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Harringtons Dry Adult Review

Type of food

Complete dry extruded

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 12 months to 7 years

Pack sizes

1.7kg bags


1.7kg bags = £4.99


4kg, 12kg bags are also available for certain variants.

AADF rating


At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
Not high in meat: Contains less than 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Not hypoallergenic: Contains wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and/or artificial additives or has an ingredient list that is too unclear to rule out their presence
Not clearly labelled:

This product has not been awarded the clear labelling logo because not all of the animal species used in the food are specified and the percentage of the first non-meat ingredient is not declared.

Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

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Mixing bowl:

Meat Meals 26% (Including Dried Beef 6.5%), Maize, Barley, Rice (14%), Freshly Prepared Chicken (4%), Poultry Fat, Beet Pulp, Linseed, Salmon Oil (1%), Minerals, Poultry Gravy (0.5%), Seaweed (0.1%), FOS (0.1%), Yucca Extract (0.01%).

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a 15, 000iu, Vitamin D3 1500iu, Vitamin E 150mg, Trace Elements: Zinc (Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate) 75mg, Iron (Iron (Ll) Sulphate Monohydrate) 50mg, Manganese (Manganese (Ll) Oxide) 50mg, Copper (Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate) 5mg, Iodine (Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) 0.5mg, Selenium (Sodium Selenite) 0.1mg.

Technological additives

Tocopherol Rich Extracts..

Typical Analysis

Protein 22.0%, Fat 10.5%, Fibre 2.5%, Ash 8.0%, Moisture 8.0%, Omega3 0.60%, Omega6 1.80%.


357.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

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


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Company info
Name: Inspired Pet Nutrition
HQ: Yorkshire, UK
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Manufacturer's product description

" Our new and upgraded recipe is now even more tasty & nutritious, with freshly prepared meat ingredients, vegetables, botanicals, vitamins & minerals in every bite.

Our recipe includes more freshly prepared meat ingredients than ever before as a great source of natural protein for energy, growth & repair and meat ingredients come #1 in our recipe.

We've added a delicious homemade chicken gravy to both the inside & outside of our kibble to make our recipe even tastier, and also omega 6 & 3 in the form of salmon oil to support a healthy immune system and maintain your dog's glossy coat.

Additional benefits from ingredients such as prebiotic FOS to help maintain a healthy digestion, seaweed to support oral hygiene & provide a natural source of vitamins, minerals & trace elements and vitamin E to help support a healthy immune system.

From the UK's first carbon negative pet food company.

Rich in Beef and Rice is a complete dry dog food that can be fed to all dogs from 8 weeks onwards.

It has been carefully formulated using all natural ingredients to provide wholesome nutrition . The recipe contains no artificial colours or flavours, no dairy, no soya and no added wheat.

Harringtons provides the conventional benefits associated with premium foods.

Proudly made in the UK. "


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Suepernan one year ago

I have a 21 month mini poodle and a 21 month chihuahua

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Yvonne Depledge 3 years ago

We have 3 dogs, 2 are shih Tzu cross Lhasa apso sisters 7 years old and we have an 11 year old staffi, they are all picky eaters. The staffi is supposed to lose weight but she doesn't eat much anyway. I can't find a food they all like. I know they like chicken flavour products. Although one can't have proper chicken it makes her sick. Would Harrington's be a good idea.

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Barry Charlton 4 years ago

We have a Lab/Springer cross rescue 3 yes old. We have been trying to get her weight down. Despite reducing amount fed she is still have he same weight. Currently feeding her on Harrington's. Was wondering which is the best food to get her weight down a few kilos.

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Paula 5 years ago

I ran out of my usual food for our dog and bought harringtons..my dog loved it but she constantly was having to go for a poo..it was going straight through her, thankfully my regular millies wolf heart got delivered and she's gone back to normal.

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Lee Richards Paula 2 years ago

Your supposed to slowly feed any new food regardless of the quality. Or I will go through the dog

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Laurence Neal 5 years ago

We fed our two beagles on Harrington puppy complete from birth, both are healthy one year olds now... we switched to the adult chicken and rice but it was a struggle to get one of them to eat it, like we had to add a little scrambled egg or something to get her started, however on our second bag we brought this one the salmon and potato and now they wolf it down. both are always full of energy, gorgeously soft, shiny coats, and both recovered fast from being spayed. so a big recommend from me!

