I want to call this a Frisbee, but we know we can’t. Frisbee is a trademark of the Wham-O toy company and this is not a Wham-O product. So I will follow the rules and call it a flying disc.
The Kong Flying disc is made by KONG. KONG has a line of nearly indestructible dog chew toys. The KONG flying disc is made of the same rubber material as their other toys. This flying disc is rubber and flexible, not hard plastic. Since it is flexible it can be folded and chewed on without breaking.
Our product tester (Ivy, our 3 year-old border collie mix) has had her KONG Flying disc for over a year now. She plays hard with it. She carries it around, runs with it, chews on it and plays catch with it daily. After more than a year it has no holes, no chips, no cracks or tears.
Our Ivy is a “Frisbee dog”. When she was a pup, we fed her out of a Frisbee. At first we would use the hard plastic variety, but we found she would chew them and break them. Then we ran the risk of her ingesting the pieces. We also tried the cloth fliers. Those simply are not durable enough for her rough play. They are also lighter in weight and don’t fly as far.
Since Ivy is a Frisbee dog we throw the disc a lot. The KONG flying disc is somewhat heavier than the plastic discs we have used. That means that with the kids throwing the KONG disc, they do not throw it as far. On the flip side, because it is heavier, I am able to throw it much further. The KONG version has an interesting behavior that when thrown it makes a “whizzing” noise. That noise allows Ivy to always know where it is as she chases it down – even in the dark!
We have given them as gifts to many dog friends and the gift has been well received.
We love it.
Ivy loves it.
Your dog will love it too