Eukanuba Breed Nutrition en Retriever 12 Kg : If Only Dogs Could Write

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:

  • High percentage of proteins to help build and maintain strong muscles and body condition (* vs Eukanuba Adult Large Breed)
  • Tailored level of L-Carnitine to help naturally burn fat
  • Higher level of prebiotics to help promote digestive health
  • No artificial preservatives, flavours or colourants added
  • 100% complete and balanced

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 :

  • Best dog food there is
  • 9/10 cats prefer dog food!
  • Seal of approval from dog and vet

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.

One Comment

  1. AUTHORSize: 12 kg Verified Purchase

    on November 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm -

    I really recommend it to golden retriever owners. I really recommend it to golden retriever owners. Do not think if there is a difference between ordinary eukanuba food and golden retriever food. Yes there should be because my golden eats it without breathing.
  2. AUTHORSize: 12 kg Verified Purchase

    on November 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm -

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    I really recommend it to golden retriever owners. I really recommend it to golden retriever owners. Do not think if there is a difference between ordinary eukanuba food and golden retriever food. Yes there should be because my golden eats it without breathing.
    • AUTHORSize: 12 kg Verified Purchase

      on November 6, 2017 at 12:54 am -

      Don’t be put off over the price (please read on). After reading the contents and working out the amount he would eat each day it worked out a fair price. So out came the kitchen scales and bagged up the right amount for he’s weight. (that way he always gets the same amount each day) however after a visit to the vets for he’s check ups, was informed that he was overweight and to reduce he’s food. Well he was only getting the amount for he’s weight, decided to reduce it and see what happens. For two months returned back to the vets only to be told that he hadn’t lost any weight. So reduced it once again, nearly half the amount for what is stated on the side of the bag. Yes he ended up losing some weight, however he stopped losing it and now he’s maintained the same weight for over a year. For a 3 year old golden labrador retriever that is 32kg in weight he gets only 150 grams per day. That’s 75 grams on the morning and 75 grams for tea.
  3. AUTHORSize: 12 kg Verified Purchase

    on November 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm -

    This review is from : Eukanuba Breed Nutrition Golden Retriever 12 Kg

    Don’t be put off over the price (please read on). After reading the contents and working out the amount he would eat each day it worked out a fair price. So out came the kitchen scales and bagged up the right amount for he’s weight. (that way he always gets the same amount each day) however after a visit to the vets for he’s check ups, was informed that he was overweight and to reduce he’s food. Well he was only getting the amount for he’s weight, decided to reduce it and see what happens. For two months returned back to the vets only to be told that he hadn’t lost any weight. So reduced it once again, nearly half the amount for what is stated on the side of the bag. Yes he ended up losing some weight, however he stopped losing it and now he’s maintained the same weight for over a year. For a 3 year old golden labrador retriever that is 32kg in weight he gets only 150 grams per day. That’s 75 grams on the morning and 75 grams for tea.
    • AUTHORSize: 12 kg Verified Purchase

      on November 8, 2017 at 6:50 am -

      Best food for my chunky retriever. My 2yr old retriever ‘monty’ has lived on eukanuba all his life from pup to adult food. He is fit and healthy and it shows first and foremost in his coat. Regardless of any other tip bits he has in a day i know that as long as he had had his dry food his body will get everything it needs to keep him healthy. I use the food on our walks as well in place (at times) of treats as most dog owners are rubbish as restraint. At 38kg he is a chunky large boy and generally a large 12kg bag will last me 90 days so value for money is 5 star.
      • AUTHORSize: 12 kg Verified Purchase

        on November 10, 2017 at 3:54 am -

        Best food for my chunky retriever. My 2yr old retriever ‘monty’ has lived on eukanuba all his life from pup to adult food. He is fit and healthy and it shows first and foremost in his coat. Regardless of any other tip bits he has in a day i know that as long as he had had his dry food his body will get everything it needs to keep him healthy. I use the food on our walks as well in place (at times) of treats as most dog owners are rubbish as restraint. At 38kg he is a chunky large boy and generally a large 12kg bag will last me 90 days so value for money is 5 star.
  4. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on November 10, 2017 at 11:42 pm -

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    My dog was more than happy to chow down on this. I have to confess that she isn’t a golden retriever. This didn’t seem to influence her eagerness to tuck in though. This may be because she can’t read. Also tested on a weimeraner – he liked it too.
  5. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on November 12, 2017 at 11:20 pm -

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    My dog was more than happy to chow down on this. I have to confess that she isn’t a golden retriever. This didn’t seem to influence her eagerness to tuck in though. This may be because she can’t read. Also tested on a weimeraner – he liked it too.
  6. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on November 13, 2017 at 10:38 pm -

