Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Working Dry Dog Food

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About This Item

  • Provides balanced nutrition and sustained energy for working dogs
  • Natural antioxidants support strong immune systems
  • Glucosamine and green-lipped sea mussels support joint health
  • Quality fiber helps maintain gastrointestinal functions
  • Balanced ratio of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids for a vibrant coat

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Breed SizeBag SizeEstimated Autoship Schedule
Small Breed (10 -25 lbs)4 lbs2 - 3 weeks
Medium Breed (26 - 55 lbs)15 lbs4 - 5 weeks
Large Breed (56 - 99 lbs)30 lbs5 - 6 weeks
  • Please note this is an estimate. See Feeding Instructions tab for more information.

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Top IngredientsChicken Meal, Chicken Fat [Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)], Rice Flour...Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal...Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Pearled Barley...Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Oat Flour...Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Millet...
Special DietNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, Weight Control...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, High-Protein...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, With GrainSensitive Digestion, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, Non-GMO...
Health FeatureHigh-Energy, N/AHigh-EnergySensitive Skin, Itch & Redness Remedy, Immune SupportDigestive Health
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Food FlavorChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, Poultry

Questions & Answers

5 Customer Questions

What Are The Calcium and Phosphorus Percentages and Ratio ? Also What Is The Caloric Content ?
Answer by ChewyOct 28, 2019
This variety contains 1.4% Calcium and 1.1% Phosphorus content on an as fed basis, which is equivalent to a Ca to P ratio of 1.3 to 1. There are 587 calories per cup.

Is this formulated for short bursts of intense activity or prolonged periods of activity?
Answer by ChewyJan 14, 2019
The diet’s high caloric content and nutritionally dense kibble is formulated to help overly-lean dogs maintain or gain weight while eating less food.

How large is the kibble?
Answer by ChewyApr 01, 2021
This kibble is a little larger than a pencil eraser.

Is This Food Safe To Feed Pups 6 Months and Up ?
Answer by ChewyOct 28, 2019
Best Breed Working Dog Diet is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance. This formula will benefit all sizes of adult dogs. A puppy is generally considered an adult when they stop growing taller. Typically for small breeds this is between 9-12 months, medium breeds around 12 months and large breeds closer to 15 months.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Skarlotte on Aug 17, 2022

Breeding dog safe

We use this for our breeding goldens as it’s got all the vitamins ans nutrients they need minus the junk/fillers! And if it’s good for a momma growing puppies - it’s good for your sweet pup too!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By pickypoodle on Apr 17, 2022

Diamond in the Ruff

We are SO happy with this formula of food! It has been impossible to find kibble that is above 550 kcals for my poodle who can not keep any weight on. This kibble was the perfect match though. It fit my budget better than the competing brands with similar kcals and formulas and it also was a win for my SUPER picky poodle who sometimes will go many days without eating if he doesn’t like the food. He scarfed his first bowl of this down with no problems! We are going to pair it with the freeze dried food we use and hopefully this will be the food to FINALLY put some healthy weight on my scrawny boy! I’m also very pleased with how well it was manufactured. The bag came very tightly sealed and has a zipper seal so it can be kept right in the bag and stay fresh! We will be buying this food again! It’s a lesser known brand (honestly hoping it stays that way so I don’t have to go on crazy searches like I do for our old foods that constantly were out of stock!)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By DutchieMom1 on May 22, 2022

Not the TWO LBS I wanted to lose!

Seriously?! This dog food is expensive enough and they change the packaging AND take away TWO WHOLE POUNDS of food?!???!!!! That's so ridiculous. 30lbs to 28lbs.... Might be looking for another brand now. It's good otherwise

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bethany on Sep 2, 2021


This is a very high end kibble. I have spoken with a dog nutritionist and they can only say good things about Dr. Gary's. This working dog food has done wonders for. my German shepherd. 10/10

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By WernerC on Jul 6, 2021

Would never use a Dr. Gary product again!

This is another Dr. Gary item I tried and it went wrong. My dog that never had issues was placed on this food and two bags in he started to eat his feces. I took him immediately off this and he stopped. I would never recommend their products. I would stay far away.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Pakuna on Jan 11, 2021

Healthy German shepherd

This is absolutely the best dog food I’ve ever seen. My veterinarian could not stop raving about pakuna. She is a 2 year German Shepard. The veterinarian ask me what I was feeding. I told her it was Dr. Gary’s she never heard of it. She Immediately went the internet and looked it up. She came back to phone and said the food looked amazing and to continue to feed it. I use the working dog formula because she is a very active girl. I run her everyday. So go on and get you some!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AnnaDal on Dec 5, 2020

Hidden Gem

This food is a hidden gem among dog owners. I wish this was formulated for All Life Stages instead of Maintenance only. But for a high calorie food that all the dogs have transitioned over beautifully. When I started mixing food I noticed right away poops got smaller. I like all the brands that are made by Ohio Pet Foods, Dr Tim’s, Annamaet and Blackwood. Dr Gary’s formulas are higher calories and more meat based than plant based. Switching from Pro Plan Sport I love this food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By yummy on Oct 14, 2020

Lucy actually loves this.

I have a dog who couldn’t care less about food. I leave it in her bowl when I go to work and sometimes I come home, and it’s still there. Not with this food. She actually eats it shortly after I feed her. But that’s not even the best part. In addition to seemingly sporting a shinier coat... her poops are perfect. She was eating Wellness core (which she also really liked) but her stools were soft and unpredictable. Dr. Gary’s - working dog food, has her very regular and solid. So, I’m happy. :)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By SaraLL on Aug 6, 2020

My dog refuses

My dog refuses to eat this food. I have tried it plain, with salmon oil, with water, with treats hidden in it. She refuses to even get the treat out when I hide it underneath! I don't always feed her the same food. I like to give her different brands to make sure she is getting everything she needs, but she flat out refuses to eat this. It is very small kibble, too. She is a large dog (115 lb akita), but this kibble is small enough for a cat to eat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bridget on Jul 15, 2020

After a lot of trial and error...

I have a picky german shepherd, with a sensitive stomach, who is difficult to keep weight on. A trifecta for a lot of failed food trials. This food satisfies all the requirements. Success!