Best Dog foods for the Most common Dog breeds in 2020

If You are a busy person and wanna know right away, then just know this. Royal Canin is the Best Dog Food in 2020. It is also the most purchased and trusted brand in the world ( also in India ).   

 

You might have read that, there’s no perfect answer to this question. I’m afraid there is. You must be thinking...  

 

How can it be the best while brands like Orijen, Acana are still there ?  

  

To conclude that, we have shown examples of some of the most common dog breeds every owner wants to have.  

 

Let’s start with our barking friends. The top 10 most common dog breeds are:  

 
 

  • German Shepherd.  
  • Labrador.  
  • Golden Retriever.  
  • Rottweiler 
  • Boxer 
  • Pug  
  • Great Dane. 
  • Dachshund.
  • Cocker Spaniel.  
  • Beagles 

 

If you don’t have one of them, then don’t worry. Almost all dog breeds have similar nutrition . Well if you have a cat, then you might wanna go here 

 
 

German Shepherd:  Pedigree Adult Dog Food Meat & Vegetables ( Buy from store )

 

German Shepherd Dog best Food

 
 

I know what you’re thinking. You may have seen or heard Pedigree is not that good for a dog food. It causes stomach ache, hairball and all. But before that let’s see what are the top 5 nutritional requirements of a German Shepherd.  

 
 

This Strong, Agile and Loyal dog breed requires:  

 
 

  •     A complete balanced food strictly stated by the AAFCO guidelines. Which means “The food must contain every nutrient in required proportions”   

 

  •     Quality protein content of 18% - 22% which comprises of  meat (chicken, lamb, pork) and also vegetables.  

 

  •     5% to 8% of fats for both puppies and adults respectively.  

 

  •     A calorie content of 1200 to 2000 per day, which depends upon their activities. Up to 1600 calories / day for inactive and 2000 / day for active.  

 

  • Enough Vitamins and Minerals to maintain it’s lustrous and shiny coat.   

 

Now let’s look at the qualities of Pedigree Adult Dog Food Meat and vegetables and see if they meet the requirements of a GSD.  

 
 

This food contains 

A GSD requires 

Status 

 

All the nutrients as per AAFCO guidelines. 

 

 

A complete balanced food. 

 

Verified 

 

20% crude protein from farm fresh chicken, and vegetables such as soya-bean, Corn. 

 

 

18%(for puppies) - 22% protein(adults). 

 

 

Verified 

 

 

10% crude Fat and 5% crude fiber for digestive health and strong bone joints. 

 

 

5% fat for puppies and 8% for adults. 

 

Verified. 

 

317 calories / cup. A meal generally contains 4-5 cups, which is > 1200 cal. 

 

(1200 – 1600) calories for inactive dogs or dogs suffering from dysplasia or arthritis. (1700 – 2000) calories for an active one. 

 

Verified 

 

2x Calcium. 2.5x Iron, and 9x Vitamin-B12. 

 

Enough Vitamins and Minerals for an eye-sparkling coat. 

 

 

Verified. 

 

 

So, it is pretty clear that Pedigree has all the essentials. Now you may ask  

 
 

Why Pedigree? There are other brands which possesses the same qualities.  

 
 

To answer that, there’s only one thing that comes in the way – Suitability  

 
 

Pedigree considers this product to be the best in the form of suitability for your German Shepherd (all life stages). Compelling them to their second most favourite activity. And you can confirm this from here. Check out the reviews 

 
 

Labrador Retriever:  Arden Grange Fresh Chicken and Rice Adult ( Buy from store )

 
 Labrador Retriever Best Food

NO NEED of introductions. If we ring every doorbell in a city and ask which breed do, they have. 90% chance is Labrador Retriever. You must have experienced the same.   

 
 

Gains weight too quick as they don’t get much time to exercise (at winter). And then they look like a pumpkin which have grown a tail.  

 
 

Life of a Labrador revolves around dry kibbles. From allergies to throw up, there’s a ton of casualties your lab may face. If not provided the precise food.  

 
 

This food contains 

A Labrador requires 

Status 

 

Crude Protein of 25%. 

 

 

      23% protein for Junior and a little less for Adults. 

 

 

 

Verified 

 

Fat content 15%, Crude Ash (for better absorption of minerals) 7%, Crude Fiber 2.5%. 

 

 

Fat Content (14.3%), Crude Ash (8%), Crude Fiber (2.2%) for easy digestion 

 

 

Verified 

 

 

EPA, DHA an acid containing Omega 3 fatty acids and Omega 6 fatty acids. 

