Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food : The best puppy food

Good quality dog food at excellent price. . Both my dogs love this skinners kibble. I have two cockerpoos one toy at 4 years, and one puppy of eight months. My little poo who is 4 has an undershot jaw and has difficulty chewing the larger kibble and a lot of the time gives up and just eats the chicken that i give to tempt him. Her has really taken to this, he finds it easy to chew and digest and it seems really palatable. No adverse reactions at all. My puppy loves it too, it takes him a bit of time to chew this which is good as he is a bit of a gulper so this slows him down and takes him a bit longer to finish. This is an enormous bag of kibble and whilst representing fantastic value for money you need somewhere to store it. The ingredients are all really good nothing suspect at all and i have to say i have always been pleased with everything that i have had from skinners.

Excellent food for a growing energetic dog. . Skinners field and trial duck and rice puppy dog food, 15 kgthe kibble. This is a medium sized kibble. The nutritional content is very good and ideal for a working dog. It will give your dog the right nutrients for an energetic life. Our one year old collie loves it and we have had no problems with the feeding. He has plenty of energy and his coat condition is superb after using this food. Skinner know what they are doing. The food is palatable and provides excellent nutrition. It’s expensive but it is very good.

Very popular with my border collie. He had previously been getting carnilove , and he seemed to calm down a bit with the skinners and his stools firmed up. . Makes life easier with the dog bag. A good medium feed , not to rich in protein, something though good for a growing pup can contribute to them being over active. A good feed and as far as i know the protein in it does not come from road kill or out of date supermarket meats , def much healthier than another well advertised brand that starts with a b. So yes i would recommend it.

Comments from buyers

“Good quality dog food at excellent price., Found a better alternative., Excellent for upset puppy tummies”

Top quality food the puppy really enjoys. Skinners field and trial duck and rice puppy dog food – 15 kgcomplete foods are a convenient way to ensure your new puppy gets all the nutrients they need for a heathy, balanced diet. Feeding a puppy on dry foods also means drier stools that are easier to pick up in a doggy waste bag. The puppy – a large bouncy cross-breed – wolfs down this skinners complete food without any ill-effects on his digestion that can sometimes happen when introducing a new food to a dog. However, we did mix it with tinned food to stretch it out. The food doesn’t smell of anything much (at least to my nose), meaning it won’t make the room smelly on the rare occasion some might be left in the bowl for later. This food is more expensive than many, but contains top quality ingredients and no allergens or fillers. For sale at the time of writing this review at £35.

First thought on receiving this was it’s a huge bag. Whilst making this a tad difficult to store it does represent good value. What you get inside is a high quality dog food, containing 28% meat and fortified with vitamins, minerals and vegetables. The mixture is claimed to be ideal for supporting growth in your puppy. I have no doubt this is the case, but see no reason this should just be limited for puppy use. I have a small chihuahua who is very fussy with food, but he loved this. The vitamin and mineral content is something i view as an added bonus and am more than happy to feed him this even though he is nearly 5 years old. The food is broken into a very small, digestible and easy to eat size and the hard nature is good for your dogs teeth. The bag, whilst massive and heavy, is of a good quality so shouldn’t split and is resealable to ensure freshness.

Great food, puppy loves it and his coat is vet shiny.

One Comment

  1. AUTHORSize: 2.5 kg Verified Purchase

    on November 10, 2017 at 9:55 pm -

    Seemed a good food, but the duck may be too rich for some puppies. Good natural food however the duck was too rich for my puppy so had to switch to an alternative brand who offered chicken.
    • AUTHORSize: 2.5 kg Verified Purchase

      on November 12, 2017 at 2:34 am -

      Seemed a good food, but the duck may be too rich for some puppies. Good natural food however the duck was too rich for my puppy so had to switch to an alternative brand who offered chicken.
  2. AUTHORSize: 2.5 kg Verified Purchase

    on November 12, 2017 at 3:20 pm -

    Excellent for upset puppy tummies. Our puppy came to us on skinners chicken puppy food but his stools were very runny – our breeder suggested we switch to this lamb option which is easier on the belly and after his first meal he began to have firmer stools – it’s much better for our puppy and he loves it beyond measure lol. Great food, the small bag lasts us about a week.
  3. AUTHORSize: 2.5 kg Verified Purchase

