- A professionally blended recipe of organic lamb, grains, vegetables and fruits
- No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
- No wheat or corn
- Handcrafted treats, baked in small batches
- These hearty biscuits are scored for easy breaking and are ideal for all dogs
Doggies best treat
Inedible for smaller dogs
I have a lab mix a beagle and 2 Shepards that I got from impoundment and they’re not spoiled.
One chewed it to crumbles but left it on the ground and my Shepards have been burying them in the backyard.
I wasted my money on this one.
We agree on this much.
My poor pooch suffers from food allergies so I have to be careful what he eats. This dog biscuit is everything I look for: no corn, no chemicals, no mysterious “by-products”. To date, my dog has had no reaction to these biscuits. This is a big deal because the wrong food can give him running sores under his long coat and make him itchy and miserable. NEWMAN’S LAMB AND BARLEY biscuit has an attractive (to me) smell that is reminiscent of molasses, which is one of the ingredients. Each biscuit has a groove down the middle making it easy to break, so one has a choice to feed the whole biscuit (suitable for a big dog) or only half (for a smaller dog).
The dog doesn’t go wild for these things, but he does like them. Based on his body language when these are offered, they rate at least a seven. I love these things and would rate them as five stars because they are healthy and safe for my special needs pet. The four star rating comes from my dog. We agree on that much!
It’s a Doggy Treat!
Snapped up and eaten as quick as they were given
The treats do seem a bit hard but our Doxie just loved them. It’s nice to be able to give a healthy organic treat instead of chemically processed treats. Your pet will not be disappointed when you hand out these little square snacks.
Hey They Ate Them
too hard, more like small bricks
I was unable to break the treats in two even though they are scored across the middle.
My toy breed dog thought it was fun to play with, but he couldn’t get much headway trying to chew it either, and never ate it.
They need come out with something soft!
Reality check: dry, dusty, and uninteresting—and expensive
Out of the bag, these treats seem decidedly overmanufactured, dry, dusty, and uninteresting. But I left it to my Australian Shepherds to decide on their own. During the first taste test, Kirwan, who will throw his head back like an alligator and eat anything tossed his way, crunched through the first one but was not interested in a second helping of these Newman’s Own Organics Lamb and Barley New Zealand Ranch Style Dog Treats. Pippin, who has a more discerning palette, moved his across the rug with his nose and subsequently abandoned it.
This morning, I placed a treat on the floor for each dog, and Kirwan ate his without enthusiasm while Pippin again ignored his.
Look, I love my dogs and I think Newman’s Own is a fine company. But this product seems to me the result of overzealous people going to great lengths to make themselves feel good about what they are feeding their dogs. I cannot imagine the amount of farmland, energy, and resources expended to create these organic dog treats. We are really out of balance here with our priorities and perspectives.
Perhaps some animal nutritionist blessed this recipe, the art department created the bucolic packaging, and the marketing folks carefully crafted the spin for this product, all to make us feel good about having these tucked away in our pantries, but at $4 a bag, this will be the only time this product appears in our house. Besides, my dogs, who actually like foul smelling foods and will gloriously roll in who knows what sorts of awful stuff they find, do not like these sorts of boutique fabrications.
I really think a reality check is needed. (And I can already feel the sharp sting of venom as folks take me to task for holding a contrarian opinion here.)
He ate them begrudgingly
My husband was going to try one to give a second opinion. However, after smelling them he announced that they smell like burnt oatmeal and probably taste like it too, and he refused to try them.
I give these 2 stars because I would like my dog to eat them (as opposed to fatty pig ears), but he really doesn’t care much for them. He gets about as excited to eat these as I do to eat a Triscuit.
My dogs love these
While these treats are amazing and made with 95% organic ingredients, there are a few caveats. First they are very, very dry and hard. Each treat is made up of two squares, made to be breakable down the center scoring if you wanted to divide the treat up. Each square is approximately 1″x1″. Breaking apart the squares will help release a little of the odor of the biscuits – after the first time I gave the dogs these treats, they started snubbing them a bit until I would break a piece off. I think that perhaps the outer portion of the snack gets dried out and no longer has any smell that the dogs can detect (or it’s really faint). Once you break them apart, the dogs recognize the smell and eat it up. Since they are so hard however – if you have an older dog with teeth issues, this is probably not the best treat for them.
Second, since the snack is so dry, it is very crumbly. If you have a dog that only eats the chunks and never cleans up the crumbs, you’ll have a mess to deal with every time they eat these. As my dog breaks apart the treat, it deteriorates into several pieces including minute crumbs. My dogs generally lick the floor until everything’s picked up, but if you have a plush carpet, this might be something to consider.
Other than that, my dogs love these treats and I’ll probably be picking up more in the future.
Two Malamutes and a Husky Say “eh”
My dogs loved them.
Not the case here. These are light and come where you can break them in half for small or larger dogs.
