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      28.10.2014 04:14
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      These have been Alf's favourite treat since he was tiny, if you hand goes towards these you have a friend for life.

      Markies always remind me or a rounded version of a fig roll, they are a cream biscuit that surrounds a brown marrowbone centre. The biscuits are a cylinder shape.

      Markies are made by Pedigree and come in a cardboard box that resembles a cereal box. They are sold in 500g at most supermarkets for around £1.50 and in larger boxes of 1.5kg for £5.30 and 12.5kg for £36.

      I think Markies are the perfect size for both medium and large dogs but a small dog may be better with the Markie mini's.

      The biscuits do have a little bit of smell to them but not too bad and its gone the minute its eaten. They are a nice dry treat so do not leave any nasty residue on your hand or surfaces. It does break up a fair bit though, especially the marrowbone centre so can be a little messy, although Alf likes the taste so much he will make sure he gets up any crumbs.

      Markies have Omega 3, Vitamins, Minerals and Calcium to keep your dog healthy, they are also another dog treat claiming to help clean your dogs teeth as they chew.

      For me these are a little bit more special than most biscuits because they have the mix of biscuit and meaty taste for your dog, I think that is why so many adore them. I also like the size of these, they are a good size but not too large.

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      06.03.2014 14:58
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      Another of Jess's favourit treats.

      I love to buy treats for my dog Jess. She is only a small terrier as she weighs around 6kg so I like to buy her good quality treats as she can only have a few each day.

      Pedigree Markies are meaty rolls of Marrowbone surrounded by crunchy biscuit. To me they look a little like fig rolls but obviously for dogs. I give Jess a couple each day as a tasty treat alongside her regular food.

      Markies contain Omega 3, Calcium, Vitamins and minerals so are a good choice of treat as they promote good health in dogs.

      Jess really likes Markies and she gets very excited when I lift the box down from the shelf. As Jess is only small it takes her a while to crunch through each Markie. She seems to especially like the soft (ish) Marrowbone as she goes for this first.

      Markies contain cereals, meat and animal and vegetable derivatives. A 500g box of Pedigree Markies costs around £1.59 from most supermarkets and will last Jess a couple of months when fed alongside her regular food and other treats. I consider the treats good value as they are form a reputable company.

      Jess gives Pedigree Markies 5 out of 5 woofs.

      Thank you for reading x

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        01.03.2012 22:25
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        yummy treat for the pooch

        The product I am reviewing is for Markies minis dooyoo have said it's o.k. to review it so here we go.

        As some of you know I have a white toy poodle called Daisy who I bought as a companion over six months ago. She was in such a sorry state when I bought her from her previous owners. She was very much under weight, riddled in fleas and her coat was so badly matted she couldn't see out of her beautiful brown eyes. She didn't know how to play or what a treat was bless her.
        I'm happy to say all has changed now she is the total opposite of the dog I first bought home, she full of joy loves her food. Her coat is amazing and no longer has the dreadful fleas.

        The packaging~

        Comes in a yellow box with the pedigree logo clearly shown at the top. There are pictures of the said biscuits and a Jack Russel dog. These biscuits contain lots of essential vitamins and minerals for your pooch. Omega 3 for fitness keeps joints flexible and coat healthy and shiny. Calcium to keep bones and teeth strong and flexible. Pedigree Markies are produced by Mars Pet care near Leicester in the u.k and also Dublin in Ireland.
        They are so confident that they are the best tasting biscuit that if your dog disagrees they will be more than happy to give 100 % refund.
        Feeding guide:
        Toy dogs 2 biscuits per day
        Small dogs 4 biscuits per day
        Medium dogs 8 biscuits per day.
        Alaways make sure you have water available at all times. This is just a guide only.

        Daisy's Comment ~

        Mummy always spoils me along with her Best friend who I call Mum too. when ever they go out they always come back with something to spoil me with. The other day Mum Liz bought me these Markies minis as she knows I can't chew the other ones due to me having such a small mouth. She knows I'm fussy too and never thought I'd like these, to her suprise I loved them. They are so meaty and tasty I will tell all my doggy friends all about these they are fab.

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          20.04.2011 14:51
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          recommended dog treats

          It is very rarely that both our Pomeranian and poodle like the same treats but they both love these Markies produced by Pedigree.

