Our pup entered into a pretty enthusiastic tugging phase, so this toy is great for playtime while protecting both her teeth and my hands! I will say the material is more fuzzy-fleecy than an anticipated? If left unsupervised, our pup will gnaw at the material and leave a kind of string peachfuzz around the house. I thought this toy might be more like the duraplush toys this site sells and was a little disappointed to learn that it wasn't. Supervise your pup with this toy or you might be picking up fuzzies everywhere!