Orijen Puppy Large Breed Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, 13-lb bag

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Protein-rich and bursting with fresh local meats and fish, Orijen Puppy Large Breed Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is formulated to mirror the foods Mother Nature intended all large breed puppies to eat. Each bag includes free-run chicken and turkey, whole eggs, wild-caught fish and regional fruits and vegetables. Made specifically for large breed puppies, this puppy formula is rich in protein for muscle mass yet limited in calories to promote a healthy weight and reduce bone and joint stress. Ingredients are all sustainably farmed or fished regionally and arrive fresh or raw each day, so they're free of preservatives and loaded with the animal proteins and fats that nourish your puppy completely.

Key Benefits

  • Ingredients are all sustainably farmed or fished regionally and arrive fresh or raw each day, so they're free of preservatives and loaded with the animal proteins and fats that nourish your puppy completely
  • Each bag includes 85% premium animal ingredients, including free-run chicken and turkey, whole eggs, wild-caught fish and 15% fresh fruits, vegetables and botanicals
  • Rich in protein for muscle mass yet limited in calories to promote a healthy weight and reduce bone and joint stress
  • Biologically appropriate diet with WholePrey ratios of poultry, organs and cartilage
  • Infused with freeze-dried liver for natural flavor and palatability

Note: During packaging, Orijen's air evacuation process draws excess air from the bags prior to sealing. Depending on certain variables, some packages will appear vacuumed and others not. Rest assured the food in each bag will be equally fresh!

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  • Weight
    13.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds, Giant Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, GMO-Free, Low Glycemic, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


Deboned Chicken, Deboned Turkey, Yellowtail Flounder, Whole Eggs, Whole Atlantic Mackerel, Chicken Liver, Turkey Liver, Chicken Heart, Turkey Heart, Whole Atlantic Herring, Dehydrated Chicken, Dehydrated Turkey, Dehydrated Mackerel, Dehydrated Chicken Liver, Dehydrated Turkey Liver, Whole Green Peas, Whole Navy Beans, Red Lentils, Chicken Necks, Chicken Kidney, Pinto Beans, Chickpeas, Green Lentils, Alfalfa, Natural Chicken Flavor, Lentil Fiber, Herring Oil, Ground Chicken Bone, Chicken Cartilage, Chicken Fat, Turkey Cartilage, Dried Kelp, Freeze-Dried Chicken Liver, Freeze-Dried Turkey Liver, Whole Pumpkin, Whole Butternut Squash, Kale, Spinach, Mustard Greens, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Whole Carrots, Apples, Pears, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Zinc Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Chicory Root, Turmeric, Sarsaparilla Root, Althea Root, Rosehips, Juniper Berries, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product.

Caloric Content

3,760 kcal/kg, 429 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38.0% min
Crude Fat 16.0% min
Crude Fiber 6.0% max
Moisture 12.0% max
Calcium 1.1% min
Phosphorus 0.9% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.0% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.8% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.2% min
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0.2% min
Glucosamine 700 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 600 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Each puppy is unique and feeding amounts will vary. Please use this chart as an initial guide and adjust amounts accordingly. Feed twice daily and always provide your puppy with fresh, clean water.

Medium-Large Breeds: Golden Retriever, Labrador, and other breeds with expected adult weights of 66 lbs. Large Breeds: German Shepherd, Rottweiler and other breeds with expected adult weights of 88-110 lbs. Giant Breeds: Great Dane, Mastiff and other breeds with expected adult weights of 132 to 176 lbs.

Weight 66 lb Medium-Large Breed Daily Feeding (Cups) 88 lb Large Breed Daily Feeding (Cups) 110 lb Large Breed Daily Feeding (Cups) 132 lb Giant Breed Daily Feeding (Cups) 154 lb Giant Breed Daily Feeding (Cups) 176 lb Giant Breed Daily Feeding (Cups)
11 lbs 1 1/3 1 1/3 1 1/3 1 1/3 1 1/3 1 1/3
22 lbs 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4
44 lbs 3 3 3 3/4 3 3/4 3 3/4 3 3/4
66 lbs 2 2/3 4 4 4 5 1/4 5 1/4
88 lbs 3 1/4 3 3/4 5 5 1/4 5 1/4
110 lbs 3 2/3 4 1/2 6 6
132 lbs 4 1/3 5 1/4 7
154 lbs 5 6
176 lbs 5 1/3

Gestation: Increase by 25% - 50% Lactation: Feed free choice.

