It’s fairly easy to see why a Yorkshire Terrier food may be different than a German Shepherd food based on their size alone. But it takes in-depth analysis, research and innovation to discover that even dogs of similar sizes and shapes may have different nutritional needs based on the genetic makeup of their specific breed.
Different Breeds, Different Nutrition
The more we learn about the physiology of dogs, the more we realize how different each breed can be. Of all the animal species, the dog may be the most diverse.
Adult body weight: Varies from 2 to over 200 lb.
Life expectancy: From 7 to 16 years
Puppies per litter: From 1 to 12
Before we develop a purebred dog food, we first closely observe the breed to understand its morphological, physiological and behavioral characteristics. For instance, we studied how to promote lean muscle mass in the Dachshund, how to help Boxers pick up their kibble more easily, and even how to support a healthy weight in the Labrador Retriever.
The end result is a constantly growing line of breed-specific canine diets, customized for each breed’s unique set of characteristics – a truly innovative solution to better meet the nutritional needs of your dog.
Learn more about if Breed Health Nutrition is right for your dog.