 

Omega-3 (0.5%) and Omega-6 (3.0%) fatty acids. Again, to maintain their lustrous coat. 

 

 

Verified. 

 

Calcium (1.4%) and Phosphorus (0.5%) 

 

 

They need Calcium and Phosphorous in bigger amounts than the other breeds. As they are a bit lethargic in nature..   

 

Verified 

 

348kcal energy per 100g. 

 

 

Depends upon their weight. The ratio is 1:8. It means for every 1kg increase in weight your lab must consume 8kcal more energy 

 

 

 

 

Verified. 

 

 

"  Okay let me tell you this. You may find many products that are better in quantity of nutrients. But a Labrador doesn’t actually need that much. It’s actually quite harmful. Increased numbers look good. But they are too much for a semi-active dog breed "

 
 

Golden Retrievers: Purina Pro Plan Focus Small Large Breed Formula( Not available )

, Royal Canin Golden Retriever Adult ( Buy from store )

 
 Golden Retriever Best Food

Ever watched how Hermione Granger was, in the earlier series of Harry Potter ? Cute, adorable and intelligent. Imagine if she had golden hairs. Well that’s what Golden Retrievers are like.  

 
 

Probably one of the cutest breeds, hands down!  

 
 

That adds the amount of time you have to spent on it to keep it in that form throughout its days to come.  Dry kibble is always an option to take care in perspective of its teeth and calorie content. Let’s not forget the fact, about taking the trouble to cook to meet its requirements. That’s close to impossible for a breed like this. They are prone to allergies, so even if you think about cooking. It might not be a good idea for it may contain by-products.  

 
 

A Labrador steps into adulthood after a span of 15 months.  

 
 

A lot of talking. Let’s dive into business:  

 

This food contains 

A Golden Retriever requires 

Status 

 

22% - 30% protein for lean muscle and flexibility around joints for it’s active lifestyle. 

 

 

      23% protein for Junior and a little less for Adults. 

 

 

 

Verified 

 

3489 kcal content (per kg). 

 

 

900 and 1,200 calories for sedentary dogs and 1200 and 1800 for active dogs 

 

 

Verified 

 

 

EPA, DHA an acid containing Omega 3 fatty acids. Also contain Taurine which supports heart health. 

 

 

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Their unique demands unique nutrients. 

 

 

Verified. 

 

A minimum of 11% of fat and crude fibre of 5.3% 

 

 

Fat comprising of 11% and fibre of 5% 

 

 

Verified 

 

Vitamins (Vitamin E, choline, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12, folic acid, Vitamin K etc), garlic oil. 

. 

 

 

 

Vitamins and Minerals for healthy bones and fluid balance. 

 

 

 

Verified. 

 

 

If you have a Golden Retriever, then Royal Canin Golden Retriever is your perfect move. Why did I mention Purina Pro Plan – Focus Small breed ?  

 

Well if you’re having a puppy, then Purina has better efficiency of protein content. Also you must know, Royal Canin also have a Golden Retriever Junior for puppies.  

 

Rottweiler:  Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain-Free Dry Dog Food  

 
 Rottweiler Best Dog Food

Look alikes of a Doberman. A bit more muscular and less pointed ears. But I must add, their calorific intake is no lesser.  

 

Like every other breed, Rottweiler also face obesity. Other things like hip/elbow dysplasia and flatulence are common in them.  

 

Phew! this breed undergoes through a lot of things. 

 

 

This food contains 

A Rottweiler requires 

Status 

 

Crude protein (min.) 
32% 

 

 

    Protein is required slightly more than 22% - 26%  

 

 

Verified 

 

Crude fat (min.) 18% 
Crude fiber (max.) 4% 
 

 

 

Fat Content (15%) Crude Fiber (at least 2.5 - 4%%) 

 

 

Verified 

 

  

Omega-3 fatty acids(0.4% ) 

Omega-6 fatty acids (2.4%) 

 

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids required for sensitive stomach disorders. 

 

Verified. 

 

Calcium (0.75%) and Phosphorus (0.65%) 

 

Calcium(0.5%) and phosphorus(0.5%) for their bone density. As they are a bit lethargic in nature.   

 

Verified 

 

3750 kcal/375 kcal per cup.  

 

2100 calories per day for an average rottweiler weighing between 40 – 60 kg.   

 

 

 

Verified. 

 

 

 

Boxer:  Orijen Regional Red - 25 lb.  

