Just What is a Pizzle?

Just What is a Pizzle?

Enjoy a classic post today! We ask, “What is a Pizzle?” If you don’t already know, prepare to blush. And today is the last day to enter the Saddle Knuckle giveaway!

Steer Sticks for dogs
Jones Steer Sticks make all dogs smile.

My question about the Steer Stick is simple: What is the difference between the Steer Stick and the Bully Stick? They’re both bull Pizzle, right? But what is a Pizzle? So I read the descriptions to see what defines each. Here’s what Jones says about the Steer Stick:

Dogs go crazy over these sticks. This stick is a USA all natural steer pizzel that is oven baked with no artificial ingredients. It is a high protein, low fat chew and is very digestible for all size dogs.  All Jones products are 100% grown and made in the USA.

The description on the Bully Sticks says, and I quote, “Don’t be mistaken; this is not a bone in any way.” Did that make anyone else laugh? Here I am assuming y’all know what a Bully Stick, or a pizzle is. Not to be crude, and I know that this is a family show, but the pizzle is simply a bull penis.

Humperdink, the Holland Lop
Here’s a cute bunny picture. Soak it in. Let the cute bunny scrub your brain clean of any images of inappropriate things.

Did I find out what the difference is between Steer Sticks and Bully Sticks? Yes I did! Your inquiring mind wants to know as badly as mine, right? You might want to cover your children’s eyes while I explain.

The bull and the steer are both male cows, yes? The difference in the two is their “manhood”. Bulls are fully intact, meaning they are able to reproduce. I think that’s the point, really, to make new cows. Steers are no longer able to reproduce, having had their testicles removed. So what’s their point?

To grow into nice, big beef cows! But the male parts are no longer the same size.

Here’s another way to look at it. I have a male dog, Flash. He was neutered early on, meaning his testicles were removed when he was about a year old. His Bully Stick became a Steer Stick. If I look at an intact dog, not neutered, the difference is fairly obvious.

Oh my. I don’t think I’m saying this right. I don’t actually think I want to say this right. My cheeks are turning red. I’m going to let Suzy explain this to y’all from a butcher’s perspectives when I asked, “What is a pizzle and is there I difference between steer and bull pizzle?”

It is the difference between balls and no balls.  Testosterone.  Steers are fixed.  The proper name for them is cattle.  This is what we eat.  Sometimes they will mix a heifer  in.  A girl cow that has not had a calf.  They are also good eating.  But, once they have had a calf or are a bull (boy not fixed)  they are terrible eating.


A bull pizzle is a lot larger

A steer stick is a lot smaller


Cow –Mom that has had babies

  Bull – Dad that can make babies

  Steer – What we eat ( teenage boy – no nuts)

Heifer –  teenage girl that has not had a baby

Calf – Toddler/Baby


And that boys and girls is the butcher version of the bovine family

Holland Lop, Humperdink
Cute bunny brain scrub

See? Cute bunny. What were we talking about?

I have no idea.

Until I write again …


32 thoughts on “Just What is a Pizzle?

  1. Yeah, here at our house we get real real real confused about all this stuff, and our mom grew up on a angus farm…what can we say except we love love love bully sticks and we don’t care where they come from so i bet you a bunch we would love steer sticks also!!
    stella rose

  2. And one last thing to clear up…brown cows are the ones that give chocolate milk, right? No matter what the size of the guy, snipped or not snipped, they are simply yummy and I would love to give them a try. Haven’t found a Jones treat yet that my sister and I dislike 🙂 Thanks for the anatomy lesson, I will have my boy crazy sister read it too!
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  3. See ya learn something new everyday 🙂 I learned that Jones Steer Sticks are made in the USA, not brazil like so many of the other beef sticks also that they are smaller then a bull pizzle. Being the dainty little lady I am, I prefer them smaller and would love to try them 🙂

  4. Shiloh loves bully sticks, I’m sure he’d be just as happy with Steer Sticks. He’s going to need lots to keep him busy and calm while Cheyenne is recovering from surgery in the next few weeks- removing half her lower jaw due to cancer =(

  5. You are hilarious Flea!! Glad I didn’t have Jacy read this one;-) Oh, and the bunny pic does not help. When I see that bunny all I think of is it humping your poor dog!

  6. This had me laughing out loud! I’m sorry, I grew up on a farm and I knew the difference in all those terms early on. My dad wasn’t shy about telling us those things. Ironically, we raised sheep, chickens and horses, but no cattle. Do you want me to tell you about a ram, a ewe, a wether, a gimmer and a lamb? 😛
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  7. Thank you for the ‘clean’ explanation! I’m sure Maya and Pierson would love some, but I don’t think I will tell anyone else in the family what they actually are. I can picture my husband hiding in another room until my dogs finish crunching down on a steer stick.
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  8. I am Stella, an almost seven year old rescue girl. I would love to win these sticks because I love to chew on good things. Doesn’t everybody?

    I loved the look of your bunny Humperdink, I wouldn’t mind if we had a nice little bunny. Where could I get one?

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  9. Hahah thanks for the bunny picture. We’re a little more stoic about this kind of thing, it’s nature after all, but we still appreciate the extra thoughtfulness of providing adorable AND a giveaway. Huffle does need something new to chew on.
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  10. Love the bunny pics, Humperdink looks a bit worried about getting snipped after hearing about these steer sticks…..let him know that all will be ok….As for the steer sticks, we would sure love to give them a try…. Happy 4th !!!!!!

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