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Its Nature Nosh Time!!

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Whats not to love? So nosh away! We think that the ingredients speak for themselves with this line…you really can’t go wrong. These treats are organic, made in the US, and quite frankly smell just like their names! We are sure that your dog’s will love them and you will enjoy feeding them. All Nature-Nosh products come in a 14 ounce re-closable jar & 3 delicious flavors sure to please your dogs belly & palette. Be fair warned that these over the top flavors have such a yummy smell they will leave you tempted to try a bite. Go ahead, we dare you.. besides like we stated they are organic, human-grade & all natural :)

Nature Nosh Beef Wellington

Nature Nosh Chicken Parmesan

Nature Nosh Turkranberry Souffle

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Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed: Border Collie Tribute to Good Old Boy & Heroic Herding Dog Ben

Rebecca quotes:

Today we have a very special Spotlight on a breed segment written by Rebecca one of our satisfied Best Bully Sticks customers. Her dogs love our chews, Sam especially loves our Himalayan trachea dog chews!! As the proud parent of border collies & director with the US Border Collie Club she lent us her expertise on this beautiful breed. She emailed over some amazing & beautiful photos of her & her friends border collies. We would like to dedicate this Spotlight on a breed segment to Rebecca’s black and white border collie Ben a true unsung hero. Sadly he passed away last October at the age of twelve, just shortly after this picture was taken. Rebecca recounts an amazing story of how on two different occasions, Ben stopped rams from charging her. As she beautifully stated “Ben was my heart dog and I miss him every day!” Our hearts goes out to her and anyone who has ever lost & grieving your four legged best friend & companion.  As always we are honored when proud parents tweet or email wanting their dogs breed to be spotlighted.

Border Collie

History of the Border Collie in North America : The Border Collie actually was here working farms in North America, and even competing in sheepdog trials, long before the formation of any of today’s overseeing organizations were around. The first dog to be officially registered here was Spot, imported in the mid-1920s from the UK, the Border Collie’s country of origin. The North American Border Collie continues to enjoy a close relationship with the British breed – ABCA dogs can be registered overseas, and International Sheep Dog Society dogs likewise can be registered here in any organization. Many dogs continue to be imported here every year.

The dogs were worked and periodically competed against each other, and several working registries were formed. In the eighties, the American Border Collie Association – http://www.americanbordercollie.org/ – was formed on the principles of democratic organization and with the mission of maintaining the breed as a working breed. At the same time, The US Border Collie Club – http://www.bordercollie.org/ – was formed to network those who enjoyed various pursuits with their Border Collies, but who were also dedicated to supporting working breeders.

Also in the nineteen-eighties, the US Border Collie Handlers’ Association – http://www.usbcha.com/ – formed to standardize the system of trial competitions and offer the end of year stockdog trial championships which figure so importantly in the standard to which the breed has always been held. The ABCA, USBCC, and USBCHA work together today to offer the services of registry, breed club, and working competition oversight to breed owners.

In the mid-nineties, in a complicated political move, the AKC offered those who currently competed with Border Collies in various sports in the Miscellaneous class, an unpleasant choice.  They would either have to submit to the conformation system to be able to continue their participation in AKC events, or else get “kicked out.”

The vast majority of Border Collie owners felt strongly enough about breeding ONLY for working ability, that they had no problem with the latter choice. But a few still wanted to participate in AKC events, and so there was a division in the breed. At this point, a small number of Border Collies are AKC registered. To the owners of these dogs, the AKC offers the Border Collie Society of America, – http://bordercolliesociety.com/ – which was formed in the mid-nineties as the AKC breed’s parent club.

The AKC continues to offer open registration to dogs from any registry. The ABCA, however, is closed to dogs registered in the AKC only, so buyers are to be advised. But, although the AKC requires kennel club registration to participate in its events, all USBCHA events are open to all dogs regardless of registry, or even breed in fact.

Today, the majority of Border Collies continue to be bred with assisting the livestock farmer in mind. These days, with the rise in cost of labor, the dogs are expected to do the work that was once shared among several stockmen or wranglers. Cattle is the main concern of most farmers, and the dogs have somewhat different duties in these operations.

