4LB / 13LB / 28LB
Dear German Shepherd Enthusiasts,
Known for their sound temperament and high aptitude for training, German Shepherds have a unique combination of intelligence, agility, strength, and fearlessness that allow them to serve a wide variety of roles, ranging from the family pet to helping stop crime. German Shepherds and like breeds require special nutritional attention for their (i) sensitive skin and coat, (ii) bone and joint development and maintenance and (iii) sensitive digestive system.
The Best Breed German Dog Recipe contains natural sources of glucosamine for joint and connective tissue health. The German Dog Recipe also contains highly-digestible protein sources including chicken, fish and eggs for healthy muscle development and body maintenance. And high quality sources of fiber to promote healthy intestinal functions. I cannot begin to count the cases of diarrhea or constipation I was able to help by simply adding the correct levels of quality fiber to my patients’ food. The diet also includes high levels of Linoleic, Arachidonic, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin-C and vitamin-E, to help maintain a sound immune system for those working and highly active dogs with susceptibility to excess stress on their immune system.
Like all of Best Breed’s diets, the German Dog Recipe was developed with the “common sense” idea that a healthy dog begins with a truly super premium food, made with only the highest-quality ingredients. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions regarding Best Breed’s German Dog Diet.
Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Egg, Pearled Barley, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavor, Menhaden Fish Meal, Lecithin, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flax Seed, Sunflower Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Kelp, Salt, Taurine, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Monosodium Phosphate, Dried Cranberry, Alfalfa Meal, New Zealand Green Mussel, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.
|Crude Protein (Minimum)||25.0%|
|Crude Fat (Minimum)||12.0%|
|Crude Fiber (Maximum)||4.5%|
This data is composed of calculated values using ingredient nutritional analysis and actual lab analysis of our foods. It is not intended to represent absolute values and therefore not guaranteed as in the above table. The information should be used as a helpful guide when determining if a specific formula is suitable for a known dietary requirement. Should you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
It is important to remember that your dog’s nutritional needs are unique and will vary with his environment, age and activity level. We recommend feeding to condition, this means using the following guide as a starting point, monitoring his weight and adjusting amounts accordingly. Feeding at least twice a day is optimal. Make sure fresh, clean water is available always.
|Body Weight (lbs.)
||Cups Per Day**
|Up to 10||1/4 to 3/4|
|11-23||3/4 to 1-1/4|
|24-36||1-1/4 to 1-3/4|
|37-49||1-3/4 to 2-1/4|
|50-62||2-1/4 to 3|
|63-75||3 to 3-1/2|
|76-89||3-1/2 to 4|
|90 or More||4 Cups Plus 1/2 Cup For Every 10 lbs. over 90|
** 1 cup equals approximately 114 grams of food.
Best Breed German Dog Diet is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70lbs. or more as an adult).
Puppies: May feed up to 33% more than suggested adult levels to maintain optimum body weight.
Pregnant Females: Minimal increase needed during first 6 weeks. Weeks 7 through 9 increase up to 25%.
Lactating Females: Immediately after whelping nutritional demand increases by 50% when compared to maintenance levels. During peak lactation increase feeding up to 300% of regular intake.
Contains 448 Kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) and 4.1 oz. of food per standard 8 oz. measuring cup.