This chocolate Lab was chasing a Hol-ee ball.
The Hol-ee balls are very easy for the dog to pickup and carry. Many people do not like giving tennis balls to dogs because they are dangerous especially for the bigger dogs who could choke or break their teeth on them.
Chocolate Labrador with a Hol-ee ball
The bigger dogs, even the smaller French Bulldogs, can compress the tennis ball. If they compress the tennis ball, then it will pop open and often it goes to the back of the throat where it can cut off the dog’s breathing. This happened to one of Oprah Winfrey’s dog.