A handmade toy set of genuine recycled leather
The Hefty ball, made in Finland exclusively for SportsK9, is a wonderful, soft leather ball, perfect for playing with and training your dog. The toy is designed especially for dog sports: thanks to its premium quality, it can take even the wildest game of tug-of-war. The extremely high-quality leather is tough and thick, so it can withstand wear and tear from biting and tugging, and the handle is made from a single strip of fabric running all the way through the toy, which means they actually can’t come off.
The Hefty toys are handmade in Finland using genuine leather recovered from a local furniture factory. The toy is real leather inside and out, stuffed with leather scraps that lend a nice weight to it. The shape of the toy is designed for easy gripping and holding. Because the toy is not overstuffed and hard, it is also nice for the dog to bite and chew on.
The genuine leather used in Hefty toys is leftover scraps from a Finnish furniture factory, Pohjanmaan Kaluste, which we then give new life as dog toys. Nothing is wasted: the toys are designed to make the best possible use of the leftover leather, and the remaining scraps are used inside the toys as stuffing. All the leather that we use is EU REACH certified, which means that the leather is toxin-free and that no hazardous substances have been used in processing it.
Hefties are 100% designed and handmade in Finland using genuine heavy-duty leather.
Because each toy is made by hand, the amount of filling and thus also the weight of toys may vary slightly. Never leave your dog unattended with a toy. Genuine leather and sheep’s wool are materials that can tempt dogs to start ripping a toy apart and swallowing the pieces, which should be avoided. This toy is intended only for playing together with your dog. Most dogs love playing with these genuine leather toys.
Because the toys are made of genuine leather, they should be used and treated as such. We do not recommend getting the toy wet, for example, or playing with it in freezing temperatures because wet leather hardens, and that can decrease the toy’s durability and shorten its lifespan. As a natural material, leather will best maintain its durability and softness when it is kept dry. So although this toy may not be the best reward in very wet training conditions, your dog will probably think it’s all the more special when you do use it.
Please also note that if a wool-stuffed toy becomes wet, it may smell more strongly of wool.
For the best playing experience, please choose the right-sized toy for your dog. See the list below for examples.
Hefty ball: size 15 cm, weight 250 g
For the best playing experience and durability, please choose the right-sized toy for your dog.