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Alison Byard 5 years ago

I have three Sprockers, a goldie and a Boston.
Over the years I have tried quite a few foods, trying to get the best for my girls.
I had them on Royal canine for roughly three years thinking because I was paying a lot for this brand I was getting the best. I found after reading many reviews and how my girls looked etc, that this was not the case. I then tried Skinners, but this made them sky high.
I have had them on Autarky for roughly a year now, but these last couple of bags I’m throwing more away than their eating. I don’t know if they have changed any ingredients, but all of my girls have lost interest in it.
I have always have used Butchers choice wet food, just a scrapping mixed in to stop the plain biscuit from being boring. So I removed this and left plain biscuit which they turned their noses up at. I then put only the Butchers down and within seconds it had gone. So I know it’s not that.
I can’t fault Autarky for anything other than them not wanting it. Their coats are super and eyes really bright and healthy looking. Their motions are good, very firm and not a lot of it.
So I have decided to try Harrington’s, after one of our past litter baby’s owners started to use it.
Rupert came to stay with us for a while and he looked so fit and healthy. His coat was nice and thick with a beautiful shine to it.
All Ellen gives him, is Harrington’s and his doggie treats. No special bathing shampoos or conditioners.
On seeing Rupert, this made my mind up to try this brand. It’s only been a few weeks but so far so good.

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Fledhyris Proudhon 5 years ago

I have a 2 year old Border Collie who I tried first on Autarkey but then switched to Harringtons just because it was a bit more easily available. I do top the dry food with Nature Diet or Naturo for added protein and enjoyability but only 1/3 packet per day. He seems to be really healthy on this mixture, active, beautiful soft shiny coat, nice firm stools, but we noticed very early on that he does need that extra topping, he doesn't think much of a bowl of Harringtons on its own and can't really blame him, it's hardly a substitute for fresh meat! Add the wet and he cleans up in minutes, pushing his bowl around the kitchen until it's shiny. I am wondering if it would be just as cost-effective, and maybe nutritionally sounder, to go for just a premium dry complete food on its own, however I'm a bit worried after 2 years of having a mixed diet, if he would turn his nose up!

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kaz 5 years ago

Our dog loves Harrington's. So glad we switched over :)
He never leaves a trace of food now

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Constantine Zymurgy 6 years ago

Hi there , My dog does have a delicate tummy , I have been feeding him harringtons turkey and veg for 3 years . How ever the last two 15 kilo sacks have caused him to have what seems like acid reflux and bring up some semi digested kibble some times the following morning , hes back on rice and veg and small dog food sachets and doing brilliant . HAVE they changed the formula ?

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Su French Constantine Zymurgy 6 years ago

Hi, feed a small meal last thing at night. Sounds as if the stomach acids are working on nothing. IMO Harringtons is not a brilliant food.

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Emma Badge 6 years ago

I have been an advocate for Harringtons for quite a few years. I have had 2 Border Collies and recently had move in with me a Lab with gastrointestinal issues. After a week of chicken and rice with medication I put my Lab on Harringtons and he is healthier than I have ever known him. 2 months on Harringtons his coat is shining, his stools are near perfect and he is moving easier. The family used to feed him on top end food way out of my budget.
I even fed my guinea pig on Harringtons but that test would be inconclusive because he had the appetite of a Lab!

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Lara 6 years ago

I decided to change my puppys food to dog food he is jus over 7mounths old and Is Routweiler cross Mastiff jus gulps his puppy food in seconds I find that he enjoys harringtons dry food a lot more and doesnt gulp it to fast so i know he enjoys the flavours and also makes his coat so healthy and shiney! Also the price is amazing I think it is good for larger dog breeds deffentily!

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Paul Gordon 6 years ago

Meat meal is not meat!! Look it up on the internet. Any dry food is not a natural product. Thousands of years , with dogs eating meat and veg, as they are omnivores.
Once again greedy humans made dry dog food to make more profit.

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Tan Stanton-Britton 7 years ago

I have a lab and a cross breed. The cross has dietary issues and Harringtons is the only food within mu budget that both dohs can eat happily. My Lab is picky and does need encouragement now and then with a wet food topper. He also has skin problems that remain fairly well controlled on Harringtons. He did have a period when he had a rash and the vet suggested trying a food change. With the Cross' s gastric issues, which really kick off on gluten, I hunted around and tried a few other brands and ended up on a brand quite a bit more expensive (wainrights grain free) which the Lab needed encouragement more often on and made his urine stink to high heaven of ammonia (obviously ammonia is normal) which would fill the house when he used his pad in the bathroom overnight. For these reasons we went back to Harringtons, the smell has gone, his skin is fine, little cross is not flatulent and it frees up my budget to get them quality treats .Other than this vet recommended trail I've been a loyal customer for 7 plus years. Now they're older they have dietary supplements alongside rather than moving them off a good they're happily settled on.

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Rachel Slater 7 years ago

I have a Norwegian Elkhound who is 13. We used to feed him with James Wellbeloved as its so highly recommended. Three years ago we got a Frenchie so in order to save some money we put them both on Harringtons. They seem to enjoy it just as much, I try to give the Frenchie less as I would say maybe he has gained a little weight from the swap however they both have with chicken, sardines or mackerel to go with it.

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Fur Q 7 years ago

Can an analysis be done for the Harringtons Hypoallergenic Complete as well please? It's slightly more expensive than the standard at £9.50 in Asda per 5kg bag but it's got better ingredients and less ingredients that cause problems.

