French Bulldogs are notoriously fun-loving and playful. You may have seen videos of them playing with everyday things like fallen leaves and springy door stops like they’re the best toys ever!
What kinds of toys do you get for such a playful pup? There are lots of dog toys out there to choose from, but which are the best for French Bulldogs?
Frenchies love all kinds of toys. They love to chew, fetch, and play tug of war. They can turn almost anything into a game, whether they’re alone or interacting with you. An ordinary ball can satisfy your French Bulldog’s need to play, but who doesn’t love to shop for some new cute dog toys?
We’ll sort out all the many dog toy choices and pick the top Frenchie-approved toys, so you can spend less time deciding on what to buy and more time playing with your four-legged friend.
A Quick Look at Our Favorites in 2023
|Best Overall||KONG Classic Dog Toy||
|Best Value||Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball||
|Premium Choice||Hyper Pet GoDogGo||
|Nylabone Teething Pacifier||
The 10 Best Toys for French Bulldogs
1. KONG Classic Dog Toy – Best Overall
|Size:||1.75” W x 3” L|
|Features:||Bounceable, can be stuffed with treats|
Our choice for the best overall toy for French Bulldogs is the classic KONG chew toy. It doesn’t get much better than a KONG for dogs that love to chew. The small size KONG is a good size for French Bulldogs. This toy has been a dog (and owner) favorite for years.
2. Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball Tough Dog Toy – Best Value
|Features:||Can be used in ball launcher, floats|
Our pick for the best toy for French Bulldogs for the money is the small size Chuckit! rubber ball. You get 2 balls per package. They can be thrown or used with a ball launcher you buy separately. The balls are bouncy, can float in water, and are brightly colored so you can find them easily.
3. Hyper Pet GoDogGo Fetch Machine – Premium Choice
|Size:||13” W x 17” H|
|Features:||Automated, adjustable launch times and distances|
If your Frenchie loves to play fetch, it doesn’t get much fancier than this automated ball launcher. You can plug it in or use rechargeable batteries. It launches balls upwards for safety and has adjustable settings for launch intervals and distances. You can also control it with a remote. A large bucket on top makes it easy for your dog to return fetched balls.
4. Nylabone Teething Pacifier Puppy Chew Toy – Best for Puppies
|Size:||3” W x 4” L|
|Features:||Raised nubs, bacon flavor|
This cute Nylabone “pacifier” is a good choice for teething French Bulldog puppies. It has two separate teethers on one ring. They have raised nubs to help clean and stimulate teeth. It’s also bacon flavored.
5. KONG Tuggerknots Moose Dog Toy
|Size:||4” W x 14” L|
Does your Frenchie love pull toys? This KONG tug and shake toy has a squeaky plush moose body and rope pulls at both ends. The ropes are knotted inside the body, which creates a satisfying mouth feel for your dog.
6. Outward Hound Hide A Squirrel Squeaky Puzzle Plush Dog Toy
|Size:||5” W x 7” H|
This is a cute and interactive plush toy that’s ideal for a playful Frenchie. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. The junior size has 3 plush squeaky squirrels you can hide in a plush tree trunk to keep your dog interested and busy.
7. Hartz Dura Play Bone Squeaky Latex Dog Toy
|Size:||1.8” W x 3.6” L|
|Features:||Squeaky, bouncy, bacon scent|
This bone-shaped squeaky chew toy is made of latex for durability. It has a bacon scent and comes in packages of 1 or 3. It is soft and flexible, bounces, and floats in water.
8. Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Brick Puzzle Game Dog Toy
|Size:||8.75” W x 12.75” L|
|Features:||Interactive, different difficulty levels|
Looking for an interactive puzzle toy for your curious Frenchie? This Nina Ottosson-designed puzzle toy lets you hide treats under disks that your dog must push aside with a paw…or nose. You can make it more challenging by adding blocks.
9. JW Pet Hol-ee Roller Dog Toy
|Features:||Chew, fetch, treat dispenser|
This JW Pet toy has multiple uses. Your dog can chew on it, play fetch, bounce it around for exercise, and work for treats that you can place inside the ball. It’s available in 5 different sizes and a variety of colors.
10. Frisco Plush Squeaking Cow Dog Toy
|Size:||5.6” W x 7.5” L|
This cute cow toy is good for Frenchies that like squeaky toys as well as cuddling up with soft plush toys. The fabric is ultra-soft, perfect if your dog loves to sleep with plush toys.
Buyer’s Guide: How to Pick The Best Toy for French Bulldogs
Dog toys come in all shapes and sizes, but which ones do French Bulldogs like best? A better question might be what toys don’t they like? Lively and playful, the Frenchie is easy to please when it comes to toys. But owners say that some toys are bigger hits than others.
Both puppies and adults love to chew on toys. For puppies, getting a good quality chew toy made just for teething is important. Good teething toys will satisfy their need to chew and help soothe their painful gums.
Adult French Bulldogs also love chew toys. Finding a durable chew toy can be a challenge, but with a little trial and error, you can find a durable toy that your dog likes. No chew toys last forever, so expect to replace them regularly. French Bulldogs also enjoy pull toys that they can bring to you for some interactive tug of war games. These pull toys should be durable too.
Squeaky plush toys are also a big hit with French Bulldogs. Many love to play with them, but they also like to cuddle with them too. There are lots of cute options out there to make you and your Frenchie happy. Again, don’t expect them to last forever though.
Puzzles and Fetch Toys
Other good toy categories for French Bulldogs are fetching and puzzle toys. Fetch toys can be as simple as a ball or frisbee. Your Frenchie will appreciate interacting with you during games of fetch.
Puzzle toys that dispense treats are also fun for French Bulldogs. They are interactive and mentally stimulating. They can work well to keep your dog occupied when you’re too busy to join your dog in a play session.
Many toys come in small, medium, and large sizes. We focused on smaller toys here, but you can experiment with different sizes.
The biggest challenge when it comes to dog toys is durability, especially for enthusiastic chewers. Some owners complain that new toys get destroyed in a day. If your dog is hard on toys, look for ones that say they are stronger than average.
French Bulldogs are fun and easy to shop for, so enjoy picking out your best friend’s new favorite toy!
Here is a recap of a couple of our top picks.
It’s hard to beat the classic KONG rubber chew toy, sized down for Frenchies. Most dogs, no matter what the breed, love KONGs. Your dog will be happy and stay busy chewing it and working for the treats you can hide inside. For sheer cuteness, it’s hard to beat the Outward Hound interactive hide a squirrel toy! You can hide multiple squeaky plush squirrels in a tree trunk and watch your Frenchie find the little critters and play with them.
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