Rogue Pet Science is now offering KC Canine’s full line of single protein dog treats under the name KC Strips. Bill Schwing, the owner of KC Canine, did something very special with KC Canine. The company created a line of soft meat jerky treats. His attention to quality production, and U.S. sourcing with traceability for the proteins, is at a level that we ourselves would demand when trying to create any product. We were more than excited at the opportunity to put our efforts together and help expand the reach of a great American brand like KC Canine.
Like our own Rogue products, this is not some turnkey “me too” offering that KC Canine has developed. KC Canine worked hard to establish production with a USDA human grade facility to manufacture the product. That means that all ingredients in this product have to meet USDA standards. So while it’s not possible to make a dog treat that is good enough for humans on a label, it is possible to create a human product that is meant for dogs, and that is what he has done!
Six Varieties Available
Protein-dense soft dog jerky made from prairie elk in Kansas
Protein-dense soft dog jerky made from tilapia raised in Missouri
Protein-dense soft dog jerky made from prairie buffalo in Kansas
Protein-dense beef soft dog jerky made from Kansas prairie beef
Protein-dense venison soft dog jerky made from Kansas prairie deer
Protein-dense chicken soft dog jerky made from Arkansas prairie chicken
Soft Jerky Training Strips
Our wholesome products are made in the Flint Hills of Kansas, home of the pioneering cattle drives, KC Steak and KC Barbecue!
The facility is a small, family-owned USDA-Certified meat-packing house that’s been in business for more than 40 years. KC Strips uses only native meats, like bison, venison, beef, chicken and elk as main ingredients – each of which is a delicious source of nutrition for working dogs and performance dogs.
Absolutely NO artificial ingredients or preservatives!
Each ingredient we use is all-natural and grown/raised in the U.S., not off-shore. We use absolutely zero additives, by-products or colors. The meats are source-verified and identity-retained.
All products are artisan-crafted, hand-packed and distributed in environmentally-friendly packages.
KC Strips are made from animals raised in Kansas. They are USDA inspected and made on a USDA certified farm. KC Strips use only muscle protein, which is slow-cooked 8 hours, in low heat in small batches of 200.
- Excellent for training, sporting, working & competition dogs
- Portable snacking, perfect for traveling, camping, hiking and biking
- Human tested, dog approved
Hand/cryo-vacuum-packed for freshness. Shelf stable for 2 years, can be frozen or bagge
Make entirely on a USDA certified farm in Kansas, USA.
- Elk, Buffalo, Chicken, Beef, Venison, or Tilapia
- Flax seed
- Barley grit
- Tomato powder
- Turbinado sugar (raw)
- Garlic powder
- Natural smoke flavor (maltodextrin, sunflower oil)
- Rice starch
- Vitamin E
HOW IT ALL STARTED
As proud parents to an adorable, keen pointer spaniel mix, rescue dog, Saint, Bill and Elaine Schwing wanted to provide their agility dog with a wholesome and delicious dog food made here in the United States. Struggling to find food with integrity, the Schwing’s decided to develop their unique formula of all natural ingredients that provide nutrients that every dog needs to live a healthy and happy life.
After Saint had given his paw of approval, Bill began his pursuit of creating KC CANINE’s All-Natural Pet Treats. He contacted the U.S. Department of Agriculture and K-State University, which is well-known for its agricultural and veterinarian sciences, for assistance. Inside the K-State food testing laboratory, Bill worked feverishly blending locally sourced meats and other wholesome ingredients together to perfect his recipe for KC CANINE treats, and finally developed a formula that was performance driven, but provided taste to keep your dog coming back for more.
We produce each one of our KC Strips soft jerky treats in the famous Flint Hills of Kansas, at a family owned USDA certified plant. Our unique meat blend is smoked for 8 hours to create a shelf stable product that only consist of protein, carbohydrates, and all natural sugars. The good stuff that keep your dogs healthy and energized for a day at the park or running through an agility course.
We believe that what’s good for humans, is good for dogs, which are why all of our ingredients are responsibly sourced through human channels, to ensure only the highest quality of meats go into our treats. At KC CANINE, we are proud to have our products “Made in America”- to us this symbolizes honesty, dependability, and love for pets and their owners.
KC Canine merged with Rogue Pet Science in 2020. The product name was changed to KC Strips to preserve the original name and history of the products’ founder. The product is made exactly the same to this day.