Why Pure Breed Dogs Need Tailored Nutrition
From their personalities to their distinctive physiologies, pure breed dogs have unique characteristics that make them sought-after and beloved companions. When choosing a formula, it's important to keep in mind the unique characteristics of your breed including:
Face and Jaw: All dogs fall into two basic jaw types: Brachycephalic or mesocephalic. Breeds with short, broad muzzles (like Bulldogs) are examples of a brachycephalic jaw. Breeds with a longer muzzle (like Labrador Retrievers) are examples of mesocephalic breeds. The jaw type, and even biting patterns can affect how a breed picks up kibble.
Skin Types: The skin's most important function is to serve as a barrier of protection-but not all breeds have the same skin type. From wrinkled and folded (which traps heat and moisture) to sensitive or water resistant, precise levels of key nutrients help to support a breed's unique skin health needs.
Distinctive Coats: There's more to a coat than meets the eye. From the color and texture to undercoats, each pure breed dog has a unique coat with unique needs.
Breed Specific Formulas
Every dog is unique. From the small, flat-faced Pug to the obesity-prone Labrador Retriever, Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition is tailor-made to address the unique needs of pure breed dogs. These breed specific formulas benefit from the latest Royal Canin research on the selection of the best protein sources, unique nutrients and tailor-made kibbles.
Formulated for Dachshunds
Royal Canin's Dachshund Adult Dry Dog Food is designed exclusively for pure breed Dachshunds over 10 months.
Joint & bone support: Dachshunds have short limbs and vertebrae which are subjected to severe mechanical stresses. This exclusive formula helps support healthy bones and joints with an appropriate calcium and phosphorus content.
Muscle tone: Dachshund Adult Dry Dog Food helps maintain muscle tone with an appropriate protein content and L-Carnitine.
Stool & odor reduction: This formula helps reduce fecal smell and volume and support healthy digestion with highly digestible proteins, an appropriate fiber content and high-quality carbohydrate sources.
Dachshunds have a slightly arched muzzle and powerful canine teeth that fit together in a scissors bite. Dachshund Adult Dry Dog Food features kibble that's designed to make it easier for them to pick up and helps encourage chewing.