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!
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!
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.
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.
5. Canadian Wild Goose Dog Toy
What's more Canadian than a Wild Goose? Canadian dogs get to go on 'wild goose chases!'
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
11. Japanese Slippers Dog Toy
An iconic symbol of Japan, these Japanese Slipper Dog Toys are even vocal!
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.
13. Australian Kangaroo Dog Toy