*and all GSD puppy mixes, obviously.

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Great food for GSD puppies

What German Shepherd people say

Your GSD Puppy’s Food

The perfect mix of real chicken and brown rice to keep your hungry puppy happy and healthy, starting at $14 for a 4 lb bag with code 25FOOD. Always FREE shipping!

I LOVE MY GSD BECAUSE…

... she's always down to clown, but she also loves a good snuggle!

Rachael - Raleigh, NC

...she is quick to make friends, though, she has not mastered the concept of personal space.

Paul - Boise, ID

... she never wastes food, including anything left on the counter, or within the reach of her expert sniffer.

Katelynd - Naples, FL

... she is an empath, except when it comes to my feelings about her eating my shoes.

Sarah - Columbus, OH
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Inflation sucks! Your dog didn't cause it and shouldn't eat less nutritious food because of it.

We offer your dog the same price for their entire life when you choose Subscribe & Save (which saves you an additional 5%).

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SAME PRICE. FOREVER. PERIOD.

BARK Food isn't the cheapest you'll find, but it's high quality with a competitive price that will not change, even if you feed it to your dog for 15 years.

You can also change the flavor or formulation, and we'll honor your original price.

How is this possible?
At BARK, we make all of our own products. By skipping expensive middlemen, we have more control over our costs, allowing us to pass on these perks to you and your dog.

GSD PUPPY FOOD BY GSD PEOPLE

WE DID THE RESEARCH FOR YOU.
HERE’S THE IDEAL FOOD FOR YOUR GSD PUPPY.

GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT FORTIFIED TO SUPPORT COGNITIVE HEALTH
HEALTHY METABOLISM BUILDS MUSCLES + BONES
BONE & JOINT NATURAL SOURCES OF GLUCOSAMINE
Ingredients

Ingredients

Whole Grain

Healthy whole grains like brown rice and oatmeal provide essential nutrients and carbohydrates to fuel your puppy all day long.

Immune-Boosting

Enriched with antioxidants like vitamin E, vitamin C, and selenium to help your puppy maintain a strong immune system.

Taurine

Added taurine to support your puppy's healthy heart of gold.

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Alaska Pollock Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Eggs, Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Potato Protein, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Choline Chloride, L-Carnitine, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Rosemary Extract, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein, min 26.0%
  • Crude Fat, min 14.0%
  • Crude Fiber, max 3.5%
  • Moisture, max 0.0%
  • Vitamin E, min 250 IU/kg
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), min* 100 mg/kg
  • L-Carnitine, min* 50 mg/kg
  • Glucosamine, min* 400 mg/kg
  • Chondroitin Sulfate, min* 200 mg/kg
  • Selenium, min 0.35 mg/kg
  • Taurine, min* 0.15%
  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids, min* 2.6%
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids, min* 0.75%
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria, min* 100,000,000 cfu/lb

(Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei)

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. Bark® Adult Chicken & Rice Small Breed Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.

Calorie Content

Metabolizable Energy
3,640 kcal/kg, 385 kcal/cup

 

Manufactured For:

Bark, Inc. 221 Canal St, New York, NY 10013
Questions, comments, or super cute dog pics?Text our Happy Team anytime at: (833) 313-6325

Natural dog food with added vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients manufactured in the USA NET WT. 15lb (6.8 kg)

 

Feeding Guide

  • WeightAmount (cups)
  • Up to 5 lbs¼ - ½
  • 6 to 10 lbs½ - ¾
  • 11 to 15 lbs¾ - 1¼
  • 16 to 20 lbs1¼ - 1½
  • 21 to 25 lbs1½ - 1¾
  • 25 to 30 lbs1¾ - 2
  • Lip Smacking
  • Non-Lethal Farts
  • Vitamins
  • Whole Grains
  • Taurine
  • Natural Fibers
  • L-Carnitine
  • Caution: Will Cause Slobber!

For engaging eatin’

Did you know? GSD puppies excel at scent games like hide-and-seek with hidden treats.

Add Snuffle Mat

For engaging eatin’

Did you know? GSD puppies excel at scent games like hide-and-seek with hidden treats.