          The boxes we buy look slightly different from the Dooyoo picture but are clearly marked as the same product inside. The 500g ones which we buy are from our local supermarket and cost £1.25 which I think is good value as there are plenty of the meaty rolls inside.

          Unfortunately they are not wrapped or sealed once you open them so they really need to be kept in an airtight container but luckily they don't really have that much of a bad smell like many others do! Inside you will find a good number of treats which are roughly all the same size as far as I can tell and which measure about 1" long and are fairly fat.

          The outer covering (the pale bit in the photo) is the biscuit part whilst the inner bit is the marrowbone and both our dogs love to get their teeth into them as they are very crunchy and (presumably) very tasty. Unlike some dog treats these seem to take longer to eat because of the texture and are especially good if you are trying to train your dogs and need to reward them instantly.

          On the box there is loads of information written in a simple manner -
          - clear feeding guidelines in proportion to size/ breed of dog
          - the composition of the biscuits
          - analytical constituents ( protein, fat, carbohydrates, omega, calcium etc)
          - list of additives
          - an address, website and phone number for queries or help
          - a money-back guarantee!

          I'm not sure how Pedigree can state they are 'the best tasting biscuit as chosen by dogs' but can tell you that these are a real favourite with our two and I will definitely recommend Markies to anyone who is in search of something a little different for their dog(s).

          I am awarding 4 stars - just knocking one off due to the fact they are not in a bag inside the box. Otherwise I would say they are a good price, don't smell too much, seem to be nutritious, a good texture and a treat for our two.

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            07.04.2011 18:26

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            Good for little bribes

            I use these primarily for my dogs bedtime treat. A bit of a sweetner for them to get off their bed and go outside for a wee before bed!

            They come in a small box which is quite sturdy and can be used for storage if needed. I decant them into a tin just so they look nice in my kitchen but they are fine to stay in their box for storage also.
            Price for a box is about £1.50 depending on where you buy them and they last my three dogs a month giving them one a day. Not bad really.
            They have a beige biscuit around a kind of meaty soft biscuit and my dogs love this.
            They do not take much time to eat them and are generally gone in about three chews but it is only a bedtime snax not a chew to keep them occuppied.
            Pedigree have very healthy ingrediants and do not have too much sugar added so I never feel bad feeding these.
            These smell meaty but do not have an over powering smell so they do not smell your kitchen out when storing them which some dog treats do.
            My dogs love these and once the tin is rattled they are happy to run outside off their cosy beds for a wee in the cold before getting one prior to bed time!

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            29.03.2011 11:43
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            A great treat for pooches

            My two dogs love their treats as do my cousin's two which means that we seem to find ourselves with an abundance of dog treats at our yard as if we see something on offer we tend to buy it so all the dogs can benefit. Our dogs are very much part of our family and we like to think we treat them well (maybe a tad spoilt!). Our treat tin at our yard is always over flowing with treats of all different kinds.

            My cousin owns two springer spaniels and I have a Doberman and Dalmatian who get on all incredibly well and when it comes to treat time (basically when me and my cousin sit down and have a cup of tea) they all sit patiently waiting for a biscuit. Currently in our treat tin are Pedigree Markies which are generally quickly consumed by all four dogs in a matter of seconds!

            Markies are one of those treats that everyone has heard of and is probably very familiar with as they have been around for quite some time. They come in a rectangular cardboard box in the Pedigree red and yellow theme and on the front there is an image of a Collie together with images of Markies both whole and cut in half. On the back there is all the usual information you would expect such as ingredients and feeding guidelines. The one problem I have with this box is that it doesn't re-seal and if you don't use them up quick enough they can go stale. Therefore, I normally put mine into an air-tight container.

            Markies are cylindrical in shape and are quite chunky and I should think smaller dogs my have a few issues getting their little teeth into them but as I own two large dogs they don't seem to have that problem. Markies look like they have been rolled and then chopped into individual pieces and you can see the two different layers that they have. The outer layer is a cream colour which I quite a crunchy biscuit and in the middle what is supposed to be the meat centre is dark brown and seems to be a softer biscuit. The centre is actually made up from marrowbone making them incredibly moreish to dogs!

            Markies contain Omega3 oils which are great for keeping the skin and coat healthy not to mention it helps provide a nice shine to a dog's coat. Calcium is included to help support your dog's bones and teeth. B vitamins and iron are also added to keep your dog generally healthy. They do have a meaty aroma to them when you open the box which is more than pleasant to myself and even more pleasing to my dogs.

