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Just Ask John about Dog Chews

Border Terrier with Staglers natural deer antler Lazy Dog ChewJust Ask John about Dog Chews.

Being able to give constructive, educational feedback to your question about Staglers Deer Antler Dog Chews make me happy. Delivering the personal service sets Staglers apart, and I am proud of this.

Your Questions include: Which Chew for which breed of dog? Help, I have puppy training issues, Where’s best to stay in Dorset with your dog? Keep your questions keep coming! Because I can help, I decided to post some of them because our goal is to have happy, healthy dogs.  Each month I will share some of the questions I have been answering for dog owners.

‘How can I stop my puppy chewing up the house?’ – Well, luckily, we’ve got that one covered!! Puppies love to chew, it is often an outlet for their energy, to reduce stress or simply a desire to help the new teeth come through.

Our ‘Lazy Dog’ range, are specifically designed for teething dogs (or older ‘Lazy Dogs’!).  Hand cut down the middle of a ‘tube’ of antler, means that your teething pup can get at the slightly softer middle. This avoids any damage to those emerging ‘adult teeth’, and – leaves all of that lovely wood in your kitchen alone!!

‘What age can my dog start having Original Staglers?’

Our Original Range are ideal once you are happy the adult teeth are coming through,  (usually around 16-18 weeks). As with all chews we still advise to monitor and do not leave them with new Staglers for long periods of time.

‘Which size chew for my dog?’

Well, this is a tricky one as we are all different on our choices for our pooch’s…

In the main, for absolute value and to last as long as possible, it makes sense to match one’s dog to the chew.  The bigger more powerful breeds and ‘chewers’ need to be looking at the big chews. This may feel expensive but fortunately they still last, giving you superb value for money.

Retriever/Lab (both incredibly powerful chewers) should really be looking at XL or Jumbo

Staffs, Bulldog and many of the mid to large breeds, go up a size.

Rottweiler/Newfoundland/Ridgeback/English Bull Terrier etc, then perhaps start considering Jumbo, 9inch or 12inch. Believe me, they’ll struggle to make a dent on those!

On the flip side I know a couple of customers who are more than happy to give their Malamute or Staffie a Small or a Lazy Dog chew. This is  purely as a supervised after-dinner treat, knowing that it probably won’t last them that long, but hey, they’re worth it.

Ultimately – if you’re a little unsure, then please ask. How? by our contact us page, in the notes when you place an order or give me a call 01202 631734.

I’ve got many years’ experience and are more than happy to answer any queries, most of which will have been asked in the past.


That’s all for today folks, signing off to create more delicious chews. The Nation’s dogs can not be kept waitingStagler deer antler dog chew, tough pet treat


Nov 18 Updated 18th Dec 2018


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What is Britain’s Favourite Breed of Dog?

What is Britain’s Favourite Breed of Dog?  We are really looking forward to settling down for the evening and watching Sarah Cox and Ben Fogle. They are planning to crown the canine King or Queen and tell us which dog breed you love the most.
We are undeniably a nation of dog lovers, with a whopping one in four of us now sharing our homes with a canine companion. That is 24% of house holds in the UK housing 8.5 million versions of “Man’s best friend”.
There are currently 217 recognized breeds plus thousands of combinations of cross breed. But which is the UK’s favourite? It’s an epic dog-athon of a show celebrating the love between dog owners and their best friends.

ITV have surveyed 10,000 people to find the answer to What is Britain’s Favourite Breed of Dog?

