First of all, my chihuahua absolutely loves his small Kong toy (the original kind) and I will do a review regarding that, but the problem was that he always wanted to play tug of war with it. If you have ever seen an original Kong you will notice that there really isn't anything to hang on to if your dog has the other side of the toy in his mouth. I struggled for a while trying to play the game with him despite the fact that I couldn't get a good grip and that my hand always was wet with slobber, until I found this guy. This toy is amazing for little dogs who love playing tug of war since you actually have something you can grab onto. The original kong toys are very durable but after extensive heavy use they can start to come apart, however this toy has stood up to so much abuse it's astonishing.