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Acana Puppy & Junior

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
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
NOT suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From weaning to 18 months

Pack sizes

340g, 2kg, 6kg & 11.4kg bags


11.4kg bags = £58.99

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:

Fresh Chicken Meat (16%), Chicken Meal (13%), Turkey Meal (13%), Red Lentils, Whole Green Peas, Fresh Chicken Giblets 6% (Liver, Heart, Kidney), Chicken Fat (6%), Fresh Whole Eggs (4%), Fresh Whole Flounder (4%), Herring Meal (3%), Herring Oil (3%), Sun-Cured Alfalfa (2%), Green Lentils, Field Beans (2%), Whole Yellow Peas, Pea Fibre, Fresh Chicken Cartilage (2%), Dried Brown Kelp, Fresh Whole Pumpkin, Fresh Whole Butternut Squash, Fresh Whole Parsnips, Fresh Kale, Fresh Spinach, Fresh Mustard Greens, Fresh Turnip Greens, Fresh Whole Carrots, Fresh Red Delicious Apples, Fresh Bartlett Pears, Freeze-Dried Chicken Liver, Freeze-Dried Turkey Liver, Fresh Whole Cranberries, Fresh Whole Blueberries, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Milk Thistle, Burdock Root, Lavender, Marshmallow Root, Rose Hips, Enterococcus Faecium.

As fed (BETA):

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Typical Analysis

Crude Protein (Min.) 33 %, Fat Content (Min.) 20 %, Crude Ash (Max.) 7 %,Crude Fibre (Max.) 5 %, Moisture (Max.) 12 %, Calcium (Min.) 1.5 %, Phosphorus (Min.) 1.1 %, Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 2.7 %, Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Min.) 1 %, Dha (Min.) 0.3 %, Epa (Min.) 0.3 %, Glucosamine (Min.) 1400 mg, Chondroitin Sulfate (Min.) 900 mg, Linoleic Acid (Min.) 2.5 %, Carbohydrate (Nfe) 23 %.


366.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average


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

" By nature, all puppies are carnivores which means they're biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in fresh whole meats with smaller amounts of fruits and vegetables., , That's why ACANA Puppy & Junior is brimming with free-run chicken and nest-laid eggs from local prairie farms, and wild-caught flounder from North Vancouver Island, delivered fresh to nourish peak health., , Free of grains and fast carbohydrates such as rice, tapioca or potato, ACANA is rich in meat proteins to promote your puppy's peak development and conditioning., , Made in our award-winning kitchens from Canada's best and freshest ingredients, Biologically Appropriate ACANA is guaranteed to keep your puppy healthy, happy and strong., , Read our ingredients and we think you'll agree! "

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HelloThere412 9 months ago

I'm trying to decide between this and Barking Heads for my Labrador

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Emma 11 months ago

My puppy absolutely LOVES this dog food! I use the smaller sized one as training rewards, she enjoys it so much! She has this one as her main food although I'm not sure if it really fills her up as she always seems hungry. She has never had any stomach problems.

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Virginia Girtz a year ago

My dog loves this food but she only likes the small size kibble, not the bigger size. I bought the 2kg bag to test her on it which she loooves. So I bought the 11kg bag but the kibble was bigger in size which my dog didn't like (so fussy). Does anyone know if any of the sizes in between still use the small kibble? She goes through a 2kg bag once a week so it's annoying to have to keep buying so regularly!

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Miguel a year ago

People who have expressed diarrhoea, sorry to say, have transitioned their pup WAY too fast to the Acana food. Quite simply, it is a case of very very slowly adding more and more of the Acana in with the existing food over AT LEAST a period of 2-3 weeks. My pup started on Skinners (breeder) and was getting 40g, 4 times a day - So, I started with 35g Skinners and 5g of Acana for a week, and gradually increased the Acana by 5 or 10g if her stool was coming out firm.
This is a protein rich food - and likely causes of diarrhoea are definitely caused by not doing this.All the people who claim that this is a rubbish product because their pup gets diarrhoea need educating,

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Frédéric Janssen a year ago

Hi, we also have had some diarrhea issues with our 8 month old Golden Retriever.
Although it is hard to determine the underlying cause of an upset stomach the following made us change our minds about how well rated this brand should be on this website.
There is a class action lawsuit towards Champion Petfoods in the USA (over 15 states).
Allegedly they have found traces of Arsenic, Lead, Mercury and BPA in the Acana foods (as well as Orijen, their more upscale brand)You guys seems to do thorough research on your food, this might be an opportunity to dig in and change your rating around this brand. Class action was filed February 2019.We have switched...