But just as in the past, the dogs are bred and selected for their ability to get the job done. The reason for the breed’s existence and what shapes it, is the well being of the livestock. Each dog’s quality is measured in his usefulness and ability to save steps for the stock handler. This standard produces a sound, clever, eager to please dog that can also be a top-notch partner in canine sports, public service, therapy and assistance work, and even just as active companions.

The lineup of young Border Collie dogs on the gate is to illustrate the wide variety of size, shape, color, and coat. These dogs belong to two of Rebecca's friends - they are all littermates

The lineup of young Border Collie dogs on the gate is to illustrate the wide variety of size, shape, color, and coat. These dogs belong to two of Rebecca's friends - they are all littermates

Height: (male); (female) Border Collies are considered a medium sized breed. There is no official standard as to height and weight, but the usual range is from 18 to 23 inches tall and 25 to 50 pounds. The reason Border Collies tend to stay within the same height and weight range in spite of no standard, is that the work they do (herding livestock) tends to keep them a certain size and shape.

Weight: 25 to 50 pounds.

Coat: Border Collies come in both “rough” which is a double coat with longer, weatherproof guard hairs, and “smooth,” which lacks the long guard topcoat hairs. Both coats can show great variety, from smooth and silky, to curly and touseled, fine hair, coarse hair, extremely long rough coats or barely there. Again, there is no restriction on the coat other than functional ones. Surprisingly, shepherds in very snowy areas prefer the smooth coats, as paws with long hair tend to get ice frozen between the toes..

Color: Literally any color. Black and white is most often seen, in any pattern. Completely white heads are avoided when possible as deafness can occur in ears which lack pigment.

Appearance: The AKC has an appearance standard, but less than 10% of the country’s Border Collies are bred under the auspices of the Kennel Club. Instead, in the ABCA and the working trial system, there is no standard to measure the appearance of one Border Collie against another as you find with show dogs.

Border Collies are judged against each other, by their work, not by their looks. The dog must be physically capable of covering as much as a hundred miles in a day and then getting up the next morning and doing it again. The dog must be able to outrun a 200lb ewe down the side of a mountain, get ahead of her and turn her back. The dog must be capable of gently guiding a new mother and her lambs back to the barn. The dog must be physically capable of taking a charging cow on the nose and turning her back.

Thus, since it is impossible to identify these qualities in a show ring, the majority of Border Collies breeders are commited to maintaining the working standard, by dedicating their time and energy and resources to training their dogs in their work.

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Temperament: Border Collies can be best described by one of our breed’s top writers, Don McCaig (his Border Collie books may be considered required reading for anyone who is looking into becoming a Border Collie owner):

“People often wonder just what trainers give the sheepdog in exchange for its boundless willingness. Food treats and praise sit on the trainer’s shelf, untouched, unused. The sheepdog is shown its possibilities, he learns what life is like for a good dog and is invited to walk in a rational world whose farthest boundaries are defined by grace.”

—- Donald McCaig, Nop’s Hope

This quote covers two essentials that characterize the temperament of the Border Collie. BOUNDLESS willingless may sound great, but this means that these dogs desperately seek to do something, anything. If not offered some kind of routine and place in the household, a Border Collie WILL find something to do and rarely will it be acceptable to its housemates!

Second, the Border Collie looks to find what is expected – this is called biddability. Again, this sounds wonderful, but it means that one must be aware that the Border Collie you live with is ALWAYS watching and learning. Be sure your dog is learning what you want it to learn!

Border Collie puppies are extremely busy. It’s said that they are, at times, an elemental destructive force of nature. It depends on how you raise them, of course. If you keep their minds busy and direct their energy in appropriate ways, you can survive your Border Collie puppy’s first year! Just a hint, high quality chew treats like those from Best Bully Sticks are a MUST HAVE.

Upclose & beautiful shot of Kat the herding sheep queen!

Upclose & beautiful shot of Kat the herding sheep queen!

