The Skinner’s dog food mill has been a traditional part of the Suffolk landscape since 1688. The manufacture of complete dry dog foods was a natural progression from animal feed compounding. kinner’s 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 & active dogs soon became more widespread, and before long many of the country’s top kennels were feeding Skinner’s foods with excellent results. In the early 1980’s due to customer demand, Skinner’s 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 & active dogs, but customers with show dogs and pet dogs alike.
Following a change in the VAT status on working & active dog foods, Skinner’s launched their Field & Trial range in the early 1990?s. Originally just two foods: Crunchy & Muesli, the range now comprises nine specifically formulated diets, including the recent addition of three very popular hypoallergenic foods: Duck & Rice, Salmon & Rice and Turkey & Rice.