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“Knot” Your Average Dog Toy

July 11, 2012

KONG’s New Wild Knots Combine Rope with Soft Sculpture for the Ultimate in Fun

KONG’s Wild Knots come in colorful, fun bird characters – clockwise from upper left: Flamingo, Cardinal, Eagle and Toucan.

GOLDEN, Colo. Dogs love rope toys, which are great for games of tug, but they also like minimally-stuffed soft-sculpture toys for fetching, shaking, and even cuddling.  KONG’s new Wild Knots bring together these two types of toys – plus a squeaker – combining them into the ultimate toy that is sure to be a hit with dogs and their owners.  The cute bird characters – red, black and white Cardinal, blue, gray and white Toucan, gold, black and turquoise Eagle and pink and white Flamingo – are colorful, vibrant, fun and attractive, but being from KONG, they’re made for durability, with an inner series of tough knotted rope that sets them apart from other dog toys.

On the outside, Wild Knots look much like other minimally-stuffed dog toys, in that they are floppy.  But pick one up and the difference is clear – the fabric on Wild Knots is super-soft and cuddly, and instead of being devoid of any stuffing like other fiberfill-free toys, they have knotted rope inside, which helps to create a varied mix of textures and chewing resistances that dogs find irresistible.  It is this knotted rope interior that makes Wild Knots an excellent tug toy as well as a chew toy, because the rope helps to absorb the stress that pulling and tugging puts on the toy, and that makes Wild Knots perfect for even the most vigorous game of tug!

Each Wild Knots toy has a “skeleton” of knotted rope, making it strong and durable.

The unique combination of plush fabric on the outside and durable knotted rope on the inside give Wild Knots a more substantial mouthfeel that other toys while providing the extra strength needed for tugging games.  The addition of a squeaker enhances a dog’s sensory experience while playing with the Wild Knots toys.  But they’re also a great all-around dog toy, ideal for fetch games and to just carry around and shake, their floppy limbs will flap away, lending a real-prey feel to the toys that any dog would enjoy.  Plus, when playtime is over, the softness of Wild Knots makes them a perfect naptime buddy.

Wild Knots come in four fun characters – Eagle, Cardinal, Toucan and Flamingo – and two sizes:  Small/Medium, recommended for dogs under 20 pounds, and Medium/Large, for dogs over 20 pounds.  They have MSRP’s of $8.99 to $15.99 and are available online and at pet retailers nationwide.  For more information, contact Sandra Schlafer at KONG at (303) 216-2626, email or visit


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About KONG Company

KONG Company is the premier global provider of interactive toys and other products for dogs and cats. The company’s namesake Classic KONG is widely regarded as the “World’s Best Dog Toy” and is recommended by vets, trainers and behaviorists more than any other toy. With a persistent commitment to innovation, the company continues to regularly introduce unique, high-quality dog and cat products. KONG also makes it a top priority to give back to the pet community. KONG was founded in 1976 and is based in Golden, Colorado. For more information visit or





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  1. July 11, 2012 2:39 pm

    too cute!! Love their quirky expressions!

  2. July 12, 2012 9:11 pm

    What a great idea for a product! Leave it to Kong! Love the Flamingo!

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