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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Blue Kong?

Who uses a blue kong? How does it compare to the black kong? For dogs that can tear apart a black kong, does a blue kong last longer? I like how the rubber supposedly shows up very nicely on xray film but I'd like to know if anyone can confirm that the blue kong is stronger and tougher than the black kong.

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Re: Blue Kong?

Can't answer about the blues, my girls who can shred a Wal-Mart "heavy duty" toy in seconds have yet to barely put a mark on the reds, let alone the blacks.
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Re: Blue Kong?

We have a black and despite heavy chewing, it's still in "new" shape even though that 55 lb fluff of mine destroyed a jolly ball in five minutes and chewed chunks off his orbee. I don't trust the reds, though. My family has a beagle (ok, 18" at shoulder so he is a bit of a mutant) who would have demolished his red kong if it weren't taken away in time. I'm also asking this because one of the K9 sheriffs visits with her PSD at work and we've gotten to talking about toys and he has obliterated every single toy he's had, and black kongs only take him a few minutes. We were talking about the blue kongs but neither of us knows how much stronger a blue kong is compared to the black.

So here I am, turning to the pros.

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Re: Blue Kong?

If by blue you mean the blue/white marbled looking Kong, that's the puppy Kong - so it's probably less durable than the red "classic" Kong. The black Kong ("Extreme Kong") is meant for the strongest chewers.
The purple/white marbled Kong is for the seniors, lol. One for every generation!

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Re: Blue Kong?

GT, look at the blue kong in the link I've posted. It's a new one and it's solid blue and supposedly very tough! And stretchable... which is a bit strange... never thought of a kong as a Stretch Armstrong..

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I've never seen those!! Wonder if they're available up here? Time to do some research and go shopping. Thank you for that link - I'll let you know what I find out.

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Re: Blue Kong?

why isn't it listed on the kong website?
http://www.kongcompany.com/worlds_best.html

Looks like it's made by a different company?
http://www.bio-serv.com/newcatalog/e.../kongblue.html

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Re: Blue Kong?

Our dogs will chew threw the red ones but don't even leave marks in the black one so I can't answer that either.
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If it's not *made* by Kong, I think it is *licensed* by Kong. Otherwise, I'm sure the company would have been sued by now since the toy has "KONG" molded onto it.

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Re: Blue Kong?

I honestly can't answer your question BUT I'd think if it were as strong, or stronger, than the black Kong they'd say so in the ad. They claim it's 25% stronger than the red Kong which isn't as strong as the black Kong.

Other ads I found for the blue Kong (using Google) claim it's 25% stronger than Kong dog toys normally found in pet shops. Of course the ads don't say if you regularly find the red or black Kong in pet shops???

Why don't you call the Kong company and ask. For aggressive cheweres it's a good idea!!!

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