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
  • Weight
    30.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds, Giant Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


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

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 0.23.0% min
Ascorbic Acid 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

Feeding Instructions

Age Adult Target Weight 57 lbs Daily Feeding (cup) Adult Target Weight 77 lbs Daily Feeding (cup) Adult Target Weight 97 lbs Daily Feeding (cup)
2 Months 2 7/8 3 1/8 3 3/8
3 Months 3 1/2 4 4 3/8
4 Months 3 7/8 4 3/8 4 3/4
6 Months 4 3/8 5 1/2 6 1/2
8 Months 4 3/8 5 1/2 7
10 Months 4 5 6 1/2
12 Months 3 5/8 4 1/2 5 3/8
14 Months 3 5/8 4 1/2 5 3/8

1 cup = 8 oz

This is only a guide. Optimal feeding amounts may vary according to your pet's temperament, activity level and environment. If you have any questions regarding your pet's health, please contact your veterinarian.

Transition Instructions

We recommend at least a 7 day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet’s digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are Royal Canin diets preserved?

All of our dry diets are preserved naturally with mixed tocopherols, citric acid, and rosemary extract. Our canned diets are naturally preserved and sterilized during the cooking and canning process.

Where do the ingredients in Royal Canin diets come from?

We select our ingredients based on multiple factors, including the supplier’s compliance with our quality and food safety requirements, consistent availability, and on the nutrients required to meet the dietary needs of the pet.

Royal Canin is making strides towards sustainability by attempting to obtain sources of raw materials as close to each manufacturing facility as possible. In some cases, we use international suppliers, because only those suppliers can offer raw materials that comply with our quality and food safety standards.

Why do some Royal Canin diets contain by-products?

Royal Canin chooses ingredients because they deliver high-quality nutrients that support our customized pet food formulas. Using chicken by-product meal instead of chicken meal for example will allow Royal Canin to maintain its highly customized nutrient standards while achieving a more secure and sustainable supply.

Why do some Royal Canin diets contain grains?

Grains can be a healthy part of any cat or dog’s diet. As always, we focus on the nutrients each ingredient provides and grains can provide many important nutrients.

How do you ensure Royal Canin diets are safe for my pet?

Our Quality and Food Safety systems are state-of-the-art and we continue to invest heavily in new technology to make sure they remain that way.

  • We put our suppliers through a rigorous selection process that doesn’t end with our first purchase.
  • We monitor every load delivered to our plants to verify the safety and quality of the ingredients we use to make pet food.
  • We perform tests on finished pet foods before they are shipped to our customers.
  • We manufacture every pet food we sell, in plants that we own; our plants are ISO 9001:2008 certified for Quality Management and ISO 22000 certified for Food Safety.

How do I know which Royal Canin diet is right for my pet?

Based on size, age, lifestyle, and breed, each cat or dog has unique nutritional needs. For healthy pets, use our Product Selector to find the right diet for your cat or dog.

If your pet is experiencing health issues, please refer to your veterinarian for more information. Your veterinarian will consider multiple factors when recommending an appropriate diet.

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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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  • Chewy saves us so much money & time! Love love love it!

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    I can't say enough about Chewy! Not only do they carry the best brands, they have the best prices. We have 2 adult German Shepherds with very different dietary needs. One has allergies & one has a very delicate belly. The only food that we have found that works for both of them is Royal Canin, which by the way is $20.00 more per bag in the stores. We recently purchased some Royal Canin German Shepherd puppy food for a friend and they couldn't be happier with it & will be ordering more from Chewy. Thank you Chewy! Ruff Ruff!

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  • German Shepherd Dry Puppy Food. Happy owner, happy puppy.

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    Since I bought my puppy, Kilo, 8 months ago, I've been trying top brand puppy food from Chewy.Com to see what she prefers. None of them upset her tummy, all were good but a few brands stood out above the rest as far as taste goes. Royal Canin German Shepherd Puppy is the one she's eating now and she loves it. I also mix in some of her most favorite treats, a raw egg or 1/2 cup of cottage cheese and 1/2 teaspoon of diatomacous earth. She recently turned 12 months old and has a beautiful, soft shiny coat , pearly white teeth and loads of loving energy. I highly recommend it and plan on feeding her the Adult formula when she's 15-18 months old. German Shepherds rock!

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  • Chewy.com is Simply the Best!

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    I absolutely love Chewy.com as a user friendly one-stop resource for products for our new German Shepherd puppy. Chewy has everything new puppy parents could want. Period! Shipping is fast and reliable, customer assistance associates are very helpful, and go out of their way to give advice and assistance to their customers. Great job!

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  • Picky puppy

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    Well, i have a very pucky puppy. She's been having duarreah since weve picked her up 6 weeks ago. The vet told us to try this food. My pup liked it at the start so i orderrd another bag off chewy.com. I was shocked that it got here so fast. I ordered a few other things for our guinnies after that. I am however a little frustrated, because our pup stopped liking this food 1/2 bag through. She only eats it now if I mix in chicken, since that is her favorite. I will try it for a few weeks longer and see where it goes and then try grain free. Wish they had this in grain free!

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  • Dog loves it and her coat is shinny

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    I love royal Canine it's palatable dog food, as a vet Sergion told me once. She turned me on to it. I buy other health brands some very expensive and my dogs hate it. This food they actually like and I like that they have different recipes for different breeds. Their not all alike.

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  • Great food for your German shepherd

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    My 10 month old gsd just switched over from nutro kibble. she loves the royal canin and for the small cost extra it is well worth the buy.

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  • My White German Shepherd

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    My baby girl Athena LOVES this food i've never seen her love dry food as much as her Eukanuba wet food so happy to try this highly recommend it!!!

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  • Good product

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    Good product, been using for a long time. It is worth it, because it's formulated to help growth.

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  • Great for large puppy

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    My 5 months old Doberman puppy absolutely loves it! It's the perfect size and shape to encourage chewing... I have nothing but good things to say about this dry food. I've been feeding her this since she was 2 months old and she looks great! Highly recommend!

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    This puppy food is recommended by my vet for my german shepherd puppy. This is the only food I feed my pets.

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