Health: From the American Border Collie Association website: “The main goal of any Border Collie breeder should be to produce sound, useful, working dogs. While Border Collies also excel in many non-herding activities, they should be bred primarily to work livestock.  . . .In order to ensure a healthy gene pool for future generations of Border Collies, breeding prospects should be evaluated with reasonable concern for potential problems and realistic goals for what will be produced.”

http://www.americanbordercollie.org/Health%20and%20Genetics%20of%20Border%20Collies.htm

The ABCA currently officially recognizes the following genetic diseases as concerns in the Border Collie:
CHD:  The recommendations at this time are to breed only hip tested, unaffected parents
CEA: The “affected” incidence rate in North America is currently 2.5% of the total population. There is a DNA test for genetic status with regard to this disease and puppy buyers should ask for this information.
Epilepsy: “Although it’s clear Border Collies can be affected with epilepsy, the incidence and heritability in our breed are unknown. The ABCA is supporting research aimed at finding the gene(s) that may cause epilepsy in the breed.” Ask about incidences of epilepsy in the relatives of a dog or pup you are considering buying.

Most importantly, a puppy buyer should inquire as to the work the parents do, and how often and how long they’ve been working. Selecting dogs from long-lived, long-working families helps ensure soundness in things that are difficult to spot in young or underworked dogs, such as soft tissue weakness, arthritis, unilateral or early

Rebecca's dog Ted is working sheep, he is about two and a half in this picture. As Rebecca says

Famous American Border Collie

Thankfully, most Border Collies in entertainment have played “all-American” dogs (for instance, the dog in Down and Out in Beverly Hills was a Border Collie). Within the breed, the yearly United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association National Finals provide a gallery of just a few top dogs. A “Champion” for the Border Collie breed earns the title at these annual event – and there is only one for each category, for the whole year for the whole breed. Besides these there are dogs that produced progeny with such consistent results, that they figure in numerous pedigrees in spite of not necessarily being “champions.”

In the Border Collie, it’s all about what the dog does rather than their ancestors names or the titles they have. Their registered names reflect this – no long names, just nicely worn down, chummy handles like Jim and Ty and Spot and Nan. A “famous” dog will be identified by their working partner – Pulfer’s Shep, Wilson’s Roy, Fogt’s Hope, Berhow’s Nick.

5 month old pup Sam enjoying a Best Bully Sticks Himalayan chew. Rebecca says

If you would like to recommend a dog breed for our next Best Bully Sticks spotlight on a breed please send us an email or tweet @bestbullysticks. We are always honored & excited to spotlight your dogs breed.

Tip to stop your dog from barking: 101 Dog Care Tips- Tip 21

Barking Dog

Barking Dog

It must be an unwritten rule somewhere that all dogs love to bark, because it seems like they really do!

Well it’s a perfectly natural thing for your dog to do, just as it’s normal for us humans to speak. But sometimes you would like your dog to turn down the volume a bit, and use their library voice. Unfortunately, you can’t push a mute button on your remote to stop the incessant chronic barking mad pup. If you live in a neighborhood of dogs then you can definitely relate to this scenario . If one dog starts barking then the rest of the dog block join in with their own serenade & acapella.

Does your your dog bark nonstop or barks at anything & everything? Then you are probably in need of some help. We have some helpful tips to that will help stop your dog from barking.

The first step is to realize why your dog maybe barking. Here are a few reasons:

Home alone: A dog left alone or confined for long periods without supervision is likely to bark because he feels anxious or sad and is afraid the owner may not return.

Who’s the pack leader? Your dog may bark excessively for your attention because you unintentionally trained him to do so. One “woof” and you open the door to let him out. Another and you let him in. A polite bark is rewarded with a treat. A loud one brings praise for alerting you to stranger danger. Dogs are just trying to figure out what you want.

Play time yet? Lack of exercise can easily result in a dog that has pent-up energy and barks out of frustration. A well-exercised, happy dog is more likely to sleep when you’re not there.

What’s the remedy?

