Skinners Dog Food available at Chemist Direct
The Skinnerís mill has been a traditional part of the Suffolk landscape since 1688. The Mill has belonged to the Skinner family for seven generations, but it was the idea of the current Chairman, Roger Skinner, to branch into complete dry dog foods in the early 1970ís Ė a time when there were very few competitors in this sector of the market. The manufacture of complete dry dog foods was a natural progression from animal feed compounding, and with an excellent reputation already well established the move proved extremely successful.
Skinnerís originally manufactured two diets, Dog Meal and Dog Food, and these proved extremely popular with many of the local gundog and wildfowlers clubs.
Through recommendation, the benefits and suitability of these diets for working dogs soon became more widespread, and before long many of the countryís top kennels were feeding Skinnerís foods with excellent results. In the early 1980ís due to customer demand, Skinnerís in conjunction with their nutritionists developed other foods to suit a wider range of dietary needs. Ruff & Ready instantly became a huge success, not only with working dogs, but customers with show dogs and pet dogs alike.
Other products in the Skinnerís range were launched during the 80ís and early 90ís, and following a change in the VAT status on working dog foods , Skinnerís launched their Field & Trial range in the early 1990's. Originally just two foods: Crunchy & Muesli , the range now comprises eight specifically formulated diets, including the recent addition of the two very popular hypoallergenic foods: Duck & Rice and Salmon & Rice.
Whilst Skinnerís past and present is firmly connected to the working gundog sector, they supply our foods to a wide range of customers, including several police forces, husky racing teams and many show dog, obedience and agility dog customers.