            Markies are a firm favourite with my two and they tend to get them quite often because they are given whole and easy to get from their treat tin. Because they don't break up too easily, in fact I can't break one in my hand at all, they don't really suit reward training as you'd have to give the whole Markie but as a general treat my two love them although I don't give them the recommend daily amount as they do have other things during the day. Because my two are large dogs they have no problem biting into them and revealing the marrowbone centre but they do seem quite hard so may be older dogs and little dogs may have a problem eating them.

            I would have no hesitation in recommending Markies, my two love them and find them irrestible but currently Pedigree are offering your money back should your dog not like them! They are widely available at supermarkets, pet stores and even discount stores. Expect to pay around £1.00 for a 500g box so very reasonable.

            ~ Feeding Guidelines ~

            Small dog - (e.g. Dachshund) up to 2 biscuits
            Medium dog - (e.g. Cocker Spaniel) up to 4 biscuits
            Large dog - (e.g. Labrador) up to 6 biscuits

            ~ Ingredients ~

            Cereals. Meat and animal derivatives, (Min. 4% Marrowbone), Various Sugars, Oils and Fats, Minerals, Derivatives of Vegetable Origin, Contains EEC permitted antioxidants and preservatives

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              10.10.2010 20:17
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              Tasty biscuits for your dog.

              Pedigree Markies are advertised as 'Delicious Meaty Rolls with Marrowbone. These dog biscuits are a roll shaped biscuit. The biscuit is cereal based and contains 4% marrowbone and 4% meat. They have a dark brown meaty flavoured centre, the centre is which wrapped in a white(ish) crunchy biscuit. The filling is described on the packaging as a 'soft meaty centre' I would say it is quite hard but it does crumble easily. Each biscuit is around 3 long and 2cm thick. Like a sausage roll the filling can be seen at each end.

              Markies are packaged in the bright yellow and red colours which you instantly recognise as Pedigree and there is a picture of a dog and the biscuits on the front. They come in a 500g or 1.5gk cardboard box which has an easy opening tap on the top left hand corner. The 500g pack normally retails for £1.35 and the larger 1.5kg pack £4.38. (Prices based on Sainsbury's/Tesco - may differ slightly in other stores).

              Markies contain:
              Omega 3 - to help keep your dog fit for life
              Calcium - for strong bones and teeth
              Vitamins and minerals - the help maintain natural defences

              The biscuits are intended to be used as a complementary dog food and Pedigree give the following guidelines on the recommended amount that should be fed each day.

              Small dog - (e.g. Dachshund) up to 2 biscuits
              Medium dog - (e.g. Cocker Spaniel) up to 4 biscuits
              Large dog - (e.g. Labrador) up to 6 biscuits

              Pedigree are currently offering a money back guarantee on this product. They are claiming that Markies are the best tasting dog biscuits and if your dog doesn't agree will give you your money back. To get a refund all you need to do is visit www.pedigree.com/markies-moneyback and download a claim form. You need to complete claim form and send it along with original receipt and the bar code from the box and post if off to Pedigree.

              My dog is very fussy over what she will and will not eat. I gave up buying dog biscuits for her years ago. I don't know why I originally decided to try this product, I just saw them one day whilst browsing the pet food isle in my local supermarket and thought I would give them a try. I popped three markies in my dogs dish and what do you know she happily munched away, ate all three and then came asking for more. I was more than a little surprised.

              It must be about a year ago now since I tried my dog on these, ever since that first taste test my dog has three of these every morning and another three on a night and she eats them straight away every time. I have at last found a dog biscuit that she actually likes... Thank you Pedigree.

              My dog would definitely recommend these biscuits. If you have never tried your dog on these I would give them a try, with the current money back guarantee you have nothing to loose, your dog on the other hand may soon have a new favourite biscuit.

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                19.03.2010 17:17
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                Lovely, high quality treats for pets!

                At the moment any one reading my reviews will be sick to death of me saying that I'm staying with my mate at the moment. The reason for this is that I was sick of living with my parents so we came up with a mad plan to go away on month long camping trip with 4 dogs in a really small space. After that I went back to my house but after a week I got bored and restless and the problem was.... I missed the dogs terribly! I now have been staying at hers about 150 miles away from my home for a couple of months now and we're looking into renting somewhere by the seaside...with the dogs permanently!