 
 Boxer Best Dog Food

Extraordinary, Enlightened, Enchanted. Owning a Boxer is almost a fantasy for anyone. But everything comes at a price. No, it’s not about the price you buy a boxer, but the price you have to spent to maintain its livelihood.  

 
 

Some fun facts about feeding a boxer you must know:  

 

1. Puppies eat less compared to adults but they digest more calories as they are growing.  

 

2. Sedentary or active. Whichever lifestyle it may be, they thrive on calories 

 

3. Muscle maintenance requires more calorie content than fats 

 

So, you get the idea, every boxer’s metabolic system is different and it gets complicated.   

 
 

It’s a Game of Calories. Inadequate number of calories tend to cause malfunctions in a boxer’s system. Tbh, calorie content is the Origin of all disorders. That’s why we recommend Orijen.    

 
 

Rest assured, the highest quality any food brand has so far as I have mentioned earlier.  

 
 

This food contains 

A Boxer requires 

Status 

 

Crude protein (min.) 
36% 

 

 

    Protein needs are at least 35% 

 

Verified 

 

Crude fat (min.) 35% 
Crude fiber (max.) 5% 
 

 

 

Fat Content (30% - 36%) Crude Fiber (at least 3.5%) 

 

 

Verified 

 

 

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) (min.)- 0.2% 
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) (min.)- 0.2% 
Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)- 1% 
Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)- 2% 
 

 

 

EPA and DHA( 0.2 - 0.4% )Omega-3 (0.5%) and Omega-6 (3.0%) fatty acids. Again, to maintain their lustrous coat. 

 

 

Verified. 

 

Calcium (3.1%) and Phosphorus (2%) 

 

 

Calcium(1.4%) and phosphorus(0.5%) for their bone density. As they are a bit lethargic in nature.   

 

Verified 

 

478 kcal per cup.  

 

Puppies. 

Weight (2.2 kg) = approx. 275 calories 

Weight (4.5 kg = approx. 550 calories 

Weight (6.8 kg) = approx. 825 calories 

Weight (9.0 kg) = approx. 1100 calories 

Weight (11 kg) = approx. 1375 calories 

Weight (13 kg) = approx. 1650 calories 

 

Adults. 

Weight (22 kg) = 1250 to 1750 calories 

Weight (25 kg) = 1375 to 1925 calories 

Weight (27.2 kg) = 1500 to 2100 calories 

Weight (29.4 kg) = 1625 to 2275 calories 

Weight (31 kg) = 1750 to 2450 calories 

Weight (34 kg) = 1875 to 2650 calories   

 

 

 

 

Verified. 

 

 

Pug : Royal Canin Pug Adult ( Buy from store )

 

 

Pug Best Dog Food 

Royal Canin Pug Adult is an extreme form of well balanced and nutritional Kibble food.  

 
 

Kibbles, according to researches are way more adaptable as a dry food than all the wet canned foot.  

 

Wet canned foods are not processed for free feeding. This means your Pug won’t have the freedom to eat whenever he wants when left open. That’s where dry food wins the race.   

 

Pugs are always a center of attraction among all(P.S because of those Vodafone ads). It’s bewitching charm can leave anyone admiring to adopt one.  

 

They need:  

 
 

  •            22% to 30% protein depending upon their age.   
  •             Carbohydrates ranging between 30% and 40%. An average of 50 calories per pound of its weight.  
  •             14% to 20% of healthy fats.  
  •              4% to &% of natural fiber.  
  •              Omega 3, Omega-6 fatty acids and Antioxidants.  
  •              Glucosamine and Chondroitin.   

 
 

And now time for the product.  

 

This food contains 

A PUG requires 

Status 

 

28% dehydrated poultry protein and isolated vegetable protein from maize. 

 

 

22% to 30% protein depending upon their age. 

 

 

Verified 

 

37% Carbs from Rice, wheat and maize flour and also from oligo-saccharides.  

315 calories per cup. 

 

 

Carbohydrates ranging between 30% and 40%. An average of 50 calories per pound of it’s weight. 

 

 

Verified 

 

 

18% crude fat with fish Oil, Soya Oil being the main resources. 

 

 

14% to 20% of healthy fats.. 

 

Verified. 

 

Crude Ash and Fibers comprising up to 7% for building strong teeth and bones. 

 

 

      4% to &% of natural fiber. 

 

Verified 

 

EPA & DHA comprising 6.5g Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids required for shiny skin coat. 

 

 

 

Omega 3, Omega-6 fatty acids and Antioxidants. 

