These are, without a doubt the best balls for dog retrieval. Dogs love the smooth chewy texture but don't inflict damage when they chew them as the balls are super strong. My dog will happily carry a chuckit ball in his mouth for a much greater distance than a tennis ball, which he quickly drops because he doesn't like the furry texture. The color is great - much easier to spot in long grass than other colours. The ball also floats, so can be played with in water.