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I got this for my daughter for her 1st birthday last year from Toys R Us priced about £9, I cant see them on there now but other sites such as Amazon stock them but at a shocking price of £19.99, I'm sure mine was only £9 unless it was part of an offer at the time.
I had a wooden snoopy dog as a child and I often find I like to buy my children things I had or wanted as a kid, I'm sure parents must do the same.
My daughters is like the one pictured above only it is the girlie version so the collar is pink as are the ears, tail, lead and 3 small pink spots on each cheek. I like how Fisher price have turned some toys into girlie colors but dont feel it was necessary and not everyone believe in girls pink and boys blue themes anyway.
I like the cute puppy expression on it's face with the tongue sticking out. When you hold the lead and pull the dog along it moves along with you on the wheels in the base and the legs move round so it looks like he is walking along too. The head moves from side to side and it makes a funny little squeaking yapping noise. The lead is safely secured to the dogs collar and is the perfect length for a toddler aged 1-3ish, whereas when I have a go I have to stoop to pull it along, not that I often play with it lol.
The ears are loose allowing you to move them round and round and the tail is on a bouncy plastic piece allowing it to be played with also.
As many items are nowadays this is made in China. It is not flimsy plastic though and seems quite strong so therefore withstands a bit of abuse from the kids and odd fall down the stairs etc. So for £9 approx I'm happy with this toy but I don't think I'd like to pay nearly £20 for it.
Whilst playing with this dog sometimes my daughter likes it to be tied onto her pushchair so it follow along whilst she is playing with her doll and pushchair. It isn't an everyday toy but it does get played with quite often.
My daughter has always loved pull or push along toys, whenever she wants a new toy she always seems to ask for one of these! This one is a definite winner! He is a very cute little dog named Snoopy, with brown ears, big puppy eyes and a permanent smile on his face (looks like he's just had a treat and he's licking his lips). We have a white Lil' Snoopy but you also get the choice of buying him in brown.
When Snoopy is pulled along by the red string which is attached to his blue collar he wags his tail, his head turns and his ears wiggle. He also barks, well let's just say that he has a go at barking, because the little sounds that he makes do not really resemble a real puppy's barks, but to be quite honest my daughter has never asked me why her puppy doesn't woof like other dogs, and so I don't think that many children would actually notice and criticize this little flaw!
He is made of tough plastic which has not dented or marked even though he has been thrown about a few times. What I think is really good about him is that he is very stable on his wheels and doesn't tip over onto his sides like many other pull along toys do when turning corners or doing u-turns, which can frustrate my daughter to the point of crying!
I also think the string is long enough for taller children to pull him effortlessly without having to walk around slouching (my daughter is very tall for her age), something which I think lacks when it comes to other pull along toys. Very reasonable price too, can be bought for under £10, which is a bonus, as nowadays getting a decent toy for a decent price is not that easy! All in all I think Lil' Snoopy would make a wonderful pet for any little animal lover, my daughter loves hers and he has been lucky enough to be taken away on a few holidays!
My youngest daughter was bought this toy as a christening present by her godparents along with a keepsake they wanted her to have something for her to play with.
Lil Snoopy is a creation from Fisher Price and can be found in two different colour weays, light brown with dark brown or white with dark brown, my daughters dog was light brown with dark brown ears, patch on his back and his tail. Lil snoopy costs about £6 to buy which I think is a good price for a childrens toy, the toy is aimed at children aged 12 months and up so my daughter was a little young at 9 months when she got it which may explain why she wasn't interested in the toy.
Snoopy is about 15cm long and is made of hard plastic, he has a blue collar with a little name tag on it although you would expect the name tag to say Snoopy it actually says Fisher Price, Snoopy has a piece of red cord attached to his collar as a lead for pulling him along so we only allowed our daughter to have the toy whilst supervised so there was no chance of strangulation.
When you pull the toy along with his lead his head turns from side to side, his legs rotate in a circle so they look as though they are walking and he makes what is supposed to be a barking noise although to be honest it is more of a squeak than anything else.
My youngest daughter wasn't impressed with this when she was first given it although my older daughter liked to pull it along even though she was too tall for the lead and would end up with the dog swinging behind her. As my youngest grew a little she began to be amused by the toy if you oulled him from side to side in front of her and then once she could walk she started to take him for a walk although it sort of defeated the object when she put him in her toy buggy to go for a walk.
I think the toy is a nice basic idea however it hasn;t really had much playing with as once my daughter got to a year old and got all her birthday presents most of which made noise and flashed lights she wasn;t really interested anymore, I would give the toy 4 stars as for all there is nothing wrong with the toy in comparison to other toys on the market it just doesn;t really do enough to grab a little ones attention especially my daughter who likes to dance around to the noise of her toys.
Last Christmas my mum went mad on presents for my daughter, one thing she said she purchased was the Fisher-Price pull along phone, when we opened the presents Christmas morning we realised she actually purchased this, Fisher-Prices Lil Snoopy pull along puppy.
----- The puppy -----
This pull along pup is the perfect size for toddlers at 15cm long. He is white with brown ears and brown tail and has a blue collar. Lil Snoopy also has a red lead (string) that's about 45cm long so that he can be pulled along.
