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
  • Nutrients to support digestive performance
  • 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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  • Weight
    30.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition
  • Breed Size
  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 74 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Chicken by-product meal???????? Take the time and look up what chicken by-product meal is. It has ruined my view on this dog food, it's a lost cost way to make "high" quality food with "high" protein. Basically just flavoring. October 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product seems to be good for his sensitive stomach He loves it, it's very mild on his stomach, and he's not itching anymore October 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This dog food has great features A dog food that is so great for my German Shepherd. She really loves it. October 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Puppy Food Ever !!!! Excellent Purchase, Great Price, my German Shepherd puppy loves this food. Her coat is beautiful, eyes are really bright and happy !! No complaints here; service was excellent from !! Even my puppie's vet wanted to know what I was feeding her.. told all my friends about for their fur babies. The only problem I had was Fed-Ex and their slow delivery, four days late, when the food finally got here, I opened the bag and my German Shepherd Puppy stuck her head in the bag and started munching down, it was a fight to get her out of it so I could take it in the house.. she can't wait till it's feeding time, it also straighten up her loose bowel problem from the other puppy chow I was feeding her.. Thanks for this perfect food for not just my puppy, but for all breeds of canines and cats too !! August 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best food for German Shepherd pup My pup went to the vet for diarrhea, some German shepherd have sensitive stomach like mine, this product was excellent, no problems after I gave him this dog food my vet told me about this dog food. October 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stands out as superior First of all, this is the first dry bag dog food I've seen with a zip lock top (I bought the largest bag size). That fact alone impresses me. I can now "burp" off most excess air and close the bag -- which makes for better storage than even air-tight containers, which will still have a large amount of air as the food quantity goes down. The tightened bag will not "relax" even if I lift it up by the top, telling me that the seal holds well. Second, there is a significantly stronger aroma from this food compared to others -- which I can only assume means it has "meatier" or "oilier" contents. I assume the food is "richer," because it smells richer to me. Finally, I'm seeing tighter stools with this food than other premium puppy dry chow -- even when I mix it with premium canned. It's never easy to be certain which food is the best, but this food gives every clue that it stands a bit above the rest. That's enough for me (it's the best I can do, being that I can't run direct tests between puppies raised on this vs other brands). March 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome product! Awesome product at a great price! Shipping was easy and arrived on time. I am very pleased with All my purchases from your store and just want to say thank you so much for everything! My puppies look forward to the monthly boxes they receive and are so excited! Thanks again September 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service. The puppy loves his food. Great nutrition. This review is a pain in the neck to do and has too many requirements September 5, 2016
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