    on November 14, 2017 at 7:50 am -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    Excellent for upset puppy tummies. Our puppy came to us on skinners chicken puppy food but his stools were very runny – our breeder suggested we switch to this lamb option which is easier on the belly and after his first meal he began to have firmer stools – it’s much better for our puppy and he loves it beyond measure lol. Great food, the small bag lasts us about a week.
    • AUTHORSize: 15 kg Verified Purchase

      on November 16, 2017 at 5:41 am -

      Our 8 week old golden retriever gradually switched to this over a few days from a different brand that the breeder was feeding him. Everything seems good – his coat is gloriously soft, he wolfs the food like nobodies business and has lots of energy to play. That said, at night he goes to bed around 9:30pm and sleeps through the night until around 6-7am which is ideal, so he clearly doesn’t have too much energy. His poos were a little soft whilst switching foods but that’s completely normal. Best thing is the size of the bag is absolutely huge – it will last us ages, you just need to have somewhere to store it that your dog can’t get into.
  4. AUTHORSize: 15 kg Verified Purchase

    on November 18, 2017 at 12:33 am -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    Our 8 week old golden retriever gradually switched to this over a few days from a different brand that the breeder was feeding him. Everything seems good – his coat is gloriously soft, he wolfs the food like nobodies business and has lots of energy to play. That said, at night he goes to bed around 9:30pm and sleeps through the night until around 6-7am which is ideal, so he clearly doesn’t have too much energy. His poos were a little soft whilst switching foods but that’s completely normal. Best thing is the size of the bag is absolutely huge – it will last us ages, you just need to have somewhere to store it that your dog can’t get into.
    • AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

      on November 19, 2017 at 5:00 am -

      Skinners field have a great track record in dog food – good meat content, no nasty additives or uneccesary colourants and easy on the stomache so i was delighted to try this on our border collie pup. And its full of vitamins and omega 3 for optimum development.
      • AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

        on November 20, 2017 at 12:00 am -

        Skinners field have a great track record in dog food – good meat content, no nasty additives or uneccesary colourants and easy on the stomache so i was delighted to try this on our border collie pup. And its full of vitamins and omega 3 for optimum development.
  5. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on November 21, 2017 at 9:14 am -

    We have an active newfoundland, and as he is a large working dog breed, feed him accordingly. He doesn’t digest beef well, so the duck and rice was good find. He’s enjoyed eating this and his coat has stayed glossy, his eyes bright and clear, and his stools firm. I quite like the fact that skinner’s is made here in the uk as well. If like my dog, you own a breed known to suffer from possible joint problems, it should be noted that this variety is rich in omega 3. Downside is the cats loved it too, so had to lock it in the broom cupboard to keep them out of it. If you have one of these sort of toys, kong classic dog toy – large, red , it’s quite easy to stuff the kibble in it as it the pieces aren’t overly large (also works well in a puzzle feed bowl). Our dog loves his kong filled with a mixture of this kibble, a few of these, winalot shapes dog food, 800 g, and some peanut butter.
  6. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on November 23, 2017 at 5:59 am -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    We have an active newfoundland, and as he is a large working dog breed, feed him accordingly. He doesn’t digest beef well, so the duck and rice was good find. He’s enjoyed eating this and his coat has stayed glossy, his eyes bright and clear, and his stools firm. I quite like the fact that skinner’s is made here in the uk as well. If like my dog, you own a breed known to suffer from possible joint problems, it should be noted that this variety is rich in omega 3. Downside is the cats loved it too, so had to lock it in the broom cupboard to keep them out of it. If you have one of these sort of toys, kong classic dog toy – large, red , it’s quite easy to stuff the kibble in it as it the pieces aren’t overly large (also works well in a puzzle feed bowl). Our dog loves his kong filled with a mixture of this kibble, a few of these, winalot shapes dog food, 800 g, and some peanut butter.
  7. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on November 24, 2017 at 6:05 pm -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    Good product and decent value in the large size if you have the space. 15kg is sack sized – but as long as you have somewhere dry to store it, this is good value. The make up looks fine and the size is good for puppy sized mouths.
    • AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

