Kong Cozie Squeaky Dog Toy Review – A Story as Old as Time

Tough Toy Pros Review

This is Kong. And even though it was a plush, stuffed toy, I thought that simply because it was Kong, it might possibly be tougher than the usual plush dog toys. But, no such luck.

Willie’s experience with the Kong Cozie Squeaky dog toy lasted a total of about 3 1/2 minutes. These pictures tell a story old as time; one we’ve seen a thousand times. However, unlike my review of the Kong Beaver dog toy, I am giving the Cozie toy one star because the product description did give advance warning by saying that it is not for chew sessions.

Willie gets started, working those seams.
Willie gets started, working those seams.

The Kong Cozie Squeaky dog toy was soft and fluffy, just exactly the type of toy you would expect a power chewer to destroy in minutes.

In the first picture here, we see Willie is just getting started, feeling out the seams, working those edges, figuring out exactly how much effort he needs to put into tearing this thing apart.

Not much, as it turns out. He was able to tear this open pretty quickly.

He does really enjoy tearing toys like this apart, and this one is pretty cheap (particularly for being a Kong). I could see how, if I was feeling especially generous, I could get it for him to destroy on his birthday, knowing how he loves to do so.

Once he got started, he made quick work of it. He got the seam ripped. Next he dug through all the stuffing. What is the point of stuffing, anyway? Is it only to hide squeakers inside?


Willie's work here is done.
Willie relaxes. His work here is done.

Next it was on to the final stages:  Isolating the squeaker and total destruction.


Breakthrough and confetti time.

The squeaker was sewn inside a tiny cloth sack. Working his way into the sack held Willie up by maybe 20 seconds.


It was possible that this toy could have enjoyed a second life being carried around as a de-stuffed hide. Sometimes that happens. But it didn’t happen with this one. Willie lost interest in it right away.

Willie’s Review

Oh my, oh my, oh my! I never get toys like this! I love toys like this! It is soft and stretchy and when I pull on it riiiips just like mom’s bed sheets! Give me more, give me more!

And the stuffing – yippee! Look at the stuffing! I like to lay in it and roll around. But after that? Yawn.

Internet Reviews

Amazon:  4 out of 5 stars with 4,240 reviewers.
Chewy:  4 out of 5 stars with 113 reviewers.

Low Reviews

Buyers don’t like how easily their pets tore this toy apart. Most strong chewers tear this toy apart in minutes or hours. Some reviewers complained about the poor quality of the squeakers. If the entire toy wasn’t entirely destroyed, the ears or small parts were nibbled off. Labs, chihuahuas, golden retrievers, huskies and Boston terriers are the types of dogs who reviewers said easily and quickly tore the toy apart.

High Reviews

German shepherds, a pomeranian, dobermans, pit bulls, huskies, labs and boxers are some of the types of dogs who loved this toy and treated it gently. Many of them like to sleep with it. Quite a few like to carry it around with them throughout the day, or just lie next to it and cuddle. Some toss, chew, tug, shake and squeak the toy and it still lasts for months. It is quite often a favorite toy for a dog.

Overall Impression

If you have a dog who consistently destroys every stuffed toy you’ve ever given him (i.e. a dog like Willie), you can expect that he will do the same to this toy. However, for some dogs who don’t chew quite as aggressively, it seems to be a fine choice.

Product Specifications

From the online product descriptions:

  • Soft cuddly plush toy
  • Extra layer of material so they’re extra tough
  • Minimal filling for minimal mess
  • Squeaks to help entice play

Sizes:  Medium, 9 inches x 3 inches x 9 inches
Small, 6 inches x 2 inches x 3 inches

Prices:  Around $4.00

Best Bargain:  Even though these are cheap, they are not a bargain at all for heavy chewers.

Kong makes a total of ten Cozie characters, including a moose, rabbit, lamb, rhino and elephant.

I hope you enjoyed this review of the Kong Cozie squeaky dog toy. If you would like to leave your own review, please do so in the comment section below.

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