Thursday, 1 May 2014

Darlington and Stockton Times Friday, April 25th 2014

Dales Festival of Food and Drink
3rd, 4th, 5th May 2014

The North's Premier Food and Drink Event including the Yorkshire Dales Real Ale Festival
At Leyburn, in the heart of Wensleydale
10.00 am to 5.00 pm each day

Each batch of biscuits is tested by terrier Welly
prior to despatch...

If there is such a thing as the best job in the world for a dog, then it probably belongs to Welly, the Jack Russell Terrier!...

He's the chief taster for Wellybix, a thriving cottage business making doggy treats run by keen baker Alison Walton, of Romaldkirk, near Barnard Castle.

Her business began almost by accident after she decided to bake some biscuits for Welly shortly before Christmas of 2012.

Soon after she began supplying a local hotel and holiday cottages for guests to give their dogs - and now she supplies pet shops and farm shops around the region.

Welly does his bit by enthusiastically testing each batch to ensure quality control, as well as lending his moniker to the company name.

The biscuits come in a range of doggy-licious flavours including Chicken and Parsley or Thyme, Lamb and Fresh Mint or Rosemary, and Beef with Wheatbran.

There's even a wheat-free variety, Peanut Butter with Spelt Flour, as some dogs suffer from wheat intolerance.

For more details, check out the website at
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