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We are committed to bringing you GREAT prices, selection and service to keep you barking for more! We are always excited to add new products on www.bestbullysticks.com with something for everyone.  So lets see what’s new in our neck of the woods!

Terrabone Edible Dental Chew Bone to the Rescue!

terraboneTerrabone is the world’s healthiest and safest edible dental chew bone for fresh breath. This dental bone will pleases even the pickiest of chewers! The #1 ingredient in a Terrabone is USDA certified organic brown rice. Unlike other edible chew bones, Terrabone contains no animal by-products like gelatin or animal glycerin. Terrabone contains no added salt, no added sugar, no chemical preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors and ABSOLUTELY NO WHEAT, NO GLUTEN, NO CORN & NO SOY. Terrabone is also very low in fat with zero saturated fat and zero trans-fat. With full knowledge and clarity of what’s in a Terrabone, pet parents can be confident that their dogs are enjoying a bone that is safe from indigestible ingredients (have you ever seen ‘green’ poop?) and an alternative to rendered body-parts. Terrabone is in a class of it own for dogs who deserve the very best.

Introducing PlaqueOff for Healthier Teeth & Gums!

plaqueoffFor those of you who want to help maintain your pooches pearl whites, but can’t seem to get that tooth brush in their mouth, this is for you. PlaqueOff has been shown to help with bad breath, tartar, and plaque. PlaqueOff is a completely natural product which is suitable for both dogs and cats. It is a special type of seaweed which has been found to have specific beneficial effects for oral care. It comes in a granulated form which is easily added to food every day. It is rich in natural iodine and contains important vitamins and minerals and is free from artificial colors, preservatives, gluten, and sugar. It comes in a 60 gram bottle with a scoop.

Dogs Beg for Merrick High Quality Dog Chews

merricklogoOur pugs Sushi & Espy are huge tail wagging fans of USDA Merrick dog treats & chews. Don’t take our dogs word for it, give them a try! We offer an extensive line of Merrick dog chews perfect yummy treat for that active chewer in your life. See what all the fuss is all about order some today.

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Merrick Hungry Dog Value Pack – 2lb.

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Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treatsdog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

Offering you more of the best of the best-with your input!

Since you are our most valuable resource and we want Best Bully Sticks to be your go-to source for great pooch stuff, we need your help! Please let us know what you think we should offer, and how you think we can improve our website, for your best possible shopping experience with us. We will carefully consider all ideas.

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

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Our All Natural Brazilian Beef Bully Sticks Come From Grass Fed Cattle not Feedlots

feedlotWe are passionate about dogs  and our mission is to keep your deserving pup chew happy & safe. That’s why we offer the best in safe,  high-quality Brazilian, free range  bully sticks at low prices – because we want you and your dog to be satisfied. As with all of our natural chews and treats our bully sticks are all USDA certified and inspected.  Bully Sticks are a great way to give your pet something to chew on that they’ll love and is great for them too! All of our bully sticks promote healthy teeth, gums and a beautiful doggy smile.

We value our human & tail wagging customers and want to keep you informed about the beef cattle industry from around the globe. As well as, let you know of our unwavering commitment to offering you naturally free-range, grass fed 100% bully sticks that has not been placed in feedlots. No compromises! We are commitment to offering you and your dog the best healthy dog chews in the world. As a promise to you we will continue to have an open & honest relationship with our suppliers to ensure that you are receiving on the best in grass fed free range cattle. We will never lower our standard for selfish gain because we value our customers above all else. Thanks for all your support!

Gone Are the Days of Only Home on the Range: Argentina Ranchers Breaks With Roaming Cattle Tradition

Argentina a leader in the cattle industry and known for its high quality lean,  natural, grass fed beef. Cows grazing freely on the vast Pampas to eat till their hearts & stomach content have long been a part of Argentine tradition. But the times are changing as ranchers break with tradition and venture away from the range to feedlot pens to take advantage of the agriculture boom. Argentina once a leading exporter of beef and veal produced from cattle grazing, is now becoming a force to be reckon in the agricultural world with its vast farming of soybean, wheat & corn. Although great for farmers and the Argentina economy, sky rocking demand for cash crops has its downside. The agriculture boom is putting the quality of beef steaks at stake all for the sake of quantity & mass production. As more Argentina farmers follow in the footsteps of USA & Europe’s infamous feedlots,  also know as cattle fattening holding pens.GR2009091000147

