I love the Kong brand, but this toy was not what I hoped for. My lab had it chewed apart in 15 minutes.
This toy is great in concept, but lacks in execution. Our dog loves the sound it makes and was eager to play with it and chew it. However, little bits of the rubber have broken away after just a few play times. It's unfortunate, because the idea is great for dogs who love sticks. Also, we ordered the large for our German Shepherd, and it was slightly too big for her mouth to comfortably chew.
My pup ripped off the cap and started breaking the stick section into choking hazard pieces in under 15 minutes. This toy is not even suitable for supervised chewing.
The quality of the toy is great: durable plastic and it makes a really satisfying crunch that isn't annoying. But my 30-pound frenchie tore through the top of the toy in less than 24 hours of owning it, so I wouldn't recommend to tough chewers.
It's a shame this wasn't not more durable, because my Olde English Bulldogge LOVES this toy. He is a chewer, but I wouldn't say a power chewer (he's only nearly tore-through one other foam chew toy). Once the end was about 1/2 way torn, I ripped it off completely and removed the inner crinkle stuffing. Then he nearly tore-through the other end. He still plays with what's left haha. Because he loves it so much, I'll probably cave and get another one.
Dogs loving this crackling chew toy, chase each other around and around the house.
I was expecting better quality coming from Kong, my dog loved this but had it in pieces in minutes. He's not a big toy destroyer either.
We have two dogs, both are approximately a year old, one likes to chew and shred, the other likes to help and also eat the destroyed object. Dogshumans are not happy about this, so we are trying to find them toys that are more lasting... this is one of them. BUT, we must be aware of them when they have this toy. As they are able to tear off pieces. But, otherwise they like them and with supervision, the Dogshumans believe they are worth purchasing :)
My dog is picky about toys but will always go after my crocs, empty water bottles, and sticks and twigs outside. This is a perfect happy medium to where she can either play fetch or just chew on it without getting bored. Crackle sound is perfect, not too loud, helps with the satisfaction she gets from biting down on it.
My dog had it only for 10 to 15 minutes and was able to get one end about 25% open. He’s a strong chewer pure bred Shepherd but Kong I thought it would last a little bit longer than that.