Our Rating:

We have two AWESOME tough toys to review this week.  The Tuffy’s Mega Creature Octopus Dog Toy and the Tuffy’s Mega Ring Dog Toy were Cassie and Moxie’s birthday gifts this past November. They’ve had tons of play now for about two months and both toys are showing no signs of wear.  We are so happy with these toys and the dogs love them!

The Tuffy’s Mega Ring Dog Toy is a big toy at 13″ x 13″ and the donut hole is large enough for both dogs to grab the middle and wear it around their face like the dreaded “cone of shame”.  They’re both clowns and know how funny we think it is, so they do it a lot!  It gets a lot of play as a tug toy and a throw toy, and even though it gets a lot of rough play, it’s still in perfect condition.

The Mega Ring’s tag boasts “Tiger Tested, Dog approved! Extremely durable pet toys that are great indoors and outdoors.  Great for training and won’t hurt teeth or gums.” The VIP website has several videos of tigers, bears and wolves playing with these toys, so this will give you an idea of how tough they really are.

The Tuffy’s Octopus is HUGE! At 23″ long, this toy doesn’t even fit in the toy bin. This is one of the dogs’ favorite “tug of war” toys because of all the legs to grab and shake.  Cassie likes to shake this toy up and over her head as though she’s giving herself a good flogging.

The construction on these toys is impressive:

Seven Rows of Stitching Each toy’s seven layers of material are sewn together with two rows of linear stitching and two rows of cross stitching. The four rows of stitching are protected with an industrial grade luggage material that is sewn 3 more times.

Seven Layers of Material Three layers of 600 Denier industrial grade material, three layers of plastic coating and finally one layer of soft fleece. All seven layers are rolled together and then sewn with a one inch cross pattern to prevent layer separation.

Protective Webbing Additional industrial grade luggage material is sewn around the outside edge with three rows of stitching to cover and protect the first four rows of stitching.

Squeaker Safety Pockets Each Squeaker is safe and quiet because they are sewn into a nylon safety pocket beneath seven layers of material.

These toys are machine washable (air dry) and float.

Both toys are rated 10 on the “Tuffy” scale. We haven’t tried them as pool toys, and probably won’t, since they are so popular as house toys. But we can enthusiastically recommend both these toys as TOUGH and FUN toys that will get a lot of play. They are a bit more expensive than other toys we’ve reviewed, because of their size, but I think it’s worth paying extra for a toy that lasts!