In a recent article posted in The Washington Post , Argentina cattle are now being moved off the fertile grasslands of Pampa and into U.S style feedlots .The Pampa Region ranch land once home to Angus & Hereford cows are now being dedicated to agriculture and replaced with soybeans, corn & wheat. As the Argentine economy is now switching from cattle to crop. It appears that a growing number of Argentine cattle are spending a third of their lives on U.S style feedlots. The cattle are cramped in muddy corrals, and pumped full of antibiotics & protein rich fats to fatten them up quicker. Argentine ranchers are herding their cattle into feedlots to plump them up, increase efficiency and free up land for profit gain in this case profit “grain”.

With the recent Argentina agriculture boom the countries traditional pastureland, once meant for cattle, are now being replaced by cropland to grow cash crops such as soybeans. No longer is cattle considered the Argentinian cash cow amongst its native farmers. Soybeans, corn & wheat farms are now more prominent and considered more profitable than raising livestock. With less land delegated for cash crops as oppose to cattle grazing, in order to maintain beef production on less land, many farms are using corn, other feeds & feedlots for fattening during the last two or three months prior to slaughter. As stated in the Washington Post, “This year, a third of the 15 million animals expected to go to slaughter will fatten up in the now-ubiquitous feedlots, three times as many as in 2001. General manager of the Argentine Feedlot Chamber, Rodrigo Troncoso expects that more then 60% of Argentina’s cattle will pass through feedlots in fives years.”

The Great Debate: Feedlot vs Grass fed

cowsAs the saying goes “Knowledge is power”. Before one can chime in on the great feedlot verse grass fed debate its important to know the difference between the two. Livestock placed in feedlots are often confined in overpopulated crapped holding pens where cattle are grain fed and fattened before being slaughtered. Sadly, feedlot cattle are feed an unnatural diet of of grains and inhumanely unable to roam and graze grasslands freely as nature intended. Because of cramped feedlot pen corridors cows are often sick and run high risk of transmitting diseases, and as a preventive measure many are more likely given routine antibiotics. Not to mention cows raised in this way are often given growth hormones shots so that they can reach slaughter weight faster and farmers can increase beef production in a short span of time. Because grain-fed cows grow faster, after spending only 6 months in a feedlot are  sent to slaughter houses. Not only are feedlot accommodations inhumane for the cattle their is much environmental & health concerns to consider. Larger concentration of wastes,  inefficiency of feeding grain to cattle & the use of hormones and antibiotics for feedlot cattle is not much to be desired. Estimates of the number of pounds of grain required to produce a pound of beef range from 10 to 16 pounds.  With approximately 97% of the beef sold in the U.S. is grain-fed feedlot beef, while the other 3% is grass-fed consumers are opting for the healthier piece of grass fed steak.

According to an insightful article by Northwestern Health Science University on the negative impact of feedlots and positive impact of grass fed cattle the quality & health benefits of grass fed beef can’t be denied. Although feedlots increase meat, poultry, egg and dairy production often times profit trumps quality and safety putting consumers, such as yourself, at risk. Feedlots pose the following problems:

1. Lower Nutritional Value-Studies have shown that meat from animals raised in feedlots often contain more total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and calories. Products from grain-fed animals also contain less vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids.

2. Unnatural Diets- In order to boost farm productivity and lower costs. Genetically modified grain and soy are the main components of these animals’ diets. To cut costs even more, animal feed may also contain by-products such as municipal garbage, stale pastry, chicken feathers and candy.

3. Stress on Animals- When cud chewing animals are fed low fiber grains as oppose to fiber rich grasses can take a toil on health & overall well being. Subacute acidosis is a very common condition that affects cattle. This condition causes cattle to kick at their bellies, stop eating feed and begin to eat dirt. These animals are often given chemical additives along with a constant, low-level dose of antibiotics to prevent reactions from becoming fatal. When the antibiotics are overused in the feedlots, bacteria become resistant to them. When humans consume cattle that were fed these antibiotics, they often become infected with the new, disease-resistant bacteria, which means there are fewer medications available to treat them.