So now that you know a few reasons why dogs bark; here are a fews ways to help them to stop barking.

Playtime!!! Dogs that spend most of their time in the backyard or in the house probably need an exercise outlet. Even if your yard is large, dashing around it in circles is not the equivalent of exercise and interaction. Take your dog for a long walk, or head to the park for a change of scenery and a game of fetch.

Doggy, I’m Home! Bring your dog into the house when you’re home. It’s important that he feels he’s part of the family and is loved. Develop a relationship with him through play and fun.

My buddy and me. Dogs are social creatures. Take your dog to the same park daily or weekly and let him make doggy friends. Dogs romping around together tire easily and sleep soundly.

The above tips help deter your dog from barking. If your pups keeps barking you may need some backup tactics.

  • First, teach your dog that barking is okay until he is told to “Be quiet.” Each time your dog barks, command him to “Be quiet.” Simultaneously, hold a treat in front of your dog’s nose. Most dogs get quiet immediately because they can’t sniff and lick the treat while barking at the same time. Think Bullysticks!
  • Praise your dog continuously during his quiet time with petting and words of encouragement.
  • After three seconds of no barking, let him have the treat. As you continue with your training, increase the amount of time you require him to be quiet before giving the treat.
  • When your dog makes a mistake and barks (and he will) reprimand him immediately. Never strike your dog, but do something that will catch his attention, such as clapping loudly or squirting water in his face. As soon as your dog stops barking, you must instantly reward him.

Wow, that’s a lot of work! Well it is, you didn’t learn to do anything in one day. Teaching your dog not to bark takes time & patience. We know you can do it. And if you need a little more help we are here with some All-natural, Free-range bully sticks. Trust us they will keep your dog quiet & busy for hours!

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Chews Wisely: Limited Time Savings on Our Organic Fish Chews

Your dogs will love chomping on our Great White Chews!

Your dogs will love chomping on our Great White Chews!

These Great White Chews are a new and exciting chew for all of you that wanted a fish treat! Full of amazing and suspenseful delicious taste at every bite these fish chews are made from wild ocean thresher shark spine and nothing else! Your dog enjoys a great chew while reaping a bunch of benefits:

●  Cleaner teeth
●   Improved joint health-the chews are naturally packed with chondroitin sulfate
●   Omega 3 fatty acids, to help maintain healthy skin and heart
●   High in protein, low in fat
●   Anti-cancer properties

These chews are humanely obtained: no sharks are killed for them. There is an overpopulation of these sharks in the Indian Ocean, and the meat is eaten and the chews are culled naturally.

So whats in it for you? Well, you get the pleasure of spoiling your dog with a healthy chew alternative and can save some $$$$. These particular chews are only available for a limited time, and can range in thickness from regular to jumbo and length from 6-8″.

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews and of course bully sticks. Also, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for Best Bully Stick News, New Products & Discounts!!

Bark the Word about our treats, chews & savings!!

Save Big! Bark the Word about our treats, chews & savings!!

Refer-A-Friend is a Hit
Many of you have taken advantage of our Refer-a-Friend/Family Member promotion, and we extend our heartfelt thanks for that-it’s the biggest compliment you can give us. Due to the overwhelming success of the program, we have decided to make it permanent!

Are you new to Refer-A-Friend? It’s simple! Here’s how it works:
Your friend or family member place their first order with Best Bully Sticks.
On that first order, your friend or family member types your name and the words “Refer-A-Friend” in the “Comments” section. We send you a coupon code for 10% off once the order is placed!

Hmmm.. Where did i put that bone?

Hmmm.. Where did i put that bone?

Missing a Bone? If there is a particular type of dog bone you would like to see offered on bestbullysticks.com, please let us know and we will do out best to make it happen! One of our motto’s is “happy dog, happy owner & happy life”.

Tips on Ways to Cope With Pet Loss & Grief: 101 Dog Care Tips- Tip 20

1001643824Its never easy to say goodbye to someone you love, especially a family member. The same is true & just as heartbreaking when its a beloved family pet & fur kid with whom you share a unique bond. If you are like many pet parents & owners you probably carry a mug shot of your pet in your wallet, celebrate their birthday or confide in your dog or cat. When asked if you have children you happily say “Yes, the four-legged furry kind”.

