The Barkery Brothers was formed back in 2011 after adopting litter brothers Archie and Finn from Invercargil. Wanting good, healthy dog treats without any nasty fillers, preservatives or dairy for their first Christmas, but unable to buy any, I started to bake my own. These were shared with their 'cousins' (Paddy, Rosie and Phoebe, my parent's dogs, who are employed as seasonal workers) and with dogs belonging to my friends.
I decided to take these dog treats to the Mistletoe Market in Blenheim in 2013, and our set up was a simple card table and umbrella. The treats sold out within the first hour, and mum had to run home and bake a few more batches. When she returned. I had pre sold all the treats she had made.
From then we have been busy coming up with scrumptious new flavours and adding to our range of dog related prdoucts to where we are today with biscuits, collars, soap and bandanas.
Everything is 100% handmade by myself in our Christchurch Studio and is thoroughly tested by our Quality Control Officer (Archie) and Chief Taste Tester (Finn).
In June 2017 I found out about a wee Jack Russell in desperate need of a home. The 'boys' and I headed off to Oamaru to meet him and he was offered a job as Intern as part of The Barkery Brother's team.
We are excited about the upcoming Christmas 2019 season. You will find us popping up all over the place so keep your eyes on our social media for updates as to where we sre going to be.
From all the team at The Barkery Brothers, WOOF.
left to right:
Paddy (Blenheim branch manager), Rosie (part time model), Phoebe (distrubution expert) Archie (quality control officer), Finn (chief taste tester) and Bertie (intern).