BORN TO BE OUTDOORS
There’s no greater feeling than being out in the great outdoors, and it’s even better with a dog by your side. A British family business with over 50 years of nutritional know-how, rooted in canine science and a lifetime with our dogs, we understand what it takes to keep dogs active, healthy and ready for a challenge. By your side, born to be outdoors.
Since 1688, our mill has stood proudly as part of the Suffolk landscape. It’s been in the Skinner family for seven generations and it’s where we continue to make most of our foods today.
CREATION OF THE SKINNER’S MILL
The traditional mill in Stradbroke was built in 1688. It was one of the first postmills in Suffolk grinding corn for local people. The mill has been in the Skinner family for seven generations and a period of over 200 years.
The Skinner family produced many varieties of animal feeds ranging from monkey nuts to cat food.
THE FIRST PUPPY PACK
Skinner’s launched their popular Puppy Pack scheme, originally called ‘puppy sure start’ this scheme was created to encourage breeders to wean their puppies onto and recommend Skinner’s food to new owners.
THE NEW FACTORY
Skinner's continue to develop their range, expanding their mill to become one of the most sophisticated dry dog food manufacturing plants in the country, producing ALL their foods at their factory in Suffolk, using British sourced product where possible and grains that surround the local fields. All their diets are produced using a fixed formula, so the diets are always consistent.
50 YEARS OF FUELLING WORKING DOGS
Skinner’s celebrate 50 years of fuelling working dogs (1971-2021). To celebrate they updated the look of the brand with a refreshed logo, updated and redesigned their dry food packaging, enhanced their range with 4 x wet food diets, 3 x treats and updated – all in recyclable packaging! There are more things to come in 2021 so watch this space.