When Lil Snoopy is being pulled along he legs turn around in a circular motion so that it looks like he is walking along too. His head also turns from side to side when being pulled and his tail wiggles. Lil Snoopy also barks when he is in motion, this sounds more like a little squeak.
Lil Snoopy can be purchased from various places such as Play.com, Amazon and Toys'r'us for around the £6 mark. He is also available in different colours, such as pink but these cost more.
----- What do we think -----
When my daughter received this for Christmas she had just become steady on her feet and was walking everywhere, so the ideal time to get something to pull along. Her nanny has a dog named Alfie and this is what she kept calling Lil Snoopy, so he had a new name.
Alfie soon became another addition to my daughters role playing activities, she used to talk him for a walk around the living room pushing her pram at the same time like her nanny does. The string lead was quite easy for her to keep a grip of as it is quite textured.
We took Alfie on a walk with us one day and it turned into a bit of a nightmare. As Kacie was pulling him along it seemed like every 10 steps he would fall over, we didn't have this problem at home, maybe this was down to the different road and pavement surfaces, but a short walk to the shop ended up in a long nightmare walk never to be repeated again.
One other thing we have found a problem with Alfie is the string lead can sometimes get caught up around his ears, I think this is because the ears are attached to his head with only a small bit of plastic making the string easy to tangle around. Kacie can't untangle it herself so she does get a little frustrated when this happens.
We've had Alfie for almost a year now and despite the battering he had when we went for 'that' walk he is still played with frequently. He isn't in the greatest condition with scratches all over him from skidding along the pavement, but he is still very much loved.
At only £6 I think this Lil Snoopy is fantastic value for money. He helps develop childrens imagination, and is almost like a member of our little family now. If you are thinking about getting a puppy or a dog, I think he will definitely help little ones get accustomed to what they are like using role play such as food and water bowls etc.
We already have an actual puppy but my little girl loves to walk around with this little puppy too from Fisher Price. We got him on holiday in the summer and when we took our dog Eddie for a walk my little girl would walk by my side walking this dog too. We call him Patch as everything in our house has to have a name and he is very cute.
Patch or Lil Snoopy is a white dog with brown floppy ears and a blue collar. He has a really cheeky smile on his face and a lovely red tongue hanging out of his mouth which to me makes him look really friendly and like he's been running around like a mad dog trying to lick his owner to death!
Patch is a pull along dog as he has a red cord attached to the front of him. Ever since my little girl began to walk she has loved pull along toys and I really like them too because I think they promote independence and helps to develop their motor skills. I also think its a really nurturing sight to see my little girl taking care of her own puppy and taking it for a walk. What I like about this pull along toy as opposed to some other pull along toys is that it has a low centre of gravity and so does not fall over to the side like some other pull along toys do. However we often get the cord stuck behind the dogs ears which frustrates my little girl as she hasn't quite figured out how to unhook it yet but I'm usually on hand to sortie out for her so not a big problem.
When you walk this dog he will turn his head, wiggle his ears and also shake his tale which is fun to watch. He also barks as you pull him too which almost makes him as good as a real dog. Priced in the £7-8 region it makes a nice gift for a little one.
Shortly before my youngest daughters first birthday she received the Fisher Price Lil Snoopy as a gift.
I believe Lil Snoopy cost around £6 at the time we received him but he is widely available now (nov 11) from around £5 online and on the high street.
Lil Snoopy is a plastic dog that has four wheels and can be pulled along on a cord. Lil Snoopy has movable legs ears and tail and a bright collar. As you would expect from Fisher price the dog is very well made and robust. There are some small parts but nothing that could cause a choking hazard if it did come apart which I think would be very unlikely. The Lil Snoopy that we have is white with brown ears but he also comes in beige with brown ears or white with pink ears. When Snoopy is pulled along his head turns from side to side and his legs move while he makes a sound. This toy does not require batteries.
At first my daughter wasn't very interested in Snoopy but she was only eleven months old and although she loves our dogs I don't think she made the connection that Snoopy was supposed to be a dog. When my daughter was around eighteen months old she suddenly rediscovered Little Snoopy lurking abandoned at the bottom of the toy box and he has become a firm favourite over the last couple of months. She likes to call him Dog Dog so obviously recognises him as a dog now. Dog Dog gets dragged around quite a lot especially on the tiled kitchen floor because he moves better.
When he is pulled along Lil Snoopy makes a sound that is supposed to be a bark but is more of a popping sound. When we first got the toy it said on the box that he barked and then he made this weird pop pop pop sound and I was going to take him back thinking he was faulty. Luckily I checked a few reviews first and found that this is the noise that he is supposed to make. If you get him up to a high enough speed the pop turns into more of a squeak but I wouldn't call any of the sounds he makes a bark.
My daughter enjoys taking Dog Dog for walks and will ride her little car up and down the kitchen pulling him behind her. He doesn't do much but she seems to enjoy playing with him but does get very frustrated when the cord gets wrapped around his wheels.
I had a Fisher Price Lil Snoopy when I was a child and he got passed down through my brothers and sisters. This Lil Snoopy is just an updated plastic version of the one I had. I wish we had received him when I had my first child then all my children could have enjoyed playing with him.
I would recommend the Fisher Price Lil Snoopy to anyone with a child who has reached the toddling stage as he is a fairly cheap simple little toy that seems to be very popular.