Ultra-strong, ultra-durable, black rubber compound is recommended for the most powerful chewers
Perfect for stuffing with KONG treats; Helps reduce boredom and separation anxiety for powerful chewers
Unpredictable bounce for games of fetch
Used worldwide by police, drug enforcement and military K-9 teams; Also used by Schutzhund and AKC competition trainers
Made in the USA
★★★★☆ Four Stars
Kong's are a fantastic toy for MOST dogs but not ALL dogs.My dog has a very strong chew style. I don't leave her unattended with toys because she will tear them apart.I decided to try the Kong as a way to extend dinner time; Fill it with kibble and put peanut butter on the bottom. She did great licking the peanut butter and getting the kibble. It took 20 minutes. After the food was gone, she gnawed at the top and ripped the toy open in 10 minutes.The reason for this review to remind everyone to monitor your dogs with toys. People use the Kong to help with separation anxiety and boredom. Before leaving your dog unattended with a toy, make sure that you know that the toy/dog combo is OK.I'm giving the Kong 4 stars because I know it's a good product, but obviously didn't live up to my needs.In case anyone is wondering, the one toy that can withstand her chewing is the Goughnuts Maxx. The toys from Goughnuts are pricey, but have a 100% replacement policy. They are made with a inner safety indicator (red means stop) and different strengths of exterior material.Goughnut Black Maxx Rubber Dog Chew Toy
★★★★☆ Four Stars
I'll just touch briefly on some of the concerns that others have mentioned in their negative reviews.*Is it counterfeit?*I compared to a Kong I bought several years ago from a local pet supply chain store.The Kongs are identical in every way although the graphics on the packaging has changed. That style of the packing, however remained the same. And yes, I actually did save the packaging because I can never remember what size it is.* Did they make it smaller?*As I said above, these kongs purchased through Amazon in Apr 2012, were identical to kongs I purchased locally in 2009 from a pet supply store. Picture the courtroom tire analysis scene from the movie My Cousin Vinny... I-(claps hands)-dentical!*Why doesn't my dog want to play with it?*If your dog is anything like mine are, they aren't interested in rubber chew toys. They're into bones and stuffed animals that they can destroy in 2 seconds. However my dogs were kong & chew-toy trained at an early age. More on that in a bit. I give them a stuffed kong. I used to put all kinds of goodies in there like kibble and peanut butter but now I just put a little piece of sliced bread in there. If I want to make it extra challenging, I'll break off about one quarter of a piece of a hot dog bun and wedge that in the kong. That'll take some work to get out."Working" on the kongs is sort of a mental exercise. Not just chewing. One of my dogs learned the best way to get the treat out of the kong is to throw the kong down the stairs. Once my dogs get the food out, they lose interest in the kong completely. That's normal. But it's a piece of rubber folks, not a beef bone. It does however serve another valuable purpose and that's mental stimulation.Read more ›
★★★★★ Five Stars
So far this is the best toy I have found, our dog goes through it in about a month, but any other toys he destroys in about 20 min, we have a 90lb American Staffordshire terrier and the size XL works best, the XXL didn't last as long because he can get his mouth inside it better to tear it apart.
★★★★★ Five Stars
We have a 80+ lb pit bull and this is the first toy that has EVER stood a chance! We still marvel a few times a week that it has lasted a month. Our polu girl will rip a brand new tennis ball to shred in 10 seconds flat. Football? Give her 20...she'll husk an extra large coconut in less than 10 minutes. you get the point. No object prevails once she has decided to destroy it! Except for the XL Kong! Granted we don't let her just chew on it all day (we have to put it out of sights hen not playing as she will not leave us alone if she can see it) but this has lasted dozens of fetch sessions for us so far. The best thing about this toy is the bounce capability. You chuck this baby and it will bounce for about 100 yards no problem. This makes it easy for me to throw and polu gets to run farther to fetch. She's not too keen on working any treat stuffing out of it like my Doxie lovestoo but I think that's a breed thing. She just has always found pleasure in ripping her toys to shreds. To be honest we have noticed her reaction to the toy being so strong...she looks bewildered when chewing it! Haha. The ONLY minor downside to this toy is that it does not float. We take her swimming at the beach and her favorite passtime is fetching toys in the water. If the Kong floated I would buy a dozen on the spot!
★★★★★ Five Stars
My dogs favorite toys. I make a lot of my own mixtures to stuff them. Blend yogurt, fruits and peanut butter and freeze overnight, grind kibble and/or treats add water to make a paste and freeze overnight. Too many mixtures to mention but you can get really creative with these things. The Kongs hold up really well, I have bought toys that have lasted under five minutes with my dogs, but these Kongs hold up really well for a long time.