                Like I say though I adore these dogs and am prone to really spoiling them badly. We have been doing a few car-boot sales with markets attached to them and I have been spending our profits on treats for them (much to her annoyance lol). However when I spotted these at a pound a box it seemed silly not to treat them to them!

                The Packaging:

                Yellow cardboard oblongish box with a photograph of a dog and some of the markies on there and I'm told that they are Pedigree Markies Trios 'Delicious Meaty Rolls' and that they are in 3 great flavours and that they have added vitamins, calcium and omega 3 and the weight is stated which in this case in 500g. Other information on the box given includes being told a bit about the added goodness in these, I'm told a bit about the composition of these (a sort of doggy nutritional rundown chart lol), ingredients are stated along with feeding instructions (how many etc to give a dog) and contact details for Mars are given (the manufacturer of the product). It's a really nice and informative box and it looks high quality.

                The Markies:

                Rather large and cylinder shaped what you get is a thick cream coating which is crunchy and then inside of each one you get a coloured sort of meaty but dried up centre. They come in 3 flavours of course as we are told on the box and those flavours are chicken (light brown centre), lamb (pinky centre) and marrowbone (dark brown centre).

                How many you give your dog all comes down to the size of your pet (s). Very small dogs about 2 biscuits a day, medium sized dogs 4 biscuits a day and large dogs can have up to 7 biscuits a day if you wish.

                We here, have 2 littles, (German Spitz and a Papillion), a medium sized pooch (Japanese Spitz) and a large dopey dog which is a Samoyed. All the dogs actually like them and all the flavours. The smaller of the four dogs do have to be in the mood for the hard work these entail as they are rather large for their little jaws and really you'd wear them out if you gave them more than one each, the medium dog can handle one better but it isn't gone in seconds though Ollie the Samoyed has no problem swallowing a whole one and really size wise they are best suited to a larger dog lol.

                They do make a bit of a mess as they are crunchy and flake a little bit but that isn't a moan really as they all like them so much they hoover the bits up!

                It keeps them busy, they are healthy and it keeps them interested in snacking a bit too as in this box I have there are a few flavours!

                We like the fact that these clean their teeth slightly and contain vitamins and minerals and not too much salt and sugar. These dogs are very well looked after indeed and actually are in training now to do shows so diet and fitness is important and we don't want to feed them junk as a healthy dog usually is a happy one!

                We all like these and expect to pay about £1.36 a box in all good supermarkets, pet stores etc.

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                  18.02.2010 18:20
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                  A tasty doggie biscuit ~ 4/5 Dooyoo stars !

                  Pedigree Markies Trios


                  Well I am sitting here writing this review with my Retriever cross, Ellie, sitting very close to me with her paw firmly attached to my knee. The paw on the knee is her way of asking for something, and what she has on her mind right now is one of her favourite treats, that I am about to tell you about.


                  Pedigree Markies are a treat that she loves they look a little like tiny sausage rolls, about 1 inch long and about 3/4 of an inch thick. They have a crispy outer shell that resembles the pastry and then a brown or pinky crunchy marrowbone bit in the centre that looks like the sausage. They come in three different flavours, hence the name of Trios, chicken in the light brown biscuit, lamb in the pinky coloured biscuit and marrowbone in the dark brown one. The biscuits contain Omega 3 to help keep them fit, Calcium to help give them strong teeth and bones, and vitamins and minerals to help maintain their natural defences.


                  The treats come in a very distinctive bright yellow box, clearly marked with the famous white 'Pedigree' logo across the red rosette, Pedigree's trade mark. The box is roughly 10" high and about 5" across, with a lovely picture of a border collie on the front. The reverse and sides of the box give various details, including the ingredients, the nutritional information and a brief feeding guide according to the size of your dog, i.e :-

                  * Small dogs up to 2 biscuits per day
                  * Medium dogs up to 4 biscuits per day
                  * Large dogs up to 7 biscuits per day


                  This product is very widely available at all pet stores and most supermarkets and retails for around £1.50 for a 500 gramme box.


                  To summarise then these are obviously very good, as my Ellie has not left my side for the whole time I have been writing this, so that is obviously a real testament as to how good they taste. It would not be a good idea to give too many of these they are treats after all, and too many would probably put too much weight onto your pet, but as a daily treat they would be fairly harmless and very popular.

