|Willy - and his teeth!|
Willy the Treeing Feist
I am always asked what breed Willy is. He's a Treeing Feist. Treeing Feists historically are hunting and farm dogs and their history dates back to the Colonial Period in the US. I hadn't known about Treeing Feists much before I brought Willy home. I did some research and went to take a look at him. You can read more about my decision to bring him home here.
I don't know if all Feists have teeth that are so strong and sharp, but his teeth are amazing. Willy chips hooves into large sharp shards in a matter of days. Stuffed items are unstuffed within an hour of their arrival and completely shredded within a day.
A Busy Dog is a Happy and Healthy Dog
Dog lovers know that a dog who plays or works regularly is a happy and healthy dog. It is important to provide your dog with things to do. But these things must be safe things. And that has been the challenge with my Willy.
The Ultimate Dog ring has been a wonderful find. I highly recommend it for dogs who chew and who are able to destroy toys very quickly.
|Tuffy Ultimate Ring for Dogs|
Even though I have seen the advertising video, I have no idea how they create such a durable toy. It is a "soft" toy that Willy hasn't been able to unstuff. He plays with it on a daily basis - either bringing it to me for a game of fetch or lays contentedly chewing. I can see that he concentrates and tries to find the weak spot so that he can open the seam. It has been about two months, and he has not been able to open any seams or poke any holes.
Rather than trying to explain something that I can't fathom, you can see the video on how Tuffy constructs these durable soft toys for dogs.
Willy and I are both very happy that I chose the Tuffy brand Ultimate Dog ring.
More information about Treeing Feists can be found on the American Treeing Feist Association web page. My Willy is a sweet baby who is also protective and active. For me, he's the perfect combination of goofey, loving big baby and protector.
I've had some luck with certain brands of rawhide, such as the Oinkies brand. But I'm still concerned about giving them too frequently as I'm worried about the amount of rawhide he ingests.
He loves his Kong brand treat dispensers. But doesn't play with them as much as he works at retrieving the treat. In other words, once the treat is gone, he's not interested. Even so, his Kong treat dispensers are an important part of keeping him busy.