|Toy Feature||Water Toy||Tough Chewer, Water Toy||Tough Chewer, Outdoor, Teething...||Exercise, Tough Chewer||Squeaky|
|Breed Size||Medium Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds|
|Toy Type||Balls||Chew Toys, Balls||Balls||Balls||Balls|
I have a high energy 2 year old Aussie who absolutely adores this ball! She has become very acrobatic with it..balancing it on her nose and shoulders for seconds at a time. There is Invisible fence around my property ( installed after her second UPS truck chase down the road ! ), and she has advanced in her skill with this to keep the ball off the fence line . Yes, she is a herding breed, but, I have had 3 others who did not have the herding instinct as strongly as she. She's too fast for me to get a good video unfortunately, but her play is astounding! Definitely do not want this to hit your ankles..it is solid and hard! We alternate playing chuck it with squeaky tennis balls ( it usually takes about 40-50 throws before she slows down) and the Jolly Ball.
I got this for my labs for Christmas and they LOVE it. They are hard chewers and destroy most balls and toys. They usually can only have super chewer nylabones and black kong balls. They love playing with soccer balls at the dog park so I thought they would love this and they do! My Nellie girl hasn't stopped playing with it and rolling it around for the last hour. It is hard plastic which is perfect because it's hard to destroy. They can't pick it up with their mouths, but they sure do try and they use their paws. I might get a second one since they fight over it!
I have a 75 lb German shepherd/Belgian Mal and she loves to fetch(ball is life)and is a heavy chewer so I got her this for when my arms are tired and I don't feel like throwing the ball. In the beginning she was trying to pick it up so there are bite marks on it and the plastic started to have little slits that are quite sharp and even when she just pushes it around she gets small cuts around her mouth. We only used this toy for 2 days, I had so much faith in this toy but unfortunately I can no longer use it. So if your dog doesn't just push it around and will start to bite it I wouldn't recommend.
Was hesitant in buying because of some of the reviews however so happy I did. My dog (an 18" mini Aussie ) loves it. Rolls it all over the yard and it's is indestructible (we want through 6 basketballs).
I was excited to receive these because I thought my pups at our doggie daycare would love them. Unfortunately, I didn't read the description clearly. These are hard and plastic. The dogs can grab them with their mouths and it hurts to kick them even with a sneaker on. We are always on the lookout for basketball-sized balls to kick and allow the dogs to fetch. Our group loves to fetch. Noone wants to push balls. Just not for us. We will be returning all four that we purchased.
My Australian shepherd loved these. So far indestructible and load of fun watching her herd and play with them. Highly recommended for herding breeds to keep them occupy.
I got this to play with our medium/large dog in the backyard. I did not realize how heavy or hard it is. I feel pretty bad playing with him when it hits his legs or he tries to bite at it as I feel it would probably hurt him if we played with it hard or frequently. Heck it hurts my foot if I try to kick it. Might be suitable for an extra large dog but I wouldn't recommend it for a dog under 80 lbs at least.
Ball is too hard for any dog to play with, puppies and adult dogs. They hate how hard it is. My full sized adult German Shepard hates it. Highly disappointed
Whoever came up with the hearding ball, must have been a genius. My red heeler absolutely loves this ball and it is now learned how to heard even though she's never seen a cow.
My Shibas LOVE the big balls, normally. They are rough players, so I tried this ball out. Very disappointed- it’s HARD plastic, not rubber or a heavy duty nylon as I thought. It’s about the size of a basketball - perfect for my girls - BUT potentially a cause for getting hurt if it hits their teeth or body wrong. Would return it if I could. Lesson learned - sad face