Transition Instructions

Dogs are often fed the same food, which means a sudden food change makes it difficult for their digestive systems to adapt, which is why it’s important to introduce the new food gradually. Going slowly will give your dog time to adjust to their new food and will also reduce the chances of digestive upset.

Start by mixing 25% new food with 75% old food. Slowly change the proportions over the next 5 - 7 days by gradually increasing the amount of ORIJEN and decreasing the amount of old food. At the end of this transitioning process, you should be feeding 100% ORIJEN.

Frequently Asked Questions


The Biologically Appropriate™ concept is Simple: mirror the freshness and variety of meats that dogs and cats are evolved to eat.


Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet your dog or cat’s needs. ORIJEN WholePrey represents the evolution of ORIJEN foods, incorporating meats, organs and cartilage in ratios that mirror the natural diet, and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients.


Biologically Appropriate foods are formulated to match the eating anatomy of the animal they are intended for. As dogs and cats are evolved as carnivores, that means they require high concentrations of meat, high inclusions of fresh meat, and a rich diversity of meat. Is your food Biologically Appropriate™? Answer the 3 meat questions: * HOW MUCH MEAT IS IN THE TOTAL DIET? * HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT? * HOW MANODS CONTAIN BOTANICALS?**

ORIJEN is designed to match the natural diet as closely as is possible in a kibble format. Botanicals are a part of the natural diet for all cats and dogs, and play an important role in bridging the gap between good health and peak conditioning. The botanicals found in ORIJEN are selected by one of North America’s leading Homeopathic Veterinarians.


While there are many differences between ACANA and ORIJEN, both diets reflect our belief in the importance of providing diets that are Biologically Appropriate™, using ingredients that are Fresh, Regional, and Never Outsourcing any part of the cooking or packaging of our Brands.

When comparing the 2 brands, let’s ask the 3 Meat Questions: 1. How Much Meat? ORIJEN has 85-90% Meat, while ACANA foods have 50-75%. 2. How Fresh? ORIJEN’s foods have 2/3 Fresh meats and ACANA’s have ½ fresh. 3. How Many Meats? ORIJEN foods have up to 10 meats, while ACANA’s foods feature up to 5.

Put simply, ORIJEN and ACANA foods mimic the natural eating habits of your cat or dog with high fresh meat inclusions and low inclusion of carbohydrates. Although slightly lower in protein than ORIJEN, ACANA provides an unbeatable value and price point that makes Biologically Appropriate™ pet foods accessible to a wide range of pet lovers.


Organ meats are a concentrated and natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, including all essential vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and vital amino acids.

Densely packed with nearly every nutrient, including heavy doses of B vitamins, organ meats such as kidney, liver and tripe are loaded with the minerals phosphorus, iron, copper, magnesium and iodine, and provide important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, all of which nourish dogs and cats as nature intended.

Which is why you will find amino acids, including taurine or minerals like calcium and phosphorus on the guaranteed analysis but not on the ingredient list!


ORIJEN’s fresh meat inclusions are very high. The 2 largest nutritional components of fresh meat are protein and fat. By using large inclusions of fresh meat we are able to minimize the amount of added fat in our ingredient list.


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Biologically Appropriate Commitment

Dogs and cats are built like their ancestors, and that's why all of Orijen's recipes are based on five biologically appropriate principles. They start with a variety of unmatched fresh meat inclusions that are rich in protein. Orijen includes whole prey ratios that naturally provide the nutrients your dog needs. Carbs are limited, but there are plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and cleansing botanicals.

Orijen Dry Dog Food

Whole Prey Foods

In the wild, dogs consume the whole animal to meet their full dietary needs, so Orijen recipes incorporate three whole prey elements in specific ratios.

  • Meat (70−85%) High meat inclusion means all amino acids are provided in natural form, without any synthetic supplements.
  • Edible Bone (5−10%) Bone, marrow and cartilage provide calcium, phosphorus, glucosamine and chondroitin without any artificial additives.
  • Organ Meat (10−15%) Fresh liver and tripe are richly nourishing sources of vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B and D.

Quality, Sustainable Ingredients

Orijen believes you have a right to know where the ingredients in your dog's food come from. From nest-laid eggs and wild northern pike to juicy orchard-grown apples and crisp garden greens, each ingredient is sourced from local producers they know and trust.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Orijen uses fresh, regional ingredients that are GMO-free and sustainably and ethically produced.



Supplies soluble fiber, soothes and nourishes the digestive tract, cleanses the colon, and reduces insulin levels.



Rich in antioxidants and help support a strong immune system and healthy urinary tract.



