Blockhead Box Dog Subscription Review + Coupon– March 2017
Blockhead Box is a subscription box from Fight4Them, which is an organization of dog lovers and combat athletes working to prevent dog fighting and animal cruelty. Expect chews, toys, and treats for your dog as well as clothing and other gear for dog owners. And feel good knowing that a portion of all proceeds to charities, rescues, and humane law enforcement! Toys and chews are designed especially for bully breeds and heavy chewers.
My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler, so according to some lists (and insurance companies), she is a bully breed. When I lived in my condo, her best friends were bully breeds. And there have been lots of bully breeds in my family in the past including boxers, English bulldogs, and a Bull Mastiff, so this box was definitely of interest to me both in terms of products and the causes it supports.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Large Dog, $35.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Blockhead Box
The Cost: $35.95 month-to-month, or save with longer subscriptions
The Products: Treats, chews, and toys for your dog and gear like t-shirts for you. Choose your shirt size and your dog size (5-29 pounds, 30-64 pounds, and 65+ pounds) at sign up. This is a review of the large dog box. Nyx weighs about 86 pounds right now.
Ships to: U.S. (free) and Worldwide
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
I didn’t receive an information card this month.
Jolly Pets Monster Mouth (4”, for M/L dogs) – Value $8.99
You can put a treat in the mouth (works best for larger biscuit-type treats) and let your dog work it out. Or, with Nyx, I just gave her the toy. She did manage to eat a few millimeters of rubber from the upper lip although this lasted for quite awhile before she was able to remove any. (This is a good time to remind you to supervise your dog with any new toy.)
Rosewood Nylon Dog Chew (beef flavored, jumbo size) – Value $9.99
This is a new brand for us. It is a fairly standard nylon dog chew with beef flavor. I let Nyx have it for a little while and she didn’t manage to damage it too much, plus the flavoring didn’t set off her IBD. It was definitely size appropriate for a large dog (Nyx is about 86 pounds right now).
Healthy Dogma Peanut Butter Blueberry Flavor Barkers (6.2 oz) – Value $5.95
These are free of wheat, corn, and soy, as well as dairy and all animal protein except for eggs. They’re made in Michigan from ingredients sourced in the USA. They do also have peanut butter in them. These are small biscuit type treats that would be good for training and should work for a range of dog sizes.
Red Barn Naturals Small Horn (0.79 oz) – Value $2.99
Blockhead Box often includes a chew of this sort (recognizing that a lot of blockhead dogs are known for heavy chewing). This time it is a bit of bull horn. These are sourced in Paraguay and are allegedly not smelly or staining.
Blockhead Box Hat – Value $20?
This isn’t available in the Fight4Them store so I’ve valued it at a little less than the hats that are there since those have fabric backing and this has mesh in the back. You’ll get a fair amount of Blockhead Box branded merchandise in this box (shirts, etc.) but I find it is usually useful. I wear glasses around the house and when it is raining and I have to take Nyx out, I like to have a baseball cap or something like that to shield my glasses from getting wet, since my poncho hood is totally ineffective at that. On the rare occasions, I do yard work, it is also nice to have something to shield my face from the sun.
Here are some shots of Nyx enjoying a few items from the box (as well as a few Angus photobombs):
Verdict: I calculated a value of $47.92 for the March Blockhead Box. Even if I am a little over on the value of the hat, that is still above the month-to-month cost of the box plus shipping (this box pretty much always comes out ahead). I find that the toys are size-appropriate even for large breed dogs and that everything is, overall, suited to a heavy chewer (which I definitely have). Plus, Blockhead Box is associated with a great cause. This was another good month for us!
What do you think of the March Blockhead Box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?