Large Breed Puppy Recipe

  • Dry, Dog Food

Food for little big dogs.

When we set out to make Nature's Recipe® Large Breed Puppy Recipe, we needed to keep in mind what large breed puppies need: energy, muscle development, controlled weight gain, and good digestion. So we started with chicken, a high-quality protein source to keep your puppy's muscles developing. Then we added oatmeal, a lean carbohydrate source, for energy. Last but not least, we used chicory root for soluble fiber to help keep your puppy's digestive tract happy.


Chicken, Oatmeal, Chicken Meal, Barley, Brown Rice, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Algae Extract, Tomato Pomace, Dried Brewers Yeast, Salt, Inulin, Potassium Chloride, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Inositol, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta-Carotene, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Choline Chloride, Lactic Acid, L-Carnitine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Yucca Shidigera Extract, Citric Acid (Used as a Preservative), Rosemary Extract.


Guaranteed Analyses
Crude Protein22.0% min.
Crude Fat10.0% min.
Crude Fiber4.0% max.
Moisture10.0% max.
Calcium 1.0% min.
Phosphorus0.8% min.
Vitamin E100 IU/kg min.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)*0.1% min.
Glucosamine*325 mg/kg min.
Chondroitin Sulfate* 120 mg/kg min.
Omega-6 Fatty Acids*2.0% min.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids*0.25% min.

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Control of food consumption is an important part of raising a healthy large-breed puppy. Free choice feeding (always having a full bowl available) should be avoided until your puppy reaches its mature skeletal size (12−24 months depending on breed). Use the feeding directions below as a guideline and adjust as needed to maintain a normal growth rate for the breed of your dog.

Provide plenty of fresh drinking water at all times.

From weaning to 6 months of age, feed the recommended amount in 3 feedings per day. Over 6 months of age, feed the recommended amount in 2 feedings per day. Always introduce new diets gradually.

Daily Feeding Guidelines
Weight of Dog (lb)Less than 6 Months6–12 MonthsAdults Over 12 Months
Cups* per DayCups* per DayCups* per Day
3–10½–1 ½ ¼–¾
10–201 ½–3 ¾–1 ½
20–503–5 ½ 2 ¼–4 ¼ 1 ½–2 ¾
50–754 ¼–5 ¾ 2 ¾–3 ¾
75–1005 ¾–7 ¼ 3 ¾–4 ¾
Over 100 Add ½ cup for each 10 lb of body weight over 100.

* Based on a standard 8-oz measuring cup.

Pregnant and Nursing Dogs

Feed 2 to 4 times the recommended amount for adults, divided into 2 to 4 feedings per day.