don't drop it on your foot!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by LalaPDX from Oregon on Friday, November 21, 2014
Bigger than I expected and HEAVY. My lab-border collie mix can barely get her jaws around it, but maybe that's not a bad thing. I think it keeps her from being able to get any pieces out of it- she can gnaw through a regular tennis ball almost instantly and has been known to get chunks out of even "extra durable" toys made for very chewy dogs. This ball barely has a mark on it after a few weeks of almost daily play, so it seems like it will last. If she were any smaller ( or any less ball crazy) she might not be so enthusiastic about cramming it into her mouth, so if your dog is smaller than a lab you might want to take that into consideration. It is super heavy for it's size also, so much so that my shoulder aches after just a few throws. It bounced once and hit our other 80 lb dog in the side, it almost knocked him over and he yelped so I know it must not have felt very good. It's hard to imagine it floats, it seems so dense, but I haven't tried that so I can't speak to it. I think the dark color might make it hard for my dog to spot in the water so I'd have some trepidations about throwing it into the river ( we've lost balls that way before).