Merrick Classic Puppy Recipe Dry Dog Food

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  • Weight
    12.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
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  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Puppies thrive on quality protein and healthy fats, which is why Merrick's Classic Puppy Recipe Dry Dog Food is made with high-quality protein, a healthy blend of ancient grains, vegetables and fruits. It provides a natural formula rich in nutrients to support the overall health of your growing four-legged friend.

Key Benefits

  • Deboned chicken is the first ingredient
  • Amino acids for building muscle and a healthy metabolism
  • Added DHA for healthy growth
  • Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids for a beautiful, shiny coat
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin to maintain joint health
  • Ideal for puppies of all breeds

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Merrick Classic recipes bring good old-fashioned balanced, natural nutrition to your dog's mealtime. They're made with high-quality protein, whole grains, and farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to provide a natural food formula rich in nutrients that support the overall health and well-being of your dog.

Merrick Classic

It Starts With Protein

Merrick Classic starts with real and wholesome USDA-inspected deboned meat, poultry or fish as the first ingredient, meaning more wholesome protein with every meal, providing the amino acids necessary for building strong muscles and a healthy metabolism.

Fresh Ingredients Are In

The finest, freshest ingredients included in these flavorful blends are harvested from local ranchers and farmers for quality and sustainability assurance. And all recipes include no meat by-products or artificial preservatives, and absolutely no ingredients from China.

Benefits Abound

Omega-6 and 3 fatty acids support a beautiful, shiny coat, while significant levels of glucosamine and chondroitin help maintain joint health so your dog can run and play. As always, Merrick Classic recipes are completely free of corn, wheat and soy.

Balanced Nutrition

Each recipe provides best-in-class natural nutrition from a wholesome balance of protein, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and more to ensure the overall health of your furry friend. And unlike some other healthy pet foods, Merrick Classic features an incredible taste dogs can't get enough of.

  • Meat and Healthy Fish
  • Produce, Vitamins and Minerals
  • Wholesome Whole Grains

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Merrick uses the freshest, highest quality ingredients from trusted farmers and ranchers, and their recipes never include additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives.

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About Merrick

Merrick believes whole foods not only taste better, but are better for your pet, and handmade recipes are much better than scientific formulas. That's why Merrick's been making pet food in their own kitchen for more than 25 years. Produced in small batches, each recipe is closely monitored to ensure it delivers the perfect balance of nutrients guaranteed right on the label. Merrick makes food to be fuel, not filler, and their wide variety of protein-rich dry and canned foods and treats means your pet will enjoy every second of his meal.

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About Merrick


Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Pork Flavor, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Deboned Salmon, Apples, Blueberries, Yeast Culture, Organic Alfalfa, Flaxseed Oil, Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate), Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.
New Formulation: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Peas, Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Quinoa, Natural Flavor, Salmon Meal, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Apples, Salmon Oil (Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids), Blueberries, Chia Seed, Organic Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate), Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate), Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Merrick Puppy My baby girl loves this recipe, it is an amazing product and of course with chewy no hassle delivery it is always right on time! August 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great For puppies who are picky eaters Great all natural, great tasting (apparently) very picky Labradoodle loves this. August 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best of the best This food is superb. Our puppy was on Purina Pro Plan Puppy when we got her, and we considered keeping her on that because it seemed to be fine but given what we read online we decided to try switching her to something higher rated, which was this Merrick by a combination of research and randomly choosing. I thought she wasn't eating the Merrick well (just not enough quantity) so I decided to try two more foods. Long story short we tried the Orijen puppy and it was great but it smells like fish food and I cringed every time I opened the bag, and it's more expensive, but otherwise a superb product. We also tried one more but I don't think it agreed with her so back to the Merrick. We also realized during these trials that the quantity she was eating is what she eats on anything. We're going to stick with Merrick too. The price is reasonable, it's made in the US, and it has 5 stars on dog food advisor. January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent choice for your growing puppy We did a lot of research when we were looking for food for our Great Dane puppy and we started out with something that ended up being substandard. We switched to a high quality puppy food (from all the reviews) and while she ate it, she didn't seem crazy about it. Well, we recently got a new St Bernard puppy and he too started on this particular food and felt the same way about it. Since we were switching our Dane to a grain free food from Merrick, we decided to switch our Saint over to the Merrick brand puppy food, and he simply loves it. He's a happy and healthy boy and always finishes every last piece during feeding times. And with the high quality product that Merrick puts out, I wholeheartedly recommend this for your puppy! March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 14wk puppy We are not the parents of this awesome baby (?)! Our daughter owner is out of the country for several months so we are puppy sitting. He loves his food and is full of energy & mischief!!! Thanks for such a great puppy food. He now weighs 25lbs. Do you think she'll let us keep him? Probably not, huh? Keep up the good work - easy to reorder and quick response. This kid eats like a horse! Ha!!! December 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by puppy likes it! compare to Whole Earth Farms... we had been giving our new puppy Merrick's Whole Earth Farms food which he was getting at the breeder. pup loved it and it was half the price of this one. we decided to upgrade to this formula when we studied the ingredients and found that it had a higher degree of quality protein (whole chicken vs meal) and included sweet potatoe. at double the price not sure if it makes a big difference and puppy loves both products. puppy stools are a bit soft...we add canned pumpkin which helps. we might switch back to Whole Earth when pup gets older to save a few $ as long as our vet thinks its ok. September 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for our new adopted puppy I purchase this same adult food for our 5 year old dog. So when we adopted our puppy we started him on this same recipe, our family loves the ingredients in this puppy food, but I will say in the adult recipe there is actual dried bits of cranberries and other ingredients. In this recipe there is no dried food pieces. I would like for the puppy food to be the same as the adult. But aside from that the food is great for our active puppy and keeps him full and healthy. His weight has been maintained for months and we know he is happy and healthy thanks to this food. November 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by recommended by breeder We have been buying Merrick Puppy Dog Food on the recommendation of the breeder who sold us our puppy. She is a very responsible breeder and would not recommend a food that she didn't feel was excellent. Our puppy loves the food and seems to be thriving on it. She has been gaining weight and has a great amount of energy. September 12, 2015
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