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    Nutritious for the dog and educational for the owner. I have been using this food now for nearly three weeks and after the recommended4-day introductory period i have to say it is very well received by the dogs. This isclearly premium dog food with first-class ingredients and almost endless detail isavailable into why each ingredient has been included and what it does for your dog. I think it’s a fairly expensive product, but (as mentioned) it’s quite clear that this isno ordinary dog food and it rather makes one wonder what on earth can be used inmuch cheaper dry dog food?.(perhaps it’s better not to wonder?). Lots of dogs and their owners (me) aren’t always the best judge of what they should(and shouldn’t) eat both in terms of quality and quantity and i have to say the detailabout the make up of the food is enough to give the uninformed owner (me again)quite a shock about what one should or shouldn’t give to their dog from a nutritionalpoint of view. I particularly found the daily intake guide to be very helpful. I think it’s a definite improvement over the james wellbeloved dry food.
  7. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on November 15, 2017 at 8:11 am -

    This review is from : Eukanuba Breed Nutrition Golden Retriever 12 Kg

    Nutritious for the dog and educational for the owner. I have been using this food now for nearly three weeks and after the recommended4-day introductory period i have to say it is very well received by the dogs. This isclearly premium dog food with first-class ingredients and almost endless detail isavailable into why each ingredient has been included and what it does for your dog. I think it’s a fairly expensive product, but (as mentioned) it’s quite clear that this isno ordinary dog food and it rather makes one wonder what on earth can be used inmuch cheaper dry dog food?.(perhaps it’s better not to wonder?). Lots of dogs and their owners (me) aren’t always the best judge of what they should(and shouldn’t) eat both in terms of quality and quantity and i have to say the detailabout the make up of the food is enough to give the uninformed owner (me again)quite a shock about what one should or shouldn’t give to their dog from a nutritionalpoint of view. I particularly found the daily intake guide to be very helpful. I think it’s a definite improvement over the james wellbeloved dry food.
  8. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on November 17, 2017 at 12:48 am -

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    Suited our labradors sensitive stomach, unlike many dog foods. We have an 8 year old brown labrador retriever and his tummy has become very delicate with standard tin and dried food really upsetting it, making him sick at both ends. The only thing that seems to agree with him is the budget greyhound dry food mix the vet recommended (and he liked as a puppy), so he has been exclusively on that. However we felt that a mix created for retrievers might offer some benefit so we tried a 12kg bag of this eukanuba golden retriever dry food. We give the eukanuba food mixed in 50:50 with the greyhound food that he is used to. Perhaps he is a bit more wiffy when on this mix as well, but generally he’s fine with it now. He likes the mix and more importantly it doesn’t upset his stomach. So 4* – although it is rather expensive at more than twice the price of his fave greyhound mix per kg, so i doubt we will use this eukanuba dry food a lot.
  9. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on November 19, 2017 at 6:18 am -

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    Suited our labradors sensitive stomach, unlike many dog foods. We have an 8 year old brown labrador retriever and his tummy has become very delicate with standard tin and dried food really upsetting it, making him sick at both ends. The only thing that seems to agree with him is the budget greyhound dry food mix the vet recommended (and he liked as a puppy), so he has been exclusively on that. However we felt that a mix created for retrievers might offer some benefit so we tried a 12kg bag of this eukanuba golden retriever dry food. We give the eukanuba food mixed in 50:50 with the greyhound food that he is used to. Perhaps he is a bit more wiffy when on this mix as well, but generally he’s fine with it now. He likes the mix and more importantly it doesn’t upset his stomach. So 4* – although it is rather expensive at more than twice the price of his fave greyhound mix per kg, so i doubt we will use this eukanuba dry food a lot.
  10. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on November 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm -

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    This dry dog food is another in the eukanuba range aimed at giving your dog the very best ingredients for their good health. Whichever one you choose for your dog you can be sure they will enjoy it, the food comes in smallish easy to chew pieces that are loaded with supplements to make the dog’s coat shine, aid good digestion and keep their bones strong and healthy. The bags the food comes in is made of a good sturdy plastic with a zip top that keeps the food fresh and as the dogs don’t seem to eat as much as with other brands the food, though pricey, does last for longer than usual so being able to keep it fresh is plus. My dog has tried a few of the different types of eukanuba dog food and he is doing tremendously well on this brand i can’t praise it highly enough. This one is aimed at the golden retriever, which my dog isn’t, but he doesn’t know or care. He happily munches his way through it with gusto.
    • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

