Diamond Naturals is our go-to feed at Breck Kennels. Over the years we have tried different feeds for various reasons. We seem to always come back to Diamond Naturals. This is a corn free feed that has a high percentage of its protein coming from meat. The source of a feed's protein is very important. To help our dogs absorb as many of the nutrients as possible this feed has several chelated minerals along with probiotics added in. The formulas for the adults dogs also contain Chondroitin and Glucosamine for healthy joints. With healthy coats, great muscle definition, and top notch energy levels, we couldn't be more happy with this feed. Below you will see what formulas we feed our dogs at different stages in their lives. Feel free to click on the pictures of the dog food bags to learn more about that specific formula. You may also click on the Dog Food Advisor icon at the bottom to get an idea of how this feed rates among some of the other top feeds on the market.
We start all of our puppies off on Diamond Naturals Large Breed Puppy. We also feed this formula to our pregnant and lactating females. We keep puppies on this formula until they are 16 months old. This may seem like a long time to some people but we find it is very important to keep our puppies on a puppy food for this amount of time as there are good amounts of DHA for proper brain and vision development. It also contains Calcium and Phosphorus for ideal bone and joint development. Large Breed Puppy contains 27% protein and 15% fat.
Once our dogs graduate from the puppy stage we move them to the Diamond Naturals Extreme Athlete formula. This formula is loaded for the hunting/working dogs. Extreme Athlete contains 32% protein and 25% fat. 91% of the protein source is from meat. You will find joint supplements for the active dogs in this formula along with it being enhanced with superfoods and guaranteed probiotics. This is a feed that will keep your dog(s) in top shape even in the most trying environments. We keep our dogs on this formula until they are 7 years old and/or their metabolism and physical requirements have changed due to age.
When it is time, due to age or changes in metabolism and activity in the later years, we make the transition to Diamond Naturals Large Breed Chicken & Rice. This formula contains joint supplements, probiotics, and the superfoods that the Extreme Athlete formula contains but with a lower protein (23%) and fat (13%) content to keep our older dogs weight in check as they begin to slow down. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids help keep the skin and coat of our aging dogs in top shape as well.