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Orijen Puppy Large

Type of food

Dry extruded complete

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

NOT suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
NOT suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
NOT 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 2 years

Pack sizes

340g, 6kg & 11.4kg bags


11.4kg bags = £78.99

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:

Fresh Chicken Meat (14%), Fresh Turkey Meat (7%), Fresh Whole Eggs (7%), Fresh Chicken Liver (6%), Fresh Whole Flounder (5%), Fresh Whole Herring (5%), Fresh Turkey Liver (5%), Fresh Chicken Necks (4%), Fresh Chicken Heart (4%), Fresh Turkey Heart (4%), Dehydrated Chicken (4%), Dehydrated Turkey (4%), Dehydrated Whole Mackerel (4%), Dehydrated Whole Sardine (4%), Dehydrated Whole Herring (4%), Whole Red Lentils, Whole Green Lentils, Whole Green Peas, Lentil Fiber, Whole Chickpeas, Whole Yellow Peas, Whole Pinto Beans, Whole Navy Beans, Herring Oil (1%), Chicken Cartilage (1%), Chicken Fat (1%), Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Chicken Liver (Freeze-Dried), Turkey Liver (Freeze-Dried), Fresh Whole Pumpkin, Fresh Whole Butternut Squash, Fresh Whole Zucchini, Fresh Whole Parsnips, Fresh Carrots, Fresh Whole Red Delicious Apples, Fresh Whole Bartlett Pears, Fresh Kale, Fresh Spinach, Fresh Beet Greens, Fresh Turnip Greens, Brown Kelp, Whole Cranberries, Whole Blueberries, Whole Saskatoon Berries, Chicory Root, Turmeric Root, Milk Thistle, Burdock Root, Lavender, Marshmallow Root, Rosehips, Enterococcus Faecium.

As fed (BETA):

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Nutritional additives (per kg)

Zinc Chelate: 100 mg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 38.0%, Fat 16.0%, Fibre 6.0%, Ash 7.0%, Carbs 20.0%, Moisture 12.0%, Calcium 1.30%, Phosphorus 1.10%, Omega3 0.90%, Omega6 2.80%.


371.7 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

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


11.4kg bags RRP


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Company info
Name: Champion Petfoods
HQ: Alberta, Canada
Brands: Acana1919 Acana foods listed33 Acana treats listed
Orijen1212 Orijen foods listed88 Orijen treats listed
Manufacturer's product description

" Biologically Appropriate puppies., Fresh free-run chicken and turkey, nest-laid eggs and wild-caught fish., Rich in protein for large breed muscle mass, and calorie-limited to promote healthy weight and reduce stress on developing bones and joints., With 38% richly nourishing protein, and a limited 20% low-glycemic carbohydrates, ORIJEN nourishes large breed puppies according to their evolutionary and biological needs., Unmatched by any other puppy food, 2/3 of ORIJEN meats are FRESH (refrigerated, no preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, no preservatives), including the top 10 ingredients., 1/3 of meats are air dried at 90�C from fresh chicken, turkey and fish to create a concentrated source of richly nourishing protein to support your growing puppy., Nutrient-dense wholeprey ratios of fresh meats, organs, and cartilage plus fresh whole fish and fresh whole eggs provide a natural source of virtually every nutrient your big puppy needs., Infusions of freeze-dried chicken and turkey liver enhance flavour naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty for the fussiest of puppies. "

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Kenan Gwallter a month ago

If you have a big puppy, this is the best food you can get. PERIOD (as TsVin mentioned earlier).

I have a European Great Dane and I started switching from Royal Canin Giant Puppy to this food about 10 days ago.

With RC, his poops were huge and watery and he drank a lot of water. Like A LOT!

Since I started the switch, his stool improved daily until the point that right now, 1st day after serving him only Orijen, it's absolutely perfect. He also drinks considerably less water and doesn't have to pee/poop that often.

He's missing a few kilograms, even though RC recommends to feed your pup with a lot of their food, it seems that it didn't stick for him. Probably since it's about 50-60% corn and rice. With Orijen the recommended feeding dosage is about 3/4 of RC.

Also, previosly, he didn't really want to eat everything out of his bowl, since RC doesn't really have any taste or smell, but with Orijen he licks the bowl clean every time, which makes me happy.

Right now we're working on getting in tip-top shape, but so far, so good. His coat and energy level are great.

The price may be a bit shocking for most people, but if you love your pup, (s)he deserves the absolute best, and this brand is it.

I can only hope that they won't decrease the quality as everything is more expensive nowadays, in order to keep the same price. If they keep making it at the highest of standards I'm gonna buy it no matter the price.