      on November 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm -

      Good product and decent value in the large size if you have the space. 15kg is sack sized – but as long as you have somewhere dry to store it, this is good value. The make up looks fine and the size is good for puppy sized mouths.
      • AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

        on November 28, 2017 at 9:18 am -

        I always find it hard to give dog food a fair review because the dog in question is a stomach with legs and would eat anything. My mate jokes they would prob eat a buttered brick, shes not that bad but tbh she prob would lick aforementioned brick. . So i cant comment on palatibility as yep, she loved it (ooh i was shocked). Where i can comment is it hasnt affected her digestion (all expulsions pickupable if you catch my drift). She didnt struggle with the size of kibble. I did need to keep this in the pantry as it doesnt fit in the cupboard and shes worked out paper tears really easily. Cant see us carrying on with this at this price point but thats just a financial decision.
  8. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on November 29, 2017 at 5:17 am -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    I always find it hard to give dog food a fair review because the dog in question is a stomach with legs and would eat anything. My mate jokes they would prob eat a buttered brick, shes not that bad but tbh she prob would lick aforementioned brick. . So i cant comment on palatibility as yep, she loved it (ooh i was shocked). Where i can comment is it hasnt affected her digestion (all expulsions pickupable if you catch my drift). She didnt struggle with the size of kibble. I did need to keep this in the pantry as it doesnt fit in the cupboard and shes worked out paper tears really easily. Cant see us carrying on with this at this price point but thats just a financial decision.
  9. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on November 30, 2017 at 3:48 pm -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    Good balanced food for puppies. It’s worth spending a bit more when your dog is still a puppy to give them a better chance of good health in later life and this is designed for ‘working’ breeds as it is much higher in fat content than the average puppy food with added omega 3 too. The kibble pieces are nice and small and easy to manage and are not unpleasant to prepare like some are with added oils. This is also an ideal food when taking in a younger rescue as my own grey was 10 months old when we adopted him but had been treated abysmally before as he has no chase instinct, this is the type of food for a few months that will help build them back up and give some added nourishment to give a better chance against the poor start.
  10. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on December 2, 2017 at 5:31 am -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    Good balanced food for puppies. It’s worth spending a bit more when your dog is still a puppy to give them a better chance of good health in later life and this is designed for ‘working’ breeds as it is much higher in fat content than the average puppy food with added omega 3 too. The kibble pieces are nice and small and easy to manage and are not unpleasant to prepare like some are with added oils. This is also an ideal food when taking in a younger rescue as my own grey was 10 months old when we adopted him but had been treated abysmally before as he has no chase instinct, this is the type of food for a few months that will help build them back up and give some added nourishment to give a better chance against the poor start.
  11. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on December 3, 2017 at 12:36 pm -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    He seems to be well satisfied after eating it. Big big bag of food, seems to be well balanced little french bulldog cross pug loves it. He seems to be well satisfied after eating it.
    • AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

      on December 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm -

      He seems to be well satisfied after eating it. Big big bag of food, seems to be well balanced little french bulldog cross pug loves it. He seems to be well satisfied after eating it.
  12. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on December 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    This skinners duck and rice puppy kibble is reasonably well formulated. It has a good meat content level of around 28% and plenty of protein needed by a high energy active working type dog. Our 7 month old australian shepherd clears his bowl enthusiastically and has shown no sign of stomach upset over the 4 weeks he’s been on this skinners. His stools are fine and of course his energy levels are high too. At around £35 for 15kg this kibble sits somewhere in the mid price bracket for puppy kibbles which is probably about right. Most cheaper kibbles will also be lower in their nutritional value. During a young dog’s early puppy years its well worth stretching the budget as far as you can to help ensure a good healthy start in its life. It will also go a long way to helping avoid issues in future years. This skinners is a good value option and well worth considering.
    • AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