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All About Dog Food Fur Q 7 years ago

Hi Nathan and thanks for posting. The Harringtons hypoallergenic range is working its way to the top of our to-do list but in the meantime don't forget that you can always use our Instant Review Generator to get a bit more insight into foods that aren't yet featured on the site. Just enter the ingredients list as it's printed on the packaging or website, click the big arrow and hey presto, an instant review just for you! Good luck!https://www.allaboutdogfood...

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Judi Lion 7 years ago

I was feeding my 4 yo GSD on Harringtons for some time - he loved it. However he was getting me up at least once every night to go out into the garden. I thought back to the other foods he'd had over the years - James Wellbeloved, Autarchy, Pero - when he was going right through the night. Having checked the various foods on this site, I decided to change his feed to Arden Grange and gradually added more of this and less of Harringtons to his feeds. My previous GSD had been brought up on Arden Grange and done very well (her sire was in fact an AG dog "Putz"). And hey presto - unless it is a huge coincidence - he has not asked to go out during the night once since. He is now on about 3/4 AG and once all the Harringtons is finished, will be 100% on AG.

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Mark Kent 7 years ago

I too used to feed my 3yr GSD on James wellbeloved thought I would change his food to a cheaper brand my GSD suffers from EPI kept him on this food for 2 months his fur was dull his eyes was dull and suffered irritable skin loss of fur so I put him back on James Wellbeloved never ever again will I change is food harringtons bag there food in pish premium bags but the food is low grade same as wagging

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Adam Millward 7 years ago

Hi all,
me and my Mrs got a reswcue dog around a year ago and he was fed on 'Chappie'. Needless to say the Chappie was awful leading to him having bad 'toilet times' constanly not to mention being a nightmare to remove form the garden, it also resulted in him not being able to empty his anal glands whilst going to the toilet which resulted in regular vet trips! Whilst shopping in Tesco desperate to change his diet we tried this Harringtons purely because the packaging was like that of James Wellbeloved, naive i know!
He's been on this for around 6 months if not more now and its done wonders for him his stool is now hard and firm hes full of beans constantly, his coat is healthy although he does shed a hell of a lot but I think he's always done...
All in all i find it a good choice for Archie especially for the cost, I don't think you can find a completely natural dry dog food for cheaper to be honest!

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Catspelle 7 years ago

I'm using it for brekfast instead of Lily's kitchen which is a bit on the expensive side. It seems fine my 2 cocker spaniels haven't had any tummy/bum problems on it. Not sure I'll buy again though I just wanted to try it. The ingredients are a little cheap for my liking.

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Karen 7 years ago

Unfortunately I have found that Harringtons Complete dry dog food was not a good option for my 1-year old Labrador. I changed to Harringtons Complete as I needed a cheaper option for feeding my dog. For a while the food seemed to suit her okay but then her coat started looking duller and duller and two dry patches of skin were appearing, symmetrically, on either side of her flank. The skin on these dryer patches was not flaky, nor did it appear to be sore or infected yet the hair was falling out and after a couple of months the patches were almost bald. I knew that this wasn't an ailment or illness that needed veterinary treatment but I was miffed by the symmetry of the location of the patches. I decided to change my dogs diet and after a couple of weeks I noticed a significant chang in the quality of her coat. A further couple of weeks and I could see the hair on the balding patches starting to grow back. Now my 2-year old Labrador looks again in prime health and her coat is glossy with no patches. Never again will I substitute health for cost.

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anita velfre 7 years ago

I have 3 dogs. 2 germen sheperds and a pyraneen mountain dog called Zac. Zac I was given at the age of 2 yrs by the breeders as the previous owners weren't looking after him and he was always ill. He came with sores over his back, which I couldn't heal up. After a couple of months, his nose started swelling and a lump started growing inside his nostrils. His hair started falling out. I took him to the vets. He had a opp on his nose where they drilled deep into the lump, expecting a tumor. It wasn't. He was put on steroids which shrunk the lump and helped the skin a bit. he had blood test, skin scrapes, tested for thyroid. Everything came back normal. I was told by the vet that he would be on steroids for the rest of his life.
3 weeks ago, while in mole vally. thought I would look for a compete dog food with very little added ingredients, to see if it would quieten down one of my hyper gsd. I bought harringtons turkey and veg. I fed it to all three. Within a week, Zacs hair has started to grow and all his sores have gone. Also his nose is going back to normal. I'm so glad I found this product. Its the only complete food I will use now. Its a shame it didn't quieten down my gsd. But obviously, that's the way she is

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disqus_Ys0C5K3Uj2 8 years ago

i swapped both my dogs onto this as my vet told me to feed salmon & vegetable, not grain.
they have both been in this for a while & my gsd is fairly settled on it - despite in the report it says it has grain - for the salnon & potato variety?
my only concern is that its a good size for my dachshund but like eating crumbs for my gsd.so i add boiling water & it swells - i hope this is better for theyre organs as well?

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