Why Large Breed Dog Food?


Large breed dogs and puppies have special needs that may differ from small or medium breeds. Large breed dogs (more than 56 pounds at maturity) or giant breed dogs (more than 75 pounds at maturity) can benefit from the nutrition in large or giant breed dog food.  


Dog and puppy foods for large breeds provide specialized nutrients such as glucosamine to support joints and cartilage. The big kibble in dry food formulas will also help clean larger teeth. A large breed or giant breed puppy food will support growth and development.  


If you have a larger dog, feeding a large breed dog food formula will help ensure that they get the nutrients needed to sustain their activity levels while supporting their joint health and mobility.  

Explore Brands Offering Large Breed Dog Food

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Pro Plan

Purina Pro Plan is the most advanced nutrition for your pet’s best life. That’s why we’re proud to offer a full spectrum of performance and specialized nutrition formulas, including options that support healthy aging, reduce cat allergens, provide guaranteed live probiotics, and more. Try Pro Plan today and discover what advanced nutrition can do. 

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Purina ONE

Purina ONE® pet food expertly combines natural, high-quality ingredients to create nutrition that can lead to visible differences in your pet's health. 

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Dog Chow

At Dog Chow, we believe helping dogs live their best life, should be simple. That’s why all Dog Chow dry and wet dog food recipes offer 100% complete and balanced nutrition for adult dogs that’s made with high-quality protein and no fillers. 

Benefits of Large Breed Dog Food

  • Glucosamine supports healthy joints and cartilage 
  • 100% complete and balanced for each life stage 

Learn more About Large Breed Dog Food and Feeding

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How much food should you feed your dog? Purina has a helpful dog feeding chart so you can determine how much your dog should eat. Feeding your dog the right amount of food each day helps ensure he gets the nutrition he needs.
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The right nutrition can help your dog thrive. When deciding what you should feed your dog, it’s important to consider his age, size, weight and activity level. Our experts can help you find the best food to feed your dog.