The GoughNuts Tug Original was designed to address the simple but serious issue of SAFETY. The GoughNuts Tug was designed knowing that safety and fun go hand to mouth (a dog's jaw)! The Goughnuts Tug is an interactive tough, durable product.
The goals remain the same in that they want to provide the safest possible products that are durable and fun. The rubber is the same recipe as used on the rings but they are marked on the outside with red to show that there is not a safety indicator in this product.
This toy is very durable. I was worried that the original version wouldn't hold up with my aggressive chewer, but so far this has not been an issue. My dogs love to tug, but unfortunately, they aren't as interested in this toy. I keep trying to get them to play with it and they will only engage for like 30 seconds before abandoning it. For some reason, this toy doesn't excite them.