4. Ground and water pollution-When animals are raised in confinement, they deposit large amounts of manure in small spaces. The right thing for the farmers to do is to collect and transport this manure far away from the area; however, this can be a very expensive task. More increasingly, farmers collect the manure and to cut costs, dump it as close to the feedlot as possible. As a result, the soil becomes over packed with nutrients, which can lead to ground and water pollution.

While grass-fed beef are unconfined and allowed to humanely roam & graze freely and given a natural diet of grass, hay &  forage as oppose to grains. Although grass fed beef are usually smaller in size & grow slower. Grass-fed farming or ranching involves raising livestock on open pasture – free to roam about. These animals are free of antibiotics, steroids, hormones, pesticides and other foreign substances. Research has shown that grass-fed animals may be safer than food from conventionally-raised animals. According to a study published in the Journal of Animal Science in 2002, grass-fed beef may offer these benefits:

1. Lower in Fat and Calories-Meat from grass-fed cattle, sheep and bison is lower in total fat. Lean meats may have as much as one-third the fat as a similar cut from a grain-fed animal. Consuming lean beef can also help lower LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) levels. Because it is lower in fat, grass-fed beef is also lower in calories. Even fatty cuts of grass-fed beef are lower in fat and calories than beef from grain-fed cattle.

2. More Omega-3 Fatty Acids- Grass-fed animals can contain as much as two-to-four times more essential omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed animals. One reason grass-fed animals are full of these good fats is because omega-3s are formed in the chloroplasts of green leaves and algae.

3. More Vitamins-Studies have shown that grass-fed beef can have as much as four times more vitamin E than grain-fed beef. Grass-fed beef even contain twice as much vitamin E as grain-fed beef that are given vitamin E supplements!

4. Good Source of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)- Grass-fed animals contain as much as three-to-five times more CLA, known to reduce risk of cancer, than grain-fed animals.

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Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treatsdog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

Offering you more of the best of the best-with your input!

Since you are our most valuable resource and we want Best Bully Sticks to be your go-to source for great pooch stuff, we need your help! Please let us know what you think we should offer, and how you think we can improve our website, for your best possible shopping experience with us. We will carefully consider all ideas.

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed: American Bulldog & Boston Terrier

We always love getting tweets from our Twitter friends asking us to feature their dog  or favorite breed for our Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed blog series. As always we are honored to oblige. Thanks @dog_milk for submitting your adorable pics of your furry pack, Lulu, the American Bulldog and Beans the Boston Terrier. Since they seem inseparable friends & family we figured it was only fitting for them to share the spotlight. Thanks for following our @bestbullysticks tweets.

The American Bulldog

Lulu the American Bulldog (pic by twitter friend @dog_milk

Lulu the American Bulldog (pic by twitter friend @dog_milk

Height: Males: 22 – 27 inches; Females: 20 – 25 inches.

Weight: Male: 75 – 125 lbs.; Female: 60 – 100 lbs.

Coat: The coat is short, close, and stiff to the touch.

Color: White coat or any color pattern including black, red, brown and all shades of brindle

Appearance: The American Bulldog is a stocky and well built, strong-looking dog. Its coat is short and either white, white with patches, black and white brindle, fawn and white, fawn and white brindle or a combination of all of these. Some may even have what is called a blue patch. The color conformation is quite varied, but white must be somewhere in the coat for the dog to be confirmed in most ABD clubs.
The Johnson type is a larger dog with a shorter muzzle than the Scott type. However, many modern American Bulldogs are a combination of the two types. In general, American Bulldogs weigh between 60 and 125 pounds (27 to 57kg) and are 20 to 28 inches (52 to 70cm) at the withers. The American Bulldog is massive in comparison to both the French Bulldog and the British Bulldog due to the fact that the American Bulldog was never down bred to be a lap dog.

There are mainly five types of American Bulldogs:

*The Johnson type: This type is commonly known as the Classic or Bully type. These bulldogs are more aggressive and have pendulous lips, an undershot jaw, facial wrinkles and a shorter muzzle. Johnson’s famous American Bulldog, the Incredible Mean Machine had 30% characteristics of an English Bulldog, and forms the foundation for most of the modern American Bulldog.