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Miguel Frédéric Janssen a year ago

if you have read the actual reports etc on this you'll find there is ZERO factual information to prove that the food is in fact the cause. I have done a HUGE amount of research on this and it's pure rubbish.

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Lisa ONeill a year ago

Tried my 4 month old lab/husky cross on this and it gave him diarrhoea. Thought it might be a dead mouse I found him with so put him on chicken and rice. As soon as I re-introduced this, diarrhoea again. Reading online reviews, there seem to be a number of dogs with similar issues.

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Kevin Hughes 2 years ago

Why do say £48.99 for 11.2kg and link says £56

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All About Dog Food Kevin Hughes 2 years ago

Good point. Looks like the prices have gone up. I'll get them updated asap

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Kevin Hughes All About Dog Food 2 years ago

Thank you

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Sean 4 years ago

I know dogs who eat rubbish dog food and are in perfect condition. Dogs eat other animals poo. My puppy likes this food but prefers all dried food mixed with a bit of wet. I really am not sure buying the best makes any difference at all but im giving it a go. Give it a go. It is better than some bland dry foods.

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Jane Carroll 4 years ago

My two pups, a mini dachshund and a medium german shepherd/collie cross, were on Acana Puppy and Junior for three months. However, two weeks ago, at the same time, they both suffered from bad tummies. I stopped their usual diet of chicken and Acana puppy and junior and just gave them chicken and rice. Things improved and reintroduced a few biscuits, poorly again. So waited a bit longer and introduced pumpkin puree to soothe the tums. Got everything back to normal and reintroduced biscuits - no no again. So, it occurred to me that my large plastic foil bag of Acana had been open for nearly three months (although tightly sealed and left in a cool cupboard). I made contact with the manufacturers and they tell me that they would expect a bag to be consumed within 6 to 8 weeks but that the food would still be edible until the best before date, i.e. May 2018. Well I have to say that none of that appears on the bag. Also, the food is certainly not edible and is, in fact, causing health issues. I have now started using Forthglade which presents in a paper bag and says on the bag to keep it in a cool place and allow to breathe! All is back to normal. So, what I am saying is that, although the food is great with great reviews, either buying too much or being open too long allows for major problems.

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umutusu 4 years ago

what about cleanlabelproject.org's toxicity results about acana?

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Felicia Marsh 4 years ago

I got this for my BT and he hates it. I'm gutted as it was so expensive. He ate Royal Canin with great gusto but I changed after reading here it wasn't recommended.

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Maureen Farmer 4 years ago

What age should a pup go to adult acana food

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Sam Nicholls 5 years ago

Really happy with this food my pups love it and I've really struggled to find a food they are all happy with! There stools perfect specially my bitch she had very loose stools and I've tried many foods!

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Klara 5 years ago

Hello,I am interested to find out comprison between Acana dog food and Brit Care but didnt find the Brit Care dog food on the site - would someone be able to advise what is better?

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Geenaaar 7 years ago

Our chihuahuas have a fantastic shiny coat on the blue bag of Acana, they absolutely love it. Today I also bought some Orijen to mix in and gradually change to the 80:20:0 whole prey puppy, small breed. So glad I became aware of what my furbabes were eating. It's absolutely shocking what is in the brands which people pick up in the supermarket or even the vet.

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anna amber 8 years ago

Our puppy Holly is doing very well on this food. I am very happy with all the ingredients and she is very healthy. This is, in my opinion, one of the best puppy kibbles around.

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