In all honesty, I bought this because it was cheap and didn't expect too much. My puppy is not really at the toy destroying stage yet, but he seems to really like this for games of tug and fetch in the house. He is likely to outgrow it as a tug toy when he gets bigger/stronger, but it's been great value for money in the few weeks we've had it. Seems no less robust that many, more expensive toys. Would recommend.