Updated January 18, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

The 10 Best Puppy Food For Large Breeds

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Just as proper nutrition is of paramount importance for a growing human baby, the same can be said for a very young household pet. With that in mind, start your new large breed canine off on the right path to a long and healthy life by giving it one of these specially-formulated puppy foods. We've included a wide variety of recipes made to develop strong bones, brains, and beautiful coats. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best puppy food for large breed on Amazon.

10. Halo Holistic

9. Iams Proactive Health

8. Solid Gold Wolf Cub

7. Nutro Wholesome Essentials

6. Taste Of The Wild High Prairie

5. Blue Buffalo Wilderness

4. Wellness Complete Health

3. Instinct Raw Boost

2. Purina Pro Plan Focus

1. Hill's Science Diet

Editor's Notes

January 15, 2019:

Included Hill's Science Diet due to its inclusion of glucosamine and chondroitin for strong joints and relative ease of digestion. In addition to a formula being infused with brain-developing DHA, Purina Pro Plan Focus also provides access to a convenient mobile app for customized training guidelines, which I thought was quite innovative. Also added the Instinct Raw Boost because of its probiotics, minimal processing, and freeze-dried ingredients that help to preserve high levels of nutrition. Also included Blue Buffalo Wilderness for its patented LifeSource Bits as well as its use of antioxidants and vitamins to keep the recipe fresh for extended periods of time. I personally feed my own pets the Taste Of The Wild High Prairie recipe, so I can vouch for its energy-packed and protein-rich ingredients. Also added Solid Gold Wolf Cub due to its fusion of natural bison meat, oatmeal, and patented probiotics designed to stay alive until consumed.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on January 18, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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