1.The design means that it's ideal for a messy drinker and it does a great job of preventing the various splashes and spills that can occur when your dog drinks, and the vast majority of dog owners find that it works very well in this regard. 2.It works with the use of a plate that restricts the flow of water, so there's always enough for your dog to drink, but there isn't enough water available for your dog to cause many splashes and spills. 3.This restriction feature also makes it practical for travel use as it won't splash around too much when you're busy driving. 4.Thanks to its durable and heat resistant polypropylene construction you can clean the bowl in the dishwasher without any worries. 5.The dimensions measure in at 9.5″ in diameter along with 4″ of height, and it'll comfortably hold up to 54 fluid oz, which should be adequate for most dog breeds. It's also very easy to clean and dismantle, making it a very practical purchase altogether. 6.Here's a bowl that's great for using while you're traveling, but it can equally be used as a regular bowl in the home as well.