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                    15.01.2010 13:03
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                    Pedigree Markies - Good value snack

                    I have a very boisterous Border Collie who has just turned a year old. He is very spoiled and received lots of goodies for Christmas, a large box of Markies being one of these.

                    Pedigree Markies are a tasty, (at least Murphy seems to think so), combination of crunchy biscuit coating and meaty centre and reminds me of a tiny sausage roll.

                    They contain:
                    Omega 3, which is great for the heart, essential for growth and overall good health of your dog.

                    Calcium, which is essential for strong teeth and bones.

                    Vitamins & Minerals, are essential for normal growth and development and also help maintain your dogs natural defences.

                    Ingredients:
                    cereals, meat and animal derivatives (inclucing min. 4% marrowbone, min. 4% meat), various sugars, oils and fats, minerals.

                    Pedigree Markies come in two sizes. Murphy started out on Puppy Markies, which are tiny and just right for a pups little mouth and teeth. He has now moved on to the adult size, which he has to work harder to bite down on.
                    The Puppy Markies come in a 300gm bag and cost around £1.15. Tesco sell 2 different sized boxes, 500g for £1.42 and 1.5kg for £4.38. You do get plenty in a box and I find they last a long time. It is recommended that a small dog has up to two a day, a medium has up to four and a large dog can have up to 7 a day.

                    Murphy has enjoyed Markies ever since he was a puppy and I will definately keep on buying them. They are just one of his very many favourites!

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                      29.06.2009 17:26
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                      Perfect for training

                      This week i'm looking after my parents dog Poppy as you will probably know if you have read a couple of my other reviews. I do tend to spoil her when I am looking after her mainly because she is so upset about Mum and Dad being away.

                      This week I opted for Markies which I found in Morrisons priced at £1.51 for a 500g box. The price was really good for the amount you get in each box. I bought these last Thursday and the box doesn't even look like it's been touched.

                      I thought this would be a good treat that she would absolutely love. She is quite a fussy dog when it comes to food but loves her treats.

                      Looking at the box you can tell straight away it's pedigree as it is bright yellow. The pedigree logo is also very visible right at the top on the front of the box. There is also pictures of the Markies biscuit that do look attractive as a dogs treat.

                      What are they?

                      Well they are a meaty centre that is then covered in a crunchy biscuit. The meaty centre is actually real marrowbone which is good for your dog because it contains a natural source of calcium and phosphorus. This helps to keep your dogs bones and teeth strong.

                      To me they do look a bit dry compared to other treats that seem to have a bit of moisture in them. For this reason I wouldn't like to give them to a dog daily or even give her too many a day.

                      Does Poppy like them?

                      When I first gave her one she sniffed it and walked off. I left it on the floor and she came back a couple of minutes later and ate it. Poppy eating anything is a bonus so I would say they went down really well.

                      I use them for training her sometimes. She's very good at sitting, giving her paw and lying down but that's as far as it goes to be honest. If I wanted to teach her anymore I would use these as an incentive to get her to do it.

                      Overall

                      They seem to be a good healthy treat that Poppy enjoys and it is something I would buy for her again as a treat.

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                        Delicious treats for mans best friend.

                        *Introduction*

                        Let me start by saying that I have two absolutely gorgeous and adorable black Labradors called Poppy and Coco. It had taken me years to persuade my parents to let us have a dog and they finally conceded two years ago. Now that we have them, I like to spoil them with a number of different treats. Pedigree Chum Markies were the first snack that we tried and they have definitely been a hit with my two.

                        *About Pedigree Markies*

                        Pedigree Markies are marrowbone biscuit treats for dogs of all sizes. They claim to be a natural source of calcium and phosphorus which help to maintain strong teeth and bones.
                        These biscuits contain vitamins and minerals that are essential for your dog's diet.

                        *Price and Availability*

                        You can buy Pedigree Chum Markies from a number of different shops as the brand is extremely popular. These include Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda as well as Pets at Home or a number of online websites that sell pet treats.

                        The 1.5kg box that I tend to buy my dogs can be bought for £3.39. This is very good value for money and the quality of the biscuits is second to none.

