This bowl seems sturdy, and it is pretty. I bought it to replace a much smaller ceramic bowl on the back porch. It holds water, refreshed frequently, for my three cats, who like to spend time outside. Not too long ago, the backyard birds drank the water, then they squeezed in and splashed around, hilariously. Cardinals, tufted titmice, Carolina wrens. So I bought a bigger bowl for the birds, this one. The birds would not use the large bowl. I gave it as a present to a friend who has three large dogs and was thrilled to have it!!!
There no way that this bowl holds 4 cups of food. We give our dogs 1 1/2 cups and it barely fits. However I like the quality of it.
I actually got this dish for my little 13 lb dog. But when my cat walked past it for the first time he jumped straight up in the air when he saw the cat paw prints that are on the bottom of the bowl! Then he oh so carefully kept sniffing at the bowl. Maybe cats have the pattern of their species' paw prints engrained in them?
Exactly what we have been looking for in a water bowl. Heavy enough so they don't tip it over and large enough to serve a household of 8 critters without filling every 4 hours. Matches our trailer decor and the paw prints at the bottom are super cute.
I bought this bowl for my puppy, and when I prepare her food I hit a metal spoon of wet food off the side of the bowl. Well the bowl started to chip, unlike a ceramic bowl I have for my other dog from another manufacturer where I prepare food the same way off the rim, so I stopped hitting the spoon on it. But my small corgi PUPPY then chewed on the rim of the bowl and she has chipped quite a bit of it away in just one month of owning the bowl? Just buy a different bowl. Maybe this would work for water, but not food.
It's a little odd, but I'm an Aussie that loves water - as long as it's not bath time. Ever since my puppyhood, I have enjoyed inventing new ways to play with my water bowl. Fill it with my toys, so I can see if they float? Sit in my bowl so my bottom gets soaked? (Sadly, I'm now too big for that game.) Push the full bowl from the kitchen to the living room, then pick it up and run mad circles, soaking every piece of furniture? Flip the full bowl in the kitchen, for my own private pool? Mom is always looking for a bowl that might defeat my best games, and Chewy just delivered my next challenge. It's a Park Life Designs "Talto" size LARGE, and I am going to need extra cleverness to defeat this bowl. It's smooth inside and out - no handy places for a tooth to grab for flipping. The sides are straight - I can flip it when empty, but only when I can move it to an uneven surface, where I get some help (part on the kitchen fatigue mat, part off). And it's really heavy! Mom also says it's pretty, and dishwasher safe. Maybe I can just enjoy drinking out of my new bowl, rather than using it for indoor pool games. (PS. As you might guess, I am one of those "attack the sprinkler", "chomp the garden hose", and "find the most deliciously fragrant dead thing to roll in" kind of dogs. Mom calls me Red Menace sometimes, but mostly she calls me Loki, and Good Boy....)
These are nice looking bowls and big enough for a 150 pound dogs head. Unfortunately they chip really easily. Haven't had them three weeks or so and have two chips. Mind you, I am a bit of a bull in a china closet but the last glass bowls I had survived me until that 150 lb. dog knocked them off the counter and I couldn't figure out where I got them from to reorder. Perhaps if you aren't a clutz like me they will work for you, otherwise..:)
Great design and quality. For the price I am So happy and so is my puppy. Thanks Chewy.
Very happy with this bowl. So cute! Stylish design fits well with my house.