Meet The Family
Here we all are. The Barking Heads family – men, women and animals. It takes all sorts to make a world and quite frankly, we are the dictionary definition of ‘all sorts’.
The Guys in the Office
Carly Bayfield is the Office Manager. She keeps the whole place running like a well-oiled machine. She’s been with the company since 2010.
What’s so cool about working for Barking Heads? We are a serious brand with a humorous twist. We are always very busy and where business is concerned we are true professionals but there’s always something happening that makes getting up on a Monday morning exciting!
What’s your favourite fictional animal, and why? The Easter Bunny from Rise of the Guardians. He’s a mythological Pooka who travels the galaxy making delicious chocolates and battling evil!
Who’s sitting round the table at your dream five person dinner party? Kevin Spacey, Samuel L Jackson, Michael J Fox, Helena Bonham Carter and Melinda Messenger.
Fiona Keane is the Administrator and Customer Services Exec. She’s the one you speak to on the phone. She joined the team in the summer of 2012.
What’s so cool about working for Barking Heads? Getting brought lots of food and playing with Macy the dog!
What’s your favourite fictional animal, and why? Donkey from Shrek. Why? Because he’s hilarious!
Who’s sitting round the table at your dream five person dinner party? Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Ryan Reynolds, Gerard Butler and Ricky Gervais.
The Chaps Who Run Barking Heads
Jim is a co-founder of Barking Heads. He’s works hard but smart. He makes things happen. He’s a grafter.
What makes you happy? I like having satisfied customers, I like working and I like that Barking Heads and Meowing Heads is a successful business.
What three cars are in your fantasy three-car garage? Range Rover Sport, Porsche 911 and the Caterham Supersport.
Who’s sitting round the table at your dream five person dinner party? Winston Churchill, Brian Clough, Bobby Moore, George Best and Bob Marley.
Paul is a co-founder of Barking Heads. He’s the head chef, nutrition mixologist and developer of the range of Barking Heads and Meowing Heads ultra-premium foods.
What makes you happy? I like to think, consider, analyse, plot, plan and invent. I also like going on holiday.
What three cars are in your fantasy three-car garage? 1993 Porsche 911 993 Turbo, 2013, 1966 VW Beetle and the 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic.
Who’s sitting round the table at your dream five person dinner party? Julia Roberts, Micky Flanagan, Lucy Montgomery, Robin Williams and Cameron Diaz.
Dave is a co-founder of Barking Heads. He gets stuff done. He created the Barking Heads concept and he keeps Paul in check and makes sure he’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing!
What makes you happy? I’m happiest when I’m working on growing the Barking Heads and Meowing Heads business.
What three cars are in your fantasy three-car garage? Mk. II Jaguar, Jaguar XKE Roadster and the Ford Capri Ii Turbo.
Who’s sitting round the table at your dream five person dinner party? Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, The Queen, Margaret Thatcher and James Corden.
The Office Dog
Macy is the office dog. She’s called Macy G in homage to the singer Macy Grey but in this case, the G stands for ‘ginge’.
Macy is a ‘Chessador’, a cross between a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and a Labrador Retriever and she loves nothing more than winding her way round people’s feet all day, chewing on her bone, going for walks with Paul and then coming back and flopping in her basket until home time!
It really is a dog’s life!
Kenrick Charles ‘Ken’ Hough
Ken is the Sales Manager (UK) and also covers the North of England, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland and he joined the Barking Heads team in May 2010.
What’s so cool about working for Barking Heads? I love the team spirit and the relaxed atmosphere. We are always laughing! I also love meeting new people wherever I go and of course, the wonderful range of Barking Heads and Meowing Heads products!
What’s your favourite animal? The elephant. They have real personality, a cheeky way and love nothing better than to play and learn. I would love to ride one into Tesco’s car park and tie it up while I do my shopping.
