International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day - February 23
Fri, Feb 23, 2024

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is a worldwide celebration of dog cookies. It’s a day every dog loves, because it’s a day he doesn’t want to run around all the time, play and stuff. She just wants to enjoy the delicious cookies her host will give her! The holiday is celebrated every year on February 23.


The history of International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is inextricably linked to the origins of this beloved pet treat. It is believed that the first dog cookies were made in England in the first half of the 19th century. The production scale was insignificant. It is worth noting, however, that before that there was also bread for dogs.

The increase in the production of cookies was made possible by the American D. Spratt in 1860. After moving to England, he set up his own business producing these dog treats. In 1907, a dog biscuit in the shape of a bone already appeared in the United States and quickly became popular.

Today, the bulk of the cookies are produced in the form of a bone. Dogs absolutely love this treat. However, please note that such cookies in the diet of the pet should not be more than 10%, otherwise there is an increased risk of weight gain followed by obesity.

Interesting facts

  • In 2011, Missouri created the largest dog cookie that weighed almost 280 pounds!
  • Cookies are made from natural ingredients with the addition of vitamin complexes. So even if a person eats it, it will be fine! However, large amounts can lead to nausea and indigestion.
  • The world registry contains 76 patents related to the production of dog cookies.

How to celebrate

Feed your pet with these delicious products on International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. If you see a stray dog on the street, you can also give him cookies. Research on the Internet what dog treats are made of, and you can also try making them yourself using the recipes you find.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they often treat their pets to dog cookies. Which manufacturer do they prefer to buy from?

When is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day celebrated in 2024?

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is observed on February 23 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday February 23 2024
Sunday February 23 2025
Monday February 23 2026
Tuesday February 23 2027