You see, pets are important members of the family and have the gift of giving us incredible joy, unconditional love & companionship. So, its only natural to feel a sense of lose or sadness when they are gone. It can be difficult to imagine our lives without our furry family member by our side wagging their tails & sitting at the door waiting for our arrival. Here are some tips to help you better cope with the loss.

1. Acknowledge that your pet’s death is a huge, sad event. Don’t downplay it, or shrug it off. Grieving a pets death is a process that can take months.

2. Accept that you may never totally get over your pet loss. You’ll always remember your pet.

3. Give yourself permission to grieve – it’s not “just a pet.” Coping with pet loss involves the whole grief process.

4. Experience and express feelings of sadness, anger, or guilt about the pet loss. Grieving a pet death involves tears, anger, and sometimes even fear.

5. Talk to others who can empathize – surround yourself with people who understand pet loss. Grieving a pet death is about getting support, like any grief process.

6. Talk to your friend and family about coping with pet loss. Grieving a pet death involves open communication.

7. Be patient. Give yourself time to grieve a pet death. The grief process takes as long as necessary.

8. Seek Support-Losing a pet is never easy, and you don’t have  to go through it alone. Join a pet loss support group, especially if you feel depressed or extremely angry. Grieving a pet death may be easier with others who understand pet loss. The ASPCA has a Pet loss support & Bereavement group that can help you cope with the following:

  • Assistance with the decision to euthanize.
  • Comfort and support at the time of euthanasia.
  • Help with grieving the loss.
  • Advice on dealing with children, the elderly or disabled individuals who are facing a death of a companion animal.
  • Helping the surviving animals in the household to cope.
  • Assistance in establishing a relationship with a new pet.

So, remember to enjoy every moment with your beloved furry friend, spoil them, love them & never take them for-granted.  For those who have lost a pet we are deeply sorry and hope that over time the fond memories of time spent will bring you smiles.

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Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed: Belgian Shepherd Sheepdog

Belgian Sheepdog Madision at age 9-photo by ITGoddess.com

Belgian Sheepdog Madison at age 9-photo by ITGoddess.com

Belgian Shepherd Sheepdog (Groenendael)

Height: Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches

Weight: 60-65 pounds

Coat: The texture should be hard and dense, never woolly, silky, frizzy, fine, or wiry. A full thin double coat, the outercoat should remain coarse yet soft, and the undercoat should be dense and fluffy.

Color: Completely black, or may be black with a limited amount of white. There may be a white patch or strip on the forechest, between pads of feet, on the tips of the hind toes, chin, or muzzle.

Appearance: The first impression of the Belgian Sheepdog is that of a well-balanced, square dog, elegant in appearance, with an exceedingly proud carriage of the head and neck. He is a strong, agile, well-muscled animal, alert and full of life. His whole conformation gives the impression of depth and solidity without bulkiness. The male is more grand then the female who should have a distinct feminine look.

Temperament: The Belgian Sheepdog is intelligent, courageous, alert and devoted to his or her master. As an instinctual guardian of flocks they be protective of their master & property. They are watchful, attentive, and always in motion when not under command. They are observant and vigilant with strangers, but not apprehensive & should not show fear or shyness. Belgian Sheep dogs should not show viciousness by unwarranted or unprovoked attack. With those he knows well, he is most affectionate and friendly, zealous of their attention.

Health: This breed has no major health concerns and has a life expectancy of about 13-14 years. Some minor concerns that have been seen are epilepsy, skin allergies, eye problems, excessive shyness, excessive aggressiveness and occasionally seen hip & elbow dysplasia.  Do not overfeed this breed, for it has a tendency to become obese and lazy.

Famous Belgian Shepherd Sheepdog (Groenendael)

Piccard D’Uccle- Perhaps the most famous Belgian Sheepdog who was acquired in 1897 and considered by many to be the father of the breed.