Although more pricey then say Milkbones, you know exactly what’s in these treats. No added preservatives, etc.
I’ve tried several of Newman’s products and have found them to be excellent in quality…. plus the company donates a large portion of their profits to charity.
Buying this product for your dog not only makes the dog happy, but you can rest assured you’re purchasing from a quality company.
My dog loves this and its good for him too
My Giant Dog Loves Them
My only problem is that they are a bit expensive. Perhaps not more so than other “natural” snacks, but more than I am used to paying for treats. Had they been a little less expensive, I would have rated them five stars.
I almost ate them
Great, All-Natural Treats – Good Snack Size
They are definitely hard snacks, and they are easy to break into one square, but I could see that it would be difficult to break them up further. They are perfect for my dogs, but I would say that they may be difficult for tiny dogs to chew because of their size and crunchiness.
picky dogs like picky treats
They don’t have a strong odor – in trainging my dog right now we’ve had several tests where we put down yummy treats and teach the dogs to walk in an oval avoiding the treats. This particular one was ignored by all dogs – it doesn’t smell good which seems to be the key to a treat working well – hot dogs were preferred 10/0 over these biscuits by the dogs in the class.
I am presently training a purebread (3 generation 1/2 german 1/2 american) german shepherd dog and treats are an essential part of the process when your dog is food motivated. The Lamb and Barley flavors don’t really attract the attention of the dog when working with it and build attention span. This dog is spoiled rotten getting a kong stuffed with peanut butter frozen overnight and fed GSD dog feed designed for the nutritional needs of a GSD.
Training involves repeating the command and holding the treat in front of the dog’s nose to get them to learn the commands – these worked the first time then not so well- I had to find something that smelt better as the dog would igore the treat. Presently my dog is 6 months old and in a weekly training class with other dogs – we use chicken pieces, turkey pieces, and hot dog slugs to entise the dog into behaving well. These were nowhere as motivating as the hot dog pieces which seemed to get the most attention.
I am pleased that they are organic in nature but they lack a strong odor for the pet. The pouch they come in is helpful to keep on your belt when training as well. I don’t see a real value in the product for dog training – they are almost too big for even big dogs, so hard to break they are pre-scored to 1×1, and just don’t get the interest of the dogs – we tried a malamute, a husky, and my dog and they were only effective if the dog was really hungry! Also the price is kinda high – I found a 10 pack of hotdogs next door for $2.50 which included a zipper pouch too.
My finicky dog loves these treats
Wife says they taste great! My dogs love it too!
My wife was curious and tasted a bit. She said it tasted good like Zwieback crackers. (I took her word for it but didn’t try it myself). My two dogs eagerly chomped them up. The only negative to these tasty treats in my opinion is their size. I’d prefer a treat about the size of a pencil eraserhead for my small dogs as I like to give treats frequently for training. The large size are a mega size treat. I won’t give them anything less than five stars. These biscuits are yummy!
After giving my dog one treat a day for a couple of days they seemed to agree with her stomach and she moved up to a couple a day. She responded well to them so they get the thumbs up there. She is also fairly motivated do things for them as well.
They don’t have any odd odor and there isn’t any residue left in my pocket from carrying them around for awhile when she is out and about with me.
Overall, they are a high quality treat with a decent treat value (in dog terms). I’m not sure how often I will purchase them, but from what I have experienced with them right now I would certainly consider it.
Worth a Try
kinda dry, but dog doesn’t seem to mind
These a pretty good sized treats. They are scored down the middle, so you could theoretically break it in two for a smaller treat or smaller dog. They are pretty hard and pretty dry though, so it might be tough. If you have a dog with gum or tooth problems, this is definitely not the treat for you.
But the most important thing is that the dog likes them. Not as much as a plain ol’ fake Milk Bone or some of her other stuff, but she definitely likes them.
Disappeared in seconds!
My dog absolutely scarfed these down. But then, my dog will also pick up a discarded pizza crust in a gutter (try and get THAT out of her mouth.)
Verdict: probably good, can’t hurt the dog. Might hurt your wallet. These are not Milk Bone-priced.
Nice healthy * hard * dog treats!
Dog Likes Them
All 3 of my dogs loved these.
My Dog Approved!
I’m also grateful for the healthier ingredients: organic barley, organic lamb, organic carrots, organic apples, organic palm oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), and organic molasses.
The dogs love these treats!
Odorless, Dividable Treats
Second, the treats are easily dividable into one- or two-bite snacks. A distinct cleavage runs down the middle of each treat, which means you can decide whether to reward your dog with the “full” treat or half of it. This is especially good for me, since my dogs are of different sizes/weights and can expect different treats for their rewards.
Finally, and perhaps best of all, the treats are completely odorless. I didn’t put my nose up against each snack, but I couldn’t detect any odor whatsoever from them, or the bag they came in. This makes the treat a win-win for me and my dogs.