love seeing all her pictures every month! 🙂

Marina

Nyx makes me smile 🙂

Bella received this same box, I try to do the same give her the toys one at a time otherwise she would destroy both in a few hours (if not minutes). She taught our other dog to find the weakness on the toys to tear them apart.

Sheri

Shaedi gets the just right box. She loved her dog bar (a protein bar looking treat), and I’ve woken up the past 3 mornings with her monster book and crinkly pumpkin in the bed with me. I love BarkBox!! I also had an issue with a box and customer service not only took care of it for me, they added a month. Their customer service emails are always awesome. Great brand, great deal.

Jen

Nyx is so cute!!!

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