Cookie joined our family a couple of months ago and although the novelty of a toy dog that barks and responds to touch has worn off a little, she remains a firm favourite despite my daughter's comment at the end of this video:
Cookie, from FurReal friends, is a pint-sized golden retriever. As well as responding to touch, Cookie’s voice recognition technology means that she also responds to your voice and the sound of her squeaking bone. She barks, wags her tail, moves her head and makes puppy ‘talk’.
Her bark is incredibly realistic and has been difficult at times to differentiate from the two small dogs we have living next door. And while I’ve found some toy animals (and dolls) that can turn their heads quite creepy, Cookie is not like that at all and is really very cute.
On the practical side, Cookie requires 4 x 1.5v batteries and so far we have not needed to replace them. She hasn’t malfunctioned at all and seems very well made.
My one negative point is that she moults, which is annoying if you’re wearing dark clothing. She is also expensive at RRP is £74.99, but I’ve seen cheaper versions of animals that can move and bark which haven’t been half as realistic, so it seems to get what you pay for.
Children who are particularly keen on animals will love her. For those of us you are actually quite wary of the real thing, the price is a little off-putting.
All-in-all a very good quality product with a hefty price tag.
We received Cookie free of charge to review.