Support digestion and provide protective antioxidants that defend the kidney against chronic damage.



Loaded with healthy fiber and a natural source of vitamins, including B6 for immune support.

About Orijen

Orijen products are created by Champion Petfoods, an award-winning pet food maker whose mission is to make biologically appropriate dog and cat foods from fresh regional ingredients. The ingredients used in Orijen recipes are sustainably raised or caught in Canada by local ranchers, farmers and fishermen.

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  • St Pyranees Loves it!!

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    My St Bernard / Great Pyrenees Loves it!! It fills him up & he normally has to eat much more with other brands. I didn't believe it until I saw for myself! It's pricey, but if his bones are stronger because of it, its worth it.

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    We got an 8 week old English Lab puppy a little over 2 weeks ago. The breeder had her on Primal Raw Dog food. After a long discussion with our Vet we slowly switched her over to Orijen Large Breed Grain Free Puppy food. It went Great! She absolutely loves it and devours it at each meal. I feel good in knowing that she is receiving the best nutrition dry dog food out there!! Thank you

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    When you can pronounce all the ingredients you know it's a great food. With different types of animal protein you cover all your basis with poultry, beef and fishes. Had a problem with our puppy having soft poop while on Wellness Large Breed but this food firmed up her poop real fast and her coat is so beautiful and shiny. It's a shame that Chewy got bought out and is no longer associated with companies like Champion Pet Foods

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    Hi, we use to select the best food for our Puppy Kodah (Siberian Husky). After try several brands including wilderness, Raw Boost Nature's Var., nutro ultra, core, orijen the last one won the ticket for the worst taste and smell. True it was really good digestive food for Kodah however we had to mix it many times with home made chicken soup, fresh salmon, raw chicken among other toppers to make Kodah ate the Orijen.

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  • 5 stars means, one of the top 5 'dry dog kibble foods for life'!

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    Having loved, cared for and made the important 'food choice' for our dogs, Orijen and Champion are setting the 'gold + standard' for human food grade ingredients, sourcing and supplier, processing and distribution in the 'best demonstrate practices as a 'kibble food supplier'. Healthier food means healthier 'best 4 legged fiends for life!'. Champion Foods still must keep improving sources, human grade foods and 'anti-oxidant chemistry elements' to keep its top ratings up! Still this is my favorite dry food along with Fromm, Wysong and my upland dogs all agree. Thanks Champion and Chewy for making the 'C' grow A+ dogs for a long and healthy canine life!

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  • Kilo loves it

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    My GSD puppy loves Orijens large puppy food with a raw egg or a scoop of cottage cheese mixed in the middle. Her coat is soft and shiny and doesn't seem to shed quite as much as it used to. After researching many different K-9 foods I think I've found the best nutrition available in a grain free dry dog food for my young energetic German Shepherd. I plan on graduating her to the adult version when she's about 3, she'll be mature enough then.

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  • Should have switched a long time ago

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    We have 2 Bernese Mountains Dogs, one is 3 months the other 9 months. We have previously been feeding them Taste of the Wild. After many concerning reported issues with TOTW we quickly switched. The difference is remarkable. My oldest coat has always been 'nice' but her coat is now amazing, shiny and incredibly soft!!! She's now eating better than she ever has, more energy, and less lethargic. I'm sorry I ever fed my girls TOTW. Thank you Orijen for making such a huge difference in my girls health. I'm a forever customer!!!!!!!!

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  • Incredible results!

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    After exhaustive research my husband and I decided on this food for our German Shepherd puppy. Our pup is almost 5 months old and has been eating this food since we brought him home at 8 weeks. He loves the taste of the food and we love the results we've seen. Our breeder regularly posts update pictures of her litters and the physical difference between our boy and his litter mates who are all being fed different commercial diets has made us believers in Orijen. His coat is unbelievably glossy and his musculature is much more well defined. Even his veterinarian was blown away by his growth, development, and overall health at his last visit. We are customers for life!

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  • Great for picky pups

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    I have a 6 month old Cane Corso who is extremely picky with food. I tried Taste of the Wild and Fromm because they were good foods for a lot less, but I was feeding her 6 cups/day (which was a struggle because she did not like it) and she was losing weight. I feed her 4 cups on this and it seems she has started to gain the weight back and she gobbles this down no problem. So although it seems more expensive it really isn't because she requires much less food. I did the math and I am paying the same amount for this per day as I was for Fromm and Taste of the Wild.

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  • Orijen is amazing!

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    My puppy has never looked this healthy before! Loving Orijen and how beautiful/healthy it is making my lab.

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