Received in the mail, and dog was excited for it! Seemed to think it was great! But within 5 minutes, had torn open the tail section. And that's the problem with this (and probably the others with fluffy tails) -- the edges are indeed stitched with extra strength, and probably would stand up to a dog for a while, but not the tail section. It was just standard fluffy stuff with normal weak thread. Very disappointing.
I fully expect a toy like this to not survive forever, but I do expect it to last more than a few minutes!
FYI, not a huge dog -- just 30 lbs.
I got this toy yesterday for my foster dog. He has destroyed most of my other dogs toys in the two weeks we had him. He has no interest in chewing a Nylabone. I brought this toy home and he hasn't been without it since. I may have to buy a second one because my other dog is getting jealous of it. The foster dog (pointer mix) has chewed on it like a bone and to my surprise he has not done any damage to the toy, not even a tooth mark. I will most likely be buying all other toys of this brand for the dogs. Whoever is lucky enough to adopt this dog will also be receiving this toy because I can't take it away from him.