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It was an early Christmas delivery here at Sheltie Nation Headquarters when the Jones Natural Chew samples arrived! We usually don’t do food or bone reviews here at Sheltie Nation, but the Jones company culture and their line of chews fit nicely with our desire to source all-natural, local, USA made products for our dogs.
Jones Natural Chews, Co. is based out of Rockford, IL and has been family-owned for over 150 years. They manufacture all-natural (no artificial ingredients added) pet treats and chews. All of their products are 100% sourced here in the USA. They were originally founded as a small meat market with a smokehouse to provide custom butchering and smoking for local farmers. The best cuts of meat also produced the best bones, and word traveled fast that Jones was the place to go to for naturally baked dog chews. Today Jones Natural Chews are available in large stores and small pet boutiques throughout the country.
Canine Christmas Crunchers Stocking
This sweet red and green holiday stocking contained 5 Christmas chews: 1 beef Hoof, 1 Pig Ear, 1 beef Knee Cap, 1 beef Center Bone 4″, and 1 pork K9 Bacon Roll 5″. The boys here were eager to lend a paw to this product review!
4″ Center Bones
The center Bones are one of Jones top ten sellers. This sample had marrow in the middle of the bone along with tasty meaty pieces left on the outside of the bone. Jones dips these in liquid smoke and then slowly roasts them. These USA all-natural beef femur and tibia bones have no artificial ingredients and are best suited for small to medium size dogs. (Product Info states: 5.5 – 9 oz. each / 4″ long)
Good news is they don’t smell or stain. They were individually vacuum packed in plastic and good sized. I kept an eye on my Shelties while they ate this, but the treats didn’t splinter and I took them away before they got too small. We did get multiple chew sessions out of these bones.
- They look tasty and do not splinter, unlike regular bones.
- They are individually wrapped keeping the moisture and flavor fresh.
- They are tough enough that my dogs can only grind on them but not chew out large chunks to cause chocking.
- They keep them occupied longer than any of the other tested products.
My Shelties have sensitive stomachs. They tend to get diarrhea if they eat something other than their regular dog food or get too many dog treats. The bones from Jones Natural Chews had enough fatty pieces, skin, and some meat so I was worried they would get an upset stomach. I let them chew on the knuckle and center bone for a good hour or two and we had no resulting issues. Success!
Rocky’s Rollers Soft Lamb Sausage
These were a BIG hit at Sheltie Nation HQ! Rocky’s Rollers are 7 – 8″ links that are soft and flexible, made with USA lamb. These links are all-natural with no artificial ingredients. All size dogs can enjoy this treat that can be easily broken into small pieces – which is also ideal for training. They come in a resealable bag with a generous portion size and are very easy to feed.
(Ingredients: : lamb, lamb lung, rye flour, glycerin, brown sugar, salt, liquid smoke flavoring, natural mixed tocopherols (preservative), rosemary extract in a collagen casing.)
This chew is an all-natural USA beef steer pizzle with no artificial ingredients. It is perfectly curled to look like Christmas time’s favorite candy. I felt these samples were too small for Tyler and Teddy so I did not feed this product. My guys would have attempted to swallow these in two bites so I was worried about them swallowing or choking on it. I think the size sampled would be better for a toy sized breed or a Sheltie puppy – under supervision!
Standard Pig Ear & Beef Hoof
The Jones’ Standard Pig Ears and Beef Hooves are baked and contain no artificial ingredients. The standard is smaller than the Premium Pig Ear, which makes them a good size for Shelties. The pig’s ear had to be taken away from my Shelties quickly after starting to chew on it since they were breaking off big pieces and swallowing them. The cow hoof was not as popular with my dogs as all the other products. I’m not sure why. I guess my Shetland Sheepdogs have preferences!
K9 Bacon Roll 5″
The 5″ K-9 Bacon Rolls are all-natural USA pork skin rolled up like a retriever roll. (Product Info: .5 oz. – 1.5 oz. each / 5″ long, and stated best for small to medium size dogs.) We found these to be a good size for our Shelties, but a longer length would give them more chew time. They could easily grasp and hold this bacon roll with their paws.
Where Can I Find Jones Treats?
This link will take you to a store locator. There are stores in all 50 states selling Jones Natural Chews. At the bottom of the locator page is a list of online shops which sell the treats. Be sure to check out their website to see what other products they have to offer.
You can stay up to date with Jones Natural Chews, by visiting their social media links below!
Jones Natural Chews on Facebook | Jones Natural Chews on Twitter
Supervise, Supervise, Supervise!
Jones Natural Chews are safer than most because this company tests for splintering. That is reassuring. But there can still be pieces that can be broken off and eaten. We recommend chewing sessions be 100% supervised. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
All-in-all, we were very happy with the shank bone, knee cap bone and Rocky’ Rollers we received from Jones Natural Chews. Tyler and Teddy really enjoyed them. I think I know what is going into their Christmas stockings this year!
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- 15 winners will be selected
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- Continental U.S. ONLY!
- Giveaway is open from 11-30-15 – 12-18-15
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