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Surfs Up! Beach time Safety Tips for You & Your Dog: 101 Dog Care Tips- Tip 19

Surfs Up!

Surfs Up!

The one thing dog’s love about the summer is the beach. Building ditches in the sand, knocking over sand castles, chasing seagulls, rolling in the sand and surfing the waves is what makes the beach so great for your dog. Here are some tips to make going to the beach fun and safe for the entire pack.

1. Follow the Rules: Check with your local beach to see if dogs are allowed. Some beaches with allow your beach buddy to tag along but he or she must be on leash at all times. So find out beforehand so there are no surprises & your beach trip is not spoiled.

2. Pack your dogs beach bag: Its important that when you pack for the beach to bring doggie sunscreen, life jackets, googles & basic necessities. Just, like you dogs can get sun burned.

3. You’re the pack leader: Since some areas of the beach will allow your dog to be off-leash its important that you have control over your pack. Dogs love to run & chase anything in site and have a keen sense of smell, so the beach will be full of intrigued and may cause your dog to wander off in a fast sprint. So be prepared to call your dog back in a stern voice. Trust me no one ones there sun bathing & surfing to be interrupted by a lost dog on the run. Make sure your dog is wearing his or her tags.

4. Flea Protection: Remember that the beach is home to sand fleas and dogs love to dig & roll. So safe guard your dog from those tail biters. Remember that wet flea collars won’t do the trick.

5. Hydrate Your Dog: Make sure you bring along your dogs portable dog bowl & some fresh, clean water. Never, let your dog drink salt water it could make them very sick.

6. Take Breaks & Give Your Dog a Loving Timeout: With so much excitement of the beach your dog may forget to take a break & rest. As your pets guardian its important that you keep a watchful eye on whether or not your dog is become dehydrated or over-exhausted. The scotching sun rays, strenuous exercise runs in the sand, hot temperatures & lack of water can do a number on your dogs body. If your dog is feeling the effects of the sun & heat wave make sure to signal & call your dog to come rest in a shady spot.

6. Be Respect of Others Visiting the Beach: Dogs are social butterflies at heart and love to visit people. Especially if there nose sense something tasty in the air, perhaps someone is having a picnic. But some visitors may not appreciate a visit from your dog. Remember in a perfect world you and your dog would have your own private beach oasis, but in reality its a public place. So make sure you keep an eye on your dog so he or she does not disturb other beach goers.

7. Beware of… (you fill in the blank): Although the beach can be a relaxing & fun place, there are some dangers that lurk amidst the sands and the waves. Sea lice, jellyfish, undercurrents & ripe tides not only pose as threat to you but your dog. Keep in mind dogs are very curious and love to roam. So make sure to ask a lifeguard on duty if the area is safe. However, if there is no lifeguard to be found make sure to look for warning signs posted on the beach like “No Swim/Surf Zone”.

8. Castaway’s Found: Dogs are scavengers at heart and love a good beach scavenger hunt. Just remember that litter, dead fish, fishing lines, plant life may find themselves castaways washed up on the beach and in your dogs mouth. Many of these items are not safe for your dog and should not be his or her substitute chew toy. So, monitor your dogs exploration adventures, where a bout’s and beach finds. Remember “No Litterbugs Allowed”, so do your part to protect water life & dogs by throwing your litter safely in the trash can. Did you know if you litter you could be fined a hefty fine.

9. Pick up Your Dogs #2 Business: Help keep the beaches and water clean & tidy by picking up after your dog. No one likes to swim with your dogs floaters or step barefoot in your dogs sandy poop.

10. Give Your Dog a Bath: Prior to packing & loading the car after a long afternoon at the beach if you have fresh water on hand give your dog a good rinse to get off salt & excess sand. Its important that when you arrive home to give your dog a bath & spa treatment immediately. Chemicals from the sea water can be harmful & do damage to your dogs luscious locks & fur. Also, don’t forget clean behind and inside those sandy & salty ears and tend to those achy, sandy paws which took a beaten all day.

