Product Type: Air Kong dog accessories
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The king (kong) of tennis balls!
Air Kong Squeakers Tennis Ball Dog Toy
Member Name: karalouk
Air Kong Squeakers Tennis Ball Dog Toy
Advantages: It's a strong ball which hasn't yet been destroyed!
Disadvantages: The squeaker didn't last long...
My 5 stone dog has jaws of steel. He's a soppy boy but can (and will!) destroy most dog toys in minutes, sometimes seconds! It is always a tough job for me to find toys that last. Whilst doing my regular 'dog shop' a month or two ago in Pets At Home, I wandered in to the toy aisle and ended up picking up a few toys for him. One of them was a Kong Air Squeaker Ball. It cost a reasonable £2.00 and was a large size (the slightly smaller medium ball cost £1.50).
The ball looks just like a tennis ball but slightly larger. It's the same bright green colour, has the same fuzzy texture and the same bounce. It has 'Kong' written on one side of it and 'Squeakair' written on the other side. The ball doesn't come in any packaging, it just had a small tag attached to it. It is said to combine 2 classic dog toys - the tennis ball and the squeaker toy. The ball is quite solid but can be squeezed (by me and my dog) to make a squeaky noise. The ball fits in my hand nicely and is lightweight, therefore effortless to throw and doesn't destroy my house when it hits things! It's extremely bouncy too which makes it travel further and faster when it's thrown. I love bouncing it high and watching my dog jump up high to catch it.
Despite being a big tough boy, my dog absolutely adores silly squeaky toys. Even a squeaky noise on the television will get him excited! I feel quite sorry for him because no squeaky toys are made to last and his fun is always short lived when it comes to squeaky toys. I was hoping the Kong Air Squeaker Ball would last a little longer than usual.
My dog was overjoyed when he saw his new toy and was eager to play with it right away. He had a long chew on it as it squeaked away, much to his delight! He then brought it to me to throw as he chased it around, squeaking the whole time (rather annoying but he enjoyed it). The next day I was surprised to see that the ball was still alive, not to mention the fact that it was still squeaking! We played with it some more until the squeaker popped out later that day. Two days may not seem like very long to most people but it was a world record for us! Plus the ball was still in one piece. Usually if I give my dog a tennis ball, he chews all of the fur off AND bursts it. I'm pleased and astonished to say that the ball is still going strong a month or two on. Squeakless but still strong!
Kong Air Squeaker Balls are also available in medium sizes (roughly the size of average tennis balls) and extra small sizes (roughly the size of golf balls) for smaller dogs.
Overall I'm happy that this ball has lasted for so long, even if the squeaker didn't. I will probably replace it with another of the same when the time comes...
Summary: A good quality ball.
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