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Orijen Small Breed Puppy Review

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
NOT suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
NOT 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 12 months

Pack sizes

1.8kg & 4.5kg bags


4.5kg bags = £51.99

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
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

Price per day




Mixing bowl:

Raw Turkey 19%, Fresh Chicken 18.5%, Raw Quail 4%, Raw Whole Hake 4%, Raw Whole Herring 4%, Raw Turkey Liver 4%, Fresh Chicken Giblets (Liver, Heart) 4%, Fresh Eggs 4%, Dehydrated Turkey 4%, Dehydrated Chicken 4%, Dehydrated Herring 4%, Dehydrated Chicken Liver 4%, Dehydrated Egg 4%, Whole Red Lentils, Whole Pinto Beans, Whole Green Lentils, Chicken Fat 3%, Whole Navy Beans, Whole Chickpeas, Lentil Fibre, Whole Peas, Pollock Oil 0.5%, Pea Starch, Dried Kelp, New Zealand Green MusselS, Fresh Whole Butternut Squash, Fresh Whole Pumpkin, Salt, Fresh Whole Apples, Fresh Whole Carrots, Fresh Whole Pears, Fresh Whole Zucchini, Dried Chicory Root, Fresh Beet Greens, Fresh Kale, Fresh Spinach, Fresh Turnip Greens, Whole Cranberries, Whole Blueberries, Whole Saskatoon Berries, Turmeric, Milk Thistle, Burdock Root, Lavender, Marshmallow Root, Rosehips.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

3b606 (Zinc 112.5 mg/kg), 3b406 (Copper 11mg/kg), 3a821 Vitamin B1 19.6 mg, 3a841 Vitamin B5 10 mg, 3a700 Vitamin E 90 IU.

Technological additives

Tocopherol Extract, Citric Acid..

Typical Analysis

Protein 39.0%, Fat 18.0%, Fibre 4.0%, Ash 9.0%, Moisture 12.0%, Calcium 1.40%, Phosphorus 1.10%, Omega3 0.50%, Omega6 2.80%.


390.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

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


4.5kg bags RRP


Grams per day


Cost per day


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Manufacturer's product description

" Nourish your small breed for big adventures with protein-rich recipes that provide peak nourishment. All puppies do best on a Biologically Appropriate diet rich in protein and fat from quality animal ingredients to support their development.

ORIJEN Small Breed Puppy diet is packed with 85% quality animal ingredients like fresh or raw chicken, salmon, and turkey. Packed with wholeprey animal ingredients like organs and bone, ORIJEN food is made with the most nutrient-dense, succulent parts of the prey to deliver the nutrition puppies need. The result is a diet for your canine companion that is beyond comparison.

Key features:

• The first 5 ingredients are fresh or raw chicken, salmon, turkey, hake and herring

• 85% quality poultry and fish ingredients, providing a strong source of essential protein, vitamins and minerals

• Authentic wholeprey diet, using the nutritious parts of their prey. Including meat, organs and bone

• Muscle development, balanced protein and minerals from animal ingredients to help support the development of strong muscles and bones

• Freeze-dried coated for a burst of raw flavour your dog instinctively craves

• Antioxidants from cranberries, blueberries and botanicals help to support immune function

*Our fresh ingredients use refrigeration as the sole method of preservation and our raw ingredients are frozen at their peak freshness. Approximate and derived from the unprocessed state of the ingredients. "

Company info
Company name: Champion Petfoods
HQ: Alberta, Canada
Parent company: Mars
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Product country of origin: Canada

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megasonic 2.0 7 months ago

My dog loves this food, the kibbles are much smaller than the original Orijen puppy. The only issue is can't find a retailer in Ireland so have to order from another EU country. My puppy eats this twice a day and nature's menu country hunter in the evening.

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