*The Scott type: This type is also known as Standard or Performance type. Bulldogs belonging to this type are large, coarse, leggy and used to catch wild hogs and cattle. They have an athletic look and a long muzzle.

*The Painter/Margentina type: They were developed in late 70s by Joe Painter, Margentina and Tappe, and are mainly used in dog fighting. They are small in size and weigh about 25 – 35 kg.

*The Old Southern Whites type: These are the original country bulldogs. They served as a raw material for Johnson, Scott, etc, and helped them to develop advanced breeds of the American Bulldog.

*The Hybrid type: These are mainly American Bulldogs whose bloodline is a mixture of Johnson and Scott type. Some of the successful breeders of this type are Kyle Symmes, Matt Boyd, Grey Souza, etc.

Temperament: The essential characteristics of the American Bulldog are those, which enable it to work as a hog and cattle catching dog, and a protector of personal property. These tasks require a powerful, agile, confident dog with a large head and powerful jaws. The American Bulldog is a gentle, loving family companion who is fearless enough to face an angry bull or a human intruder; Good with children; Good with pets.

Health: The average lifespan of this bred is between 10 – 14 years, and their main health concern is the development of hip and elbow dysplasia. Regular joint health supplements can lower their chances of developing severe dysplasia. American Bulldogs are also at an increased risk for bone cancer, eye conditions such as entropion and ectropion, and enlarged hearts.

The Boston Terrier

Beans the Boston Terrier digging through the sands of time

Beans the Boston Terrier digging through the sands of time

Height: between 38-43cms (stands 15-17 inches at the withers)

Weight: Weight is divided by classes as follows: Under 15 pounds; 15 pounds and under 20 pounds; 20 pounds and not to exceed 25 pounds.

Coat: The coat is short, smooth, bright and fine in texture.

Color: The Boston Terrier is characteristically marked with white in proportion to either black, brindle, seal, or a combination of the three. Seal is a color specifically used to describe Boston Terriers and is defined as a black color with red highlights when viewed in the sun or bright light.

Appearance:

The Boston Terrier is a lively, highly intelligent, smooth coated, short-headed, compactly built, short-tailed, well balanced dog, brindle, seal or black in color and evenly marked with white. The head is in proportion to the size of the dog and the expression indicates a high degree of intelligence.

Boston Terriers are typically small, compactly built, well proportioned dogs with erect ears, short tails, and a short muzzle. The body is rather short and well knit, the limbs strong and neatly turned, the tail is short and no feature is so prominent that the dog appears badly proportioned. The dog conveys an impression of determination, strength and activity, with style of a high order; carriage easy and graceful. A proportionate combination of “Color and White Markings” is a particularly distinctive feature of a representative specimen.

Temperament:

Beans posing for some camera action!

Beans posing for some camera action!

Boston Terriers have strong, friendly personalities. Bostons can range in temperaments from those that are eager to please their master to those that are more stubborn. Both can be easily trained given a patient and assertive owner. The modern Boston Terrier can be gentle, alert, expressive, and well-mannered.  They were originally a cross-breed between the Old English Bulldog and the English White Terrier.

Some Bostons enjoy having another one for companionship. Both females and males generally bark only when necessary. Having been bred as a companion dog, they enjoy being around people, and, if properly socialized, get along well with children, the elderly, other canines, and non-canine pets. Some Boston Terriers are very cuddly, while others are more independent.

Health: The life expectancy of the Boston Terrier is 13-15 years. Several health issues are of concern in the Boston Terrier: cataracts (both juvenile and adult type), cherry eye, luxating patellas, deafness, heart murmur, and allergies. Curvature of the back, called roaching, might be caused by patella problems with the rear legs, which in turn causes the dog to lean forward onto the forelegs. This might also just be a structural fault with little consequence to the dog. Many Bostons cannot tolerate excessive heat and also extremely cold weather, due to the shortened muzzle, so hot or cold weather combined with demanding exercise can bring harm to a Boston Terrier. A sensitive digestive system is also typical of the Boston Terrier. In the absence of proper diet, flatulence is associated with the breed.

