Updated 15 May 2023
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Barking Heads Adult Dry Food

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

1kg, 2kg, 12kg & 18kg bags


18kg bags = £124.99


Barking Heads dry foods are made in three seperate factories: one in the UK, one in Spain and one in Germany.

AADF rating


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 ingredients (on a dry matter basis)
Hypoallergenic: Free from wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and artificial additives
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

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Mixing bowl:

Chicken (37%), Dried Chicken (14%), Brown Rice (13%), White Rice, Oats, Peas (5%), Salmon Oil, Chicken Gravy (2%), Chicken Fat (2%), Lucerne, Sunflower Oil, Minerals, Methylsulfonylmethane 355 mg/kg, Glucosamine 310 mg/kg, Chondroitin Sulphate 310 mg/kg, Seaweed, Tomato, Carrot, 0.05% Mixed Herbs (Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme)

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a (Retinyl Acetate) 17308 IU, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 700 IU, Vitamin E (Rac-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 192 mg, Zinc (as Zinc Chelate of Glycine Hydrate) 83 mg, Iron (as Iron Ll Chelate of Glycine Hydrate) 60 mg, Copper (as Copper II Chelate of Glycine Hydrate) 7 mg, Manganese (as Manganese Chelate of Glycine Hydrate) 6 mg, Iodine (as Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) 1.5 mg, Selenium (as Organic Selenium Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Cncm I-3060) 0.1 mg

Typical Analysis

Protein 27.0%, Fat 18.0%, Fibre 3.5%, Ash 7.5%, Omega3 0.50%, Omega6 3.00%.

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

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


18kg bags RRP


Grams per day


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Company info
Name: Inspired Pet Nutrition
HQ: Yorkshire, UK
Brands: Aatu1212 Aatu foods listed
Barking Heads1717 Barking Heads foods listed44 Barking Heads treats listed
Harringtons3939 Harringtons foods listed66 Harringtons treats listed
Wagg77 Wagg foods listed1414 Wagg treats listed
Manufacturer's product description

" Barking Heads Bowl Lickin' Chicken is made with 100% natural free-run chicken. This super yummy adult dog recipe is made using only the best quality, natural ingredients. Approved by vets, Bowl Lickin' Chicken aids healthy digestion and contains added joint support too. Blended with a seriously yummy combination of garden veg and herbs, this chicken dinner isn't called "bowl lickin'" for nothing!



Natural Ingredients - FREE FROM artificial colours, flavours & preservatives

Healthy Digestion

Boosts Immune System

Joint Health

Approved by Vets "


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Kate 6 years ago

My 2 dogs LOVE BH TLC. We switched to this from the fusspot and they like it more than that. I have a hyper maltese x who gets on with any food but with this she is great (and has become a little bit muscly and hench!) and a frenchie with a delicate tummy who has tried james wellbeloved (gas!) and wainwrights (gas!). With this food their coats are lovely, stools firm and they wolf it down. This is the best kibble I have had for any of my dogs and I would wholly recommend it for sensitive dogs. Add a squirt of fish oil and some fresh veg and I have very happy dogs.

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Simon Falla 8 years ago

Big fan of Barking heads...the review was pretty well spot on I thought.

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Little Demona 8 years ago

Antlers can cause serious health problems!! Best to avoid all together!!
Besides the already mentioned breaking of teeth, it can also cause perforation of the stomach/intestines due to splintering when chewed on!!!

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john 8 years ago

Whippets weren't really interested in these - they prefer rawhide.

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Jeanie 8 years ago

I fed my dogs Autarkey for some years but wanted to try a 'better quality' kibble. I could only afford to go 50/50 and introduced the green Barking Heads gradually. Within 4 months my PRT started having seizures, up to two a week. I switched him to home made raw (beef mince, brown rice & leafy greens) and very quickly the seizures reduced to two a month. I did that for a year and over Christmas switched both dogs to Nutriment. My PRT has now had one seizure in three months.No brainer for me now. Raw all the way.

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rubster rusted 9 years ago

Looking for a review on barking heads bad hair day my dog ruby has been on it for just under a month and the change in her skin and coat is amassing the contents is clearly stated but I am a novice to the mine field that is dog food so any chance of a review

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All About Dog Food rubster rusted 9 years ago

I will get one added asap

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Rok All About Dog Food 8 years ago

too much protein is not advisable if your dog has a history of urinary problems' What do you mean with that by this food? Is this food too much protein?

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Simon Falla 9 years ago

I have three Collies..and they thrive on Barking Heads. Their coats are amazing...their health is superb. I wouldn't use anything else

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Melissa Daykin Simon Falla 6 years ago

Have you found this food to be ok with BC's being such a high driven breed? My BCx Auzzie Kelpie is very high driven and hyper and looking into a better quality food that will also hopefully help on those factors too. Thanks

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Taz Mania Melissa Daykin 6 years ago

Hi! My border collie has been on barking heads since we got him and we put him on puppy days he's been on tender loving care for a month now and has loads of energy as all border collie do, his coat is beaut and has a clean bill of health! I was thinking of changing his food to one with a higher rating on here but I don't see the point now

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Kat 9 years ago

This needs review and ingredients listing need updating as meat amounts are now listed. This is old recipe as contain white rice as well now.

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All About Dog Food Kat 9 years ago

Thanks Kat. I will get on to it!

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Veebers 10 years ago

We have a 14m very active vizsla, whom absolutely loves the lamb and also the salmon...previously fed a BARF iet but one day decided he didn't want it anymore! So we tried this and haven't looked back!

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Sophie 10 years ago

Our elderly jack russell has been on TLC since having constant tummy trouble, he is like a different dog now. We have even put our other 2 dogs onto the same food, and they all love it and we havnt had a bad tummy the whole time they have been on it!
Highly recomend! They also have a money back guantee so if your dog doesnt like it or you are not convinced you will get refunded.

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