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    Defaultwhat do breeder feed their labs

    I just came back from the Uk. In a local paper there , there was a poll and it showed that most labrador breeders there feed Pro Plan to their labs.

    Anyone know what most breeders feed here in North America to their labs??

    It stated that raw was also popular, Wellness was too rich for labs there and I can't remember seeing anything about Natural Balance foods there. There were other brands that I had not heard of here and some that were hypoallergenic brands too.

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    DefaultRe: what do breeder feed their labs

    I was feeding Sensible Choice Natural Blend but due to a cross contamination and a recall have switched to Nature's Variety Raw Instinct.

    I will most likely go back to the SC when this recall is over for quite some time. But if my dogs continue to do well on the N.V. I may just stick with it.

    A lot of breeders have multiple dogs and when feeding a crew of 10 have to find a less expensive dog food that works for their dogs.

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    DefaultRe: what do breeder feed their labs

    I know several breeders who are feeding ProPlan or Diamond and have done so for years. One of the top breeders in the US feeds Purina Dog Chow. Most feed what works for their particular dogs.

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    DefaultRe: what do breeder feed their labs

    I would say, percentage-wise, that most of the breeders I know (I'm involved in showing labradors and several lab clubs) feed Pro Plan...and usually the chicken/rice formula.

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    DefaultRe: what do breeder feed their labs

    I am in the UK and I know several field breeders who feed ProPlan, some who feed Techni-Cal (by Royal Canin) and a few who use a working dog food called Masters. Skinners is also a cheap, popular brand in field circles.

    As far as I am aware, Wellness and Natural Balance are not available here. I have never seen either of them for sale.

    Raw is also popular amongst breeders. Murph's breeder was a raw feeder.

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    DefaultRe: what do breeder feed their labs

    ProPlan is fed by most Labrador breeders I know. I did an informal poll about a year ago and I'd say 90% fed ProPlan.



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    DefaultRe: what do breeder feed their labs

    My breeder fed Royal Canin..

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    DefaultRe: what do breeder feed their labs

    My breeder fed an independent, more locally based holistic kibble that you can't buy in stores.
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    DefaultRe: what do breeder feed their labs

    My breeder fed Pro Plan and was insistent that I keep Jax on Pro Plan. She said her dogs have always done very well on it.

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    DefaultRe: what do breeder feed their labs

    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo317
    My breeder fed an independent, more locally based holistic kibble that you can't buy in stores.
    WOW... I just read that again and realized how snobbish I sounded, yikes!

    Sorry, didn't mean it that way... my bad!
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