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Great Chew-monial Letter from a Happy Customer! Thanks Bella Belly Buttons!!

I love my Bully Stick :) Thanks Best Bully Sticks!!


Hello to all you wonderful makers of Bully Sticks!!!

My name is Bella Belly Buttons (just Bella for short) and I reside in Fort Lauderdale, FL with my human, Judy Wolff. Great last name huh and easy for me to say!

As you can see by the pictures my human has attached, my life is incomplete without my Bully Sticks.

As a matter of fact my human was slacking this week and made me go a WHOLE day without one. It was a very sad day indeed.

Just as I had given up, they arrived!!!! Joy and Peace were had once again. Thanks to you, the makers of my Bully Sticks!!!!

Keep up the good work & I’ll keep your stock rotated.

-Bella Belly Buttons


Since a picture is worth a thousand barks, tail wags & belly rubs, here are some photos of me chomping away. I just wanted to show you all how much i love my Bully Sticks & heart the Best Bully Stick pack for making my life complete!

Just me & my bully stick, a match made in chew heaven!!

Just me & my bully stick, a match made in chew heaven!!

Well, I guess the polite thing to do is share. Who could blame me, my heart says
Okay, just give me a few more chewing minutes!! Better yet ask your parents to order some :)

Okay, just give me a few more chewing minutes!! Better yet ask your parents to order some :)

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews and of course bully sticks. Also, don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for Best Bully Stick News, New Products & Discounts!! If you have a Best Bully Stick Chew-monial you want to share please email us, we love receiving & reading bark mail :)

Did you Say Best Bully Stick SALE!! Plato Pet Treats & MORE!!

Lucky you ! All of our Plato products are on SALE until Sunday June 12th at 5pm EST :)

All Plato Dog Treats are made in the USA and are excellent products that you can give to your dogs with confidence. They’re the highest quality dog treats on the market!

Plato Dog Treats Chicken is certified USDA organic, and the entire line is made with world-class ingredients and probiotics.

Yummy! Delicious Plato Farmer's Market Sweet Potao Chews

Yummy! Delicious Plato Farmer's Market Yam Treats.

Here are the three choices in their new “Farmer’s Market” line:
1.  Salmon and Vegetables
2.  Chicken and Vegetables
3.  Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Is your dog hypoallergenic?

Well don’t sweat  bullets we even have some delicious Plato Treats for that sensitive allergy prone pup in your life.  Because every dog deserves a yummy dog treat! As many as 20% of all dogs have food allergies, especially to chicken (even all-natural organic chicken like ours). So for them, we recommend our All-Natural Duck Strips. They’re made to the same high standards, with top-quality ingredients, and every bit as tasty as our other treats.

Wild Salmon Supplement for Shiny Coat

Wild Salmon Supplement great for Shiny Coats!!

And that’s not all! We now offer Plato Pet Treats Salmon Oil, which we firmly believe is one of the best supplements you can ever give your dogs. Salmon oil helps maintain your dog’s skin, coat, eye, heart, and immune system.  The oil comes in an opaque bottle for freshness and  is naturally preserved with rosemary. An added bonus of the rosemary is that it reduces the smell of the oil to a minimum.

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Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed: Beagles

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Beagles

Height: Generally between 13”-16” high

Weight: 18 – 35 lbs.

Coat: Short, dense, smooth and weatherproof.

Color: White, black, tan, red, lemon and blue mottle. They can be any combination of Hound colors other than liver. Chest is always white. Tricolor Beagles are almost always born black and white, with brown and other spots appearing later on in life. Some Beagles change colors most of their lives.

Appearance: The general appearance of the Beagle resembles a Foxhound in miniature, but the head is broader and the muzzle shorter, the expression completely different and the legs shorter in proportion to the body. They are generally between 13 and 16 inches (33 and 41 cm) high at the withers and weigh between 18 and 35 lb (8.2 and 16 kg), with females being slightly smaller than males on average.

