(c) www.thebakersdog.com

It’s a common misconception that pet bakeries are places for tiara wearing chihuahuas and crystal collared poodles. But consider that a pound of our fresh baked biscuits currently sells for $9.99 and there’s over 100 biscuits per pound. That’s less than 10¢ per treat! Our pet treats are healthy, high quality, AND affordable. Some pet bakeries choose play up to this concept of exclusive luxury and spoiled pets. That’s just not our style.” – The Bakers Dog

We have nothing against tiara wearing chihuahuas, but we appreciate a dog bakery that puts the the focus on the product, its quality, and the customer, before anything superfluous. The Baker’s Dog does just that.  Paul Reynolds, a Twitter pal, is the co-owner of this bakery located in Myrtle Beach.  While I’ve never been to Myrtle Beach, but my pups can enjoy Paul’s delicious treats through his online store.

Paul kindly sent us samples of his Chicken/Yogurt Valentine’s Bones, Chicken Pooch Smooches, Cheese Pizza, Apple Cinnamon, Beef & Cheese, and Peanut Butter and Honey biscuits. He also sent us two 1/2 lb packages of Cheese & Bacon biscuits and Pumpkin biscuits to share with one lucky reader!

Now I sell dog products on the internet, so I’m probably more annoying than most customers. I check to see if the bakery is licensed and has done the required analysis sampling required by law.  It’s amazing how many don’t conform.  For me, it’s mandatory. I want to be sure the person baking my baby’s treats not only knows what dogs like, but how to make them healthy.  The Baker’s Dog met all of my requirements.  Analysis for all treats are listed on the site and they are a licensed commercial bakery.  I was impressed with the thorough knowledge Paul had of pet baking, something learned from experience.

A Custom Doggy Bag (c) www.thebakersdog.com

My pups range in size from five pounds to 55 pounds so we’re a pretty good cross-sampling of the canine world. My 55-pound Brittany, Blaze, loved them all.  The two smaller ones really enjoyed the biscuits – they’re small (approximately 1″ x 3/4″) and baked to a crunchy finish – perfect for scaling teeth.  Very important, especially in smaller dogs who tend to be prone to dental problems.

The favorite treat of all three were the Beef & Cheese biscuits, hands down.  The lips, a seasonal treat, were nabbed and enjoyed by Blaze.  They too were crunchy and just adorable.  The Baker’s Dog also does custom bags – send them a photo and your pup will be printed on the package.  What a fun gift or great dog warming gift from one pup to another. So sweet!

We’ve tried a lot of dog treats over the years and I’d rank these among the top in nutrition and taste – as noted by the dogs 🙂

Now, one lucky winner will receive a full pound of treats just by commenting below with the pup that will be enjoying the treats should you win.   Regular contest rules apply.  Contest ends  March 2, 2009, 8pm PST.  One random winner will receive 2-1/2 lb bags of treats.  US & Canadian readers only.


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