      on November 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm -

      This dry dog food is another in the eukanuba range aimed at giving your dog the very best ingredients for their good health. Whichever one you choose for your dog you can be sure they will enjoy it, the food comes in smallish easy to chew pieces that are loaded with supplements to make the dog’s coat shine, aid good digestion and keep their bones strong and healthy. The bags the food comes in is made of a good sturdy plastic with a zip top that keeps the food fresh and as the dogs don’t seem to eat as much as with other brands the food, though pricey, does last for longer than usual so being able to keep it fresh is plus. My dog has tried a few of the different types of eukanuba dog food and he is doing tremendously well on this brand i can’t praise it highly enough. This one is aimed at the golden retriever, which my dog isn’t, but he doesn’t know or care. He happily munches his way through it with gusto.
      • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

        on November 22, 2017 at 3:10 pm -

        We only use eukanuba from first puppy food through to young adult, to working adults and to senior food. Our last dog lived to 14 and loved her food, she was in great health her whole life until age caught up with her. Our new puppy also be fed this brand, great the diversity of this range, suits so many times of a dogs life.
  11. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on November 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm -

    We only use eukanuba from first puppy food through to young adult, to working adults and to senior food. Our last dog lived to 14 and loved her food, she was in great health her whole life until age caught up with her. Our new puppy also be fed this brand, great the diversity of this range, suits so many times of a dogs life.
  12. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on November 26, 2017 at 3:26 pm -

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    All eukanuba dog foods have something in common, they all smell really good and like ‘real’ food. Regardless of the type of eukanuba i buy them, they always devour it and seem to enjoy it. I do think it has helped my dog with a skin problem – he had a really red sore tummy and it has gone since feeding eukanuba, so it is worth the price for that alone as he always licked off the cream i buy from the vets. This is pricey dog food, hence i dropped a star, but it is good quality, trusted by vets and enjoyed by my dogs.
  13. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on November 28, 2017 at 10:08 pm -

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    All eukanuba dog foods have something in common, they all smell really good and like ‘real’ food. Regardless of the type of eukanuba i buy them, they always devour it and seem to enjoy it. I do think it has helped my dog with a skin problem – he had a really red sore tummy and it has gone since feeding eukanuba, so it is worth the price for that alone as he always licked off the cream i buy from the vets. This is pricey dog food, hence i dropped a star, but it is good quality, trusted by vets and enjoyed by my dogs.
    • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

      on November 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm -

      I don’t know if breed-specific makes a real difference. . But i’m sure this is great food regardless. If you’re going to buy eukanuba you might as well get the specific type for your breed. For those who want the very best, you won’t find any better. Your dogs might even prefer this to wet food, as one of mine does.
  14. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on December 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm -

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    I don’t know if breed-specific makes a real difference. . But i’m sure this is great food regardless. If you’re going to buy eukanuba you might as well get the specific type for your breed. For those who want the very best, you won’t find any better. Your dogs might even prefer this to wet food, as one of mine does.
    • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

      on December 2, 2017 at 1:52 am -

      I received this free through the amazon vine programme. This is a very good quality dog food, that seems to go down very well (better than our previous brand) with our 5-year old retriever. The composition seems creditable, and the packaging is good – a strong plastic sack that has lasted well – albeit huge. Only time will tell whether this has positive effects on my dog’s health. But so far i’m happy enough with this product that i’d be prepared to buy more.
      • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

        on December 4, 2017 at 8:26 am -

        I received this free through the amazon vine programme. This is a very good quality dog food, that seems to go down very well (better than our previous brand) with our 5-year old retriever. The composition seems creditable, and the packaging is good – a strong plastic sack that has lasted well – albeit huge. Only time will tell whether this has positive effects on my dog’s health. But so far i’m happy enough with this product that i’d be prepared to buy more.
  15. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on December 5, 2017 at 11:31 am -

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    Even at this price it still represents a bargain compared to what you would pay in the shops, and in my area it’s difficult to get hold of. The bag is durable and resealable so it’s fine to store in the garage or other cold places. Contains none of the usual artificial preservatives/colours/additives etc and had a good use by date.
  16. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on December 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm -

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    Even at this price it still represents a bargain compared to what you would pay in the shops, and in my area it’s difficult to get hold of. The bag is durable and resealable so it’s fine to store in the garage or other cold places. Contains none of the usual artificial preservatives/colours/additives etc and had a good use by date.
    • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

      on December 9, 2017 at 3:51 am -

      Thriving golden retriever,now won’t eat anything else. . Brother’s golden retriever was in my care for two weeks. Selected this in anticipation. Lovely glossy coat more prominent and seemingly very eager to please after a few days of this on board. Formed stools and no halitosis. Previously reported grass eating not observed. Sent bag with his return to bro who wasn’t totally pleased with price of the bag, but confirmed my findings.
      • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

        on December 10, 2017 at 6:28 pm -

        Thriving golden retriever,now won’t eat anything else. . Brother’s golden retriever was in my care for two weeks. Selected this in anticipation. Lovely glossy coat more prominent and seemingly very eager to please after a few days of this on board. Formed stools and no halitosis. Previously reported grass eating not observed. Sent bag with his return to bro who wasn’t totally pleased with price of the bag, but confirmed my findings.
  17. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on December 12, 2017 at 11:02 pm -