If anyone is interested, in Romania a 11,4KG bag is about 75Euros.

10/10 from me and my boy.

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TsVin a month ago

This is the best dry puppy food on the market. PERIOD

My pup was being fed some disgusting trays when we got her. She was underweight and had the poops. After 3 days on this she was perfect!!! Ever since we have had no troubles with bad poops. She is perfect weight and growing up strong. The vet said to keep up with the food as it seems perfect for her.

Yes, maybe some pup tummies cannot handle it but nothing is suitable for everyone!

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Kevin Williams a year ago

I tried this along with a number of other brands but he got upset tummy however slow I tried to transition onto it ended up switching to raw and wola the diarrhea was gone 🙂

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christosm0510 . 2 years ago

My dog gets diarrhea when eating this

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Stewart Sharples 3 years ago

We've just switched to this from Royal Canin and couldn't be happier. A long time ago I worked in a pet shop and we had the RC reps in and went to conferences and at the time it was great food (in comparison to what else was out there). But times have changed and there are much better foods out there. It's been less than a week and Shadow is more energetic, his stools are more consistent, smaller and firmer, and his coat is starting to improve already. Shadow has a strong stomach so I have to admit, I cheated and swapped foods in one go and didn't have a single problem. You can even smell the quality of the food (fresh fish). I'd highly recommend this food but if anything changes (early days) I will let everyone know

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Melanie Flynn 4 years ago

I have heard that this food has heavy metals and arsenic in it. Champion foods Are being sued in America for failure to disclose this. Is this food still safe to give move money yet pet?

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ADOSEOFREALITY Melanie Flynn 4 years ago

Yes. read the actual law suit and you will understand it's not as bad as it's being portrayed. Wouldn't be surprised to find that other pet food manufacturers are behind the whole thing.

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Emily Smith 4 years ago

Our 6month black lab has been on this for a few months after veing weened off Arden Grange. I felt I was doing the right thing because I wanted to give him the best I could. Price wise initially expensive yes, but actually you use less so in theory probably works out the same.
However, he's not got along with it too well. Initially suspected it was just the change but it appears that it may be too rich for him. He has loose stools and his coat is a bit dull, compared to Arden.
I'd love to be able to say this has been great but I feel we may be going back to Arden.

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Lauryn 5 years ago

I recently moved my six month old Golden Retriever puppy from Burns to Orijen large puppy after reading the reviews and information on this site. I decided to change foods for two reasons, firstly I was concerned about his coat which had gone quite coarse and secondly he suffered with terrible smelling wind. Since the move to Oijen his coat is soft and shiny and the smelly wind has all but gone. He seems very happy with the food, it didn't upset his tummy at all when transitioning and he is producing regular solid stools. I'm very happy I made the change, the food is expensive but for us it has been well worth it. I would highly recommend.

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Matthew Rhucroft 7 years ago

Lula is a 9 month year old Dobermann. She was on Royal Canin when I first got her, as was her mother. I wanted to get her off RC as I had read bad things about the ingredients and I don't like them as a company. First, I switched to Eden which caused all sorts of nightmares. I was worried about her health and the stools were sloppy for weeks. She has been on Orijen for a few months now and it's perfect, expensive but perfect. I would like to use a UK company but I haven't found anywhere that has a decent fibre content and protein from mixed meats/fishes like Orijen. Highly recommended.

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Beverley davis 8 years ago

Brought this for my St. Bernard puppy , after runny poo and having to eat vast amounts of royal canin , must say it's the best , worth every penny , and he can manage to eat it , unlike the other he was on , solid poo , I would recommend this food ,

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Clara Jackson 8 years ago

After a lot of research I decided to try our black lab puppy on this food. He had previously been fed beta puppy, but didn't seem interested in meal times. Since switching his appetite has improved greatly, his coat is so shiny and he is a lively, happy wee chap, full of energy. His toilet habits have become much more routine, I think due to the fact he has to eat less to get the same nutrition level compared with beta. He has much less gas which is a huge plus! We are still changing over, he's now on 3/4 orijen 1/4 beta, but we wanted to do the change slowly to keep his tummy settled and it seems to be working.

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Paula Adams 8 years ago

I have tried my labrador on a few different types of hypoallergenic dog foods such as Arden grange and James wellbeloved and still my puppy had rashes and dry skin but orijen is by far superior her coat is beautiful and her skin has cleared up within a week of her being on it the vet tried to get me to buy royal canin every chance she got as my puppy was chunky also. I'm so glad I used my common sense and bought a better dog food. I would give this food a 1000 stars

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