Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Tuffie Ultimate Ring Toy – Level 9

We had high hopes for the Level 9 Tuffie Ring – after all, they’re supposed to be “Tiger Tested”.

Don't let this innocent face fool you...

Obviously, they weren’t Destructo-Pup tested.

Our rating: Wimp.

This is the Level 9 Tuffie Ultimate Ring in the paws of Destructo-Pup. ————————–>>>

It’s pictured in the ad in the jaws of a fully-grown German Shepherd.  Our 15 pound Havachon destroyed it. All “extra durable” 4 layers and 7 seams of it.

Like almost every toy, it carries the disclaimer that it’s not intended for chewing and should always be properly supervised. Well, how many dogs do you know that like having a toy taken away from them after chasing it and playing tug-o-war?

But still, we distracted Daisy with other things so her time mauling this ring were minimized.

It didn’t matter.

Within a few days, we found this:

The beginning of the end...

Once a toy is compromised in any area, its days are numbered.

Can someone tell me why a little Havachon’s teeth would be deadlier with toys than a tiger’s?

How long do they leave their toys with tigers anyway – can they really play a game of fetch or tug-o-war with a tiger and then take the ring away?

What does “Tiger-Tested” really mean?? Aunt Tilly’s kitty named “Tiger”?

So here’s the final, ultimate demise of this Ultimate Tuffie Ring:

A picture is worth a thousand words.

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11 responses to “Tuffie Ultimate Ring Toy – Level 9

  1. […] it didn’t take long. The Tiger Tested Tuffie Toy has succumbed to a 15 pound Havachon. Yet again. The beginning of the end for this Tuffie […]

  2. […] out how long it took Destructo-Pup to do this to a Level 9 Tuffie toy: A picture is worth a thousand […]

  3. JR says:

    I couldn’t agree. Tuffie also has an alligator called Gary the Gator which our dogs just love! I think Gary last longer and we have a lab and a puggle.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Daisy liked the toy too, but she’s very rough on toys. She tends to seek out the toy’s weak spot, and we were hoping Tuffies wouldn’t have them. I know that not all dogs are as tough on toys as Daisy is, but that’s what makes her the Ultimate Toy Tester! If toys can pass her toughness test, they’re REALLY strong! Thanks for commenting!

  4. I am glad daisy picks the toys weak spot, b/c daisy deserves a toy that does not get destroyed fast. Playing is a part of life for all of us.

  5. Clowie says:

    A toy not intended for chewing?! That’s a bit of a contradiction as far as I’m concerned. I wonder how many seconds I would take to destroy it.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      It’s supposed to be strong, and I know lots of doggies are happy with it, but I’m a really tough chewer. Very few “tough toys” have lasted more than half an hour with me!

  6. I,too, have a destructo pup. Baby Girl can be depended upon to rip out the stuffing and squeaker of any soft toy she is given. I worry about how much of the stuffing is ending up in her intestines. Also soft rubbery toys are are laid to waste in short order. She managed to destroy a third of a rubber hair brush, which was of no use on my Bichon’s thick double coat. I’m worried because I didn’t see where the one third of it why she had destroyed and head to assume she had swallowed it but sure enough out it came from the other and seemingly with no harm done. I shop at Petsmart and am outraged at how much money I have wasted on toys that are simply not up to the task. I am hey and don’t have a lot of experience with such things, so I’ve been thinking that ball dogs destroy their toys. I see now that that may not be the case. And baby girl is just a little over a year old so perhaps this is behavior attributable to the puppy years. Either way, I am much more selective these days.coincidentally, I just heard what I thought was baby girl scratching at the carpet. When I got a better look I realized sure enough, she was crawling at a plush toy for her. But doesn’t have stuffing but does have a large squeak toys in each of three or four segments. It’s a toy made to look like a snake.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Hi Anita, Sorry for the delay in responding, but I’ve been so overloaded with work lately that I haven’t had time for blogging at all! I agree with you that it’s so frustrating to waste so much money on toys that make big promises of “toughness” but end up being destroyed in 20 minutes. Daisy is now four years old, and we noticed that she became far less destructive around the age of 3. She’ll still rip toys open or pull off small protruding pieces (like ears) and if a toy has a tag we definitely have to cut it off before giving it to her, but she now has a few that have lasted over a year. I can only imagine how anxious you must have been when you realized Baby Girl had eaten part of a hair brush! But I’m so glad it all worked out fine. We bought Daisy the same snake you described – she ripped out the squeakers from each segment as her first order of business, but now she plays with the snake without the squeakers and isn’t ripping it apart any further. We found the Kong Wobbler is a good treat-finding toy, as long as we take it away from her soon after she gets all the treats out. Forget about soft rubber toys, Daisy would destroy them in a heartbeat and eat the rubber, which scares me. Maybe Baby Girl will become less of a Destructo Pup like Daisy once she hits her third birthday too! Thanks for commenting, it’s always good to hear from you.

  7. PS sorry about the mistakes in my post above. I’ve been suffering with a shoulder issue and I am using the microphone feature to dictate pretty much everything just now. Must be more consistent about proofreading.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I totally understand, I was using voice recognition after I developed tendinitis in my shoulder too, so I know exactly how much VR can mess up. (Sometimes its mistakes are pretty funny to read – as long as you catch them before they go out! LOL) Smartphones drive me crazy with their voice recognition – it makes texting so much faster, but it makes lots of mistakes and sometimes even insists on changing my words to ITS words!!

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