BarknBig began manufacturing premium canine treats and chews in 2014. Our founders, Mark and Erik Johnson (father and son), set out to create a company for pet parents by pet parents.
We strive to produce the very best products that help all dogs become whole in both spirit and health. Mark was originally part of the natural bones, treats and chews movement in the early 90's, working for Conagra Foods. His vision and ingenuity later inspired him to start his own division of the company where he led a group that developed some of the natural pet products we see from many other dog treat companies today. Before the natural chews movement, packing houses were discarding a majority of the raw products we utilize for our canine companions today.
Erik often states, "I never found the pet industry, the industry found me. In the Johnson family, my siblings and I were taken to all the events our parents were involved in, with our family dogs. From show events to weight pulls, we would go! I was lucky to be surrounded by dogs my whole life. I have a love for pets that naturally led me to play a role in BarknBig. The products we make not only nourish dogs' bodies, they also create special moments to interact and love on our dogs and that's what the big picture is all about."
Over the years, Erik's product knowledge and experience have allowed him to play pivotal roles in every department of the company. From overall plant management to proprietary cooking techniques and new product creation, Erik is at the helm playing a key role in every treat and chew that BarknBig makes.
BarknBig: A Pasture-to-Chew Company
As a pasture-to-chew company, BarknBig products are fresh and sourced in the USA.
What's on the label? Exactly what pet parents want to give to their precious canine companions!
Single-ingredient bones, treats and chews that don't contain any preservatives, artificial colors, or artificial flavors.
We make them all -- with an extra helping of love -- right here in Loveland, Colorado!