Product Type: Pedigree dog food
Newest Review: ... containers to be honest. On the front of the pack we are told that they are Pedigree Schmackos 'With Beef' (other flavours are available... more
Meaty treats for dogs
Member Name: 2012Saver
Advantages: Dogs love them, can be easily broken into smaller treats
Disadvantages: Gobbled up quickly by dogs
Being the proud owner of two lovely collies, I am always on the look out for the best dog treats. My dogs simply love Pedigree Schmackos.
Schmackos is a dog treat made by the well known brand Pedigree. They can be purchased in most supermarkets, pet food stores and even sometimes in pound/discount stores.
These come in packs of 10 or packs of 20. These packs are available in one of two flavours, chicken or beef. There is also a 20 pack 'multi' available which contains 5 of each of 4 flavours; chicken, lamb, turkey, and rabbit.
Schmackos are a flat strip about an inch wide and around 6 inches long. They are fairly soft and flexible. They can be bent/broken easily. They are brown in colour and the different flavours are different shades of brown, however I have no idea how you would tell the flavours apart in the multi pack!
As with most Pedigree dog treats, Schmackos are advertised as containing nutrients for your dog. They have added vitamins, omega 3 and calcium.
Upon opening the packet, you can immediately smell the meatiness. I think it is the smell of these treats that appeals so much to my dogs. Obviously I have not tasted these, but I can tell by the reaction of my dogs that they taste good! They are instantly eager to please and will follow various commands to receive a Schmacko as a treat.
The treats are quite soft and the dogs usually gobble them up quickly. In my experience they don't keep the dog entertained for very long like some other harder/chewier treats.
What I love about these, aside from the fact that my dogs clearly love them, is that they can be given whole as a treat or broken into smaller pieces to be used during training. In the earlier puppy days I frequently used these for training. Having two dogs, I often break a Schmacko in half and given it to both of them. This makes them last a little longer than other treats.
Schmackos cost around £1.00 for a pack of ten and around £1.50 for a pack of 20. It is therefore more economical to buy 20 which is what I usually do.
Thanks for reading my review, I hope you found it useful.
Summary: Great for training or just as a treat