What is a saddle joint, or saddle knuckle? Are they the same thing?
The featured treat for the next two weeks is the Beef Saddle Knuckle from Jones Natural Chews. Is the saddle knuckle the same thing as the saddle joint? My Google searches were indeterminate, so I asked my boss. Here’s what she said.
I would guess yes, but I only know the meat packer’s term for it. It’s actually a knuckle on the femur bone.
Keep in mind, my boss was raised the daughter of a butcher. She worked in her dad’s butcher shop. She and her brothers started Jones Natural Chews almost 30 years ago. Meat is what they know. So what is a saddle joint, or saddle knuckle? Here’s the Beef Saddle Knuckle which Jones sells:
On the cow, you would find the Beef Saddle Knuckle here (see arrow on right):
So what’s a saddle joint?
What’s a saddle joint, then? Most of the Google responses I got indicated a joint in the human hand. A small handful referred to other animals. My best guess, having dug for a bit, is that the saddle joint and the saddle knuckle are the same thing on a cow, which suits our purposes just fine. It suits a dog’s purposes even better. When I ask dogs what a saddle knuckle is, they already have one in their mouths and are drooling. None of them gave me a clear response.
As you can see, the Beef Saddle Knuckle from Jones has a rounded end. And meaty bits. The saddle knuckle is slow baked with just the right amount of moisture, making it a tough bone, suitable for most dogs. As with all Jones Natural Chews, the Beef Saddle Knuckle is 100% all natural (as a single ingredient treats, it’s just a cow bone with meat bits clinging to it), and it’s 100% USA cow, cut and baked and packed in Rockford, Illinois. No arguing with the beauty of that! That’s enough to make any dog smile!
Honest to Pete, I have no clear photos of Sky and his Beef Saddle Knuckle. He wouldn’t hold still. That dog gnawed on this knuckle for a solid hour while I was there. Sky is an Australian Shepherd, probably between 50 and 60 pounds, with a solid jaw for chewing and gnawing.
Did I say giveaway? I sure did! Jones Natural Chews wants to give some lucky dog a Beef Saddle Knuckle! Below you’ll see a Rafflecopter form. You’ll want leave a comment, as well as share this post with your friends! Because doing so increases your chances of winning this delicious bone, which, in turn, will make your dog smile. Naturally. And what’s better than seeing your dog smile? Absolutely nothing! So enter to win! The deadline is October 18th. You know you want this.
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Until I write again …