The weight in the toy gives it a real feel, the the fur is soft and cuddly. Our special needs grandson loves his dog and brings him when we travel and sleeps with him every night. His hugs give comfort.
This is not a soft plushie that kids can throw around or hit each other with. When this toy is swung by a child, believing it’s just a soft. Plushie, it causes injury to an unsuspecting victim.