 

 

Verified. 

 

  • hydrolysed crustaceans (source of glucosamine) 
  • hydrolysed cartilage (source of chondroitin). 

Required for joint health. 

 

 

Glucosamine and Chondroitin. 

 

 

Verified. 

 

 

You can get this product from our store and get deliveries within 3 hours( if you’re from Kolkata ). It may vary if you’re outside from any neighboring city.  

 
 

Great Dane Royal Canin Giant Adult / Royal Canin Great Dane Adult Dry Dog Food ( Buy from store )

 
 

Great Dane Best Dog Food

 

Can you believe, the Great Danes used to hunt down a full-grown bear in the middle ages. But now, they are the most family centered creature.  

 

Loving, gentle and easy to train, as they are very intelligent. Keeps growing for a long period of time.   

 

Sad part is, they are prone to low joint health as they grow. That’s where the twist is. Low joint health makes them fragile. And that means less exercises and that means less agility. And that means less nutrients (that also means they are not able to hunt bear).  

 

It’s all well and good until you have enough comfortable space for it to flop around.  

 

This food contains 
A Great Dane requires 
Status 
 
Crude Protein of 25%. 
 
 
    Protein requirements a more than 23% (not descent but enough) 
 
 
 
Verified 
 
Fat content 18%, Crude Fiber 3.9%. 
 
 
Fat Content (12%) Crude Fiber (at least 3.5%) 
 
 
Verified 
 
 
EPA, DHA an acid containing Omega 3 fatty acids. Also contain Taurine which supports heart health. 
 
 
Omega-3 (0.5%) and Omega-6 (3.0%) fatty acids. Again, to maintain their lustrous coat. 
 
 
Verified. 
 
Calcium (1.4%) and Phosphorus (0.5%) 
 
 
Some calcium and phosphorus for their bone density as they are a bit lethargic in nature.  
 
Verified 
 
427 kcal per cup. 4000 kcal per kg 
 
2500 calorie daily for one weighing over 100 pounds. When it comes to intense exercises, over 3000 calories might solve the case. 
 
 
 
Verified. 

 

So you may have observed, if you have a Great Dane. They sometime becomes prone to bloating. I’ll recommend you to Consult with a Vet (You can do it from our site. Click here).  

 
 

Dachshund : Purina Pro Plan Focus Adult Large Breed Formula ( Buy from store )

 

Dachshund Best Dog Food


 

I was gonna say “Royal Canin Dachshund Dog Food”, But Purina did a great job here, fixing some loose ends. You may have a Miniature Dachshunds(puppy) or a Standard Dachshund. The requirements are identical.  

 
 

A Dachshund always prefers grain free( less prone to obesity ) and dry food.  

 

Intelligent, trained, low-maintenance of it’s short coat are some of the advantages.  

 

Least to say, that they need less care ( compared to other breeds ).  

 

Let’s see what a Dachshund’s needs are:  

 
 

  • 22% protein for Miniature and 18% for Standard.  
  • 8% fat for Miniature and 5% for Standard.  
  • Soyabean oil, corn oil, pumpkin seeds etc, which are sources of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.  
  • Carbohydrates attributed from rice, wheat, corn, barley etc  
  • Grain free, Vitamins and Minerals for healthy bones and fluid balance.  

 
 

Now the fun part:  

 

This food contains 
A Dachshund requires 
Status 
 
28% protein for lean muscle mass and ideal body condition, as chicken is the #1 ingredient. 
 
 
      22% protein for Miniature and 18% for Standard. 
 
 
 
Verified 
 
12% crude fat present 
 
 
8% fat for Miniature and 5% for Standard. 
 
 
Verified 
 
 
EPA, an acid containing Omega 3 fatty acids for joint health and mobility. 
 
 
Soya bean oil, corn oil, pumpkin seeds etc, which are sources of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. 
 
 
Verified. 
 
Gluten free meal, whole grain wheat, whole grain corn, oats, vegetables. 
 
 
Carbohydrates attributed from rice, wheat, corn, barley etc 
 
 
Verified 
 
Vitamins (Vitamin E, choline, Vitamin C,Vitamin A,Vitamin B-12, folic acid, Vitamin K), garlic oil. 
. 
 
 
 
Vitamins and Minerals for healthy bones and fluid balance. 
 
 
 
Verified. 

 

 

So you saw, how Purina made the top spot of the table for Dachshunds. 

