KONG’s Amazing Story of Origin Started with Cars

Our dogs can inspire us in many ways. Kong’s founder, Joe Markham, loved his retired police dog, Fritz, but did not love his destructive chewing habits. Fritz loved to crunch on rocks, sticks and other harmful items.

One day, while working on a VW Bus, Joe began throwing out car parts to Fritz to lure him away from those rocks. Fritz was immediately taken with a rubber suspension part and dropped it in Joe’s lap to play. The erratic bounce and toughness of the rubber inspired Joe and the KONG dog toy company was created.

Does your dog eat through toys like some of us eat through bags of chips?  Have you come home to a chewed up pair of Jimmy Choo’s or a roll of toilet paper shredded and strewn throughout your house?  It’s not just the big dogs that can tear a stuffed monkey to shreds in a matter of minutes…little dogs can pack a big bite of their own.  Our Lily rips a hole into every new toy in search of the squeaker – we’re surprised she hasn’t lost her teeth doing this.  The difference is Lily chews holes in toys, but her big dog friends will come over and swallow her toys whole.

Tema member ERIN here at ALTMD has a HUGE 110lb Rhodesian Ridgeback that goes through a bag of food a week, a dog walker a day, and demolishes his toys. If Erin gets him a teddy bear or anything plush, it’s intestines are strewn about the house in a matter of minutes. The only toy that ever lasts in her house are KONG toys.

Their toys are pet-safe and made with built-to-chew rubber that won’t wear down the teeth of our precious pooches. They also has a soft mouth feel that is satisfying for our dogs and super durable. You can stuff it ( Erin puts peanut butter in hers), play toss with it, or just leave it in the yard,  and your four legged friends will always come back for more.

With many different types of toys to choose from, KONGs are the best of the best in quality and already have a huge following. Here are just a couple of reviews from satisfied customers:


5 / 5

5 / 5

Keeps pooch busy

February 9, 2011

alienmurphy from Alaska

“We love this and so does our 6 month old pup. Keeps him busy for long periods of time. Works great with frozen peanut butter with a small treat in the middle of the peanut butter.”

5 / 5

5 / 5

Best toy ever!!

February 9, 2011

SuzukiRacer04 from Exeter, PA

“This toy (the large size) is really good for an ACD. Best use of the toy is for when its time for Oreo to be groomed just put some peanut butter in there stick it on the floor and he will just lay there for and hour and wouldn’t even notice he is beening groomed lol.”

5 / 5

5 / 5


November 29, 2005

PugRscue from Dracut, MA

“I have a 165 lb English Mastiff. When I got her I could not find a toy that would outlast her more than an few hours not to mention to make it through a day! The only toy that I have found that she has not been able to destroy is the large black Kong!“

Dogs are in love with these toys and they’ll be the first to show you: it’s not just a toy, it’s a KONG. Go HERE to find a KONG for your canine companion.



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