The ultimate taste test – samples!

Written by Zoe Russell, BSc (Hons), ANutr, Nutrition Officer, Skinner’s

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Knowing which diet to choose for your dog can be a daunting process, as every dog is wonderfully unique and what suits one dog may not suit another. For example, some dogs may prefer a larger bite size, others may prefer fish over chicken, while others may be swayed over the shape of the kibble itself. Whatever their needs, we have a range of samples available, to help you find the right diet for them.

How big are Skinner’s samples?

Our samples are 150g per pouch and are available in every Skinner’s dry food flavour. These handy bags are a convenient size for providing your dog with a “taste-test” before trying a larger bag of food. In addition, each sample bag provides detailed information about the diet’s ingredients, analytical constituents (protein, fat, fibre and ash), as well as the type of dog it’s been formulated for.

How can I introduce a sample?

You have the freedom to be creative when introducing a sample! For example, you could use the samples as training treats and see which diet your dog responds best to. In addition, you could try scatter feeding them around the kitchen floor and seeing which diet your dog gravitates more towards. Or alternatively, you could try popping some kibbles from two different diets in two different bowls and seeing which bowl your dog heads to first.

How can I order some samples?

Samples can be ordered directly from our website. Alternatively, if you don’t have access to our website, then please ring our customer services team on 01379384247 and they would be happy to place your order.

What’s next after introducing a sample?

Once you are happy your dog has enjoyed the sample, you may consider a 2.5kg bag of food as the next step. These bags are a good “stepping-stone” before trying a larger bag and can be used to gradually introduce your dog to the new diet over a period of 7-10 days. After the initial transition process, if you are satisfied with the diet, then you may consider a 15kg bag as your next choice.

Looking for more advice?

Our nutrition team are on-hand to help with all your diet-related enquiries. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at or call us on 01379 384247 and we would be happy to help.

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Our products are available to buy online but we would love you to support one of our loyal stockists up and down the country!

Where to buy

Our products are available to buy online but we would love you to support one of our loyal stockists up and down the country!

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You can find the Field & Trial range in pet shops, country stores, agricultural merchants, garden centers and also in some veterinary practices- use our stockist locator to find your nearest Field & Trial stockist!

In fact, if an outlet sells any type of dog food, it can also get Skinner’s Field & Trial – simply ask them to contact us directly.

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