To find the type of dog families own to provide one of the most comprehensive surveys of dog ownership ever to be undertaken in the UK.
The programme producers said, “Tall or tiny, sleek or shaggy, behind every dashing dog is a doting owner and amongst their number one fans are some familiar faces too. During the course of the two-and-a-half-hour programme we run down the chart from 100 to 1 and meet some famous faces in the process. Geri Haliwell, Simon Gregson, Gok Wan, James Martin, Gabby Logan, Louis Smith, Michael Ball, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby all introduce us to their beloved canine friends and even Prince Harry will be making an appearance during the countdown, as we share stories of the nation’s most extraordinary, talented and heroic hounds.”
We appreciate that they are including many intereting facts and videos about the heritage, key characteristics and personality traits of every breed in the chart.
8.30pm – we loved the honest love shown by all owners, from the ugliest dog in the world to expectant parents of new puppies. Also the  beautifully captured slow motion images of each and every dog.
Of course we all think our dog is the best, but which is the nation’s favourite, as we reveal who’s sitting pretty at number one?
CHECK ME OUT to see the beautiful breed in images

The Papers supported the programme and ran the story to help whip up our curiosity, it worked!

The Mirror

The Guardian


Biscuit the Border Terrier is our favourite Dog Staglers deer antler dog chew





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Local Pet Services for Dogs and Puppies

Local Pet Services for Dogs and Puppies are thriving.  We are seeing a number of young entrepreneurs setting up their own businesses, Dog groomers, Dog Walkers &  house sitters. We love the pubs who are organizing dog events and coffee mornings or  socializing puppy drop ins are on the rise. The Visit Dorset Website is well worth a look as it is clear and informative.

Because we are all leading busy lives there is a growing need to spend quality time with for our beloved canines, Doggie drop ins and walking services focus on your pet and give them the benefit of spending time with their own canine kind. If it is training you are looking for then The Kennel Club has the people you need to contact, just search your area.

Mobile Dog Groomers bring a much needed service to your home, especially important for the elderly and those who are unable to drive. Pets are critical companions for many people but they also have needs to be taken care of – toe clipping, haircuts, bathing etc.

Training and Education Opportunities

Especially popular are the courses at Kingston Maurward College   (not sure about the picture on the site 🙂Dogs in the bath having fun with Staglers



Local Pet Services for Dogs and Puppies

We love to check out great businesses on the Good Dog Guide. Try The Good Dog Guide

MuckyPups is based in Poole and set up by Alice. Her business, webpage etc is based on friendly “Welcome to the Mucky Pups family! My name is Alice  (Bsc Hons Animal Management) and I provide top class care for your precious pups. CITY GUILDS LEVEL 3, From dog walking to dog grooming anDoggie day spad pet spa.” What’s not to like, especially the pet spa, we can all do with a little rest and relaxation!




Emma’s Ark @emmas.ark2017 is brand new and receiving rave reviews. If you have any animals that need looking after she’s your girl. Small holding, pets, ducks, all sorts. A wealth of experience and a fab personality makes this local girl a winner. Check out Emma’s Face book page.


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Dog Chew? – Why YOU need STAGLERS!!

Staglers deer antler dog chews loved by Terriers

Dog Chew? – Why you need Staglers to keep your “best friend” instinctively chewing the right thing!

These brilliant dog chews are a result of a totally natural annual process – ANTLERS!   Simply collected from wild, free roaming Red deer when they drop them naturally each Spring.  We hand cut them to specific sizes and remove the sharp points for safe chewing.

Puppies like deer antlers too.  The lazy chews are the perfect chew for puppies and very small dogs. We recommend that puppies are supervised and never left for long periods. The inner “marrow” is exposed which allows your dog to access the softer part of the chew.

Antler is well known for being a healthy chew, full of minerals and calcium. They are made of bone and are therefore long lasting, and as they are unprocessed, they will not splinter or degrade either.  Unlike rawhide, they don’t get sticky and messy, so your dog can quite happily chew away in the lounge without fear!  Guaranteed to meet the natural urge of a dog to chew, whilst also helping to strengthen and clean teeth – No more furniture damage!

You will be surprised just how much good value your chew purchase will be.  Antler takes time for your dog to grind the bone. It is perfectly natural for your dog to want to chew for a long time, then give it a rest, then off again – best friends!