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Description

Give your champion canine a competitive edge with Black Gold’s Explorer Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula Dry Dog Food. This great-tasting formula is packed with high quality protein designed to deliver all the energy needed for your pooch to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re looking to feed your working class dog or simply searching for something for your household pet—this complete formula delivers the perfect balance of nutrients for any canine. Formulated with all the essential oils needed to maintain strong cognitive function and gut-friendly prebiotics for increased digestibility, your dog will thrive on Black Gold Explorer.

Key Benefits
  • This wholesome formula is made without corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial colors or chemical preservatives.
  • Includes DHA sourced from fish oil for improved brain and vision development.
  • Crafted with an essential oil blend of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids for DHA and EPA.
  • This nutrient dense formula contains prebiotics and oatmeal for sensitive stomachs.
  • Packed with antioxidants sourced from real fruits and vegetables for stronger immune systems.
Precautions

Provide plenty of fresh, clean water in a clean container at all times. Remember to thoroughly wash your hands after handling your dog’s food or feeding utensils.

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  • Item Number
    133048
  • Weight
    40.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Grain Sorghum, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Pearled Barley, Oatmeal, Brewers Rice, Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Salmon Oil, Dried Eggs, Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Pea Protein, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Yeast Culture, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries.

Caloric Content

Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 3586 Kcal/kg or 355 Kcal/cup (calculated)

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein26.0% min
Crude Fat16.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture10.0% max
Linoleic Acid2.0% min
Zinc150 mg/kg min
Vitamin E175 IU/kg min
Omega-62.5% min
Omega-30.5% min
Glucosamine350 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate500 mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions

The chart below shows the of Black Gold Explorer Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food that is required daily to maintain condition and to support a normal level of activity in Adult dogs of varying sizes. Amounts are based on a standard measuring cup. A cup will hold about 3 1/2 oz of Black Gold Explore Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food.

WeightDaily Guide
5 - 10 lbs3/4 - 1 cup
10 - 15 lbs1 - 1 1/2
15 - 25 lbs1 1/2 - 2 1/4
25 - 40 lbs2 1/4 - 3 1/4
40 - 60 lbs3 1/4 - 4 1/3
60 - 80* lbs4 1/3 - 5 1/3

*For larger dogs, feed an additional 1/2 cup per day for each 10 lbs. of additional body weight over 80 lbs.

Transition Instructions

When transitioning your dog to Black Gold Explorer Dog Food, substitute a small amount of current food with Black Gold Explorer, gradually increase over a 6 day period. Suggested transition as follows:

  • Day 1 - 1/4 Black Gold Explorer, 3/4 current food
  • Day 2 - 1/2 Black Gold Explorer, 1/2 current food
  • Day 3 - 3/4 Black Gold Explorer, 1/4 current food
  • Day 4 - 100% Black Gold Explorer
Rating: 4.7 of 5 stars 13 Reviews 13 Reviews 4.8 out of 5 Stars

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT FEED

    By Frank on Jul 25, 2021

    I have a kennel full of beagles & a German Wirehair Pointer. Dogs are tired of eating the same Feed day in and Day out, switched to Black Gold and they look Great, My pointer has always been very picky with feed, First Time I’ve ever seen him Finish his Bowl that Fast !!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Well Loved and Well Tolerated!

