Royal Canin German Shepherd Puppy Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag

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This Royal Canin formula is designed exclusively for pure breed German Shepherd puppies from 8 weeks to 15 months. The young German Shepherd tends to be more sensitive to digestive upset than other breeds, and also has alkaline skin just like an adult. Large puppies like German Shepherds grow quickly, and their active lifestyle can place stress on their joints that can have lifetime effects. That's why it's important to feed a diet that is tailor-made for their specific needs.

Key Benefits

  • Designed for German Shepherd puppies from 8 weeks to 15 months
  • Helps maintain a balanced intestinal flora and good stool quality
  • Appropriate calcium and phosphorus content for bone and joint health
  • An exclusive complex of antioxidants to support a puppy's natural defenses
  • Kibble size, shape and texture designed to be easy to pick up and encourages chewing

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  • Item Number
  • Brand
    Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition
  • Breed Size
    Large, Giant
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


  1. Brewers Rice, Chicken By-Product Meal, Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Gluten, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavors, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Vegetable Oil, Pea Fiber, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Monocalcium Phosphate, Psyllium Seed Husk, L-Lysine, Salt, Fructooligosaccharides, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Taurine, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Dl-Methionine, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Inositol, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate], Chondroitin Sulfate, Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

Caloric Content

  1. 3,663 kcal/kg, 333 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 28.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.9% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 0.94% min
Phosphorus 0.72% min
Vitamin E 500 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.23% min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 200 mg/kg min
Glucosamine 750 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate 25 mg/kg min
Lutein 5 mg/kg min
Fuctooligosaccharides (FOS) 3,000 mg/kg min
Mannanoligosaccharides (MOS) 400 mg/kg min

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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 German Shepherd Puppies

Royal Canin's German Shepherd Puppy Dry Dog Food is designed exclusively for pure breed German Shepherd puppies from 8 weeks to 15 months.

Digestive performance: Digestive health is essential during German Shepherd puppies' growth period. Their digestive system is not yet fully developed and can't absorb nutrients in the same way adult dogs can. This formula takes into account digestive sensitivity common in German Shepherd puppies, and includes L.I.P. proteins to help maintain a balanced intestinal flora.

Bone & joint health: German Shepherd Puppy Dry Dog Food supports healthy bones and joints with appropriate calcium and phosphorus content. This exclusive formula also helps maintain an ideal weight.

Natural defenses: During the growth period, German Shepherd puppies' natural defenses are not yet fully developed. This formula includes an exclusive complex of antioxidants including vitamins E and C, lutein and taurine to maintain their natural defenses.

Exclusive Kibble

German Shepherds have a long, strong muzzle with equally strong teeth. The size, shape and texture of the kibble in German Shepherd Puppy Dry Dog Food is exclusively designed for easy pick up while also encouraging puppies to chew.

Why Royal Canin?

Over time, Royal Canin has accumulated vast knowledge about cats and dogs that only extensive research, scientific study and tireless talks with pet professionals, veterinarians and owners can provide. That knowledge led them to develop precise nutrition for cats and dogs. Each Royal Canin formula is tailored to pets' size, age, lifestyle and breed and contains more than 50 perfectly balanced nutrients for the most effective diet possible.

Their focus on science puts pets at the heart of the formulation process, choosing only ingredients that optimize the food's nutritional content. Royal Canin also continues to invest heavily in new technology to ensure their quality and food safety systems remain state-of-the-art, so pets can continue to benefit from the latest in food health and nutrition.

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  • My puppy loves it.

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    My husband originally bought Iams puppy a good food, but given the nature of the German Shepard tendency to have a sensitive tummy i decided we should give Royal Canin a try. Boy did they get something right! The day I opened the bag our puppy was at the other end of the house, and she must have smelled the food and boy did she come running. We have had no tummy issues and she loves it.

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  • Puppies love it

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    It is not always convenient to go to the pet store with two German Sheppard Puppies and not all pet stores carry this product. The male puppy loves this food the best. The female has slowed down how fast she consumes it now but they both love this food the best out of the three they have tried. Royal Canin keeps their coats shiny, is supposed to help support their specific digestive needs, and the dogs enjoy the taste/texture of it.

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  • Perfect puppy food

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    Our puppy was having issues finding the perfect puppy food when our vet recommended this. We tried it and it is the perfect food for our shepherd . No more issues. It even has a more pleasant smell! Even easier was ordering from Chewy for this product. No searching for it in stores, delivered in a day or two right to my door.

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    I have always used Royal Canin. I now have a new puppy and she loves her food. The breeder said she only wished she could put her puppies on this food. She was delighted that we were going to continue with good quality food.

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  • Awesome for my puppy

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    My puppy loves it!! I bought it just because it was for German shepherds. My puppy is picky on what she eats but she loved it! I know I will be buying this for the rest of the time she needs to eat puppy food. :)

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  • Recommeded by our breader.

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    The product is always fresh and arrives air-tight with a ziplock bag. Our breader is a trainer and supplier of K-9's for a number of the police agencies in the area. She recommended Royal Canin for our German Shepherd puppy when we got her. We have been pleased with the results and would not hesitate in recommending the product to others.

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  • Highly Recommend

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    I have an almost 8 month old puppy who is an extremely picky eater. We had tried several other great brands, but had no luck with getting him to eat enough without mixing in lot of wet food. The last time I bought food we gave this brand a try. When the food was delivered to our door I opened the bag and immediately my little puppy put his nose in the bag and started eating!! We have had much less trouble with eating. I am absolutely impressed! Also, kudos to Chewy for their amazing selection and customer service.

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  • feed your puppy right!

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    akc recommends this food so that is what she is getting! at 11 weeks she is growing like a weed! she loves the food so much that I often find her snacking straight from the bag!

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  • Dogs love this dry food

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    Our German Shephard really loves this food. We have tried several other brands, this is the only one she hasn't gotten tired of after a week.

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  • Our pup loves it

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    Our puppy has such a sensitive stomach that nothing else had worked for dog food and then we were told go to Royal Canin and we use it now and it's made such a difference in his digestive system we just love it!

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