Vet Reveals Every Dog Breed’s Favorite Food

By Lauren Mccluskey 9 months ago

1. Doggie Diets

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Dogs have different dietary needs, and their preferences can vary a lot, but vets and other professionals advise that although you have to consider the dog's breed when thinking about the foods that would be beneficial for them, you have to keep in mind that individual dogs might have different tastes and requirements.

2. Labrador Retriever

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Labrador Retrievers are very food-motivated and are known for their love of food.  This means that they enjoy a balanced diet of high-quality dog food which provides the essential nutrients that they need whilst also controlling calorie intake.  This is particularly important if your Lab has a tendency to overeat.

3. Beagle

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Beagles tend to have quite sensitive stomachs in general which means that relatively simple and easy-to-digest foods would benefit them.  Foods like rice and plain chicken are great because they're less likely to cause your dog digestive issues.

4. Bulldog

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Bulldogs are prone to obesity and this is because they typically have quite low activity levels.  So in order to help your beloved bulldog to maintain a healthy weight, it's a good idea to feed them foods that contain a low amount of ingredients and that are low-fat too.

5. Poodle

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Poodles have beautifully distinctive fur, which means that their diet can be beneficial to maintaining not only their health but also their coats too.  So healthy fats from sources like salmon and flaxseed oil may support them with the health of their skin and coat.

6. Boxer

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Boxers have incredible muscle mass, typically, and this means that they're particularly active dogs who move around a lot.  So a high-protein diet can support their energy levels and their muscle mass in order to help them to enjoy their active lifestyle.

7. German Shepherd

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German Shepherds are also very active dogs which means that their diet therefore needs to support this and provide energy for their lifestyle.  So lean proteins like chicken and lamb can provide the best support for their muscle maintenance and energy levels.

8. Golden Retriever

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Golden Retrievers are known for their distinctive coats so a diet rich in fish-based foods is known to be beneficial in promoting their healthy and shiny coat.  This is because fish-based foods provide Golden Retrievers with the essential omega-3 fatty acids they need to maintain their coat.

9. Yorkshire Terrier

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Yorkshire Terriers are small dogs which means that they only require a small diet. Vets recommend feeding your Yorkshire Terrier small kibble sizes because they are much easier for this tiny dog to chew. Not only this, but this diet can promote better oral health.

10. Pug

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Pugs are typically very small but they are quite prone to obesity. This means that you've got to be conscious of what you feed your pug to help them maintain a healthy weight. So portion control and low-fat diets can be beneficial for the health of your pug.

11. Shih Tzu

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Shih Tzus' health tends to benefit from foods that have been specifically designed to promote their oral health.  This can reduce the risk of your beloved pooch developing dental problems which are known to be common in Shih Tzus because of their flat faces.

12. Great Dane

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Great Danes tend to be quite huge when they're fully grown, but despite this natural feature, their sheer size can mean that they regularly suffer from joint and bone problems.  This is why controlled growth is essential for this large breed and vets recommend that you feed them a specialized diet to help manage their growth rate.

13. Doberman Pinscher

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If you own a Doberman Pinscher, you'll probably be more than aware of their energy levels and their active lifestyle.  So foods that provide the energy for this lifestyle include whole grains and lean proteins because they provide the sustained energy that they need.

14. Rottweiler

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Rottweilers are a large breed of dog and like with any large breed, you've got to look after their joint and bone health because it's crucial in holding them up.  Foods that contain between 22 to 26 percent protein from foods like chicken, turkey, lamb, or herring.

15. Dachshund

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Dachshunds are well-known for their tendency to gain weight quite quickly, especially if their diet hasn't been properly considered.  You can help your Dachshund feel fuller and more satisfied for longer if you feed them a high-fiber diet.  This will ensure that they're not consuming too many excess calories.

16. Siberian Husky

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A common issue that is experienced by Siberian Huskies is the health of their skin. They tend to suffer quite a lot from skin dryness but luckily there is something you can do to alleviate this for them and that's by considering their diet. Feeding them foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids can promote skin health.

