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Armitages Good Boy Dolittle Pig Toy

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Brand: Good Boy / Type: Dog Toy

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      28.06.2012 23:27
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      This should be advertised as a small dogs toy

      I was in pets at home with my EBT Athena who happened to find one of these pigs on the floor she straight away started nose butting the pig and it made a strange snorting sound, she seemed to enjoy this so I thought I would get her it and one for my Olde Tyme Bulldog Slash as they wasnt too expensive.
      I got them home and gave them each one, Slash had no interest whatsoever in the toy and when Athena bit into hers and it made the snort sound it made Slash jump and he hid on the sofa (he is a little wet wipe)

      Anyway after hearing noise for awhile the sound stopped which meant that Athena had managed to pull out the squeeker which I took off her as she tends to try to eat them she continued to rip into the poor pig in total it took her less than 30 minutes to destroy it completely.

      The mess is pretty easy to clean up as Athena pulled them apart in chunks, no tiny rubber bits that get stuck into the carpet which was nice.

      They come in three different colours black, orange and pink, they have a very unique sounds which is supposed to resemble a pig snorting, they arre made with very thin rubber and are around £3.50-£4.00 to purchase, I believe they can be found in most pet stores or on the internet.

      They are a great novelty toy but defiantly not for heavy chewers or dogs with strong jaws as they really didnt last long at all leaving Athena feeling highly dissappointed, Slash feeling like the pig would attack him due to the strange noise they make and me feeling well pretty ripped off as they was a waste of money.

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      23.05.2012 14:19

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      Suitable for old and weak dogs only!

      My in-laws bought a christmas themes armitage dog for their 8 year old labrador. He was terrified by the unusal snorting noise of this toy, but needless to say when my 2 year old staffie cross came storming into the room and saw it he picked it up, shook it, chewed on it for approximately 30 minutes and the pig oinked no more!
      This rubbery toy was loved by Rafa but really isn't designed for the hardcore chewing dog. He has had 4 of them now (I picked them up reduced). Once punctured by a sharp tooth, the oinking stops, and Rafa proceeded to pull out the stuffing- this was a white wire like stuffing that stuck horribly to my carpet!
      If you have a strong dog like mine then this toy won't last long, but he did enjoy it whilst it did last. Also be aware that if you have a whimp of a dog like my in laws lab, they might be scared! So pop along to pets at home or another pet shop where you can squeeze it first to see your dogs reaction. A bit of a waste of money for a strong dog- the rubber is very thin. Great for a toothless dog?

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      13.05.2012 18:44
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      If you're willing to splash out on puppy then I recommend this whimsical little treat.

      This fun little piggy friend was actually bought for me, not my dog!

      I first spotted this item when I was thinking of adopting a puppy and browsing the pet accessories displays in my local Morrisons.

      This toy stood out because it is so cute and I do like pigs. Unlike a lot of dog 'squeakies', this toy doesn't squeak - instead, it gives a low piggy grunt, which is lots of fun. I find my dog likes his toys to make a variety of noises - he has some that squeak, some that crinkle - so this made a great addition.

      As I said, this toy was bought for me as a gift. I was given lots of dog accessories as a Christmas gift (becuase it's not OK to give a dog for Christmas anymore!) and I was fully intending to keep it with my collection of rubber pigs but eventually relented and let the dog have it.

      He had a great time playing with it. It is a good size for a puppy and lightweight so they can pick it up and run around with it. It's also made of quite thin pliable rubber which is great for teething and he got a lot of relief chewing on its ears.

      Eventually it went the way of all dog toys - actually piggy only lasted a few weeks before his head was ripped off. The downside of the soft chewy rubber is that it tears easily, but then, that's what the toy is for! As I've mentioned in my other Good Boy toy reviews, it's filled with a soft synthetic fibrous textile that has to be immediately binned before the dog chokes on it, so this item is not at all suitable for unsupervised play.

      I have no idea how much this item cost as it was a gift - however, I see it is available on Amazon for just over £5 - I'm not sure how to rate this in terms of value for money - I do think it is too much for a toy that will only be around for a few weeks, but then piggy is such an unusual and whimsical toy he might just be worth it.

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