These toys are made from fleece but they are not your standard braid. They are a knotted and can be washed. This size is more suited for Large and medium size pups. These toys may not be for every pup if they are a heavy chewer or eat things these might not work well for them. Please supervise you pup with these toys until you know for sure. Some customers have told us the toys have lasted for months to a full year depending on the pup.