Necessity-And Love-Is The Mother of Invention at KONG
The story of KONG begins with a German Shepherd named Fritz, his owner and a VW Combi Van.
Fritz, a former police dog enjoyed chewing rocks. This activity wore Fritz’s teeth down and frustrated his owner, Joe Markham. One afternoon while working on his VW Van Joe noticed Fritz dining on rocks yet again.
As Joe was disassembling the van he pulled of a suspension part and threw it to Fritz. Immediately Fritz was taken by the part and hence the KONG was born.
While Fritz invented KONG, it was Markham who realised the potential of this odd looking toy. Markham refined the toys design, developed a super strong rubber formula and began production in 1976.
In 1976 KONG established “the standard” for dog toy performance and durability. Today KONG toys are enthusiastically used and recommended by veterinarians, trainers, dog professionals and satisfied customers worldwide. Millions and Millions of dogs have confirmed that KONG is..