Breed Specific Dog Food

Breed Specific Dog Food : Is It Important To Buy Food Based On Your Dog’s Ancestry?

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Buying a breed-specific dog food can offer several potential benefits for your pet’s health and well-being. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider purchasing a breed-specific dog food:

  1. Nutritional requirements: Different dog breeds have different nutritional requirements based on their size, age, and activity level. Breed-specific dog foods are formulated with these factors in mind to ensure that your dog is getting the appropriate balance of nutrients.
  2. Health conditions: Certain breeds are prone to specific health conditions. For example, large breed dogs are more susceptible to joint problems, while smaller breeds may be more prone to dental issues. Breed-specific dog foods may contain ingredients that help prevent or manage these conditions.
  3. Taste preferences: Some breeds may have specific taste preferences or dietary needs. Breed-specific dog foods may cater to these preferences to make mealtime more enjoyable for your pet.
  4. Digestive health: Some breeds may have sensitive stomachs or be more prone to digestive issues. Breed-specific dog foods may contain ingredients that are easier for these dogs to digest.

That said, the majority of dogs are perfectly fine consuming dog foods produced for all life stages. Realistically you’re better off targeting your dog’s size or activity level when selecting the best dog food.

We’ve taken that level of research off your hands by analyzing, testing, and selecting the ideal recipes for your breed. Find your breed below.

  1. Chihuahua (avg weight: 3-6 lbs)
  2. Chiweenie
  3. Yorkshire Terrier (avg weight: 4-7 lbs)
  4. Papillon (avg weight: 4-9 lbs)
  5. Pomeranian (avg weight: 3-7 lbs)
  6. Maltese (avg weight: 4-7 lbs)
  7. Pekingese (avg weight: 8-10 lbs)
  8. Shih Tzu Puppy (avg weight: 9-16 lbs)
  9. Miniature Pinscher (avg weight: 8-11 lbs)
  10. Toy Poodle (avg weight: 6-9 lbs)
  11. Havanese (avg weight: 7-13 lbs)
  12. Pomsky
  1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (avg weight: 13-18 lbs)
  2. Bichon Frise (avg weight: 10-18 lbs)
  3. Boston Terrier (avg weight: 10-25 lbs)
  4. French Bulldog Puppy (avg weight: 16-28 lbs)
  5. Miniature Schnauzer (avg weight: 11-20 lbs)
  6. Morkie
  7. Yorkipoo
  8. Cockapoo (avg weight: 12-24 lbs)
  9. West Highland Terrier (avg weight: 15-22 lbs)
  10. Dachshund (avg weight: 8-32 lbs)
  11. Jack Russell Terrier (avg weight: 13-17 lbs)
  12. Shetland Sheepdog (avg weight: 14-27 lbs)
  13. Shiba Inu (avg weight: 17-23 lbs)
  1. American Staffordshire Terrier (avg weight: 40-70 lbs)
  2. Beagle Puppy (avg weight: 18-30 lbs)
  3. Border Collie (avg weight: 30-55 lbs)
  4. Cocker Spaniel (avg weight: 20-30 lbs)
  5. Corgi (avg weight: 25-30 lbs)
  6. English Springer Spaniel (avg weight: 40-50 lbs)
  7. Brittany Spaniel (avg weight: 30-40 lbs)
  8. Wheaten Terrier (avg weight: 30-45 lbs)
  9. Australian Shepherd (avg weight: 35-70 lbs)
  10. Whippet (avg weight: 25-45 lbs)
  11. Siberian Husky (avg weight: 35-60 lbs)
  12. Shar Pei (avg weight: 40-55 lbs)
  13. Standard Schnauzer (avg weight: 35-50 lbs)
  14. Vizsla (avg weight: 44-60 lbs)
  15. Blue Heeler
  1. Akita (avg weight: 70-130 lbs)
  2. Alaskan Malamute (avg weight: 75-100 lbs)
  3. Belgian Malinois (avg weight: 40-80 lbs)
  4. Boxer (avg weight: 55-70 lbs)
  5. Chow Chow
  6. Bull Terrier (avg weight: 50-70 lbs)
  7. Chesapeake Bay Retriever (avg weight: 55-80 lbs)
  8. Pitbull (avg weight: 30-65 lbs)
  9. Rhodesian Ridgeback (avg weight: 70-85 lbs)
  10. Collie (avg weight: 50-75 lbs)
  11. Samoyed (avg weight: 50-60 lbs)
  12. Greyhound (avg weight: 60-70 lbs)
  13. Doberman Pinscher (avg weight: 60-100 lbs)
  14. Rottweiler (avg weight: 85-130 lbs)
  15. Weimaraner (avg weight: 55-90 lbs)
  16. Labradoodle
  17. Goldendoodle
  18. Bloodhound
  19. Coonhound
  20. Labrador Retriever
  1. Bullmastiff (avg weight: 100-130 lbs)
  2. Great Pyrenees (avg weight: 100-160 lbs)
  3. Newfoundland (avg weight: 100-150 lbs)
  4. Bernese Mountain Dog (avg weight: 70-115 lbs)
  5. Saint Bernard (avg weight: 120-180 lbs)
  6. Mastiff (avg weight: 120-230 lbs)
  7. Irish Wolfhound (avg weight: 105-180 lbs)
  8. Cane Corso (avg weight: 80-120 lbs)
  9. Presa Canario (avg weight: 100-160 lbs)

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