I wanted to love this toy because it's so cute, but it didn't last long. I may not be the best person to review it, however. I manage an animal shelter, and while I am cleaning kennel runs, I let the dogs out one at a time to play. The first dog I let out ripped the head off. I must admit she's a rough chewer. This is probably a better option for a gentle chewer. The good news is the dogs are still playing with the tug portion of the toy. They don't mind that it's headless.
If the squeaker worked, this toy would be the ultimate and I would have gave it a definite 5 stars. Unique, cute, rope is durable. Our Pyrenees loves to play tug of war with it but would be happier if it made noise.