We have been amazed at how sturdy dog toys are! Coda has tugged and pulled on them, and they just don't rip. Unfortunately, that was not the case with this Santa from Walmart. She loves it to death, but, sadly, the construction left a little bit to be desired. She took all his appendages off the first day. Despite his sorry state we can't get Coda to give him up! There are little pieces of stuffing all over the place. I guess he'll have to mysteriously disappear when she's not looking!