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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Peak Antler Review + Giveaway (ended 10/6)





















Today I am excited to share with you Ruckus the Eskie's FIRST GIVEAWAY! One lucky dog will receive ONE (1) antler bone, either a medium or large size courtesy of The Peak Antler Company.

I am a huge fan of antler bones as a chew toy. Antler chews are the best way for me to release my aggression. Which, of course, helps explain why I'm so low-key and mellow the majority of the time.

Giveaway ends 10/6/2013 9:00PM/12:00AM PDT/EDT. Please click through to get to the entry page.

Here is my Ruckus Report on this particular chew:

PROS:

The Peak Antler company offers an exclusive line of high quality antler furniture, lighting, and home furnishings. While constructing their antler furniture, the company noticed leftover scraps, so us puppies get to benefit from them!
  • GREEN: The no-waste theory--I love it when companies are able to recycle, reduce, and reuse!
  • Naturally-shed: from white tail deer, mule deer, elk, moose, and fallow deer antlers in the USA --NO ANIMALS harmed in this collection!
  • No stain: does not stain our white carpet.  I don't care much about this but my sapiens seem to.
  • Oral Hygiene: cleans my teeth the fun way! As much as I love getting my teeth brushed, this is considerably funner for me. My sapiens love it too because if I get the antler to play with, it relieves them of the brushing duty that night. Win-win situation.
The yummy innards
CONS/DESIGN:

The company was generous enough to send over these bones in two different sizes for comparison. I'm a standard-size male American Eskimo, weighing about 32-37lb (embarrassed to announce publicly). I felt more suited to the larger size, once I had a go at both of them.
  • Size: On the website, there is a recommended sizing section that helps the purchaser in determining what's the best fit for your pup. The Medium size is 6'' to 7'' (ours was about 6''), The Large size is 8''-9'' (ours was about 9''). When the medium bone came, it felt a bit too small for me. I compared to the site and it didn't look as big as the one in the picture, but still fell into the range listed. Perhaps it was from deer versus elk. I depicted the sizes with the sharpie below for comparison. The medium here would probably work best for a smaller breed (such as a toy or mini Eskie).
Medium Deer Antler






















Large Elk Antler



























  • Supervision needed: of course this goes without saying with any chew toys or antlers. This is stated on the website already but I just wanted to reinforce that long-term chewing can cause bleeding. My sapiens never leave me unattended with the antler (because I love them so much!) They even have a time limit on how long I can chew them to avoid gum line bleeds. 
I think the key is to keep in mind that this is just a guideline because you know your dog best. An aggressive chewer may benefit from a larger size, however, if it's too big, it'll be harder to hold and gnaw on. When in doubt, it's best to contact the company and ask! The response rate is fast so you will have an answer in no time.

CURRENT PRICE:

Small  $7.95 USD

Medium: $9.95 USD

Large: $15.95 USD

X-Large: $23.45 USD

Company's website: http://www.peakantlers.com

On a side note:  The company carries the Teddy Roosevelt Presidential Desk made with elk antlers that impressed my sapiens. All I could think of was how I could get my teeth around that desk!

Anyhow, lets get to the fun part--the GIVEAWAY! Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter directions below.

Which one is the right fit for you?



















Giveaway ends 10/6/2013 9:00PM/12:00AM PDT/EDT.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Woof,

Ruckus the Eskie

Disclaimer: We received no payment or compensation and was provided with the sample product(s) for an honest review and giveaway. Shipping to USA only (excludes Alaska or Hawaii). Must be 18 or older to participate. No purchase necessary. Shipment responsibilities to the company above. Ruckus the Eskie is not responsible for damaged or lost item (s).  Please read the disclosure here.


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50 comments:

  1. Hi Ruckus! My Eskie, Boo-Boo Bear, loves antlers too. We found him in a shelter, and the first time he got a chewie he had no idea what to do with it. Once he figured it out he loved it! =)

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    1. That's great! I was the same way too...since I was always in trouble for chewing on my sapiens' gadgets. I learned quickly though just like Boo-Boo Bear that it was mines to gnaw on!