Product Facts

For a mental mealtime challenge

Did you know? GSD puppies are naturally inquisitive and flourish with mentally-stimulating tasks.

Add food-dispensing toy

For a mental mealtime challenge

Did you know? GSD puppies are naturally inquisitive and flourish with mentally-stimulating tasks.

Product Facts

For tasty training sessions

Add Treats

For tasty training sessions

Product Facts

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Alaska Pollock Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dried Eggs, Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Potato Protein, Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Choline Chloride, L-Carnitine, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Rosemary Extract, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein, min28.0%
  • Crude Fat, min16.0%
  • Crude Fiber, max3.5%
  • Moisture, max10.0%
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), min0.05%
  • Calcium, min1.2%
  • Phosphorus, min1.0%
  • Vitamin E, min250 IU/kg
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), min*100 mg/kg
  • L-Carnitine, min*50 mg/kg
  • Selenium, min0.35 mg/kg
  • Taurine, min*0.15%
  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids, min*2.9%
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids, min*1.4%
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria, min*100,000,000 cfu/lb

(Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei)

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Bark® Puppy Chicken & Rice Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages including growth of large size dogs (70lb or more as an adult).

 

Calorie Content

Metabolizable Energy
3,720 kcal/kg, 395 kcal/cup

 

Manufactured For

Bark, Inc. 221 Canal St, New York, NY 10013
Questions, comments, or super cute dog pics?Text our Happy Team anytime at: (833) 313-6325

Natural dog food with added vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients manufactured in the USA NET WT. 15lb (6.8 kg)

 

Feeding Guide

  • WeightAmount
  • 5 to 10lb½ - ¾
  • 11 to 20lb¾ - 1½
  • 21 to 30lb1½ - 2
  • 31 to 40lb2 - 2½
  • 41 to 50lb2½ - 2¾
  • 51 to 60lb2¾ - 3¼
  • 61 to 70lb3¼ - 3¾
  • 71 to 80lb3¾ - 4
  • 81 to 90lb4 - 4½
  • 91 to 100lb4½ - 4¾
  • Over 100lbAdd 1/4 cup for every 10lb over 100lb

frequently asked questions

When should I switch my GSD from puppy to adult food?

We want to wait until skeletal growth is nearly or completely finished before making this transition -- for most GSD, around 18 months is a good age to transition. Since every individual can grow a little differently, 18 months is also a great time to check in with your vet to get a direct opinion on your dog's growth trajectory. For more on switching from puppy to adult food see our guide here.

How much should I feed my GSD puppy?

Puppies have a higher calorie requirement per pound than adult dogs do, so you should feed them according to both their age and their weight. A good starting point is to follow the guidelines on the food bag, and make any adjustments (if needed) as recommended by your vet. Remember to keep checking back with the guidelines as your puppy grows and gets older! Their feeding needs will keep changing until they are full grown.

What is the difference between Bark's GSD puppy food and adult dog food?

One big difference between puppy and adult dogs is that while adult dogs eat to maintain body functions and daily activities, puppies eat to GROW. Which is so much more work. Every part of their body, including their skeletons, is growing rapidly in the first year (or two if they’re big doggos) of life. For this reason, puppies have more specific nutrient requirements than adult dogs do (the acceptable range for nutrients is narrower for puppies). This means that nutrients such as protein, minerals (calcium, phosphorus, etc), fat, and also calories, will be super dialed-in for puppy food.

On top of all that, large breed puppies have even more specific requirements than other puppies do for growth of a healthy skeleton. So, large breed puppies need to eat puppy food that has been formulated to be appropriate for growth of all puppies including those that will be 70lbs or larger as adults. Not all puppy food fits this category. BARK's puppy food does.

How often should I feed my GSD puppy?

Young puppies should be fed at least three times per day (their daily food amount split across those meals). Beyond six months of age you can choose to stay at three meals per day or go down to two. Remember, puppies eat a lot of kibble for their body weight! It can help to eat smaller meals throughout the day to avoid overfilling their stomachs each time.