BarkCuterie: A Charcuterie Board for Dogs!

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In honor of National Pet Day, I put together the barking cutest canine charcuterie board. When it comes to showering your dogs with treats and pampering them with belly rubs, there’s no such thing as going too far. The most important thing to keep in mind when putting this board together is that not all human food is safe for dogs! I made sure to only include non-toxic snacks, but if your dog has other preferences, check out some of the safe substitutions below. 

Pro tip: use cookie cutters (like these!) to create dog-themed shapes for your favorite furry friend. For inspiration, check out how I use cookie cutters in this spring-time board, Back to School Board, and St. Paddy’s Day Board.

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What’s On This Board

Feel free to use your dog’s favorite treat brand, but mine is definitely Full Moon because their treats are 100% human grade, all natural, and made in the USA. No matter what you use, just remember to use a variety of shapes and sizes to make your board look more dynamic. 

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The Dog Treats

  • Full Moon Organic Chicken Training Treats
  • Full Moon Cage-Free Duck Savory Sticks
  • Full Moon Chicken Fillet
  • Full Moon Chicken Strips
  • Full Moon Chicken Jerky
  • Full Moon Natural Essentials Chicken Jerky Tenders
  • Full Moon Natural Essentials Chicken Beef Tenders

The Fresh Produce

  • Cucumbers, sliced lengthwise
  • Strawberries, cut in half
  • Carrots, sliced lengthwise and cut into 3-inch segments

The Human Snacks

  • Peanut butter
  • Provolone, thinly sliced
  • Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced

Pawfectly Safe Additions/Substitutions:

  • Plain yogurt
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Cashews
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Apples 
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
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How to Build This BarkCuterie Board

Check out the tutorial here for more tips (and take a peek at this pup’s reaction here)! 

  • Start by prepping the produce and cheese using cookie cutters. I used a big bone for the cucumbers, hearts for the strawberries, and a small bone for the carrots. I also used the different sized bones (which you can buy here!), as well as a dog shape, for the cheese. If you want to get extra creative, use letter cookie cutters to write your pup’s name out in cheese!
  • Next, add the bigger dog treats, like the sticks, tenders, strips, and jerky, to the outside of the board.
  • Add the peanut butter to a small bowl and place it in the center of the board. Add your two biggest cookie cutters next to it on the board and fill them with small training treats.
  • Finally add the shaped produce to the board and fill in any remaining empty space with the cheese. If you’re using letters, lay them over the biggest, flattest treats at the top of the board.

How-To Video

Other Occasions

You don’t have to wait for National Pet Day or even National Dog Day (see more below) to roll around to celebrate man’s best friend! Whip up this doggone tasty board to celebrate your dog’s birthday (this is my go-to for human birthday celebrations), mark a very special “Gotcha” day, reward them for learning a new trick, or just to show them how much you love them. After all, the way to a dog’s heart is through their stomach!

  • National Love Your Pet Day: February 20th
  • National Puppy Day: March 23rd
  • National Pet Day: April 11th
  • National Rescue Dog Day: May 20th
  • National Dog Day: August 26th
  • World Animal Day: October 4th
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Toxic Foods to Always Avoid

There are a ton of human foods dogs can eat, but make sure to keep these away from your doggo:

  • Grapes
  • Avocado
  • Cherries
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Almonds
  • Chocolate
  • Cinnamon
  • Ice cream
  • Anything spicy!

For more information, check out the American Kennel Club’s list of fruits and veggies and other human foods.

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Show Me Your BarkCuterie Boards

I hope this post inspires you to get creative making a delicious treat for your pet! Nothing makes me wag my tail more than seeing the beautiful spreads you make from my tips. If you make a board inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttoooproudtomeg so I can see and share! 

And, If you liked this recipe, please rate and review.

Barkuterie Board – Charcuterie For Dogs

5 from 10 votes

Description

Fill this charcuterie board with your dog’s favorite treats and some tasty dog-safe snacks to celebrate your furry friend on any occasion.

Equipment

Dog-themed cookie cutters (links in the SHOP THIS POST below)

Ingredients
  

The Dog Treats

  • Full Moon Organic Chicken Training Treats
  • Full Moon Cage-Free Duck Savory Sticks
  • Full Moon Chicken Fillet
  • Full Moon Chicken Strips
  • Full Moon Chicken Jerky
  • Full Moon Natural Essentials Chicken Jerky Tenders
  • Full Moon Natural Essentials Chicken Beef Tenders

The Fresh Produce

  • Cucumbers sliced lengthwise
  • Strawberries cut in half
  • Carrots sliced lengthwise and cut into 3-inch segments

The Human Snacks

  • Peanut butter
  • Provolone thinly sliced
  • Cheddar cheese thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Start by prepping the produce and cheese using cookie cutters. I used a big bone for the cucumbers, hearts for the strawberries, and a small bone for the carrots. I also used the different sized bones, as well as a dog shape, for the cheese. If you want to get extra creative, use letter cookie cutters to write your pup’s name out in cheese!
  • Next add the bigger dog treats, like the sticks, tenders, strips, and jerky, to the outside of the board.
  • Add the peanut butter to a small bowl and place it in the center of the board. Add your two biggest cookie cutters next to it on the board and fill them with small training treats.
  • Finally add the shaped produce to the board and fill in any remaining empty space with the cheese. If you’re using letters, lay them over the biggest, flattest treats at the top of the board.
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13 Comments

  1. Heather wrote:

    5 stars
    This is so cute!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  2. Elena wrote:

    Love it!! Will try this with my pup’s upcoming birthday!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  3. Mary wrote:

    5 stars
    I absolutely LOVE your posts! I haven’t attempted to make a charcuterie board yet but you inspire me with every post!! Thank you for your beautiful posts ♥️

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  4. Jackie wrote:

    5 stars
    OMG! This board is the cutest! I never would have thought to make board like this. I NEED to show my best friend this board – she will LOVE it.

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  5. Kate wrote:

    Ok this is seriously adorable!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  6. Lea wrote:

    CUTE &colorful, creative spread for our pooches❤️????

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  7. Mar wrote:

    5 stars
    Confession: I don’t even have a dog, but I LOVE the idea of these special treat boards for dogs! Through the course of the pandemic, people have been home much more than usual, and some have been alone–except for their beloved pets. Pets are, for many, part of the family, so these treat boards are a perfect way to honor or spoil a beloved canine. I appreciate that you included information about specific foods to avoid, foods that are toxic to dogs. These treat boards for dogs are a great idea, and I plan to refer several friends with dogs to your site and your blog!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  8. Lindsey Lawson wrote:

    5 stars
    This is so adorable! What a fun idea!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  9. Cindy Ausmus wrote:

    5 stars
    Love your boards.., I think I will make a bark board next time the kids bring all the granddogs over for a get together!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  10. Chrissy wrote:

    5 stars
    This is an amazing idea and I’m only mad I didn’t hear about it sooner! My dogs are so extra, this is perfect for them!!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  11. Merove Heifetz wrote:

    5 stars
    Love this idea, I’ll try it for my dog!

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  12. Deborah sochor wrote:

    5 stars
    Love this. So cute and everything a dog would like

    Posted 4.25.21 Reply
  13. An wrote:

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness this is the darnest thing. So cute! I will have to make one next year for my pups birthday!

    Posted 4.25.21 Reply