How to Make a Barkuterie Board for Your Pup (get it? like charcuterie)

Have you heard of the latest trend in dog treats? Charcuterie boards for dogs, also called barkuterie boards, are taking social media and our canine’s hearts by storm. Dog owners create all kinds of cute assortments for their pups to treat them with a fun and exciting goodie. We wanted to share a few foods you can give your dog, photos for inspiration, and printables so you can try the trend with your furry friend at home.

Barkuterie Board Recipes

As much fun as it is to treat your dog to a barkuterie board, keep two things in mind: Don’t overload the board (it’s a treat after all) and make sure that your dog can eat everything you present them with. Here are a few things you can place on your barkuterie board that create a mixture of textures and flavors.

Fresh, sweet, and crunchy:

  • Apple or pear slices
  • Berries
  • Cucumbers or carrots
  • Watermelon or cantaloupe
  • Mango or pineapple
  • Sweet potato or pumpkin

Flavorful and yummy:

If you’re wondering which fruits and vegetables are safe for your dog, check our our latest posts on the blog!

Cute Barkuterie Boards

A picnic in the park (or your backyard) is the perfect occasion for a barkuterie board. Your dog will have a grand time playing fetch, snuggling with you on a blanket, and munching on a delicious assembly of treats. To give you a better idea of how you can put a barkuterie board together, take a look at the happy dogs below and their adorable treats.

Barkuteries aren’t just great for a picnic on a sunny day, they’re also ideal to mentally stimulate your dog. Trying new foods with different flavors and textures keeps them curious and is fun for both the human and the dog.

And just think about how fun it could be to create a barkuterie board for your dog’s birthday or gotcha day! You can bake dog cookies in the shape of their initials or spell out their entire name with cheese. Whatever ideas you have, the sky's the limit.

How To Take Cute Pictures Of Your Barkuterie Board

After putting a lot of work into your dog’s barkuterie board, we understand that you want to take a few pictures to share your masterpiece with the world. You can print out these cute tags and even personalize the board with one by writing your pup’s name on it. If you secure the tag to a toothpick, make sure you take it out after the photo session so your dog doesn’t swallow it.


 We hope you and your dog have a bunch of fun with this trend and if you use one or a few of our treats to dress up your barkuterie boards, tag us on Instagram (@thedogbakery) so we can see your creations!

Rocky Kanaka

Rocky Kanaka is an entrepreneur, pet rescue advocate and dog dad to a rescue boxer named Flip, a blind Cane Corso called Kobe, and a terrier mix named Zoey. He's also a pet chef and owner of The Dog Bakery, which specializes in dog birthday cakes and fresh baked dog treats. His three dogs can't get enough of the dog cakes and treats!

Lorna Ladd

Lorna Paxton Ladd is a passionate dog lover and enthusiast of The Dog Bakery. She loves spoiling her 3 rescue dogs with dog cakes and jerky. A 15 year veteran in the pet industry, her aim is to educate pet parents on the best recipes, products, tips and tricks to optimize the human/canine bond. Her favorite product at The Dog Bakery are the customizable dog birthday cakes.