    By Mary on Feb 6, 2020

    Our mini dachshund used to eat the Precise Naturals Chicken and Rice Formula, which, unfortunately, was discontinued a few years ago when the company went out of business. Our little baby is 12 years old and was eating the Precise Chicken and Rice Formula (Dry Food) his entire life. He never had a problem with it. We raised 3 other mini dachshunds on the Precise food as well, and we were devastated when we found out it was discontinued. We searched around all over the internet for dry food Chicken and Rice Formulas, and found that this seemed to best match the ingredients in the food that we were aiming to replace. To our surprise and great relief, our little baby ended up liking this food Our mini dachshund used to eat the Precise Naturals Chicken and Rice Formula, which, unfortunately, was discontinued a few years ago when the company went out of business. Our little baby is 12 years old and was eating the Precise Chicken and Rice Formula (Dry Food) his entire life. He never had a problem with it. We raised 3 other mini dachshunds on the Precise food as well, and we were devastated when we found out it was discontinued. We searched around all over the internet for dry food Chicken and Rice Formulas, and found that this seemed to best match the ingredients in the food that we were aiming to replace. To our surprise and great relief, our little baby ended up liking this food even better than his previous food. He really enjoys this food and seems like he truly can't get enough of it. He loves the taste. He does have a sensitive stomach, but has no problems at all with this food. His stool is normal as well. We did not have any issues with the transition between the two foods. We do soak the kibbles in water to soften them for him, as he does have some difficulties chewing in general. We found that this method does work, and it takes approximately 3 hours to soak the kibbles to the point where they can be squished with your fingers and hand fed if needed. We are extremely relieved we found this food and would highly, highly recommend this food (especially to those still looking for a replacement for the discontinued Precise Naturals Chicken and Rice Dry Food Formula)! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    The best food

    By Katie on Jan 29, 2020

    I've been feeding my dogs this food for years. Used to feed them a brand that was discontinued and was recommended to Black Gold which I believe is the same formula. My dogs have NEVER had stomach issues and have always had solid poop- signs of a good food. Many people I know feed their dogs the cheap brands and guess what? They all have stomach issues. Pay the extra money for this... your dog will thank you.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the ingredients

    By Frauke on Mar 25, 2020

    My dog can't have wheat as it causes him to break out! Love the oils and the prebiotics!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Black and gold

    By Kathy on Dec 10, 2019

    My dogs loved this new flavor. Usually got the puppy one

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Black Gold

    By Chuck on Aug 6, 2019

    This food worked well with changing my dog from puppy to dog food. We had no problems with upset stomach and he likes it. I would recommend this product.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Dog food

    By Marsha1 on Jun 5, 2019

    We have been feeding this food to our 11yr old dog for years. We where unable to get it from our distributor anymore. I'm so thankful I was able to find it from Chewy and have it delivered to our door.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Our dog loves his new dog food!

    By vancemj on Apr 28, 2019

    We used the Black Gold Explorer for puppies and found it to be a great quality food that our puppy loved. So naturally we went with the same brand for a dog food. He has only been on this for a week or two, but he really seems to love it. Plus we love that it is easy on his tummy as he tends to have a sensitive stomach.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Change to new food.

    By Odin on Sep 23, 2019

    My fur babies love this food. Definitely will order again

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Nutrition - Silky Coat - Minimal Waste

    By JustAnOldCoot on Feb 21, 2019

    I have two Chocolate Labs, one of which has severe food allergies to Potatoes and peas/chick peas etc. When I switched him over to Black Gold's Chicken and Brown Rice - his constant scratching and chewing dropped by 90% in the first three weeks after the switch. His entire demeanor changed and he is now much calmer and happier overall. I noticed that the amount of waste eliminated by the dogs is substantially less as the food seems to be digested thoroughly, and no straining to void their bowels. Their coats are slick and shiny and our vet has classified them as at their "Ideal Weights" given their ages and bone structure. For their level of energy consumption, only one cup in the morning I have two Chocolate Labs, one of which has severe food allergies to Potatoes and peas/chick peas etc. When I switched him over to Black Gold's Chicken and Brown Rice - his constant scratching and chewing dropped by 90% in the first three weeks after the switch. His entire demeanor changed and he is now much calmer and happier overall. I noticed that the amount of waste eliminated by the dogs is substantially less as the food seems to be digested thoroughly, and no straining to void their bowels. Their coats are slick and shiny and our vet has classified them as at their "Ideal Weights" given their ages and bone structure. For their level of energy consumption, only one cup in the morning and one cup at night sustains the 5 year old's weight, and 1.5/1.5 for the One year old's growth. OUTSTANDING food! … more

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