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ESSENTIAL THE BEGINNING - LARGE BREED is specifically formulated for puppies and juniors with an expected ADULT weight of 15kg and above.
The meal is developed to perfectly support this specific sensitive growth stage that bigger dogs go through. LARGE BREED follows our BOF principle and is even grain-free.

We recommend serving THE BEGINNING - LARGE BREED up to the age of 13-28 months.

  • 100% Grain Free

  • BOF Approved

  • Made with minimum 79% eggs‚ chicken‚ duck‚ salmon and trout

  • Regional cage free chicken

  • £24.00
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    Featured Ingredients

    The ingredients at a glance: 79% chicken, duck, salmon, trout and egg.
    Perfect for puppies and juniors that will weigh 15+ kg as adult dogs.
    We love the meal ourselves as it’s a big hit with breeders, and their enthusiasm is invaluable!
    Croquette: The croquette in this bag is made for dogs that will weigh 15+ kg as adults.
    BOF: Of course it is! The BEGINNING LARGE BREED helps keep your dog’s blood sugar stable during a training-intensive period.
    Choose it because it’s an excellent meal that is particularly beneficial during the sensitive growth phase that larger dogs undergo.

    Each gram is carefully selected

    Product Description


    Made with fresh and dried chicken, duck, salmon, trout, egg 79,0 %
    Of which is fresh 48,0 %
    Protein 28,0 %
    Fat 14,0 %
    - Of which Omega3 1,6 %
    - Of which Omega6 2,5 %
    Minerals/crude ash 8,0 %
    Fiber 3,5 %
    Water 8,5 %
    Calcium 1,4 %
    Phosphorus 1,3 %
    Glucosamine 0,09 %
    Chondroitin 0,07 %
    Kcal/Kg 3620
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    Age Puppy, Junior
    Breed Bernese Mountain, Border Collie, Collie, English Springer Spaniel, Golden Retriever , Labrador, Newfoundlander, Retrievers (Other), Rottweiler, Schaefer, Shorthaired Pointer, Wirehaired Pointer
    Weight 31-50 kg , +50 Kg

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    "The most important thing for ESSENTIAL FOODS and our range of meals is to help improve and prolong the life of dogs."
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    The BOF Principle (Behavioural Optimizing Food)

    Behavioral Optimizing Food (BOF) is the principle of restoring the dog's natural diet which means keeping the dog's blood sugar stable. Our very low preparation temperature preserves the nutritional value from our high quality raw ingredients and the kibble size ensures that the meal is always chewed and not swallowed whole.

    First Bag of ESSENTIALS?

    We at ESSENTIAL FOODS welcome you. With the first bag, a lifestyle change begins regarding diet. You can introduce ESSENTIAL over a period of 4-7 days or directly from the first day. The first week of introduction, you may find that the dog has a little extra air in the intestines. This is because dogs, like humans, react to dietary changes. Stools are the same amount but may be a bit softer. After this adjustment period, you will enjoy all the benefits of choosing ESSENTIAL FOODS in both the short and long term. You are always welcome to contact us for advice and guidance..

    The Recipe

    Fresh chicken and duck (30%), dried chicken & duck (28%), sweet potato, peas, fresh salmon and trout (7%), whole egg (7%), linseed, chicken fat (4%), potato, chicken gravy (3%), lucerne sprout, vitamins, minerals, MOS (mannan oligosaccarides), FOS (fructooligosaccharides), glucosamine, chondroitin, cranberry, acai, bilberry, mulberry, apple, tomato, orange, pear, carrot, spinach, cauliflower, seaweed, marigold, ginseng, green tea, ginger. Total 79% Meat Ingredients.

    Preparation Temperature

    90 degrees (°C).

    Additives per KG

    Vitamins: Vitamin A 15,000 IU, Vitamin D3  2000 IU, Vitamin E 240 IU. Provitamins: Taurine 1,500 mg. Trace Elements: Zinc (Zinc Chelate of Amino Acids Hydrate) 50 mg, Iron (Iron (II) Chelate of Amino Acids Hydrate) 50 mg, Manganese (Manganese Chelate of Amino Acids Hydrate) 35 mg, Copper (Copper (II) Chelate of Amino Acids Hydrate) 15 mg, Iodine (Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) 0.96 mg, Selenium (Sodium Selenite) 0.3 mg. We naturally preserve with rosemary extract. Regulation (EC) No 2017/2279.

    Best Before

    Date, time and unique production number can be foundat the top of the bag.

    Storage Recommendations

    The food should be stored in a cool, dry place (5-18 °C);away from direct sunlight and in an air tight container.This will ensure the last meal tastes as good as the first.

    A few words and advice for particularly picky dogs

    Most dogs can't resist the taste of ESSENTIALS, however, it can happen that they do not eat up. This is not because they are picky eaters, but because ESSENTIALS makes the dog feel 'full'. If your dog is very picky, try adding a bit of warm water over the feed.

    Portions Sizes

    Puppy age and daily portion quantity (g)

    Expected weight as an adult

    2 months 3 months 4 months. 5 months 6 months 7 months 8 months 9 months 10 months 11 months 12 months 13 months 14 months 15 months 16 months 17 months 18 months 18 months +
    15kg 180g 190g 200g 210g 220g 230g 230g 220g 210g 200g 190g Adult            
    20kg 210g 230g 240g 250g 260g 270g 280g 280g 270g 260g 250g 240g Adult          
    25kg 240g 270g 280g 290g 300g 310g 320g 330g 330g 320g 310g 300g 290g Adult        
    30kg 280g 300g 310g 320g 330g 340g 350g 360g 370g 370g 360g 350g 340g 330g Adult      
    40kg 360g 370g 380g 390g 400g 410g 420g 430g 440g 450g 450g 440g 430g 420g 410g Adult    
    50kg 440g 450g 460g 470g 480g 490g 500g 510g 520g 530g 540g 540g 530g 520g 510g 500g 490g Adult
    60kg 510g 520g 530g 540g 550g 560g 570g 580g 590g 600g 610g 610g 600g 590g 580g 570g 560g Adult
    70kg 580g 590g 600g 610g 620g 630g 640g 650g 660g 670g 680g 680g 670g 660g 650g 640g 630g Adult
    80kg 650g 660g 670g 680g 690g 700g 710g 720g 730g 740g 750g 750g 740g 730g 720g 710g 700g Adult
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