Bostons, along with Pug, Shih Tzu and other short-snouted breeds are Brachycephalic breeds. The word comes from Greek roots “Brachy,” meaning short and “cephalic,” meaning head. This anatomy can cause tiny nostrils, long palates and a narrow trachea. Because of this, Bostons may be prone to snoring and reverse sneeze, a rapid and repeated forced inhalation through the nose, accompanied by snorting or gagging sounds used to clear the palate of mucus, but does not harm the dog in any way. Bostons are also prone to sensitive stomachs and intestinal gas.

Is your dog  barking for his or her time in the spotlight?

We always love getting tweets from our Twitter friends & emails asking us to feature their dog or favorite breed in our Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed blog series. As always we are honored to oblige. Thanks everyone for submitting your dogs photo to featured and for following our @bestbullysticks tweet updates.

If you would like your dog spotlighted or want to recommend a dog breed you love for our next  Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed entry please send us an email or tweet @bestbullysticks. Don’t forget to send over a photogenic pic of your dog as well.

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treatsdog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

Offering you more of the best of the best-with your input!

Since you are our most valuable resource and we want Best Bully Sticks to be your go-to source for great pooch stuff, we need your help! Please let us know what you think we should offer, and how you think we can improve our website, for your best possible shopping experience with us. We will carefully consider all ideas.

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

Brush Brush Splish Splash! Introducing Cain and Able Dog Dental Kit and Bath Spa Products

Here at bestbullysticks.com, we hope “”every dog has its day spa.””  Our goal is for every dog to be bathed with a great product that’s wonderful for coat and skin, has practical benefits, and is good for the environment. Inspired out of love for dogs and the people they own, Cain & Able Collection spa bath products truly offer these remarkable benefits with a focus on nurturing pets. So, as you can imagine, we are so excited and proud to offer them to you & your dog. So check sit and stay a while, sniff out some of our product offerings!

Give the Gift of a Beautiful Healthy Smile & Clean teeth

Celebrate February National Pet Dental Health Month with us all year round by making your dog or cats dental health a priority. Help your dog fall in love with oral care by trying our Cain & Able Kissable Toothpaste and Toothrbrush Combo Kit. Make your pooch (even more) kissable with the all-natural dental products of Cain & Able. Not only will you give your dog the confidence to show off his pearly whites. You’ll also be helping to ward off bad breath, gum disease, infections, and even heart disease. It’s amazing what daily teeth brushing at least 2-3 times a week will do for your pets overall health.

The unique design of the KissAble toothbrush makes it easy to clean all three sides of each tooth with one stroke. The soft bristles massage the gums, while the firmer bristles clean the teeth. The vanilla flavored toothpaste tastes great for dogs and their people! Made in the USA.

Information from the American Veterinary Dental Society

More than 80% of dogs suffer from periodontal disease by the age of two. You can help prevent serious health problems by consistently brushing your dog’s teeth.

Clean pooch

Everyone enjoys a day at the spa, and now you can offer that wonderful experience to your pooch right at home. Cain and Able all-natural shampoo & conditioners treats your pooch to an aromatherapy experience with the healing benefits of essential oils. Give you dog a bath rejuvenates, soothes, and results in a luxurious coat that smells wonderful. You’ll be bathing your pooch with a shampoo & conditioner that’s good for the environment: it has NO harsh detergents, artificial colors or synthetic perfumes.  You won’t have to worry about drying out skin and coat, eye irritations, skin rashes, allergic reactions, and hair loss.

All Cain & Able bath products are tested on humans first. So, suds up with a rejuvenating shampoo & conditioner scent  of choice!

Cain and Able Lavendar Shampoo 16 oz.

Cain and Able Lavendar Conditioner 16 oz.

Cain and Able Peppermint Shampoo 16 oz.

Cain and Able Peppermint Conditioner 16 oz.

Pets Need Dental Care, Too!

In honor of Feburary Pet Dental Month, we are highlighting our Dental Treats and Chews category.

We’ve hand-picked items that are great for dental health. Most of our all-natural dog treats and chews are great for healthy teeth and gums in general, but these particular products are all designed specifically for those benefits.

