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Kong Classic

Brand: Kong
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Age: Young, Adults
Pet Size: xSmall – xLarge
Energy Level: Low – Moderate
Chew Type: Average Chewer
Play Preferences: Likes to Chew, Let’s Play

The Kong Classic has become a household staple for dogs around the world. Kong Classic’s natural red rubber is ultra-durable with an erratic bounce that is ideal for dogs that like to chew while also fulfilling a dog’s need to play. You can also stuff with different treats and food like peanut butter to keep your furry one busy. Freezes well.

Available in six sizes.

 

Kong Classic

Kong Classic natural red rubber is ultra-durable.

9.5 Total Score
3 reviews
Editor's Review

Red Kong is great for stuffing with a little kibble and wet food then we put it in the freezer and leave it with our dog when she is crated and we have to leave. She hasn't destroyed this yet. We wash in the dishwasher.

9.7Editor's score
Value
9.5
Quality
10
Price
9.5
9.2User's score
Value
9.6
Quality
9.6
Price
8.6
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  1. Reply Tanya April 9, 2018 at 12:18 pm
    4.5
    Value
    90
    Quality
    90
    Price
    90

    I own 2 mofderate chewers and foster so have lots of testers in my house!

    + PROS: Great for delicate dogs who are not big chewers. Keeps dogs busy and a must-have type of chew when crate training.
    - CONS: They do not last as long as the extreme kongs so we always choose those.
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  2. Reply nancyjs April 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm
    4.8
    Value
    100
    Quality
    100
    Price
    90

    My 2 yr old havanese is a heavy chewer but has yet to destroy any of her kongs. I fill them with treats when i go out. She can get the treats out quickly but she knows not to destroy it as more treats to come in it. I have 4 of them and aside from losing one that she buried for later, they have lasted well.

    + PROS: very handy to have
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  3. Reply Dianedp January 23, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I love these–they’re the snack that keeps on giving.

    Smokey is a Havanese mix who likes to chew. I don’t know if he’s a “power chewer,” but he’s definitely a dedicated one. He weighs sixteen pounds and has the Kong Classic in small and medium. We got the small first. He loves it, but the peanut butter goes quick (frozen solid? 13 minutes!). Now he has a medium for longer snack times and we try out new recipes with the small when he’s not busy chomping away on it empty.

    Daffney, our youngest daughter’s 76-pound doubledoodle, has a large Kong Classic. She’s definitely a strong chewer, but she’s had the same one for over four years. It replaced the previous Kong she had just as long–we didn’t replace it because she broke it, just because it was old–and loves it every bit as much as she did the first on Day One. We taught her to lay down before she gets it to cut down on the amount of peanut butter she gets on her paws. (She licks it off, but it turns her cream-colored fur golden.)

    Recipe: A mix of approximately a 1:4 ratio of roughly ground kibble to peanut butter, frozen, makes it last a little longer. I make it in bulk and freeze it in log-shapes (guess what it looks like), then shove it into a Kong when it’s time to snack. I usually roll it in smoothly ground kibble, since I shape it with my hands. Piping it works, too. Check the length and diameter of the hole in your Kong first. Just shove it in if it’s a little big, add some plain peanut butter first if it’s a little small, and watch your puppy enjoy!

    It can be messy to clean out, but unless Smokey didn’t like a new recipe there’s rarely anything to clean. On those occasions, I scrape any mess out with our tiny lobster fork, then put them in the dishwasher. It can also get messy on the outside–Smokey doesn’t leave a drop, but Daffney eats slower these days and licking the goop out gets the outside a bit sticky. The dishwasher takes care of that, too.

    Pros: Reusable. Long-lasting. Fun to chew on, even empty.

    Cons: Can be messy.

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