17. Chihuahua

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Chihuahuas are tiny, and this means that they only need a tiny diet. You have to consider the small size of their mouths when preparing food for them. This is why soft foods that are designed for smaller mouths can make it easier for Chihuahuas to eat without experiencing discomfort.

18. Greyhound

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Greyhounds are incredibly lean, and they're active too.  This means that it is essential that you feed your Greyhound a high-protein diet to help them maintain their muscle mass.  The Greyhound Adoption Program in Australia recommends safe raw or cooked veggies, raw turkey necks, or marrow bones (in moderation), occasional treats and chews, and high-quality premium dog food.

19. Pomeranian

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Everyone knows Pomeranians for their fluffy fur, so it's essential they regular grooming and their diet promotes this.  A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps to promote a healthy, shiny coat and enhance the health and appearance of their fluffy fur.

20. Chow Chow

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It is common for Chow Chows to be prone to food allergies, as well as having skin sensitivities. This means that you must select appropriate foods for them, perhaps with the help of a professional. High-quality and well-balanced dog food which is high in protein can help, particularly poultry and fish-based foods with a low-moderate fat content.

21. Bearded Collie

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Bearded Collies tend to be quite fussy and finicky when it comes to their food and they're not shy in letting you know what their preferences are!  So be sure to include some diverse textures and flavors to keep mealtime exciting and appealing for your Bearded Collie!

22. Australian Heelers

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Australian Cattle Dogs, known as Heelers, are very active and they spend a lot of their time sprinting and running. So they're going to need high-quality animal-based protein, which will make up most of your dog's diet. They also need healthy fats and carbohydrates to support their active lifestyle, health, and happiness.

23. Shetland Sheepdog

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Shetland Sheepdogs are known to suffer from various gastrointestinal issues which can be made better or worse with their diet. So it's important to choose foods with adequate amounts of fiber in order to promote your Shetland Sheepdog's digestive health.

24. Saint Bernard

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Saint Bernards are enormous, and their fast growth rate could mean that they suffer from joint and bone issues. So choosing the right foods that promote joint and bone health and support, such as high-quality animal-based protein sources and healthy fats can help to manage the challenges that come with how huge this breed is.

25. Bloodhound

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As Bloodhounds get older, this large breed tends to face certain challenges in their joints and mobility.  This means that feeding your dog the right foods and supplements is essential to keep them healthy and mobile.  Choose high-quality balanced dog food with animal-based proteins and consider their age when planning their meals.

26. Cocker Spaniel

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Cocker Spaniels can commonly suffer from certain heart problems so it's important that you consider this when feeding your pup.  Foods that promote heart health, including high-quality animal-based foods like chicken, beef, lamb, eggs, and so on, can address breed-specific heart issues and promote their overall well-being.

27. Basset Hound

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Basset Hounds are pretty stocky and have dense bones and lots of mass so they need a balanced diet to maintain their health.  Surprisingly, they are active dogs, despite their appearance, so need a diet to support this.  Many vets and other professionals will tell you that dry food with lots of protein is the best type of food for this breed.  And as a tip, elevate their bowl a little to reduce strain on their long ears.

28. Irish Setter

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Irish Setters are a particularly athletic breed which means that they're going to need high-quality protein sources to support their energy and promote their health.  Chicken, lamb, beef, and pork are examples of protein sources that are critical for your dog's health and development.

29. Pekingese

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Pekingese have quite flat faces, so it's a good idea to feed them moistened kibble which is gentler and makes mealtimes more comfortable for them.  You should choose foods that are high in protein, especially when they are growing puppies and adolescents.

30. Healthy Happy Companions

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It's important to remember that all dogs are unique, no matter what their breed is, and more than anything, you need to make sure that they're getting a balanced diet for their life stage. Some dogs will need a more specialist diet, some will gobble up everything in sight and others will be very particular with their food so also be aware of this, when considering their diet for a healthy, happy pooch!

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