Updated 18 Dec 2013
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Skinner's Puppy

Type of food

Dry extruded complete

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

Suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
Suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
Suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
Suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
Suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From weaning to 9 months

Pack sizes

2.5kg & 15kg bags

RRP

15kg bags = £42.99

Nutritional rating

65%

At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
High meat content: Contains at least 30% meat (on a dry matter basis)
Not hypoallergenic: Contains one or more common allergy causing ingredients or has an ingredient list that is too unclear to rule out their presence
Clearly labelled: Each ingredient is clearly and individually stated and there is at least a reasonable indication of the percentages of the main ingredients
Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

Price per day

£
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Nutrition

Ingredients List

Brown Rice (38%), Lamb Meat Meal (19%), Naked Oats, Sunflower Oil, Pea Protein, Linseed, Whole Peas, Brewer's Yeast, Beet Pulp, Sunflower Expellers, Whole Dried Egg, Vitamins, Minerals and Trace Elements, Culinary Herb Mix, MOS, FOS.

Typical Analysis

Crude Protein: 24%, Crude Oils & Fats: 12%, Crude Fibre: 3.5%, Crude Ash: 8%. Nutritional Additives Per Kg: Vitamin A 13,000 IU, Vitamin D3 1,925 IU, Vitamin E (as Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate) 310 IU. Trace Elements Per Kg: Iron (as Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate) 40mg, Iodine (as Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) 1.5mg, Copper (as Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate) 5mg, Manganese (as Manganous Oxide) 25mg, Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 100mg (as Zinc Chelate Of Amino Acids Hydrate) 30mg, Selenium (as Sodium Selenite) 0.1mg.

Dry weight nutrients

Above average

Average

Below average

* NFE carbohydrate level (i.e. not including fibre). Level estimated from available data.

Pricing

15kg bags RRP

£42.99

Grams per day

0g

Cost per day

£

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Company info
Made by: Roger Skinner Limited
Company HQ: Suffolk, UK
Sister brands: Repnor11 Repnor foods listed
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Nutritional rating

65%

Review

high meat content

High meat content

natural

Natural

clear ingredients list

Clearly labelled

Skinner's offers many of the selling-points of mid-to-high-end foods but at a much lower price and as dog owners' purse strings continue to tighten, Skinner's popularity is sky-rocketing.

Skinner's Puppy is natural and hypoallergenic (free from all of the common allergy causing ingredients like wheat, dairy and soya) which makes it a good option for more sensitive puppies.

The recipe is built around a fairly large proportion of white rice. Although the rice is unlikely to cause any problems and it certainly provides plenty of calories, it is almost entirely made up of starch and therefore contributes very little in the way of nutrition. Naked oats, on the other hand, are much more nutritionally dense and provide a good source of dietary fibre. Additional linseed, brewer's yeast, FOS and MOS are also welcome additions.

Meat is very important in puppy foods as it provides the protein necessary for healthy growth and development so with just 19% lamb meat meal topped up with much lower quality pea protein, Skinners Puppy and Junior leaves a lot to be desired.

In terms of price, Skinner's Puppy and Junior does not do quite as well as some of their adult foods but it still works out a lot less expensive than many 'super-premium' puppy foods that are of a similar quality.

Conclusion: A good, natural puppy food that doesn't cost the earth.

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