Good for younger working dog. . I have a springer gun dog who has been testing this food. He obviously loves the taste,it keeps him going when working and bouncing around the fields flushing out and finding the kill. His coat is good, no adverse side effects suits his digestion so well recommended for most medium/large dogs.
Not just for retrievers from labrador but other nationalities too. This complete dry dog food works for irish water spaniels, italian spinones and portuguese water dogs all of whom seem to need type of nutrition as those retrievers from labrador. It is a more expensive brand of dog food and the better for it if you want to keep these artificial additives and oddments of extruded ‘whatever’ meat from your dogs diet. Though really, the price from amazon is pretty decent. It is good for your dog’s coat, contains a prebiotic for a healthy digestive system, promotes joint health and, as an added bonus your dog will probably love it – if it is anything like mine. Portion size means that, though this is only 12kg, your dog does not seem to go through it more quickly than he would a 15kg bag. I do like the zip-lock on eukanubia dog food bags.
My golden retriever has been eating this for 6 years and seems to thrive on it while not putting on any weight. Here are the specifications for the Eukanuba Breed Nutrition en Retriever 12 Kg:
Grabbed this for my 10 year old ladrador. She is getting on now and like most older dogs has arthitus and is very slow moving. Normally i feed her those meat trays you get and thought i would try this out on her. 1st day i put it down she looked at me as if to say what the hell is that, but i just walked away and left her too it. 30 seconds later she had demolished it, come up to me on the sofa, grabbed the sleeve of my cardigan and pulled me back towards the kitchen where she shoved her nose in the bowl and looked up at me with expectant eyes. Poor thing, i didnt give into her tho, but did the same thing at dinner time and she whoomped it down. She has now been on it twice a day for the last week and i have to say i am absolutely amazed at the difference in her. She is more bouncy, happier, a lot livelier, runs like a much younger dog, and when i took her down the beach i couldnt get her off even after 2 hours. Normally when she has had enough, usually after 15 minutes she will saunter up to me and just flop down on the sand and refuse to move, but nope she kept me out for hours.
Our friend has a golden retriever that was rescued having been abandoned at about 5 monthsby careless owners who had thought her a great present for their children at christmas. That’s a sad story which came good – luckily so is this food which has gone down very well. Not really a surprise as they were already using it; although were both slightly sceptical about breedspecific foods. However, the golden retriever as a breed does have many common health problems, includingcancers to which a lifetime of the wrong diet could be a contributory factor. They don’t bother with special food for their other two dogs, a whippet and a lurcher, and tobe honest we don’t either for our two whippets; but at the vets suggestion have been tryingeukanuba puppy food with one to help promote a slight weight gain, which has worked really well.
Reviews from purchasers :
A great breed-specific complete dry feed. Eukanuba (along with royal canin) make the best complete-feed dog nutrition products on the market (in my humble opinion). If you care about your dog you want to give it the the best chance in life that you can – that means ensuring a balanced nutritious diet suited to the animal’s age, size and its natural behaviours, lifestyle and activity levels. This retriever-specific product is scientifically designed to be ideally suited to a large active family dog that is naturally full of vitality. It contains just the right balance of fibre, vitamins and minerals to make sure that your dog stays in tip top condition and as resistant as possible to the many canine ailments which can occur as a consequence of nutritional deficits. It is a wee bit expensive compared with some inferior products on the market and the sack has been down-sized from 15 – 12 kg but in my view it is still the brand of choice and the way my dogs wolf-down eukanuba complete feeds i’m sure they would agree.
Yummylicious say our labradors. We have three labrador retrievers, one of eight (who is trying the senior food) and two female chocolate labs of two and a half each. The two younger girls have been fed the retriever food for a couple of weeks now. Their coats are glossier and they are bouncing with life. I might add they were bouncy and happy before, but often hyperactive due to the colourings in their famous brand complete food. Within a few days of moving to the new feed, they were calmer, more attentive and we had absolutely no digestive issues. The girls do look very well and even our vet commented on their coats during a vaccination appointment last week. It’s an expensive food compared to wagg or bakers, but with none of the nasties and it does seem to really suit our girls. The shape of the food pieces seems to have made a difference to their teeth, after comments from the vet on how wonderful they aregive it a try.