We encourage you to brush your pet’s teeth 3-5 times per week and supplement with natural chews. doing so can add years to your dog’s life!

Furry Chew-holics Rejoice!

All of loyal tail wagging bully stick chew fans can’t get enough of our chews & treats. Don’t take our word for it just watch Samson enjoying one of our bully sticks. For humans with sensitive noses we also offer odor free bully sticks. Our dog chews & bones are all natural, and from either Brazilian or US meat sources. If you have a highly aggressive chewers then you came to the right place. Your dogs will fall in love with our grrreat selection, while you go gaga over our amazing prices! We are constantly adding new dog bones & chews, so make sure to check back often. Better yet sign up for our newsletter and receive the inside scoop on new products, special saving & discounts & stay up to date on Best Bully Sticks happenings for 2010. We have some wonderful things in store worth barking about, so sniff around our site daily!

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount


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Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed: The Gentle Giant Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff Twiggy taken by flickr friend hindesite's

Bullmastiff Twiggy taken by flickr friend hindesite's

Height: Male 25-27 inches, females 24-26 inches

Weight:
Male 110-133 lbs, females 100-120 lbs

Coat: The Bullmastiff has a short, dense, slightly rough, giving good weather protection.

Color: The Bullmastiff coat comes in brindle, fawn or red often with black markings on the head

Appearance:
The Bullmastiff is massive, very powerfully built, but is not a cumbersome dog. The large, broad skull is wrinkled and the muzzle is broad, deep and usually darker in color. The forehead is  flat and the stop is moderate. The black nose is wide and has large nostrils. The teeth meet in a level of undershot bite. The medium sized eyes are dark hazel. The V-shaped ears are set high and wide carried close the cheeks giving a square appearance to the skull. The strong tail is set high, thicker at the root and tapering and is either straight or curved, and reaches to the hocks. The back is short, straight and level between the withers and the loin.

Temperament: The Bullmastiff is a devoted, alert guard dog, with a good natured temperament. Docile, affectionate, but fearless if provoked. Although unlikely to attack, it will catch an intruder, knock him down and hold him. Bullmastiff  is tolerant of children. Intelligent, even tempered, calm & loyal. These dogs crave human leadership. The Bullmastiff is extremely powerful and needs a firm master, who is confident and consistent with the rules set upon the dog. Bullmastiffs should be thoroughly obedience trained and taught not to pull on the leash,  to heel, and allow owner to enter & exit  door/ gate first as pack leader. Be sure to socialize the Bullmastiff around other dogs & people.  The Bullmastiff is more dominant than the Mastiff. They tent to drool, slobber & snore. Bullmastiffs are sensitive to voice tone and need to be spoken to in an assertive, but not harsh way.

Health: The lifespan for a Bullmastiff is generally from eight to 11 years.  The Bullmastiff is prone to cancer, hip dysplasia, tumors, eyelid problems, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and boils on the lip. Also prone to bloat, so it is a good idea to feed them 2-3 meals a day instead of one large meal. Gains wight easily, so be careful not to over feed.

Is your dog  barking for his or her time in the spotlight?

We always love getting tweets from our Twitter friends & emails asking us to feature their dog or favorite breed in our Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed blog series. As always we are honored to oblige. Thanks everyone for submitting your dogs photo to featured and for following our @bestbullysticks tweet updates.

If you would like your dog spotlighted or want to recommend a dog breed you love for our next  Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed entry please send us an email or tweet @bestbullysticks. Don’t forget to send over a photogenic pic of your dog as well.

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treatsdog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

Offering you more of the best of the best-with your input!

Since you are our most valuable resource and we want Best Bully Sticks to be your go-to source for great pooch stuff, we need your help! Please let us know what you think we should offer, and how you think we can improve our website, for your best possible shopping experience with us. We will carefully consider all ideas.

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

Introducing Cranimals Certified Organic Pet Supplements- Natures Best Defense

cranimalsCranimals whole food  pet supplements offer proprietary ingredients that you won’t find in any other pet product. These cat and dog supplements deliver a powerful blend of cranberry, red raspberry and blueberry extracts which contain thousands of potent antioxidants – nature’s best defense against disease and aging.

Great News!

