As a family we have farmed the land around the Laughing Dog bakery in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside for three generations… man and boy. Nutrition and nourishment is key to a healthy dog, so looking after our soil and caring for our crops is where it all begins for us.
Our dad - Ted Grant hated to see waste, and made his first batch of baked dog food to make the most of one year’s abundant harvest. He bought a small oven and baked the freshly harvested crop into simple dog biscuits. Little did he know what he had started! Oh, and he was also awarded an OBE for services to agriculture along the way.
We are proud of our heritage and want to pass on the values that Ted gave to us. We have kept to our simple belief that if we treat the land well, it will provide us with the wholesome, natural ingredients that we need to bake the highly nutritious and delicious dog food that dogs deserve.
We are proud to still have a baked range today; our crunchy Laughing Dog baked kibble recipes are still slow baked to perfection here at our Lincolnshire farm bakery, just as they have always been. We will always take time to make sure every kibble is perfectly baked into little nuggets of golden glory.
We are one of very few dog food producers that make all our own dry completes, mixer meals and treats right here on our family farm. This is really important to us as it means not only can we use many of our own natural ingredients, we can also create the recipes, watch over all the cooking and check every single bag that leaves our bakery and makes its way to you. And if ever you need to talk to us about your dog’s individual needs we are here to pick up the phone in person.
Of course we are slightly bigger now than we were when it all started. We now have the help of over 170 local people who farm the land, create our highly nutritious recipes and warm the ovens in the bakery for a fresh new delivery every day.
In 2016 our farm bakery was extended to include our new farm kitchen, which serves deliciously nutritious wet food recipes. Gently steam-cooked, these tasty dishes are jam-packed with an abundance of dog happy ingredients, making for the perfect complement to our dry completes and mixer meals fresh from our farm bakery.
From our farm bakery to your bowl, browse our stockist page to find your nearest Laughing Dog retailer or of course you can find all of our wholesome foods available in our online Laughing Dog shop.See the range