It had always been a dream (and complete obsession of mine) to one day have my very own dog who would unconditionally love me, as I would them. In September 2020 me and my boyfriend finally brought home a fox-red Labrador called Stowford (just 4 weeks after buying our first home together!) It was not long after this point that the idea of Pupper & Hound was born and slowly became a passion that I finally decided to follow.
As a Labrador, it became very apparent that Stowford would eat just about anything that we put in front of him, and sometimes things that we wouldn't! With this being our first dog, I thought it best to research what I could and couldn't give to Stowford, without the chance of making him ill. This later progressed into finding out what treats would also be a healthy and beneficial alternative, as well as a tasty snack.
I discovered that such a large amount of food and treats contain lots of different additives and preservatives, some of which are rather harmful and extremely unhealthy. It was with this knowledge that I started to buy Stowford treats and chews which are natural and healthy, and in most cases, 100% additive and preservative free! It turns out that natural treats are also great for dogs with sensitive stomachs. Unfortunately, given the opportunity, Stowford will still eat just about anything he finds in front of him.
The homemade side of Pupper & Hound came at a slightly later stage, when I decided to make my own homemade dog biscuits, which Stowford and his other four-legged friends couldn't seem to get enough of. The ingredients included in any of the homemade selection are minimal and most importantly, are freshly bought and do not contain any additives or preservatives.
At the moment, Pupper & Hound is a small, family run business (mostly one woman and her Chief Taste-Tester) based in Ashby De La Zouch. The vision is to supply and help provide all dogs with healthy and tasty treats which will help them grow and live long and happy lives. We are constantly learning and trying to think of new products which will be life-time favourites for all kinds of dogs.
It would be great to hear if anyone has any product recommendations they would love to see on our website and we would also love to hear your reviews!
P&H (Beth & Stowford) x