KONG founder, Joe Markham, loved his trained 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 to create the KONG line of pet toys.
They’ve been making KONGs from their own proprietary, pet-safe,
built-to-chew rubber ever since. Dogs love KONG. The way it bounces
keeps them engaged and ready to play. It has a soft mouth feel for a
satisfying chew and, of course, it’s super durable. Owners love KONG
too; they can stuff it, throw it, leave it out in the yard — KONG keeps
coming back for more.
Dogs and their owners choose the original KONG toys because they’re fun. KONG toys are the best of the best in
quality, originality, variety, safety, and value. Give a dog a KONG.