Liquorice was a present for my nephew for his 3rd birthday. His Grandma and Grandad have 3 beautiful black labradors and he loves them to pieces so he was desparate to have one of his own. After having a look round I decided to go for Liqourice because it was a good size and looked really good. When it arrived I was really pleased at how well it was made and also how incredibly soft it was. Despite the temptation to keep it myself I grudgingly wrapped it up and duly presented it to my nephew. He was delighted with it, spending his whole birthday carrying the toy round. They are now quite inseperable and a favourite pastime is dragging Liquorice round the house on his 'lead' for long walks. Cleaning wise it is no trouble and durability wise it is putting up with the adventures of a 3 year old boy with no problems at all. In short then, an excellent toy and a much loved best friend!