They  never use any fillers, artificial colors, flavours or artificial preservatives in any of their products –that’s a guarantee. Cranimals will make tails wag! All CRANIMALS products are also Animal Wellness Magazine Approved – now that’s something to bark about!

What are the delicious flavors you ask?

Cranimals Antioxidant Supplement

Cranimals Very Berry Antioxidant Supplement

Cranimals Gold Antioxidant Supplement

Test your pups IQ

ninaottossonJust In…..Nina Ottosson Dog Activity Toys , the ultimate interactive brain teaser for your smart pup. If you are like many dog owners then you have come to common knowledge that a bored dog is more likely to take apart the couch, eat your shoe, chew up the remote or go dumpster diving or trash can tipping for his enjoyment & entertainment. Dogs need to be entertained and often times that means through destructive behavior. Keeping your dog well exercised or distracted with interactive games helps, as well as grows the strong human dog bond. Nothing says fun like an interactive brain teaser!

We are excited to bring to you after many requests, an interactive line of dog toys that will make your pooches work to get their treats. Nina Ottosson Dog Activity Toys is an exciting way to keep your pooch entertained for hours while you watch them figure out how to get to that hidden prize. The purpose of these dog toys is to mentally activate the dog in a positive and educational manner.

The idea is that you and your pooch get to spend some fun and enjoyable time together. You demonstrate. The dog watches, listens and learns. And hopefully… finds those treats!

Our Nina Ottosson Interactive Dog Toys Offering: Its Brains vs Brawns!

Dog Brick

Dog Tornado

Dog Fighter

Dog Turbo

Dog Casino

Dog Smart

Dog Box


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Do you have a bone to pick with us?

dog_biscuitOur dog chews & bones are all natural, and from either Brazilian or US meat sources. If you have a highly aggressive chewers then you came to the right place. Your dogs will fall in love with our grrreat selection, while you go gaga over our amazing prices! We are constantly adding new dog bones & chews, so make sure to check back often. Better yet sign up for our newsletter and receive the inside scoop on new products, special saving & discounts & stay up to date on Best Bully Sticks happenings for 2010. We have some wonderful things in store worth barking about, so sniff around our site daily!

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our bully sticks. Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

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Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed: Bloodhound

bloodhoundHeight: Male Bloodhounds are 25 inches to 27 inches, and female are 23 inches to 25 inches

Weight:
Male Bloodhounds weigh 90-110 lbs and female 80-100

Coat: The coat is wrinkle, short & fairly hard in texture. Softer & silky hair on head & ears

Color: Bloodhounds colors are black and tan, liver and tan, and red; the darker colors being sometimes interspersed with lighter or badger-colored hair, and sometimes flecked with white.

Appearance:
Bloodhounds are large dogs, with strong backs and powerful, deep and slightly arched loins. They have long, narrow heads with abundance of loose skin. They have thin ears that are soft to touch and falls in graceful folds. Eyelids are oval and should not obstruct the eye

Temperament: In temperament the Bloodhound is extremely affectionate, neither quarrelsome with companions nor with other dogs. His nature is somewhat shy, and equally sensitive to kindness or correction by his master. The Bloodhound is a kind, patient, noble, mild-mannered and lovable dog. Gentle, affectionate and excellent with children. This is truly a good natured companion and will lie there meekly and let children all clamber over them. Bloodhounds love to receive lots of love and attention. Very energetic outdoors and boisterous when young, determined and independent.

Bloodhounds can often be stubborn and need firm, but not heavy handed training. The owner of such dog will have to be calm and firm for the animal to be trained properly. Clear rules must be drawn and respected without exception. Any sign of weakness by the owner and dog will not listen. The Bloodhound is a stubborn dog and once on the trail of a scent, does not let up easily. Difficult to train obedience-wise, simply because his nose gets distracted, the bloodhound is nonetheless easy to train, doing what he does best, tracking scent. If it smells something interesting, a Bloodhound will be hard to stop only by voice commands. It is important that this dog to be socialized still small and walks to be made along with other dogs.

Health: The Bloodhound has a life expectancy of 10-12 yrs. This breed is prone to bloat . For bloat prevention it is recommended that you feed 2-3 small meals per day instead of one large meal and avoid exercise after every meal. Prone to hip dysplasia, ear infection, stomach cramps and entropion (eyelids turn inward). Padded bed recommended to avoid callouses on the joints.

