My 10 month schnoodle (1/2 schnauzer, 1/2 poodle) loves this toy! It's just the right size for her to carry around (she's 17 pounds) and she loves to toss it and retrieve it as well. Sometimes she will go over to her toy basket and just nudge it to hear it talk. Her favorite thing is to smack it with her nose so that it goes careening around the tiled floor, talking to her the whole time, and she merrily chases it. Our cats also are curious about it (in a cautious way) and will stalk it and tentaively bat at it. Or course, once it starts talking, the puppy comes running, and then the cats run for cover! Good times!