are all dogs playful

Asked by Member 1085133 on Jan 17th 2012 in Books & Entertainment
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Over the years, we have had dogs that did not really like to play much at all. Then there are others that want to play all the time so they can be different just like people can be.

Kazba answered on 1/19/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


It depends on the dog, some dogs are playful while others aren't.

Member 930032 answered on 2/23/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Not all dogs are playful.
It really depends on which breed the dog is.
For a list of the top 10 most playful dogs go here

You will find on the list Bichon Frise coming in on 4th most playful. My dog is a bichon frise and she is often found lying on the bed or on the couch or other times running around the room frantically doing laps with excitement .
Hope this helps.

Holly answered on 4/14/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Not all dogs are playful. Some are definitely more playful than others. Taco prefers sleeping over playing most of the time. But that's okay :) I love him regardless :P

If you just got him/her:
He/She needs time to get to know his/her new home, new people, neighborhood, everything. That's a lot for one small dog to take in. He/She needs time, patience, and encouragement. How old is he/she? If a young puppy, he/she's also not used to being without his/her mom and littermates. If he/she's an older dog, he/she's away from everyone he/she knew and trusted and he/she needs to build a new relationship with you.

Take him/her for walks, talk to him/her when you're doing things around the house, enjoy his/her companionship. Why not get him/her some kind of stuffed toy that he/she can cuddle with. He/She'll come out of his/her shell in no time, just take it one step at a time.

Taco answered on 9/14/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


All of the dogs that I have had over the years have all been playful. Usually when I notice a dog not being playful is when they are getting old. #elliottshifman

Member 1238777 answered on 12/10/14. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer