We’ve been using this dog food for our mastiff mix and Saint Bernard for several months. My Saint is a very picky eater and loves this food. I appreciate the giant kibble because it forces them to eat slow. I’m very upset about the increase in price and the decrease in amount… it was already expensive but with the 2 giant breeds eating this food I don’t think I can justify it anymore..
Finally, mastiff-size food! No more kibbles dropped all over the floor. Something they can comfortably chew. And they love the food. They are always happy to eat but this is the first time they have eagerly rushed to the kitchen at mealtime, actually excited for dinner. Excellent giant breed food, highly recommend it.
Royal Canin spiked the price of this dog food in 14% by reducing the size of the package from 35lbs to 30lbs. I wish brands owned up their prices, instead of trying to fool consumers. It is common dirty practice and insulting. Kibbles are huge, hence giant dog, my Great Pyrenees is picky and is not a food driven dog. I usually go between this Royal Canin Giant Breeds and Hills Science Diet for large breeds. He seems to like both (without enthusiasm). He is only 3 years old, healthy and in perfect weight for his breed/age. I am glad Royal Canin made a product dedicated to extra large pups, they have different needs and aging is harder on them. I wish other brands would do the same. The downside is the super expensive price.
I was very disappointed to find that the food that I use was unavailable. I was even more disappointed to find that once it was back in stock that the bags had gone from 35lbs to 30lbs yet the cost was the same.
Retailer reduced the size of the bag by 4 lbs and didn’t reduce the price, then within a month raised the price $14. Disappointing tactics from a formerly well respected brand.
My Saint Benard loves this food and its big pieces so she eats it easier and she’s not making a mess like with the small kibble. Her fur is healthier. Most importantly she loves it!
Using the age appropriate food since he was 6 weeks old has allowed him to grow into a very healthy dog. Beautiful coat, healthy, and full of energy. He is at the very tip of the high side size wise for his breed. Of course genetics are the main reason, but I and his vet (who recommended) are convinced Royal Canin enhanced all of it.
I have two very picky rotties and they aren't affrade to turn their nose up to dog foods no matter how expensive but this dog food is amazing.
This food is the quality you’d expect from RC. Dogs love the taste, especially when you follow the bags directions and add water to the food. The only downside is that my giant 160 lb. Newfoundland takes a little coaxing to get him to eat the MASSIVE kibble. It’s literally the size of grilling charcoal pieces. Because of the massive kibble, which causes him to pull each piece out at a time, the floor is littered with little crumbs of dog food whereas the giant junior kibble size was perfect for his giant mouth and left little to no mess. It’s probably just unique to him though... Another possible issue is measuring in cups with the large pieces. For accuracy in feeding, I’d recommend weighing the food out.
I've tried switching my Saint to this after he turned 18 months however it does not agree with his stomach. Have tried it 4 times and everytime he eats this it gives him the runs.