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Barking Heads Puppy Days Dry Food 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 2 months to 12 months

Pack sizes

1kg, 4kg, 6kg & 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

Price per day




Mixing bowl:

Turkey (33% Freshly Prepared Free Run Turkey, 23% Dried Turkey, 4% Turkey Gravy), Sweet Potato (14%), Potato, Peas (10%), Potato Protein, Lucerne, Salmon Oil (1%), Minerals, Yeast Products (1000mg/kg), Chicory Root Extract (FOS 1000mg/kg), Seaweed, Glucosamine (500mg/kg), Dried Carrot (500mg/kg), Mixed Herbs (Peppermint, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme 500mg/kg), Beta Glucans (300mg/kg), Chondroitin Sulphate (150mg/kg).

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a 18000 IU, Vitamin D3 1000 IU, Taurine 1000mg/kg, Vitamin E 150mg, Iron (Iron II Sulphate) 60mg, Zinc (Zinc Sulphate) 50mg, Manganese (Manganous Sulphate) 50mg, Zinc (Zinc Chelate of Glycine) 15mg, Copper (Copper II Sulphate) 5mg, Iodine (Calcium Iodate) 1.5mg, Selenium (Sodium Selenite) 0.05mg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 30.0%, Fat 16.0%, Fibre 3.0%, Ash 8.5%, Calcium 1.40%, Phosphorus 1.00%.


385.0 kcal/100g

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


Cost per day


Approved supplier:

The Pet Express

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Manufacturer's product description

" A complete dry dog food, lovingly made for your growing puppy's needs. Supports Teeth, Bone & Brain Development. Vet Approved. "

Company info
Company name: Inspired Pet Nutrition
HQ: Yorkshire, UK
Brands: Aatu1212 Aatu foods listed
Barking Heads1818 Barking Heads foods listed44 Barking Heads treats listed
Harringtons4040 Harringtons foods listed66 Harringtons treats listed
Wagg77 Wagg foods listed1414 Wagg treats listed
Product country of origin: Spain

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Nadine Goodman 2 months ago

I notice it is 16 % fat. That seems very high?

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sarah green 7 months ago

Has anyone noticed the puppy food is no longer dark and greasy like it used to be and is now dry and pale looking....... wondering if I have a duff bag or if they have changed there recipe

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Greg Milne sarah green 4 months ago

yes, there has definitely been a change. Not sure if the above has been updated accordingly?

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Tish Langmead 2 years ago

The only kibble my puppy will eat

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Abbey Swift 2 years ago

Hi please could you tell me if this is a recent updated thank you

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All About Dog Food Abbey Swift 2 years ago

Hi Abbey. It was last updated in February 2019. I've just taken a look at the Barking Heads website and it does look like the ingredients have changed so I'll get it updated asap. Watch this space

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All About Dog Food Abbey Swift 2 years ago

That's done now

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Abbey Swift All About Dog Food 2 years ago

Brill thank you. Does it take long to update or has it not changed?

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All About Dog Food Abbey Swift 2 years ago

All the information has now been updated - the ingredients list, the price and the packaging had all changed.

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Emma Dow 5 years ago

I'd be very keen to see a new review for Puppy Days by Barking Heads. Seems they have changed the recipe dramatically to make it higher in meat/fish content and grain free. My puppy is coming home with me next weekend and I'm keen to change him onto this rather than Royal Canin.

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All About Dog Food Emma Dow 5 years ago

Done. Thanks Emma

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Emma Dow All About Dog Food 5 years ago

Excellent. Thank you!

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Emily Evans 6 years ago

My 6 month old Labrador puppy has been on this for about 3 months now and she loves it! Very consistent poos, coat is very shiny and she doesn't have stinky breath. I do soak her breakfast because she'll gobble it so fast she is sometimes sick if not.

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Emma 6 years ago

We've switched our Lhasa Apso puppy to Barking Heads' Puppy Days and she clearly loves it. She even prefers this as a reward for training over some of the treats we've got for her.
She was on Beta Puppy (her breeder's choice) and since switching to Barking Heads she no longer has stinky puppy breath. We give her this for two meals and then in the evening she has chicken with some BH on the top and is a very happy, healthy and energetic pup!

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yvette mckittrick 7 years ago

my pup is Lhasa apso 9wks old weighs 2kg how much food should he get im feeding him Barking Heads Puppy days

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Maddy 10 years ago

Put my puppy on this to try, so far so good after 4 weeks :-)

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Helen 10 years ago

its great!! my dog loves it and eats it every time. I rate it 4 and a half stars.!!!!!!!!!!!!

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