About

Skinner's

Whilst Skinner’s past and present is firmly connected to the working & active gundog sector, we are proud to supply our foods to a wide range of customers which includes security dogs, husky racing teams and many show dog, obedience and agility dog customers.

The Skinner’s Mill

The Skinner’s mill has been a traditional part of the Suffolk landscape since 1688. The Mill has belonged to the Skinner family for seven generations.

The Skinner’s range of dog foods are tried, tested and trusted by a wide variety of professionals and enthusiasts alike, with many of the country’s top field trial champions, show and agility dogs benefitting from the quality that Skinner’s foods provide

Our Heritage

Creation of the Skinner’s Mill

1688

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.

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.

Other foods

1900

Other foods

The Skinner family produced many varieties of animal feeds ranging from monkey nuts to cat food.

Other foods

The Skinner family produced many varieties of animal feeds ranging from monkey nuts to cat food.

Dry Dog Food

1970

Dry Dog Food

It was the idea of the current chairman, Roger Skinner, to branch from animal feed compounding to complete dog food in the early 1970’s, a time where there were very few competitors in this section of the market.

Dry Dog Food

It was the idea of the current chairman, Roger Skinner, to branch from animal feed compounding to complete dog food in the early 1970’s, a time where there were very few competitors in this section of the market.

a wider range of dietary needs

1980

a wider range of dietary needs

Due to high customer demand, Skinner’s developed more dog foods, using the experience of nutritionists to cover a wider range of dietary needs. Ruff & Ready became a huge success with working, active, show & pet dogs.

a wider range of dietary needs

Due to high customer demand, Skinner’s developed more dog foods, using the experience of nutritionists to cover a wider range of dietary needs. Ruff & Ready became a huge success with working, active, show & pet dogs.

Field & Trial Launched

1995

Field & Trial Launched

Following a change in the VAT status on working and active dog foods, Field & Trial was born formed originally from just 2 diets, Crunchy & Muesli Mix.

Field & Trial Launched

Following a change in the VAT status on working and active dog foods, Field & Trial was born formed originally from just 2 diets, Crunchy & Muesli Mix.

Creating of Puppy Packs

1999

Creating of Puppy Packs

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.

Creating of Puppy Packs

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

2000

The new factory

Skinners 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.

The new factory

Skinners 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.

19 Nutritionally complete diets

2019

19 Nutritionally complete diets

Skinner’s Field & Trial now offer a range of 19 nutritionally complete diets for active and working dogs of every age, breed and activity level. Skinner’s can be found in over 2,000 retailers throughout the UK and across Europe. They are the number 1 food of choice with gamekeepers and gundog trainers*and are proud to be affiliated with The Kennel Club Agility and Working Gundog Activities.

19 Nutritionally complete diets

Skinner’s Field & Trial now offer a range of 19 nutritionally complete diets for active and working dogs of every age, breed and activity level. Skinner’s can be found in over 2,000 retailers throughout the UK and across Europe. They are the number 1 food of choice with gamekeepers and gundog trainers*and are proud to be affiliated with The Kennel Club Agility and Working Gundog Activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Stradbroke Mill has been in the Skinner family for seven generations. We have been manufacturing our dog foods since the early 1970’s.

The entire Field & Trial range is made in our own Suffolk Mill, based in Stradbroke. Where possible we try and use locally sourced ingredients from the fields surrounding the mill.

We do not add any colourings, flavours or preservatives to any of our products. 

No, all our diets are made to a fixed formula ensuring each product is consistently to your dog’s standards! 

We are stocked in over 2,000 stockists across the country and sold on most online retailers. Use our stockist locator to find where you can buy your nearest bag of Field & Trial! 

The nearest Skinners is about five miles away from you.

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