Hartz Tuff Stuff Nose Divers Duck Review

Looking For A Pile of Fluff? Look No Further

These Tuff Stuff Nose Divers boasts a built-tough design but how rugged is this chew tug toy combo?

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Quality & Durability

This stuff toy is well built, constructed with durable ballistic nylon fabrics. However, as with most chew plush toys for dogs built with heavy duty fabric, the toy will usually come apart at the weakest link which is usually the stitching. Also once the fabric tears it shreds and unravels quickly.

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Fun Factor

It’s tough to rate the fun factor of this toy. The Hartz Nose Divers duck looks great and is fun to play fetch with and even as a tug toy. Since it has a squeaker though it becomes irresistible for my dog to not want to get to it. As a result I have gone through two of these and can rip it apart in about 45 minutes of playing with it.

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Value

After Eli destroyed two of these easily it just left a pile of fluff, shredded fabric and twice the regrets. Fun while it lasted, which was not long enough to give it any value rating.

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Safety

It is made of higher than average fabrics but it is still a type of frays and shreds. Picture how tarps are made with a cross-woven pattern, once a few strands are missing and the tension holding it all together is gone it unravels.

Indoor: Very light and can be tossed around the house without any major concern.

Outdoor: As with any dog plush toy used outside picking up dirt will be your main concern. Clean as needed.

 

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Final Thoughts

In the end, the Hartz Tuff Stuff was not tough at all. While it is definitely built better than the average, no-name plush toys and also self-claiming “tough dog toys” it is by no means heavy duty. Eli was able to dismantle this toy in less than an hour when focused on it. It can last longer if you keep an eye on it and not let a dog chew it but eventually it will shred and you’ll have nice fluff piles everywhere. Not recommended for heavy chewers.

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Overall Score

4 Total Score
Poor

Quality & Durability
4
Fun Factor
6
Value
2
Safety
4
PROS
  • Fun duck design
  • Heavy duty fabric
CONS
  • No stuffing in the wings
  • Average stitching
  • Fabric shreds once ripped
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