                        *My Opinion*

                        The Packaging: Like most Pedigree Chum products, the Markies has the classic packaging and appearance. They are contained in a yellow and red cardboard box with a picture of the Markies and a dog. There is also a list of the ingredients and nutrients available to read on the reverse of the packaging if you wish to know what goes into the product.

                        The slightly annoying thing about the packaging of this product is that once open, you are unable to reseal the box. I therefore find myself tipping them into a sealable tub (usually the plastic one we buy hide in) to store them until they have been eaten.

                        Appearance: The look of Pedigree Markies reminds me of sausage rolls. They are fairly large therefore they aren't the type of treat that you will use to train your dog. They are roughly an inch long and fairly chunky in width. They are a cylinder shape with a light exterior (white, crunchy biscuit) and darker interior (a meaty centre that consists of marrowbone and cereal).

                        Smell: There isn't really one to be honest. This is what I really like about Pedigree Markies. The fact that they do not make your cupboard smell strongly of either chicken or beef like numerous dog treats available is a huge bonus as far as I am concerned.

                        Allowance: On the box is a guide to the number of biscuits that your dog should have per day. This is split into small, medium and large dogs and therefore easy to read and understand.
                        Small (i.e. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel): Up to 5 biscuits per day.
                        Medium (i.e. Cocker Spaniel): Up to 10 biscuits per day.
                        Large (i.e. Golden Retriever): Up to 15 biscuits per day.

                        There are a variety of Markies available to buy. These are:

                        Original Markies: A plain outer biscuit with marrowbone centre.
                        Chicken Markies: A plain outer biscuit with a chicken flavoured marrowbone centre.
                        Puppy Markies: A smaller version of the Chicken Markies that are suitable for puppies.
                        Trio Markies: These are a mixture of three different flavoured Markies: Original, Chicken and Beef.

                        How long does a box last? I would say that a 1.5kg box lasts approximately 2-4 weeks in our house, depending on what other treats are in the house. I always ensure that I reduce the number of Pedigree Markies that they have if they are being given other treats.

                        How long does the Markie last? All of twenty seconds! Considering the speed in which the biscuits are consumed, I think my dogs enjoy them. If you are looking to give your dog a treat that will last them a few minutes, I wouldn't say that Pedigree Chum Markies are the right treats for you.

                        When the tub that contains the Pedigree Markies biscuits in comes out from the cupboard, Poppy and Coco's faces light up. You can see the delight in their eyes that they are getting (one of many of their favourite) biscuits. They have had these biscuits since they were puppies and they are yet to go off it.

                        *Are There Any Negatives*

                        It is difficult to find anything wrong with these biscuits. The only negative, and this is extremely minor, is that they can cause a little bit of a mess, although only when bitten into. This is true for my friend's fussy dog as he decides to break the biscuit up and then leave it. Fortunately for me, my dogs will eat absolutely anything so this is never a problem. Every crumb is cleared up after them!

                        *Would I Recommend This Product?*

                        There is no question that I would recommend Pedigree's Markies. Poppy and Coco adore these biscuits. Judging by the speed at which they are eaten, I'm sure my dogs would agree with me when I say that they are fantastic. From my point of view, they are packaged to be stored easily although I do tend to transfer them into a sealable pot and don't smell like a number of other dog treats that I have bought in the past. Your dogs will thank me for it if you go out and buy these on my recommendation.

                        *Overall*

                        All in all, I think Pedigree have done me a huge favour with Markies. My two dogs absolutely love them and devour them within seconds. They are a great way to give your dogs the nutrients they need in a way that they'll love. All in all, a great treat and if my dogs could say thank you, they would.

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                          One box of treats that is always in my pet food cupboard!

                          *What are Markies?*
                          Markies are crunchy biscuit treat rolls for dogs made with marrowbone and cereal. They are made by the Pedigree company, a maker of dog food, treats and toys.

                          *The product itself*
                          These treats are rather large at around an inch long and quite thick. They have a dark brown crunchy marrowbone centre which is covered in a white biscuit which crumbles easily when bitten by the dog, these would be a good treat to take on dog walks as they don't brake up in your pockets or smell bad either.

                          *Packaging*
                          Markies come in red and yellow cardboard boxes which have the Pedigree rosette logo and pictures of a dog and the product. On the reverse on the box is a feeding guide telling you how many to feed your dog per day and also a ingredients list and nutritional information.
                          Once you open the box it cannot be resealed apart from folding over the top, so the treats should be transfered to another container to prevent them from going stale, although my dogs eat a box of Markies within a week so I don't bother.

