While the Warthog as a real animal is bristly with short hairs, based on the cute face and overall picture of the "Plush" Warthog, I assumed it would be soft and cuddly. No! The Warthog is hard crusted on the total back and not very user friendly on the total face. Of course this is for a dog (and a pitbull, at that!) and is to be a durable playtoy......but, this item is far less than expected.