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Autarky Adult Dry Delicious Chicken

Type of food

Complete dry extruded

Dog types

Working dogs

Breed sizes

NOT 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

2kg & 12kg bags


12kg bags = £28.29

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 the percentages of the main ingredients are 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:

Maize, Poultry Meal (of which 26% Is Chicken), Chicken Fat, Rice (min 5%), Chicken Liver, Linseed, Oats, Maize Gluten, Alfalfa, Yeast, Peas, Minerals, Carrot, Seaweed, Milk Thistle, Marigold, Rosemary, Nettle, Mint, Yucca Schidigera, Blackcurrant, Pomegranate, Rosehip, Spinach, Beetroot, Fenugreek, Thyme, Carob Pod Meal, Aniseed, Turmeric, Dandelion, Ginger, Oregano.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a (3a672a) 19, 800iu, Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate (E4) 40mg, Vitamin D (E671) 1, 980iu, Manganous Oxide (E5) 64mg, Vitamin E (3a700) 275mg, Zinc Oxide (E6) 140mg, Taurine (3a370) 475mg, Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate (E6) 168mg, L-Carnitine (3a910) 200mg, Zinc Chelate of Amino Acids Hydrate (E6) 155mg, Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate (E1) 180mg, Sodium Selenite (E8) 0.4mg, Calcium Iodate Anhydrous (3b202) 2.7mg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 23.0%, Fat 12.0%, Fibre 3.0%, Ash 5.5%, Moisture 8.0%.

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

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


12kg bags RRP


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Company info
Name: United Petfood
HQ: Gent, Belgium
Brands: Autarky1111 Autarky foods listed
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Manufacturer's product description

" Containing only natural ingredients, Adult: Delicious Chicken offers a wheat-gluten and soya free diet with the correct balance of minerals, energy, protein and trace nutrients to support and maintain active working dogs., This holistic, hypoallergenic recipe is packed with essential fatty acids and B vitamins to give adult dogs a healthy coat and skin, whilst boosting scenting ability. The inclusion of natural antioxidants, prebiotics and added herbs support a dog's immune system and digestive health., , The recipe also benefits from the addition of yucca schidigera for additional digestive support and less pungent-smelling stool. "


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Wayne D 7 months ago

We have fed our 5 year old French Bulldog Autarky food for about 3/4 years with no problems. I bought an 2 18kg packs from Costco and about 4 weeks ago and she started with large sloppy bowel

movements and quickly developed an abscess in one anal gland,this has never happened before. It also cost £200 at the vet to rectify.

Initially I thought the blocked gland was causing the toilet issues and the antibiotics prescribed. I mentioned this to our vet and he said it should settle in a few days if it’s the antibiotics. I thought I’d give it longer to settle. We are now 2 weeks after the end of medication and she still has large frequent sloppy bowel movements and occasionally being sick. She also appears hungry all the time,she wasn’t before.

The only explanation can be a change in the dog food.

I now have a full bag and a half of Autarky dry food that we can’t give to her.

It all becomes very clear after reading the reviews on here.

Autarky should be making a recall and refunding everyone involved asap!

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Jo Hewison 8 months ago

Be warned - I have previously fed Autarky grain free White Fish for some time to our 10 working gundogs with no problem. Suddenly with a new batch their condition has gone down rapidly, and they are having enormous poos. On complaining to the manufacturer, they tell me they have changed the recipe and the factory has changed hands - they have gone to different suppliers, and added certain ingredients. No warning except for a small new logo on the bag. My dogs are in a state - waking up at night wanting to go out, and poo-ing for England! Autarky customer service have refused to pick up and refund my 10 surplus bags that I definitely will never feed. They suggest that I drive 40 mins each way to my supplier to get compensation .

They have failed in their duty of comprehensively informing customers of a sudden change.

I am warning everyone of the problems, and to beware of extremely poor customer service.

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Liz Valentine one year ago

I've fed my Cockapoo Autarky chicken and rice since he was about a year old,he's going to be 12 next February.

He's super fit,and full of bounce with a lovely coat.

Poos firm and not really smelly.His weight is stable at 8.5 kg. I may change to senior at some point but no reason to yet.

Suits us so see no reason to change brands.

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Jamie Mattison one year ago

Absolutely horrendous food. I foolishly gave this a go after seeing it in Costco. I should have realised how bad the quality was given it was less than £20 a bag. It looks better than it is due to it’s fancy packaging, but have a look at the ingredients? How many carbs!! My poor dogs have had nothing but large slippery poops and the farts since they’ve been given this rubbish. Straight in the bin, I wouldn’t even give to a dogs home it’s that bad!

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Gail Lewis 3 years ago

I wish I had seen this months ago. I have fed all my previous dogs on Autarky, going back some 15 years or more, without any problems. However about 6 months ago both dogs started with the most awful wind and loose stools. I noticed that the food seemed to be very greasy as well. I have had to change dog food but still not happy and looking for something better. Why change the recipe when it has been so good for so long.

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Amy 4 years ago

I agree with Alison. I have had my border collies on Autarky for over 10 years and comments have always been made about how well the look and the excellent coats, but I think the formula must have been changed because they now don't like it and there motions were loose. Have changed to another brand and all is OK again.

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Alison Byard 5 years ago

I have had my five girls on this for a while now.
We have a Boston, a goldie and three Sprocker spaniels.
They all seemed to be ok on this brand. Their coats became healthy looking, nice and thick with a natural shine to it. Their stools were nice and firm and not loads of it.
But over the last few weeks, I seem to be throwing away more than their eating.
I always mix in a little Butchers choice wet food to stop it being boring. So I took it away to make sure it wasn’t that they’d gone off, no they still wouldn’t eat the Autarky. But when I just put the Butchers down it was gone in seconds.
I am not sure if the manufacturers have changed anything within the ingredients but there’s something that has made my girls go off this brand. If one or two went off it, then maybe it might be them having an off period, but all five of them is different.
One of my girls is very meal time orientated and will eat almost anything, so for Bella to go off it, I know there must be some change.
It’s a shame as they were doing well on this brand. Two weeks ago I would have definitely recommended the brand, but now I’m not so sure.

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