Is your dog  barking for his or her time in the spotlight?

spotlightWe always love getting tweets from our Twitter friends & emails asking us to feature their dog or favorite breed in our Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed blog series. As always we are honored to oblige. Thanks everyone for submitting your dogs photo to featured and for following our @bestbullysticks tweet updates.

If you would like your dog spotlighted or want to recommend a dog breed you love for our next  Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed entry please send us an email or tweet @bestbullysticks. Don’t forget to send over a photogenic pic of your dog as well.

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treatsdog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

Offering you more of the best of the best-with your input!

Since you are our most valuable resource and we want Best Bully Sticks to be your go-to source for great pooch stuff, we need your help! Please let us know what you think we should offer, and how you think we can improve our website, for your best possible shopping experience with us. We will carefully consider all ideas.

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

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Introducing Bongo Pets High Quality Stylish Functional Furniture Pet Beds

Is your dog barking for a good nights sleep? Looking for a comfortable, stylish and safe retreat for your furry friend? Well we have just launched some exciting new products on that are both stylish, fun, sleek & functional for the home and your pet. Introducing Bongo Pets stylish furniture pet beds with complimentary FREE SHIPPING!.  These dog beds are quality-made, solid wood pet furniture pieces that would complement any pet – and home – without breaking the bank.  So sit back and relax with Sparky, Fido, or Buddy (and Bongo, of course!) and make yourself at home.

Liberty Wood Pet Bed

liberty_pet_bedThe Liberty brings style to your pet’s bed. With it’s oak finish, this Liberty Pet Bed has an antique yet modern look. Made of 100% natural wood, this bed comes with a comfy cushion that is machine washable. It comes in two sizes, 24 x 18 and 36 x 24 and they are both ideal for small to medium size dogs.

Martine Wood Pet Bed

For all of those stylish pets out there, the Martine Pet Bed comes in a cream color corduroy cushion that appeals to any home. The cushions are machine washable come off in a flash. The bed comes in a sleek black finish and is made of 100% solid wood. This bed comes in two sizes 24 x 18 and 36 x 24. They are both ideal for small to medium sized dogs.

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Soho Wood Pet Bed

For all of those spoiled pets out there, the Soho Pet Bed comes with a large full soho_pet_beddrawer underneath to store toys, leashes, and more. This bed fits it all. The Soho comes in a chocolate brown finish and is made of 100% solid wood. The cushion is machine washable. This bed is 36 x 24 and is ideal for small to medium sized dogs.

Cube Crate

cube_crateSo you’ve got this big metal crate sitting in your home, right in the middle of your stylish family room. You know it doesn’t go with the rest of your furniture, but what can you do. Introducing the wood Dog Cube Crate by Bongo Pets. This crate is made of 100% solid wood and serves as both a crate and can be used as either an end table, nightstand, or coffee table. Either way, it is sure to bring a nice touch to your home while providing function. It is available in chocolate, black, or a white finish. This crate is 27H x 24W x 36L.

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Do you have a bone to pick with us?

Our dog bones are all natural, and from either Brazilian or US meat sources. Dog Bones are a great option for highly aggressive chewers who love to chew! We are constantly adding new dog bones, so make sure to check back often. Better yet sign up for our newsletter and recieve the inside scoop on new products, special saving & discounts & stay up to date on Best Bully Sticks happenings for 2010. We have some wonderful things in store in the New Year worth barking about!

Give the gift of  a good chew.  Delicious & all natural, the way nature intended!

Please make sure to check out our growing selection of dog treats, dog chews, and of course our  bully sticks . Try our NEW Odorless Odor free all natural free range bully sticks!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or shall we say free bully sticks!

Our photo gallery is growing constantly, please submit a photo of your dog enjoying any of our products to enter our twice monthly contest! Each month we will have a drawing on those customers who submitted pictures to the gallery and a winner will be chosen and posted on the site. The winner will win more bully sticks!

Bark the Word! Join the Best Bully Sticks Free Affiliate Program & Earn 6% Commission or 6% Product Discount

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