Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Grain-Free Chicken-Free Pacific Catch Recipe Salmon, Whitefish & Trout Dry Dog Food

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About This Item

  • Protein-rich recipe combines freeze-dried raw coated kibble with real freeze-dried raw bites.
  • Real deboned salmon is the #1 ingredient to help promote healthy muscles and energy levels.
  • 100% free from grains.
  • Contains a generous helping of omega-fatty acids to promote healthy skin and a lustrous coat.
  • Packed with glucosamine and chondroitin to support joint and hip health.

About Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

A Protein-Rich Ancestral Diet

Merrick Backcountry offers a wide array of exotic protein options for an ancestral dog food diet that delivers a unique combination of freeze-dried raw-coated kibble with real freeze-dried raw pieces of meat, fish, or poultry. Choose from grain-free options and recipes with healthy grains for a balanced lineup that provides the nutritional benefits of a raw diet.

Real Animal Protein First

Merrick Backcountry dog food is packed with protein canines crave. In fact, every recipe is crafted with real deboned meat, fish or poultry as the first ingredient! Leading levels of high-quality protein can help your dog maintain healthy energy levels and promote healthy digestion. Plus, your pup will also find freeze-dried raw meat for the nutritious and protein-packed diet he deserves.

Raw-Coated Kibble + Real Meat

Protein-rich, raw-coated kibble mixed in with freeze-dried real meat, fish or poultry raw pieces makes Backcountry Raw Infused kibble recipes irresistible to pups. Freeze-drying locks in raw flavor and nutrition to provide the next best thing to feeding fresh meat. Give your dog the closest thing to raw, with the easy-serve convenience of regular kibble.

Healthy Grain or Grain-Free

Choose a high-protein, grain-free recipe crafted with healthy grains, like brown rice, oatmeal, and barley, to support sound digestion.

Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids

Guaranteed levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids support healthy skin and a vibrant coat, for good nutrition that truly shows. And glucosamine and chondroitin help maintain healthy hip and joint function through all your dog’s adventures to keep him running healthy for many years.

Raw Nutrition and Wild Flavor in Every Recipe


Sweet potatoes are a fiber-rich source of quality carbs for healthy energy levels without grains.


Brown rice, oatmeal and barley provide healthy grains for good digestion.


Made with real deboned meat or poultry as the #1 ingredient and rich flavors and textures.


Yummy treats made with real meat, poultry or fish and without artificial ingredients or fillers.


These Freeze-Dried Raw Mixers are tasty, safely processed and offer your buddy a nutritional boost.


Keep your dog satisfied with an assortment of canned Real Beef and Chicken Dinner wet dog food.

About Merrick

Merrick believes whole foods not only taste better, but are better for your pet, and handmade recipes are much better than scientific formulas. That's why Merrick's been making pet food in their own kitchen for more than 30 years. Produced in small batches, each recipe is closely monitored to ensure it delivers the perfect balance of nutrients guaranteed right on the label. Merrick makes food to be fuel, not filler, and their wide variety of protein-rich dry and canned foods and treats means your pet will enjoy every second of his meal.
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Questions & Answers

24 Customer Questions

What is copper content of this food?

How big are the food pieces? I have a small breed Chihuahua & she is very picky about the size of her food & treats.
Answer by ChewyJan 13, 2018
The dry kibble pieces are approximately 1/4 inch in diameter and the raw-infused kibble is closer to 1/2 inch and is softer in texture.

is the backcountry whitefish for all ages of dogs?
Answer by ChewySep 06, 2017
This formula is designed to meet the needs of adult dogs of all breed sizes.

How many cups are in a 22lb bag?
Answer by ChewyMay 07, 2022
The 22 pound Merrick Freeze-Dried Raw dog food has approximately 88 cups of Kibble.

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208 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Luciana on Jun 26, 2022

He LOVES this new kibble, especially the big chunks!

Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Pacific Catch Recipe with Salmon, Whitefish & Trout. This grain-free dried dog food features real deboned salmon as the very first ingredient. It's also made with whitefish and trout for a protein-rich and highly digestible, poultry-free formula your dog will love. This dog food combines freeze-dried raw-coated kibble and freeze-dried raw bites to give your buddy all the benefits of a raw diet. It’s developed with high levels of omega fatty acids to help promote healthy skin and a shiny coat while glucosamine and chondroitin support healthy hips and joints. He LOVES this new kibble, especially the big chunks. He now eats twice a day and cleans his bowl. He’s happy, healthy, focused, and at a great weight with a healthy coat now that we’re on this food. It has high levels of Glucosamine and Chondroitin for healthy joints which is so important. Marley barks and begs for this food at meal time to hurry me up so I know he loves it. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a protein rich, dog food, and it is made in the US which is very important to me as far as quality. I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kiki on Jun 29, 2022

Happy dog!

This is the first time my dog tries the Merrick Backcountry food and let me tell you something, she loved it! As soon as I opened the bag she started barking just because of the smell - which is a little strong, but to be honest I think all dogs food have strong smell. She finished the whole meal in one quick sitting! The ingredients described on the packaging are all-natural, real deboned salmon and raw coated kibble which delivers balanced nutrition for all kinds of dogs!This is well worth the price if my dog is going to enjoy eating it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alexa on Jul 18, 2022

Great Option for Dog Food

This is a high quality dry dog food. My dog seemed to enjoy it upon first impression, but it wasn't his favorite. However, anytime I put this out he seems to finish every bite so that's a good sign! I have not seen immediate improvements in his coat or anything like that, but his bowel movements seem to be much healthier and regular on this diet. I'd happily recommend this food, especially to dog parents who have a baby that prefers fish over poultry or beef

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ally on Jul 19, 2022

Doggo Loved!

Our doggo LOVED this food! He would wait sooo patiently to be fed and then just devour it in a second. He’s usually a grazer and will take hours to eat a meal, but not with these kibbles. He’s not sensitive so we didn’t worry too much about adding in a new food, but it didn’t bother him at all. Overall, positive experience. I would say though that it’s a bit on the expensive side even compared to some of the other higher quality dog foods.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Mikki on Aug 1, 2022

Its very good!

This product was good! My dog really enjoyed it over his chicken flavor he usually eats. My only downside is that it costs so much for so little. I have a big dog and he eats a lot. I probably wont but it cause of that reason. But if you can afford it I say do so cause it was delicious per Rocky!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AmandaAndDaisy on Jul 20, 2022

Dog ate it up

I have a dog that is a bit of a picky eater. We often put her kibble down and it takes all day for her to eat. I started mixing this into her food when I received it as part of a free promotion and she immediately ate it all up. Smelled gross to me and definitely didn’t help her breath but glad for her to eat properly and have some good food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jordan on Jun 21, 2022

My Chi LOVED It!

The kibbles are a bit too large for my dog- he’s a 5lb Chihuahua, but regardless HE LOVED IT! Especially the raw pieces, they were the first thing he went for. I mixed it with his previous food to get him acclimated and he completely picked out the old food and just ate this new Merrick food! I’ll definitely be looking for a smaller kibble size next time.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Rio769 on Jun 26, 2022

My Dog Was Not Intrigued

It took my dog a while to eat the half bowl of this food I put out for her to try. We free feed her so I was sure she would eat it in a short amount of time. Sasha smelled it a few times and walked away. I thought it may have been because this foods aroma was not as noticeable as her regular vittles.. I The next day, she totally ignored her feeding bowl to play with her toys. have not tried it again and probably will not!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By mshell0123 on Jun 22, 2022

Great ingredients!

This dog food is very high quality. The first few ingredients are deboned salmon, whitefish meal, sweet potatoes, potatoes and peas! You can see pieces of meat in this food! This is a very healthy diet for your dog. I took away one star because my dogs are not too excited to eat it. I’m sure they are not used to eating fish. They eventually eat it, but so far they are not loving the fish.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Karla on Jun 24, 2022

Good ingredients

I received this food for free to try with my babies and they loved this food. It was their first venture into fish and they don’t want to go back to chicken. The first ingredient is deboned salmon which I thought was great and justifies the price tag for me. I’m just concerned about my large breed dogs choking on the tiny kibble, but it hasn’t been an issue so far.