What’s your favourite random fact? If you were to spell out numbers starting from zero, the first time you hit the letter ‘a’ is when you get to ‘one thousand’.
James is the Territory Sales Manager for the West and Southwest of England. He covers from Hereford to Penzance over to Blandford Forum and South Wales. He joined the company in July 2012.
What’s so cool about working for Barking Heads? The products and the people! We really do make fantastic pet food and the entire team are a great bunch of people to work for and with.
What’s your favourite animal? The penguin – it’s all about the way they waddle!
What’s your favourite random fact? A cockroach can live for nine days without its head before it starves to death.
The Barking & Meowing Heads Family
Bailey – Birthday 15th July
Bailey is the original Barking Head! He’s a proper cheeky chappy but everyone loves him!
My favourite food is… Bad Hair Day. I love lamb and I have a shiny coat, alert eyes and a waggy tail! I don’t think it can actually make you more handsome, but I certainly feel more handsome!
What one thing would you improve about the world we live in? I would put an immediate stop to puppy farming, which is the mass commercial production of puppies, purely for profit and with no care or welfare for the dogs. At Barking Heads we all support Pup Aid because it’s a worthy cause and they educate dog owners. To show your support, use the hashtag #wheresmum on Twitter!
Brambles – Birthday 25th December
Brambles is a super-cute, playful pup who is inquisitive and friendly with a ton of energy!
My favourite food is…Puppy Days. It gives me everything I need as a growing pup because did you know, we grow 20 times faster than adult dogs!
What one thing would you improve about the world we live in? I would bring in two new laws – the first one would make it compulsory for owners to buy separate birthday and Christmas presents for everyone with a birthday on Christmas Day like me and the second one would be to fine everyone who doesn’t pick up their dog’s poo about a bazillion pounds.
Gramps – Birthday 9th October
Gramps is the elder statesman of the family. He is reliable and wise, good-natured and tolerant. Especially of the younger ones!
My favourite food is…Golden Years. My joints feel great, the chicken and trout are delicious and it’s gentle on my digestive system.
What one thing would you improve about the world we live in? Oh don’t get me started! There are loads of things I’d improve but the main one would be to try and get more and more older people to own dogs. Us dogs are a friendly bunch and we encourage socialising and getting out there!
Milly – Birthday 17th May
Big Foot is a big dog with strength, power and pride. She’s fiercely protective of the group but inside, she’s as playful and as warm and cuddly as a kitten!
My favourite food is…Big Foot Chicken. It takes care of all my needs and is 45% chicken, my favourite food! It helps to keep my cholesterol low and it’s full of protein.
What one thing would you improve about the world we live in? I would make sure that anyone who is caught dogfighting participates in human fighting, see how they like it. Then put them in prison.
Stanley – Birthday 2nd June
Little Big Foot walks in the shadow of Big Foot and although LBF is a pup, he’s a big pup and is full of energy and unstoppable enthusiasm!
My favourite food is…Little Big Foot. Firstly it tastes amazing and secondly, it gives me strong teeth and healthy bones.
What one thing would you improve about the world we live in? I would encourage anyone considering buying a dog to make sure they know exactly what they are in for. We need to be exercised, entertained, fed, pooped and trained and if they don’t think they can commit to all that, to think again. We really are like little kids!
Phoebe – Birthday 30th August
Phoebe is a somewhat superior feline who graciously accepts the existence of the somewhat inferior dogs.
My favourite food is…Purr-Nickety. Firstly because I am, and secondly because it’s 70% salmon, fish and chicken and it makes my coat shine like the world’s biggest diamond.
What one thing would you improve about the world we live in? I would ban the use of the term ‘cat lady’. We certainly don’t operate at the behest of humankind, we have our own agenda (and all will be revealed in good time). Also, those people who hoard cats without enough food, water, shelter or care should be banned from ever keeping cats again.
2 Kittens – Crash and Little Eddie
Beau (Tiny Paws) is a boy