Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Grain-Free High Plains Recipe Beef, Wild Boar, & Turkey Dry Dog Food

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Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Infused High Plains Recipe with Beef, Wild Boar & Turkey Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is an all-natural, grain-free ancestral canine diet packed with the protein your canine craves. The unique raw-infused kibble recipe delivers a perfect combination freeze-dried raw-coated kibble along with real, whole pieces of freeze-dried meat. This kibble offers your pup all the taste and texture he could ever wag for with the nutrients he needs! Backcountry offers both grain and grain-free recipes and has something for all breeds and life stages.

Key Benefits
  • Features a nutritious and delicious combination of freeze-dried raw-coated kibble and freeze-dried raw pieces of meat—a great option for pet parents interested in feeding their dog a raw-style diet.
  • Crafted with real deboned beef first that stays in its raw, pure state for easy digestion.
  • A grain-free diet for furry sidekicks with food sensitivities.
  • Contains a generous source of omega fatty acids to support healthy skin and a lustrous coat.
  • Packed with glucosamine and chondroitin to support healthy hips and joints.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, Raw
Nutritional Info

Deboned Beef, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Salmon Meal, Peas, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Wild Boar, Turkey, Flaxseed, Beef Liver, Sunflower Oil, Salmon Oil, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Apples, Blueberries, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product

Caloric Content

3795 kcal/kg or 402 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy)

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38% min
Crude Fat 17% min
Crude Fiber 3.50% max
Moisture 11% max
Feeding Instructions

Using the chart below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Every dog is a little different, so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size and activity level. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed. Dry and wet food in combination will help to increase the level of water in your dog's diet. If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/2 cup for every 6 oz. of wet food.

Goal WeightCups/Day
3 lbs1/3 cup
6 lbs2/3 cup
10 lbs1 cup
15 lbs1 1/4 cups
20 lbs1 1/2 cups
30 lbs2 cups
40 lbs2 1/2 cups
50 lbs3 cups
60 lbs3 1/3 cups
70 lbs3 3/4 cups
80 lbs4 1/4 cups
90 lbs4 1/2 cups
100 lbs5 cups
Transition Instructions

When switching your dog's diet, we recommend that it be done gradually over a 5-7 day period.

About Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

A Protein-Rich Ancestral Diet

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

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.

Healthy Grain or Grain-Free

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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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Too small for my dog

    By Siggie on Jan 28, 2021

    I have a lab and this dog food’s bits are too small, better for toy dogs. My dog ate the dried meat and left the rest. Too expensive to toss so giving to shelter. Too bad because i like Merrick brand.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    dog actually likes it

    By debbalina on Dec 27, 2020

    I have a picky eater who refuses to eat a lot of the dog food in the market she actually likes this food she will eat it without hesitation she seems to enjoy it specially the raw cube inside that’s the first thing she goes for.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    It's a no go

    By cinn on Feb 22, 2021

    My pup didn't like it at all, only tried the 1st time. Maybe I'll give it time and try again.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    High in calories

    By Mimsy on Dec 12, 2020

    If you follow the suggested serving size,... my furry kids about to loose their waist: so I have to reduce the amount of serving allowed. Just within a few weeks.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    German Shepherd

    By Electra1 on Jan 12, 2021

    Have a picky eater? This is the best food ever hands down. My German shepherd refuses to eat other brands.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars


    By Laurie on Jun 13, 2020

    Whoever decided to create a raw infused dog food was a genious! My puppy gets so excited to dive in.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Healthy & Tasty

    By Furbabies on Mar 22, 2020

    I have been looking to provide a food with less preservatives and more real food. Merrick provides a very healthy and by the dogs reaction a very tasty choice. We mix the food with a natural frozen food choice to further reduce preservatives.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    By TeeStray on Oct 24, 2019

    Merrick Backcountry is one of the dog foods that is she for our pets. This particular flavor is one that our two Pulis love! Not sure of it's the smell or taste, but they seem to prefer this one. The freeze dried pieces are their favorites, of course.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    The best food

    By Winstonchurchill on Jul 20, 2019

    Awesome food a lot of freeze dried chunks ....all nature no by products

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