                          *Price & Availabilty*
                          These are very popular treats which are available in most supermarkets and pet shops, Sainsburys even do their own version simply called Marrowbone Rolls which are cheaper. You can purchase Markies in either boxes of 500g costing 97p or 1.5kg that cost £3.39. There is also a special puppy version of these treats designed for dogs under 1 year old, they cost 99p for a 300g bag.

                          *What my dogs think*
                          Markies are most deffinatly a firm favourite with my two dogs and 500g box only lasts a week in my house! Benson, my youngest dog has had these treats since he was a puppy and loves them and will anything for one! Even my other dog Ruby, who isn't usually a fan of dog treats, likes these, although they are a little bit big for her mouth so takes a few bites to eat them. I've been told there are 'Mini Markies' available but I have yet to see them in any pet shop.

                          *Pro's & Con's*
                          + Crunchy texture is good for teeth
                          + Marrowbone contains calcium for healthy teeth and bones
                          + Added vitamins
                          + Almost every dog loves them!
                          + Big boxes available
                          + Three different flavours
                          + Puppy version available

                          - There are no disadvantages, apart from they crumble and make a bit of a mess when a dog bites into them, but most dogs always lick up the crumbs afterwards anyway so this isn't really a problem!

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                            17.11.2005 19:32
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                            a good value treat for your dog.

                            A few months ago we had to have our beloved dog Tara put to sleep, I was heart broken. Last Wednesday when I returned home from work my wife met me at the front door. I thought something was wrong...............she never met me at the door. Anyway I was instructed to close my eyes and walk slowly toward the living room. I followed the instructions with anticipation. On entering the living room I was greeted by a 6 week old cross collie puppy. A lovely chocolate colour with the usual cute puppy face. I was gobsmacked to say the least. My wife had rescued her after she was abandoned for 2 days on a doorstep somewhere.

                            My wife took our new puppy to the vet to have her checked out. On leaving she was given a puppy pack by the vet and this pack included Pedigree Markies the product I shall now review.

                            The Markies are made up of Cereals, Meat and animal derivatives, oils fats and various minerals. They are also full of vitamins necessary in for the growth of a little puppy. Two flavours are available these being Chicken and Beef.

                            They look for all the world like little doggie sausage rolls. The meat which in this case is chicken ( min 4% ) has been rolled into a sausage shape and covered in a crunchy cereal coating. Each biscuit is about an inch long and 1/2 an inch in diameter. The outer coating of cereal is of the same colour as pastry, while the inner meaty bit is a sort of light sausage colour.They are ready to eat product and we usually break one in half and give it as a reward whilst training Tasha ( the name we haven given our new puppy ). Judging by her reaction they are quite tasty although I'm not prepared to try them even for the purposes of this review. They do smell eddible, but no thanks.

                            Being a biscuit treat they are a bit crumbly and do cause a bit of a mess........................better a few crumbs on the carpet than a little doggie accident.

                            Over the week they have proved a very effective aid in the training process, and as a result I shall continue to purchase them even when training is complete. Tasha will then get a few as a treat throughout the day.

                            Each packet contains 300g which equates to about 45 Markies. At a cost in the region of 1.29 it makes each one about 2p which isn't too bad if you are using them for training purposes. larger bags are available making them better value.

                            I would certainly recommend these little biscuits and if my new puppy could talk I'm pretty sure she be on my side on this one.

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                              20.07.2002 03:16
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                              To tackle the vastly diverse world of gourmet canine treats I have decided to employ the literary device of rhyme. Moist, yet crunchy, Texture contrasts, squishy and munchy. Its good for kids too. Good for my belly, good for my bones. Meaty not jelly. Handful after handful. I like it most, with sausages. It's great on toast. Now I too have a shiny coat. I believe the rhythm in this poem expresses the vitality these treats give me. People often remark upon my bright eyes and slightly damp nose. The phenomena of a wagging tail is something I am yet to experience, but I am sure it will live up to the promise Pedigree makes. 75% of your daily allowance of calcium can be obtained by just three 250g bags a day. The chewing has given my jaw a vice like grip on all sort of household object eg slippers. The overwhelming urge to cock my leg is something of a worry to family and friends, although I never have to queue for the bathroom.

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