Just How Mammoth is the Large Mammoth TireBiter?
A dog tire that can be tossed or rolled as a fetch toy and double as chew toy, the Mammoth TireBiter is a toy your dog will love! But for how long? Results may vary, let’s have a look.
The tire look and feels great and has dog paw prints that go around the tread of the tire which a nice touch. It can be tossed and rolled and if your dog is feeling frisky he/she will bring it to you to play tug with them.
Quality & Durability
I got this one day after having lost the medium version in the yard that was for my 9-month old Rottweiler. When he reached 18 months and almost a full adult, I decided to get the large version as Eli was almost 100 pounds by then. He loved it just as much as the medium one, maybe even more since it was more for his size and gave him a good workout with the added weight. He liked it so much he would sometimes sleep with it or on it.
Eventually though once Eli became so strong he realized that he could start tearing chunks from the tire eventually working his way all around. One day we found the medium version and that one quickly met the same fate as well.
Note: Mammoth has released a newer TireBiter II which is more tough and rugged which holds up great. If durability is a priority we recommend the new model. Stay tuned for our review of the Mammoth TireBiter II.
It’s almost iconic when you think of a junkyard Rottweiler playing with car tires. Only these Tire Biter tires are safe for dogs and have fibers woven into the rubber and not metal wires that car tires have. The problem with tires in general though is that they are thin by design. My dog was able to chew away at the edges and even chew a hole through the middle of the tire tread. Eventually it creates lots of rubber chunks that he would chew on like bubble gum. At this point it was not safe as it could be swallowed or choked on.
Indoor Use: It’s big but not that heavy. Rolling it around and into tables or shelves is not going to make stuff fall over.
Outdoor Use: When left outside it can trap a lot of dirt and water in the inside of the tire, so make sure you clean it regularly.
While eventually it did not stand up to the Chew Test Certified standards it did stay completely intact for many, many months with no signs of wear at all. It was only until my dog became a fully-grown power chewer with the bite force that comes with an adult Rottweiler (I’m sure it will be similar with Pitbulls and Malteses) that the tire started disintegrating into chunks. While my dog outgrew this toy I’m sure it would hold up fine with average size dogs / chewers.
Like the medium Mammoth Tirebiter, I have fond memories of this toy while it lasted. I will look for a more heavy-duty version in the future for my Rottweiler. For those with similarly large dogs, you’ll eventually be picking up little black chunks of rubber, finding them in the most interesting places and/or your dog will be using the bits like chewing gum.
Under the right supervision this toy can last a long time but if left idle a powerful dog can eventually pull this toy apart. I recommend that if you do get this and have a power chewer to put it away and only use it when playing together.
For average sized dogs without intense bite force or aren’t big power chewers that this toy can last for a very long time and can be a great chew/fetch toy.
- A dog-safe tire for fetching, chewing, tugging etc.
- Can collect dirt
- Can eventually shred with power chewers