      on December 7, 2017 at 7:37 am -

      This skinners duck and rice puppy kibble is reasonably well formulated. It has a good meat content level of around 28% and plenty of protein needed by a high energy active working type dog. Our 7 month old australian shepherd clears his bowl enthusiastically and has shown no sign of stomach upset over the 4 weeks he’s been on this skinners. His stools are fine and of course his energy levels are high too. At around £35 for 15kg this kibble sits somewhere in the mid price bracket for puppy kibbles which is probably about right. Most cheaper kibbles will also be lower in their nutritional value. During a young dog’s early puppy years its well worth stretching the budget as far as you can to help ensure a good healthy start in its life. It will also go a long way to helping avoid issues in future years. This skinners is a good value option and well worth considering.
  13. AUTHORSize: 2.5 kg Verified Purchase

    on December 8, 2017 at 9:35 pm -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    Found a better alternative. . Stats for this food seem okay, biscuit shape is round and made it a little difficult for my cavapoo to chew as he seemed to be chasing them around his mouth rather than being able to chew them.
  14. AUTHORSize: 2.5 kg Verified Purchase

    on December 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    Found a better alternative. . Stats for this food seem okay, biscuit shape is round and made it a little difficult for my cavapoo to chew as he seemed to be chasing them around his mouth rather than being able to chew them.
  15. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on December 11, 2017 at 11:21 am -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    Very well recieved by 12 month old extremely active puppy. Shes not normally a kible fan, i mixed some with her tinned food for a couple of days, but after missing one meal she is now quite happy to eat plain kibble. She has increased her water intake though which i would expect.
  16. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on December 12, 2017 at 12:18 am -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    Very well recieved by 12 month old extremely active puppy. Shes not normally a kible fan, i mixed some with her tinned food for a couple of days, but after missing one meal she is now quite happy to eat plain kibble. She has increased her water intake though which i would expect.
  17. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on December 12, 2017 at 1:24 pm -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    We tried this with a batch of pedigree border collie pups at the farm (a sheep farm). They are the pups of working farm dogs, and will themselves be working dogs. They loved it, though most farm dogs we know of seem to eat just about anything put in front of them. This stuff certainly kept them fine, nutritionally, and fit for the very active lives they will lead. It is easy to measure the portions by weight. It takes a little water too, if you need to soften it if a pup has a problem. As with most premium dog foods we’ve tried, it’s not cheap stuff, and it is no more woofed down (terrible pun, i know) than the cheaper foods normally fed to the farm dogs. They happily eat dog food, cat food (if the mouser isn’t quick enough), the dinner off the table, and scraps out of the bin too, if they can get at those. We have the farm vet keep an eagle-eye on them too, so they get everything they need.
  18. AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

    on December 13, 2017 at 7:32 pm -

    This review is from : Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Puppy Dog Food, 15 kg

    We tried this with a batch of pedigree border collie pups at the farm (a sheep farm). They are the pups of working farm dogs, and will themselves be working dogs. They loved it, though most farm dogs we know of seem to eat just about anything put in front of them. This stuff certainly kept them fine, nutritionally, and fit for the very active lives they will lead. It is easy to measure the portions by weight. It takes a little water too, if you need to soften it if a pup has a problem. As with most premium dog foods we’ve tried, it’s not cheap stuff, and it is no more woofed down (terrible pun, i know) than the cheaper foods normally fed to the farm dogs. They happily eat dog food, cat food (if the mouser isn’t quick enough), the dinner off the table, and scraps out of the bin too, if they can get at those. We have the farm vet keep an eagle-eye on them too, so they get everything they need.
    • AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

      on December 15, 2017 at 2:54 am -

      Most dogs seem to enjoy it. . Fed this to our fourteen month old cocker spaniel who is a pernickety eater. As with all changes of food, he takes a little while to adapt but with this he responded more quickly than usual. Our older german shorthaired pointer (who eats anything) tries to steal a few mouthfuls too, as do visiting friends’ dogs. It’s a very large sack and at the price, great value. The product looks good and the ingredients have a pleasant smell too.
      • AUTHORSize: 15 kg What's this?

        on December 17, 2017 at 3:26 am -

        Most dogs seem to enjoy it. . Fed this to our fourteen month old cocker spaniel who is a pernickety eater. As with all changes of food, he takes a little while to adapt but with this he responded more quickly than usual. Our older german shorthaired pointer (who eats anything) tries to steal a few mouthfuls too, as do visiting friends’ dogs. It’s a very large sack and at the price, great value. The product looks good and the ingredients have a pleasant smell too.