Royal Canin German Shepherd Adult Dry Dog Food

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This Royal Canin formula is designed exclusively for pure breed German Shepherds over 15 months. The German Shepherd has a notably fragile digestive system, which often leads to soft stools, frequent digestive upset and sometimes bloating. Unlike other breeds, the German Shepherd’s skin is extremely alkaline and very sensitive. That's why it's important to choose a diet tailor-made for their specific needs.

Key Benefits

  • Designed for German Shepherds over 15 months
  • Highly digestible proteins and a selection of specific fibers to limit intestinal fermentation and to help maintain a balanced intestinal flora
  • Exclusive complex of nutrients to support skin and coat health
  • Enriched with EPA and DHA to support healthy bones and joints
  • Kibble size, shape and texture is easy for this breed to pick up and encourages chewing

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  • Weight
    30.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds, Giant Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


Brewers Rice, Chicken By-Product Meal, Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Chicken Fat, Pork Meal, Natural Flavors, Powdered Cellulose, Wheat Gluten, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Coconut Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, L-Tyrosine, Salt, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Taurine, Hydrolyzed Yeast, 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, Dl-Methionine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Monocalcium Phosphate, Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate], Tea, Chondroitin Sulfate, Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

Caloric Content

3,785 kcal/kg, 322 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 22.0% min
Crude Fat 17.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0.24% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.1% min
Glucosamine 750 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 25 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Medium Activity Daily Feeding (cup) High Activity Daily Feeding (cup)
57.3 lbs 4 1/4 5
61.7 lbs 4 1/2 5 1/4
70.5 lbs 5 5 7/8
83.8 lbs 5 3/4 6 5/8
88.2 lbs 6 6 7/8
97 lbs 6 3/8 7 3/8

This is only a guide. Optimal feeding amounts may vary according to your dog's temperament, activity level and environment. If you have any questions regarding your pet's health, please contact your veterinarian.

Transition Instructions

We recommend at least a 7 day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet’s digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food.


Frequently Asked Questions

How are Royal Canin diets preserved?

All of our dry diets are preserved naturally with mixed tocopherols, citric acid, and rosemary extract. Our canned diets are naturally preserved and sterilized during the cooking and canning process.

Where do the ingredients in Royal Canin diets come from?

We select our ingredients based on multiple factors, including the supplier’s compliance with our quality and food safety requirements, consistent availability, and on the nutrients required to meet the dietary needs of the pet.Royal Canin is making strides towards sustainability by attempting to obtain sources of raw materials as close to each manufacturing facility as possible. In some cases, we use international suppliers, because only those suppliers can offer raw materials that comply with our quality and food safety standards.

Why do some Royal Canin diets contain by-products?

Royal Canin chooses ingredients because they deliver high-quality nutrients that support our customized pet food formulas. Using chicken by-product meal instead of chicken meal for example will allow Royal Canin to maintain its highly customized nutrient standards while achieving a more secure and sustainable supply.

Why do some Royal Canin diets contain grains?

Grains can be a healthy part of any cat or dog’s diet. As always, we focus on the nutrients each ingredient provides and grains can provide many important nutrients.

How do you ensure Royal Canin diets are safe for my pet?

Our Quality and Food Safety systems are state-of-the-art and we continue to invest heavily in new technology to make sure they remain that way.* We put our suppliers through a rigorous selection process that doesn’t end with our first purchase.* We monitor every load delivered to our plants to verify the safety and quality of the ingredients we use to make pet food.* We perform tests on finished pet foods before they are shipped to our customers.* We manufacture every pet food we sell, in plants that we own; our plants are ISO 9001:2008 certified for Quality Management and ISO 22000 certified for Food Safety.

How do I know which Royal Canin diet is right for my pet?

Based on size, age, lifestyle, and breed, each cat or dog has unique nutritional needs. For healthy pets, use our Product Selector to find the right diet for your cat or dog.If your pet is experiencing health issues, please refer to your veterinarian for more information. Your veterinarian will consider multiple factors when recommending an appropriate diet.

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 Shepherds

Royal Canin's German Shepherd Adult Dry Dog Food is designed exclusively for pure breed German Shepherds over 15 months.

Digestive performance: This formula addresses sensitive digestion common in German Shepherds with highly digestible L.I.P. proteins and a selection of specific fibers. These limit intestinal fermentation and help maintain a balanced intestinal flora.

Healthy skin & coat: Appropriate food plays an important part in maintaining the quality of the skin and coat. German Shepherd Adult Dry Dog Food helps support the skin's role as a barrier with an exclusive complex of nutrients, and helps maintain skin and coat health with EPA and DHA.

Bone & joint support: German Shepherds tend to have a lively temperament that can lead to hard-working joints. This formula helps support healthy bones and joints and maintain an ideal weight.

Exclusive Kibble

German Shepherds have a long, strong muzzle with equally strong teeth. The size, shape and texture of the kibble in German Shepherd Adult Dry Dog Food is exclusively designed for easy pick up while also encouraging dogs 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.

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    First time customer, just signed up for automatic shipping. Our dog really likes this brand of food, he's gaining weight, coat looking better. He's a picky eater but Royal Canin seems to be working. Chewy is awesome! Thank you for being there! I know of 3 other people using Chewy and they are very happy customers,so convenient for busy people.

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  • My Dog Loves It

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    I normally prefer dog food with less "fillers," but my dogs' Vet recommended that I try this breed specific formula. I've been feeding it to my German Shepherd for about three years now, and she has done wonderfully well on it. More importantly, she loves it. She has not had any health issues and her coat has stayed glossy and not dry. She is bright eyed and bushy tailed and very healthy.

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  • Kibbles are too big

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    My GS is the biggest baby of all... if the kibbles were a little bit smaller, I will still purchase it. My GS is very picky. I’m trying to wean my dog from vet diet... he’s doing well with this but he doesn’t like it too much... maybe it’s just my dog

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  • Excellent, science-based food

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    I'll echo many other reviewers and say that this food has helped my GSD more than any other "human grade" dog foods on the market. And trust me - we've tried them all. We often forget as pet parents that we should be catering our fur baby's tastes and nutritional needs, not just what sounds good. RC's food checks out on a lot of levels, just do a little research. Highly recommend.

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  • My 3 HEALTHY German Shepherds LOVE this food!

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    I have 3 GSD’s and they have been on Royal Canin from Day 1. They are very healthy, and at a perfect weight. I think it’s because Royal Canin is formulated specifically to suit their nutritional needs. I highly recommend this dog food for GSD’s.

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  • awsome results

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    ive been giving my 2 GSD royal cannin from day one and they absolutely love it, not only do they love it, but their fur is super shiny, i get complements all the time.

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  • Great deals!

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    Royal Canin is an excellent brand! We have used it for our animals since 2010. The breed specific nutrition is a wonderful option that takes away from our worries about their well being. We take great care in the selection of foods and products for our furry family members. Before, we would have to drive 30-60 minutes to buy their food. Chewy offers the same brand, style, and size at a cheaper price with free shipping! So, not only do we save on food costs, but also gas for trips to nearby towns to make our purchases! I wish I would have checked this out sooner!

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  • Good choice

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    Before switching to Royal Canin recently, I had to mix wet food with her dog food but now that I am on my 3rd 30 pound bag of Royal Canin my dog has no problem eating every bite with me adding nothing.

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  • He loves it!

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    You can tell it’s made better than most dog foods. He went from eating twice a day being skinny to gaining some lbs! Now he’s over 100 lbs

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  • Royal Canin Adult German Shepherd dry dog food

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    RC Adult German Shepherd dry dog food is my "go to" dog food for my 2 yr old GSD--he absolutely loves this Food! I randomly also add, on a limited basis, chicken, hot dogs, cheese, beef liver and some type of 'Taste of the Wild' (he doesn't like the Pacific Wild Stream Salmon version), but he is happy with the RC by itself. Very high quality product. I love the resealable bag, which some more expensive food brands do not provide.

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