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  2. Thanks so much for participating in TNT. Antlers are a big hit around here. When Freighter was a puppy, they saved us because he would destroy all the other chew toys including back kongs...lol.

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    1. Wow even Kongs too? Does Freighter still have itchy teeth?

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  3. Nice review! I chew my bones so fast, my humans only get me antlers and I love them!

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  4. Snowy the Eskie has never tried antlers, but mannn she likes to have something to chew on! We'll have to try this out!

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    1. Never tried Antlers Snowy? Oh boy you are missing out. What do you usually gnaw on?

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  5. I like antlers, but we order split antlers, they seem more interesting. My baby sister Bailie chews on an antler all the time...it is saving our home from puppy destruction!

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    1. Oh yes, splint antlers are more fun because you can easily get into the insides! They probably don't last too long though huh?

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  6. We have an American Bulldog and an Australian Shepherd mix. Mugga the bulldog is 92 pounds, so I think the large would suit him well :)

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  7. your first giveaway, how cool is that. my dogs like chewing on antlers also.

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    1. I am pretty excited to host my first giveaway. I have several more goodies lined up so stay tuned!

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  8. Hi Y'all!

    Great review. Maybe I can convince my Human that antlers might be something I can have despite my allergies!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Allergies? Are you allergic to antlers? Elk or deer?

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  9. What a neat giveaway. It's a shame we're too late to enter. :)

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  10. Hey,thanks for letting us know. We read "begins and ends 9/27" and didn't notice it goes till 10/6.

    There are 3 of us dogs - small, medium, large. Sam is a large pointer mix, so we'd pick a large.

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    1. Sorry for the confusion. I will fix that! Thanks for joining. Good luck!

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  11. Pawsome giveaway Ruckus! Shiner has still never tried an antler before :)

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  12. Shiloh is a 3yo Sheltie- but a big one! He'd prefer the large antler.

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    1. A big sheltie. I haven't seen one of those in a while!

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  13. Three northern breed mixes, and we would enjoy a large one!

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  14. I have five dogs, a long-haired Chihuahua, Beagle, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Springer Spaniel, and Dalmatian mix. I'd like the medium.

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    1. Wow Lisa! 5? They will definitely fight over it.

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    2. LOL, I would probably save it for individual time. :)

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  15. Maggie the Great Dane would definitely need a big antler! Mister Doggie the Shih Tzu would want medium....but I wonder who would like one more!?

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    1. Good thought Wendy. Have any of them gnawed on antlers before?

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  16. I LOVE antlers! Bet you get loads of entries for this :-)

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    1. Entries are coming in fast! Antlers are just so fun. Who can resist?

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  17. Aww boo. We can't enter because we're Canucks. Good luck to everyone who entered :)

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    1. I'm sorry! Shipping costs too much to get it there

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  18. Hey there Ruckus - us Beaglebratz here - Shiloh'n Diva Shasta. We love antler chews butt we haf never heard of Peaak antler chews -they shure due look good. We only haf two rite now - they last us FEREVER. We both love chewin'on them whenever we git the itch tue chew on sumthin' - great giveawy!
    Shiloh'n Diva Shasta

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    1. They do last a very long time! My motto on antlers is...you can never have too many.

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  19. I have elk antlers here in the house. I really need to cut off an end and see what my dogs think of them.

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  20. Oooh, how we love antlers! So glad we paid you a visit!!!

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  21. Jennifer - Vicki Vix on RafflecopterOctober 4, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    I'm a rescue mutt but this is for my cousin since it hurts my teeth now I'm 11. He's a big, big dude, part Golden part giant! And I'm no tiny slouch... I'm at least 35/40 lbs. He's big though so maybe we should go for large. He'll even do the medium though. He'll eat anything. Not a picky eater like me though he's a rescue too! Mama thanks you for the giveaway. Woof!

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    1. What a good cousin you are! Part giant. I like that! Thanks for joining.

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  22. I'm a Boston Terrier/Boxer mix, but I LOVE to chew on things, so Mom thinks the large would be best for me!

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  23. I am a Dobie mix named Froggie. I would love the large antler, please.

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