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Essential Estate Living

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 12 months to old age

Pack sizes

2.5kg & 10kg bags


10kg bags = £65.00

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
Not clearly labelled:

It is difficult to tell exactly what is in this food due to a lack of labelling clarity.

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:

Lamb and Venison, Sweet Potato, Dried Lamb, Peas, Fresh Whole Egg, Dried Chicken, Potato, Linseed, Lamb Fat, Lucerne Sprout, Liver Stock, Vitamins, Minerals, MOS (Mannan Oligosaccharides), FOS (Fructo-Oligosaccharides), Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) Cranberry, Acai, Blueberry, Mulberry, Apple, Tomato, Orange, Pear, Carrot, Spinach, Cauliflower, Seaweed, Marigold, Ginseng, Green Tea, Ginger. Total 74% Meat Ingredients.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a 15000 IU, Vitamin D3 2000 IU, Vitamin e 240 IU, Taurine 1500 mg, Zinc 50 mg, Iron 50 mg, Manganese 35 mg, Iodine 0.96 mg, Selenium 0.2 mg

Typical Analysis

Protein 30.0%, Fat 15.0%, Fibre 4.0%, Ash 8.5%, Moisture 8.5%, Calcium 1.80%, Phosphorus 1.30%, Omega3 1.70%, Omega6 2.80%.


358.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

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


10kg bags RRP


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Company info
Name: Essential Foods 1919 Essential Foods foods listed1111 Essential Foods treats listed
HQ: Copenhagen, Denmark
Manufacturer's product description

" ESSENTIAL ESTATE LIVING is our unique grain-free meal, prepared with free-range British lamb and venison. It's formulated to support normal activity levels and is for adult dogs of all breeds. Our ingredients are of the highest quality; a quality you'll learn to expect from ESSENTIALS. The meal follows our BOF principle.

TIP: You can create more variety by occasionally serving


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Anci Niklasson 2 months ago

All our dogs love this food! Can really recommend this food!

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Amy Sue 2 years ago

Switched my 20 month old GSD from AVA large breed junior to Essential foods a couple of weeks ago as I found the quality of the AVA large breed adult dropped in quality. So far she is loving it, licking the bowl clean with enthusiasm. Her fur is looking super shiny which i'm sure is the new food. The kibble actually smells nice, like real meat and a bit fruity. My only gripe is that the kibble size is tiny but I did buy the small taster bags to try out. The quality of the food and ingredients are excellent for the price. It's not cheap but not crazy expensive and I know I am feeding a good quality diet so it's worth it. currently i mix the essential with a good quality complete meat tray, such as Forthglade. I also add an egg once a week, and some tinned fish in olive oil such as mackerel, sardine or salmon. Can recommend

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Nenad Militarevic 3 years ago

This is really one of the best medium-price, high-quality foods. A pitty it has to be imported all the way from Britain.

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