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Dr John Puppy Review

Type of food

Complete dry extruded

Dog types

Working 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 weaning to 12 months

Pack sizes

2kg & 10kg bags


10kg bags = £26.49

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:

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:

Poultry Meal (30% Chicken), Wheat, Barley, Maize, Chicken Fat, Maize Gluten, Beet Pulp (1.9%), Salmon Oil (1.25%), FOS (0.625%), Minerals, Linseed, Yucca Extract.

As fed (BETA):

Typical Analysis

Protein 27.0%, Fat 15.0%, Fibre 2.5%, Ash 7.5%.

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: Gilbertson & Page
HQ: Hertfordshire, UK
Brands: Arkwrights33 Arkwrights foods listed
Dr John88 Dr John foods listed
Manufacturer's product description

" Dr John Puppy Food has been designed to suit the nutritional needs of young working dogs that need to develop into strong, capable animals. A specially formulated mixture that is high in both proteins & fats provides young dogs with the energy from the correct sources that they need to develop their muscles, bones & joints. Fish oil has also been included, this is an easily digestible form of fat that provides benefits for the look & health of a young dogs coat. "


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Dan Clark-Basten one year ago

Hi, I was on a shoot yesterday and 2 of the dogs performed fantastically, on inquirey to their stamina and condition I was told they were on Dr John's. Has anyone been on this food and is it any good???

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