Had high hopes for this, after I read the customer comments. However, our dog, now 11 months, had it only 5 mins, and had managed to bite a chunk out of the corner of it! Much too soft rubber. Maybe its fine, if you throw it, and your dog only runs and brings it back. But, won't withstand, even a bit of a chew. He's certainly not a breed who destroys. But, they do like to chew, and having to take it off him, so soon after I gave it to him.. Well, it didn't go down well at all. Buy it, if its fetch and retrieve. But not, if the dog likes to chew it.