Best Dog Diet

What’s the ideal diet for your dog?


Discover more about the history of your dog’s breed, its temperament, appearance and diet

Border Terrier Diet

Bull Terrier Diet

Bulldog Diet

Boxer Diet

Cavalier Spaniel Diet

Cocker Spaniel Diet

German Shepherd Diet

Golden Retriever Diet

Labrador Retriever Diet

Lhasa Apso Diet

Miniature Schnauzer Diet

Pug Diet

Shih Tzu Diet

Springer Spaniel Diet

Staffie Diet

Westie Diet

Whippet Diet

YorkshireTerrier Diet


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We love our dogs. There are over 200 breeds of dogs recognised by the Kennel Club in the UK and it is estimated that there are over 6 million households that own at least one dog (est. 10 million domestic dogs reside in the UK alone - 2010).


We train them, we play with them and we look after them and they look after us. One of the key questions facing any dog owner is what to feed their dog. But what is the best dog diet?


Your dog's overall health is dependent on a good quality diet, but there is no one-diet that best fits every dog. Additionally, every owner is unique and has a unique set of circumstances to consider.


A dog’s diet can affect not just the look and appearance of your dog, but its overall health and temperament. So it’s worth spending a little time understanding more about the background of your dog’s breed and the foodstuffs it would have been exposed to before making any decision.


This is not to say that the best dog diet is totally dependent on how your dog’s breed evolved as we all know that dogs are individuals. However this information may be useful in helping you to choose a quality diet that works for you and your dog.












Grey Wolf, Source:


Domesticated Dog Evolution


All breeds of dog are thought to have evolved from the grey wolf although there is still debate on when the divergence of domesticated dogs took place. The most common belief is that around 15,000 years ago wolves that expressed less fear of man followed as man began to spread across the globe in more concentrated numbers. These slightly more domesticated animals bred with one another and were used in a variety of hunting roles. Over time man bred animals with similar attributes to fulfil specific purposes such as herding, hunting, scent, sight, strength, swimming and retrieving. As man developed the land, so the requirements for domesticated animals changed and breeds were developed to fulfil different roles.


The grey wolf’s diet has not changed markedly for thousands of years. The staple diet consists of hoofed mammals supplemented by available vegetation including grasses and fruit. Whilst being a natural predator, the wolf is also a scavenger and has been known to eat its own, however, it will generally pick the easiest option for a meal.