 

 

Cocker Spaniel: Royal Canin Medium Cocker Spaniel Dry Dog Food ( Buy from store )

 
 

Cocker Spaniel Best Dog Food

 

Too cute to handle. Delightful friends. A little expensive to feed.  

 
 

They often suffer from obesity. It often happens when you depend too much upon treats.  

 

Cocker Spaniels also undergo through ear infections too. Now this, is a cause for inadequate carbs content.  

 

Whenever you think of a Spaniel, you remind of a warm and smooth velvet cloth painted with gold . So that, requires nurture, feeding, and support. And those three things need continuation.  

 

So which food is best to solve those, provided the fact they are pretty much prone to a bunch of allergies.  

 

That’s a silly question coz the answer is already stated.  

 

Let me tell you this, Royal Canin Medium Cocker Spaniel is not the best. I mean of course it is one of the highest quality food but not the best. Orijen Regional Red is hands down the best ever solution there is. But considering the amount of price you have to pay, Royal Canin is a perfect fit to that spot.    

 

This food contains 
A Cocker Spaniel requires 
Status 
 
Crude protein (min.) 
25% 
 
 
    Protein requirements are more than 23%  
 
 
Verified 
 
Crude fat (min.) 14% 
Crude fiber (max.) 1.8% 
 
 
 
Fat Content (12%) Crude Fiber (at least 1.5 - 2%%) 
 
 
Verified 
 
EPA + DHA ( 4g ). Omega-3 fatty acids( 0.72% ) 
 
EPA and DHA( 3g - 5g )Omega-3 (0.6% - 0.7%).  
 
Verified. 
 
Calcium (0.75%) and Phosphorus (0.65%) 
 
Glucosamine & Chondroitin( 500mg/kg) 
 
 
Calcium(0.5%) and phosphorus(0.5%) for their bone density. As they are a bit lethargic in nature.   
 
Glucosamine & Chondroitin are the solution to support joint health.. 
 
Verified 
 
453 kcal per cup.  
 
650 - 720 calories for an average cocker spaniel weighing between 8 – 10kg.   
 
 
 
Verified. 

 

 

Beagle : Royal Canin Beagle Adult ( Buy from store )

 
 

Beagle Best Dog Food

 

As the name suggests, Royal canin Beagle Adult is apt for beagles in adult stages( over 12 months ).  

 
 

If you have a puppy, then you might wanna switch to Orijen Regional Red Dog Food. 4 times costlier than Royal Canin but it is almost alike in every aspect.  

 

It requires a lot of work to maintain a beagle. Thier curious and jumpy behaviours has a lot to do with their proper diet.  

 

This fantastic canine high-energetic family member requires :  

 
 

  • 28% protein, optimal amount for it’s growth and muscle mass.  
  • 25% Carbs for it’s weight management.  
  • 34% Fat for it’s skin and coat health along with low energy.  
  • 4.5% Fiber to help support it’s joints.  

 

See the resemblance ? All the nutrients are somewhat required in the same percentage. A Beagle should always eat in a proportionate manner. Otherwise, they may suffer from weight issues.  

 
 

This food contains 

A Beagle requires 

Status 

 

28% dehydrated poultry protein and isolated vegetable protein from maize. 

 

 

              28% protein. 

 

 Verified 

 

37% Carbs from Rice, wheat and maize flour and also from oligo-saccharides.  

315 calories per cup. 

 

 

25% Carbohydrates. 

 

Verified 

 

 

18% crude fat with fish Oil, Soya Oil being the main resources. 

 

 

34% Fat for it’s skin and coat health along with low energy. 

 

 

Verified. 

 

Crude Ash and Fibers comprising up to 7% for building strong teeth and bones. 

 

 

    4.5% Fiber to help support it’s joints. 

 

Verified 

 

EPA & DHA comprising 6.5g Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids required for shiny skin coat. 

 

 

 

Omega 3, Omega-6 fatty acids and Antioxidants. 

 

 

Verified. 

 

  • hydrolysed crustaceans (source of glucosamine) 
  • hydrolysed cartilage (source of chondroitin). 

Required for joint health. 

 

 

Glucosamine and Chondroitin. 

 

 

Verified. 

 

 

So, you see Royal Canin appears in 5 out of 10 recommendations.  

 
 

Not only because of its quality and versatility but also because of its price. Luxury brands such as, Orijen, Acana, Taste of the Wild; they are too costly. Well, at least for middle class families in India. No doubt, you’ll get the quality for which you pay the price. But that’s where buying Royal Canin is like hitting the jackpot. 

 


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