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    Seal of approval from dog and vet. I must confess to a level of scepticism about the value of ‘breed-specific’ dog food but have faith in the quality of the eukanuba brand of food – as does our vet – so i expect there is a reasonable rationale behind the concept. If nothing else, it probably makes the feeding guidelines more accurate than with ‘mixed-breed’ dog food. While on the rather expensive side, eukanuba dog food definitely seems to be worth it, both from the ‘science’ point of view, and the opinion of the dogs. All of our dogs are highly enthused by the different varieties of eukanuba food, even my 2. 7kg toy breed puppy who is not food-oriented at all and somewhat difficult to encourage to eat enough. The kibble size is good and would be suitable for dogs of all sizes, not just golden retrievers (my maltipoo puppy has pinched quite a few). The claims of ‘3d dental technology’ are difficult to substantiate, but the kibbles are indeed crunchy, if not quite so much so as the hill’s varieties. Most importantly from the dog’s point of view – and i’m sure she’d point out that it’s her food – the dog really enjoys it, and while it’s difficult to quantify benefits for certain after feeding a food for only a few weeks, there has certainly been no reduction at all in skin and coat quality etc, and no digestive upsets. The bags are easily resealable and keep the food fresh and the portion sizes mean that a bag lasts longer than you would think.
    • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

      on December 13, 2017 at 10:22 am -

      Seal of approval from dog and vet. I must confess to a level of scepticism about the value of ‘breed-specific’ dog food but have faith in the quality of the eukanuba brand of food – as does our vet – so i expect there is a reasonable rationale behind the concept. If nothing else, it probably makes the feeding guidelines more accurate than with ‘mixed-breed’ dog food. While on the rather expensive side, eukanuba dog food definitely seems to be worth it, both from the ‘science’ point of view, and the opinion of the dogs. All of our dogs are highly enthused by the different varieties of eukanuba food, even my 2. 7kg toy breed puppy who is not food-oriented at all and somewhat difficult to encourage to eat enough. The kibble size is good and would be suitable for dogs of all sizes, not just golden retrievers (my maltipoo puppy has pinched quite a few). The claims of ‘3d dental technology’ are difficult to substantiate, but the kibbles are indeed crunchy, if not quite so much so as the hill’s varieties. Most importantly from the dog’s point of view – and i’m sure she’d point out that it’s her food – the dog really enjoys it, and while it’s difficult to quantify benefits for certain after feeding a food for only a few weeks, there has certainly been no reduction at all in skin and coat quality etc, and no digestive upsets. The bags are easily resealable and keep the food fresh and the portion sizes mean that a bag lasts longer than you would think.
      • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

        on December 14, 2017 at 11:49 am -

        Unless you’re at home when they’re delivered you’re going to end up with a lot of visits to he royal mail centre, or the couriers depot.
  18. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on December 15, 2017 at 10:57 pm -

    Unless you’re at home when they’re delivered you’re going to end up with a lot of visits to he royal mail centre, or the couriers depot.
    • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

      on December 17, 2017 at 10:26 am -

      Our family has lots of dogs. And the golden retriever loves this, she thinks it tastes wonderful and there is no argument on eating it , it is a bit pricy but a breed specific dog food of this quality is going to cost more that said you also need to feed slightly less so it offsets the cost slightly. My dog is prone to some digestive upsets and this seems to solve them all as well as keeping the teeth in great condition from those hard little kibbles , would recommend.
      • AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

        on December 19, 2017 at 11:08 am -

        Our family has lots of dogs. And the golden retriever loves this, she thinks it tastes wonderful and there is no argument on eating it , it is a bit pricy but a breed specific dog food of this quality is going to cost more that said you also need to feed slightly less so it offsets the cost slightly. My dog is prone to some digestive upsets and this seems to solve them all as well as keeping the teeth in great condition from those hard little kibbles , would recommend.
  19. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on December 20, 2017 at 11:35 am -

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    Great high quality food for retrievers. This an excellent high quality dry food for retrievers. Ours wolves it down and although the product appears expensive, the long term costs if you stick to the recommended servings are actually quite reasonable. The food comes well packaged too, in a strong weatherproof plastic bag with a zipper on the top.
  20. AUTHORSize: 12 kg What's this?

    on December 21, 2017 at 5:56 am -

    This review is from : Eukanuba Breed Nutrition Golden Retriever 12 Kg

    Great high quality food for retrievers. This an excellent high quality dry food for retrievers. Ours wolves it down and although the product appears expensive, the long term costs if you stick to the recommended servings are actually quite reasonable. The food comes well packaged too, in a strong weatherproof plastic bag with a zipper on the top.