They have a smooth, somewhat domed skull with a medium-length, square-cut muzzle and a black (or occasionally liver), gumdrop nose. The jaw is strong and the teeth scissor together with the upper teeth fitting perfectly over the lower teeth and both sets aligned square to the jaw. The eyes are large, hazel or brown, with a mild hound-like pleading look. The large ears are long, soft and low-set, turning towards the cheeks slightly and rounded at the tips.

Beagles have a strong, medium-length neck (which is long enough for them to easily bend to the ground to pick up a scent), with little folding in the skin but some evidence of a dewlap; a broad chest narrowing to a tapered abdomen and waist and a short, slightly curved tail (known as the “stern”) tipped with white. The white tip, known as the “flag” has been selectively bred with the sole purpose of allowing the dog to be easily seen when its head is down following a scent. The tail does not curl over the back, but is held upright when the dog is active. The Beagle has a muscular body and a medium-length, smooth, hard coat. The front legs are straight and carried under the body while the rear legs are muscular and well bent at the stifles.

Temperament: The Beagle has an even temper and gentle disposition. Beagles are “merry”, amiable and generally neither aggressive nor timid. They enjoy company, and although they may initially be standoffish with strangers, they are easily won over. They make poor guard dogs for this reason, although their tendency to bark or howl when confronted with the unfamiliar makes them good watchdogs.

Beagles are intelligent, but as a result of being bred for the long chase are single-minded and determined, which can make them hard to train. They are generally obedient but can be difficult to recall once they have picked up a scent and are easily distracted by smells around them. They do not generally feature in obedience trials; while they are alert, respond well to food-reward training, and are eager to please, they are easily bored or distracted.

Beagles are excellent with children and this is one of the reasons they have become popular family pets, but they are pack animals, and can be prone to separation anxiety. Not all Beagles will howl, but most will bark when confronted with strange situations, and some will bay (also referred to as “speaking”, “giving tongue”, or “opening”) when they catch the scent of potential quarry. They also generally get along well with other dogs. They are not demanding with regard to exercise; their inbred stamina means they do not easily tire when exercised, but they also do not need to be worked to exhaustion before they will rest, though regular exercise helps ward off the weight gain to which the breed is prone.

Health: The Life expectancy for Beagles is about 12-15 years. Beagles may be prone to epilepsy, Hypothyroidism and a number of types of dwarfism occur in Beagles. Two conditions in particular are unique to the breed: Funny Puppy, in which the puppy is slow to develop and eventually develops weak legs, a crooked back and although normally healthy, is prone to range of illnesses; Hip dysplasia, common in Harriers and in some larger breeds, is rarely considered a problem in Beagles. Beagles are considered a chondrodystrophic breed, meaning that they are prone to types of disk diseases. In rare cases, Beagles may develop immune mediated polygenic arthritis (where the immune system attacks the joints) even at a young age.

Their long floppy ears can mean that the inner ear does not receive a substantial air flow or that moist air becomes trapped, and this can lead to ear infections. Beagles may also be affected by a range of eye problems; two common ophthalmic conditions in Beagles are glaucoma and corneal dystrophy. “Cherry eye”, a prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid, and distichiasis, a condition in which eyelashes grow into the eye causing irritation, sometimes exist; both these conditions can be corrected with surgery. They can suffer from several types of retinal atrophy. Failure of the nasolacrimal drainage system can cause dry eye or leakage of tears onto the face.

As field dogs they are prone to minor injuries such as cuts and sprains, and, if inactive, obesity is a common problem as they will eat whenever food is available and rely on their owners to regulate their weight. When working or running free they are also likely to pick up parasites such as fleas, ticks, harvest mites and tapeworms, and irritants such as grass seeds can become trapped in their eyes, soft ears or paws.

Beagles may exhibit a behaviour known as reverse sneezing, in which they sound as if they are choking or gasping for breath, but are actually drawing air in through the mouth and nose. The exact cause of this behaviour is not known, but it is not harmful to the dog.

Famous American Beagles

Snoopy- Peanuts character
Odie- Comic strip Garfield
Bagel- Barry Manilow’s Beagle Kim & Freckles- Former US President Lyndon B. Johnson beagles

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