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13 International Dog Toys That Reflect Our Cultural Differences

 

Pet toy manufacturing is a multi-national business, so much so that pets in other countries have a hard time getting culturally relevant toys to play with because of all the imports.  Thankfully, there are still some dog toys from Japan, France, Russia and other countries that say "home" to a dog.  Here are 13 native toys enjoyed by canines outside of the U.S.

 1.  Indian 'Big Bone' Dog Toys

These are my absolute culturally relevant dog toys.  Where do you find 'big game?'  India is one country where big game are hunted, so, naturally Indian dogs get some 'big game' Big Bone Dog Toys!

 

Indian Big Bone Dog Toys: image via tailbuddies.comIndian Big Bone Dog Toys: image via tailbuddies.com

 

2.  Indian Chick-In-Egg Dog Toy

About 70 percent of the population of Indians live in rural areas where chicks really do hatch from eggs. And they may squeak a bit too, like this Chick-In-Egg dog toy!

 

Indian Chick-In-Egg Dog Toy: image via tailbuddies.comIndian Chick-In-Egg Dog Toy: image via tailbuddies.com

 

3.  French Chocolate Cream Cake Dog Toy

What French dog is not a gourmand? Gateau au chocolat with a squeak anyone? Nowhere else would a chef's art be cherished so highly by a dog, but France.

 

French Chocolate Cream Cake Dog Toy: image via pattes-a-strass.comFrench Chocolate Cream Cake Dog Toy: image via pattes-a-strass.com

 


4.  New Zealand Chasers Frog & Bear Dog Toys

These lovely animal balls are just two of the New Zealand Chaser array made especially for puppies and small dogs. 


New Zealand Chasers Frog & Bear Dog Toys: image via petpost.co.nzNew Zealand Chasers Frog & Bear Dog Toys: image via petpost.co.nz

 

5.  Canadian Wild Goose Dog Toy

What's more Canadian than a Wild Goose?  Canadian dogs get to go on 'wild goose chases!'

 

Canadian Wild Goose Dog Toy: image via renspets.comCanadian Wild Goose Dog Toy: image via renspets.com

 

6. Italian (Soccer) Booga Ball Dog Toy

So, it's not a pure soccer ball; it's a miniature ball, partially surrounded by neoprene characters with names!.  Whose on your dog's team? Another question:What's more important to an Italian - soccer or his dog? Here's where you can find the Booga Ball dog toy for sale.

 

Italian Soccer Booga Ball Dog Toy: image via misterpoint.itItalian Soccer Booga Ball Dog Toy: image via misterpoint.it

 

7.  Italian Chicken Village People Dog Toys

This array of chicken 'village people' is typical of folk art in southern Europe - minus the chicken, perhaps.  These latex chickens, by the way, are stuffed, so dogs can bite down on them without tearing them... immediately.  Clever.

 

Italian Soccer Booga Ball Dog Toy: image via misterpoint.itItalian Soccer Booga Ball Dog Toy: image via misterpoint.it

 

8. Paraguayan Frog Eco Loofah Dog Tug Toy

The Eco Loofah Dog Tug Toy is all about using natural, sustainable, local resources to make dog toys. Isn't that refreshing?

 

Paraguayan Frog Eco-Loofah Dog Tug Toy: image via amazon.comParaguayan Frog Eco-Loofah Dog Tug Toy: image via amazon.com

 

9.  Chinese Ecological Dog Toys

These simple toy designs emphasize Chinese primitive artistry, working with natural, sustainable materials like jute, sisal, and hemp. These dog toys are completely biodegradable, and adorable!

 

Chinese Ecological Dog Toys: image via jsnkpet.en.made-in-china.comChinese Ecological Dog Toys: image via jsnkpet.en.made-in-china.com

 

10.  Russian Fox Dog Toy

Russians make very elaborate pet toys that do not appear to be mass manufactured.  Also, as with Russian cat toys, this Fox Dog Toy is typically very animated and expressive.

 

Russian Fox Dog Toy: image via bethowen.ruRussian Fox Dog Toy: image via bethowen.ru

 

11.  Japanese Slippers Dog Toy

An iconic symbol of Japan, these Japanese Slipper Dog Toys are even vocal!

 

Japanese Slipper Dog Toys: image via aliexpress.comJapanese Slipper Dog Toys: image via aliexpress.com

 

12. Japanese Naruko Dog, Dog Toy

The masters of animation, Japanese dogs also get to celebrate with this Naruko Dog from the Japanese Naruko animation series.

 

Japanese Naruko Dog, Dog Toy: image via nodsale.comJapanese Naruko Dog, Dog Toy: image via nodsale.com

 

13. Australian Kangaroo Dog Toy

From the land of 'roos, there's no dog toy like this softy with a squeaker Aussie Mates Kangarooo.

 

Australian Kangaroo Dog Toy: image via topdogs.com.auAustralian Kangaroo Dog Toy: image via topdogs.com.au

 

Hope you enjoyed this brief look at some native dog toys.  And if you'd like to check out some international cat toys, visit here.