The Rowdies™ have arrived at my house! Well, actually my sisters have been here for a while now but they finally met their match with their new friends Jefferson and Lincoln! See what happens when these two guys meet my crazy sisters for some wild and crazy play!
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Here is what happened. Initially I got the email about reviewing these new Rowdies Durable Plush toys from West Paw. I don’t do toys, but thought my sisters might be interested. Mom took one look at these toys and said we had to have some. My mom thinks they are the cutest toys ever and they have pawsome names. Luckily, she let my sisters play with them and did not keep them for herself!
There are six Rowdies to choose from. Mom did some reading and chose Jefferson for Bailie. She thinks Jefferson has hair like Bailie, and he is available in purple for our purple girl. Each of the six toys is made in the USA in Bozeman, MT, and is designed for specific dog sizes and play styles. Jefferson is for medium to large dogs who love to shake tug and chew. He also has nice long floppy arms.
Lincoln seemed to be just right for little Madison. He is also for medium to large dogs who love all kinds of play styles. His four floppy arms are perfect for tugging, shaking, and being tossed across the room! All six Rowdies come in purple, orange, or pewter. Cutie pie Lincoln came in pewter, giving him more of a bear like fur.
Jefferson wins the popularity contest around here. Both my sisters love him. When they play tug, he is nice and long, and has great “hands” to grip on to. Both Jefferson and Lincoln also have a squeaker which is a must for my sisters in their toys. Mom says he looks like an adorable, purple version of the abominable snowman.
Tug-a-war is a favorite game with my sisters. Often times with all the yanking around their toys rip and are destroyed. Lucky for us, the Rowdies are super durable! All the toys in this series have Zogoflex® “chew zones” which provide a durable, designated area for dogs who love to gnaw and nibble. This “zone” happens to fall right where my sisters sink in their chompers during a heated game of tug. In over a week of play, there are no tears to be found on Jefferson!
What happens when the game of tug means gripping into the furs of Jefferson? No worries there either! Designed, developed, and tested for toughness over countless hours of rough dog play, West Paw uses HardyTex™ fabric which is more than just a fuzzy face—it’s a tough, plush fabric reinforced with a mesh backing for extra durability that surpasses standard plush fabrics.
When Bailie truly loves a toy, she rips at it, and we find the toy’s furs all over the floor! She has ripped on Jefferson quite a bit, but no fur has flown that we know of. She loves to hold onto him and carry him proudly around the house.
Madison loves Lincoln, but for her it is more fun stealing Jefferson and playing keep away with Bailie. We think Jefferson is ideal for play with more than one dog.
Lincoln seems to be more of a one dog kind of guy. He is a great size for Madison, but for tug games he is lacking the long floppy arms my sisters love to hang on to. Madison enjoys hanging out with Lincoln when she wants some quiet time.
With all the flying around, being carried in mouths with dog slobber and dirt, Jefferson and Lincoln can get kind of dirty and smelly, but no worries! These Rowdies love to swim and find the spin cycle in the washing machine exhilarating! They are machine washable, but just say “NO” to the dryer! Let these fellows air dry and they will be good as new!
Despite all the games of tug, being carried around, wrestled with, chewed on, and generally being over loved, Jefferson is still enjoying living with my sisters and having fun being “tortured” on a daily basis.
What about the squeakers? This short video from Instagram shows you how Bailie likes to handle squeakers, this time with Lincoln. Amazingly, after enduring days of being squeaked, both Jefferson and Lincoln are still happily squeaking endlessly for mercy.
My mom loves the Rowdies, and so do my sisters. Bailie and Madison are not aggressive toy killers, but Bailie is still pretty good at wrecking toys. Jefferson and Lincoln are looking good and working great after over a week of being abused by Bailie and Madison! If you are looking for some tough, cute, and fun toys for your dog, we recommend the Rowdies from West Paw!
PS: If you do find anything wrong with your toys, or have any problems, West Paw now guarantees every product they manufacture in Montana – that’s all of them. If you are unhappy with the performance of a West Paw product, they will replace or refund your purchase. It’s simple, easy, and hassle-free.