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Barking Heads Adult Grain Free Dry Food

Type of food

Dry extruded complete

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 bags


12kg bags = £58.99


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

Nutritional 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 all ingredients that are regularly linked by veterinarians to food allergies and/or intolerance in dogs like 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:

Salmon (33%), Sweet Potato (24%), Dried Salmon (13%), Peas (12%), Potato, Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Seaweed, Tomato, Glucosamine 355mg/kg, Methylsulfonylmethane 355mg/kg, Chondroitin Sulphate 250mg/kg, Mixed Herbs 0.4%(marjoram, Basil, Oregano, Sage, Thyme, Parsley), Minerals.

As fed (BETA):

Why is this different from the ingredients list?

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamins: Vitamin A 17, 308 IU, Vitamin D3 1, 538 IU, Vitamin E 192 mg trace Elements: Iron as Iron (Ll) Chelate of Glycine Hydrate 77mg, Zinc as Zinc Chelate of Glycine Hydrate 48mg, Manganese as Manganese Chelate of Glycine 5.8mg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 22.0%, Fat 15.0%, Fibre 3.0%, Ash/Mineral content 7.0%, Moisture 8.0%, Omega3 2.00%, Omega6 3.60%.

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: Pet Food UK
HQ: Hertfordshire, UK
Brands: Aatu1111 Aatu foods listed
Barking Heads2121 Barking Heads foods listed44 Barking Heads treats listed
Manufacturer's product description

" Barking Heads Pooched Salmon is made with 100% natural salmon. This super yummy adult dog recipe is made using only the best quality, natural ingredients. Approved by vets, Pooched Salmon is great for skin and coat, contains added joint support, and is completely grain-free. Blended with a seriously yummy combination of sweet potato, peas & herbs, this super fish supper will definitely please your pooch.



Natural Ingredients - FREE FROM artificial colours, flavours & preservatives

Healthy Skin & Coat

Boosts Immune System


Approved by Vets "

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Pat Beadle 3 years ago

So glad to see that Barking Heads are now using Organic Selenium Saccharomyces Cerevisiae rather than the rather dodgy Sodium Selenite!

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Lou 3 years ago

I've been feeding my dog the Turkey Delight now called Top Dog. On seeing that the ingredients had changed I rang Barking Heads head office to be told that "herbs" have now been added to the full range. Plus other subtle changes of ingredients. Not good news for me as my dog gets hay fever symptoms like sneezing and itching with herbs. So back to the drawing board

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Chris 4 years ago

Despite the average rating I'm a fan of this food. I tried a few 'quality' grain free foods and my dogs toilet was not as firm as I'd like. She also scratched a lot. These foods all had rice in common so I decided to switch to a potato based one and hey presto! Better stools, no itching and a very beautiful coat. I mostly went with fusspot on price, would try the other potato ones but they're out of my price range really.

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Emma 5 years ago

The composition of the Fish n Delish has changed. It now has 25% protein. I contacted the company to ask about it and they insist it hasn't changed they have only changed how it is written. Not sure how the protein can increase 2% without changing anything in the recipe! Looking at alternatives.

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Julie S 6 years ago

I have a working cocker spaniel who is very prone to colitis, and highly sensitive to chicken based foods. This food is our saviour, it is perfect for him and he has gained a little weight for the first time.

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Tizzie Jarvis 6 years ago

Having struggled to find a suitable food for my Chihuahua, I am so impressed with the Tiny Paws Grain Free Quackers from Barking Heads. We have tried many brands, wet and dry, with mainly unsucessful results. Since switching to this food his stools are now perfect, he can't wait for meal times, and his energy levels are now more constant.The slightly lower meat content, and the lack of lots of ingredients is probably the reason it suits him as some of the higher scoring high meat content foods were just too rich for him.My puppy is on the puppy version of this food, also with great sucess.I found their website informative and easy to use compared to some of the other companies, and the fact that the food is stocked in a lot of stores helps in being able to grab it off the shelf.The price may be a little higher than some of the others, but having such small dogs (both under 2kgs) for me makes this less of an issue as they don't get through as much food as most!Overall I am extremely impressed.

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Tanz Tizzie Jarvis 6 years ago

How many grams per day do you feed your Chihuahua and what is the dogs weight please. Trying to find an alternative for one of my Chihuahuas who can no longer eat Orijen due to it aggrevating her acid reflux.

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Sophia 7 years ago

I was really worried about my terrier’s poor appetite so I went to our vet and he recommended a natural dry pet food. I’m happy that she likes the taste of Fusspot and her appetite is improving.

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LocalNumberFife 8 years ago

I'm glad that it's been pointed out that their quote of 'meat content over 50%', is misleading - if not downright dishonest. Very few owners understand the dry/wet conversion required to calculate the real meat %..

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Tracy 8 years ago

I truly have the fussiest Schnauzer in the World! After going through the supermarket brands, I decided to try something a little more upmarket (also after reading a few reviews about the amount of rubbish that goes into cheap dog food). I tried a couple of Brands but it seems that this Barking Heads Fusspot is an all round winner. Finally something that my Poppy doesn't turn her nose up after a few days!

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Jamie Ferguson 8 years ago

Barking Heads cant be serious, its one thing to go grain free but the idea is to increase the meat and bio available protein content, Ive seen more meat in a vegetarian kebab and do they really think people are stupid enough to pay such a extortionist price for a mere 12kg bag of such a lightweight product?? 3 star at the absolute most.

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Polly Flit 9 years ago

Love this product and my girl is thriving on it!

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