French Bulldogs are known as the clown princes of the dog world because of their playful nature and comical antics. This is partly why the Frenchie has become the most popular dog breed in the U.S. as of 2023 (per the AKC).
In this blog, we will explore the nature of the Frenchie along with their favorite toys.
The Playful Personality of French Bulldogs
French Bulldogs are an endless supply of entertainment. The way they sit, the way they lay, the way they sleep, the noises they make, and the funny things they do will keep you constantly amused. Frenchies love companionship, so they love people of all ages and animals of all descriptions. When they are not relaxing in your lap or under your desk, they love to be engaged in any play, either with a partner or alone.
Understanding French Bulldogs’ Physical Activity Needs
The Frenchies have only moderate needs for exercise, which can generally be accomplished with normal indoor activities, including occasional zoomies and periodic walks around the neighborhood. This, along with the fact that they are quiet and calm dogs that have low maintenance needs, makes them an excellent option for apartments, motorhomes, and other small dwellings without access to large fenced-in backyards.
French Bulldogs and Their Favorite Toys
Frenchies love their toys, and because of their adaptability, you can spend a fortune or do it cheaply. All dogs like soft, fluffy toys and Frenchies are no exception. You can buy expensive stuffed toys, especially those made for dogs, but knitted socks ready for the trash also work great. Any toys that squeak or make other noises are a bonus. This is why empty water bottles are a great diversion. Remove the cap, the band around the bottleneck, and the label and then let them have at it.
However, the most critical toys to have in abundance are chew toys. These are great for their teeth and gums and help save your expensive furniture legs. BlueHaven has had great success with flavored Nylabones in various sizes and shapes, but there are many other good options.
Bonding Through Play
Your Frenchie will love to play; if you are involved, they will enjoy it much more. And, of course, the more quality time you spend with your Frenchie, the closer bond you will develop with them. Hide & seek and fetch are two games that can be played indoors or outdoors and will be a constant source of amusement. They will love any game you can devise as long as you are involved.
Safety is always a consideration with puppies and even older dogs, especially for French Bulldogs. Because the French Bulldog is both a brachycephalic (flat-faced) and chondrodystrophic (dwarf) breed, care must be taken to ensure they do not overexert themselves in hot weather.
Care should also be taken to ensure they do not put excessive pressure on their backs and joints by jumping from heights or climbing excessive stairs.
Also, rawhide should never be given to Frenchies as a chew toy or a treat as they can chew off and swallow chunks that could become lodged in their throats or stomachs as the rawhide swells.
French Bulldogs are fantastic companion pets for many reasons, including their playful and comical natures. If you are in the market for one of these beautiful dogs, please contact BlueHaven French Bulldogs, and we will help you acquire the perfect little fur buddy for your home.