12 best dog bowls

Doggie blogger Barkarama dishes up some stylish utensils for your canine friend

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The source of yummy good stuff or a place to quench their thirst, a dog’s bowl has got to be paws-down one of their most prized possessions. From cleverly designed feeders to help beat the bloat to sleek raised bowls owners would be proud to display in their designer kitchen, Alex Frith of modern dog lifestyle blog Barkarama serves up 12 of the best dog bowls. Dig in!

1. Cloud 7 Chalk Dog Bowl: £45, amara.com

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Creative-types will enjoy the fun this playful dog bowl from German brand Cloud 7. Crafted from high quality ceramic, the front of the bowl features a chalk board for you to get creative. You can choose from white or grey and chalk is included.

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2. Found My Animal Collapsible Canvas Water Bowl: £20, leadthewalk.com

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If you’re looking for a travel companion for your dog then this military-inspired collapsible bowl is ideal. Use it to serve water or kibble on the go then, when not in use, fasten with the brass hardware and clip to your bag or dog’s lead.

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3. Mason Cash Lettered Ceramic 18cm Dog Bowl: £5.40, monsterpetsupplies.co.uk

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An oldie but a goodie, this RSPCA-endorsed bowl from the pottery company is a well-priced option and built to last. It’s made from heavy stoneware, which stops it from tipping over (#enthusiasticdogproblems), and also helps keep your dog’s food fresher for longer.

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4. Lola and Daisy Designs Curved Raised Dog Feeder: £69.95, notonthehighstreet.com

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Food, water and design unite in this handmade number. As well as aiding digestion, the raised height is great for senior or arthritic pets that find mealtimes challenging. It’s available in six colours and finishes but we reckon the matte black and birch has a Scandi appeal.

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5. Large Round Pet Bowl with Tag: £15, gardentrading.co.uk

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A simple and stylish choice to suit most interiors, this powder-coated steel bowl is a great buy for larger dogs as it’s heavy enough not to get knocked over and has rubber feet to stop it being pushed around the floor. The silver tag reads ‘don’t forget to feed me’ – as if we would.

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6. Alessi Lula Dog Bowl: £48, johnlewis.com

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We heart this cute and quirky dog bowl by Italian designer Alessi, a canine take on a silver cloche. Featuring a pup howling at the moon as the handle, it’s great for keeping food fresh and out of reach of pesky insects or four-legged housemates, if yours likes to graze.

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7. We Love To Create Personalised Stripe Pet Bowl: £20, notonthehighstreet.com

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Avoid mealtime mix-ups with this chunky ceramic bowl, which is customisable with your choice of inscription, font and colour combo. For an added treat, Not on the High Street also donates 5% of the sales to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for dogs less fortunate than your own.

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8. Gold Geo Dog Bowl: £30, mungoandmaud.com

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For the dog and owner with a taste for the finer things in life, this pretty bowl from luxury pet outfitters Mungo & Maud is right on point. Decorated with a delicate gold check pattern, we’ll take ours with a raw fillet steak please. 

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9. Fellipet Oblik Supreme Bowl: £10.95, fetch.co.uk

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Get contemporary canine chic for less with this modern option. Made from non-toxic acrylic, it features an angled bowl (with a flat base) for a healthier eating position. The inner bowl is removable for easy cleaning, too.

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10. Dogs Trust Dog Bowl by Fenella Smith: £28, fenellasmith.com

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Give your pup some company at mealtimes with this charming ceramic bowl from the British homeware designer, which is adorned with a collection of illustrated hounds. Twenty-five per cent of your purchase will be donated to the Dogs Trust.

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11. Company of Animals Interactive Feeder: £18.97, amazon.co.uk

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For hounds that like to hoover up their dinner, this interactive feeder is the perfect mealtime ingredient. Designed to slow down scoffing and turn your dog’s meal into a challenging game, the grass-like nobly bits make them work for their supper to help avoid the risk of bloating and digestion issues.

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12. Unleashed Life’s High Rise Dog Feeder: from £34.50, petspyjamas.com

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Discerning dogs will enjoy 5-star dining from this sophisticated raised feeder and, with its elevated design, it’s good for their digestion, too. Made from clean white porcelain with a shiny nickel finish, style-conscious owners will be more than happy for it to be on display in their contemporary kitchen.

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Verdict:

With the option to change the design daily, the Cloud 7 Chalk Dog Bowl is a great buy to encourage younger members of the family in responsible pet ownership. For dogs that prioritise outdoor fun over days at home, the Collapsible Canvas Water Bowl is a cool, space-saving must-have to keep them fuelled and hydrated on the go. When it comes to luxury, the guys at Mungo & Maud know their stuff so we’ll be choosing to eat our dinner from their Gold Geo Dog Bowl. Bark appetit!

 

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