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Does size matter?

Does size matter?

Ever looked upon a pack of your four-legged friend’s food and stared in bewilderment at the phrase “for small breeds”?

Over the past decade, the design and manufacturing of our pet’s food has become more and more complex. As nutrition, flavour, texture and price are all significant factors in the wholesale of pet food, the market has seen more and more businesses taking time and care into the food that they are creating.

As research develops into the effects of grains in our pet’s diet, some companies are even eradicating grains from recipes to cater for dogs with intolerances and troublesome tummies. Furthermore, as we are all becoming more aware of our environmental impact on the planet, greater thought is being put into methods to sustainably and responsibly source produce throughout the pet food market. 

As the market is focusing heavily on designing food with specific nutritional values, more and more companies are delving further by creating food specifically for different sizes, ages or even breeds of dog! 

But what does it all mean? 


This British bred company promotes the importance of feeding our furry-friends quality food. Canagan has been crafted with dog’s digestion in mind. Being grain free and formulated to include a high meat content, all of their award-winning recipes are designed to create nutritionally balanced and complete meals to tantalise the taste buds of your poochie pal; no matter what size or breed!

With Canagan there is no compromise on quality or value. What you get is a premium, quality and cost-effective food that is just as tasty as it looks on the label. Their delicious, grain-free recipes contain the best ingredients possible, with all products being free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. Canagan are so confident in the tastiness if of their products, they even try every single one of their recipes themselves! So if it’s not good enough of them, it’s not good enough for our pets.

Each of their recipes is specifically designed dependant on your breed of dog, so no matter if you have a Doberman or Dachshund, Canagan has a food for you!

Small Breeds

When it comes to the pet industry, any dog that falls naturally under the 10kg mark is considered a 'small breed'. Although your gorgeous German Shepherd may weigh less than 10kg during their puppy period, size of breeds are determined by weight when in full maturity, usually around 15 months.

Smaller breeds may include:

  • Terriers
  • Dachshunds
  • Pugs
  • Corgis
  • Pomeranians

Ensuring these smaller breeds maintain a healthy and nutritious lifestyle, Canagan have created a specialised dry food that provides all the same nutrition and benefits as a medium or large breed kibble. With smaller kibble bites, Canagan’s high protein blend is a delightful dinner that your pint-sized pooch will enjoy time and time again!

Flavours include:

Medium Breeds

In the majority of British households, we are likely to own a medium breed canine. Categorised as ‘medium’ with a weight from 10kg-20kg in full maturity, these are pooches that sit right in the centre between being small and large – they are the goldilocks of the dog breed world!

Medium breeds can include:

  • Spaniels
  • Cockapoos
  • Labradors
  • British Bulldogs
  • Border Collie
As dog’s gain in size, their lifestyle tends to generally become more active. Many Medium sized breeds such as Collies and Spaniels are also working dogs who need heartier nutrition to keep their bodies fighting fit. With this in mind, Canagan’s 'All Breeds' Food is an ideal recipe for those medium sized dogs.

Packed with nutrition and flavour, Canagan's regular sized kibble gives a meaty mouthful in every single bite!

Flavours include:

Large Breed

If having a dog wasn’t crazy enough, some of us opt to love and adore those giant teddy bears out there. Often measuring a whopping 20kg and above, large breed dogs can tower over us in size so much so it’s like having a pony in our living rooms!

With these dogs comes a mountain of care and attention, often needing hours of exercise each day, taking on a large breed is no simple task. However, they can often be some of the most heart-warming breeds in the canine family, and shower you and your family with heaps of fur and love!

Some British large breeds include:

  • Greyhound
  • Bernese Mountain
  • Basset Hound
  • Great Dane
  • Poodle

Understanding the nutritional needs of larger breeds, the brains at Canagan have comprised a hearty heap of kibble to keep their bodies in the best shape possible. Canagan's Large Breed Free-Range Chicken provides your companions with a host of biologically appropriate nutrients – in an ideal ratio of animal protein to fat for the larger dog, plus beneficial botanicals. Additionally, significant amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin are added to help with the extra strain on joints experienced by larger breeds.

Shop Canagan Large Breed Free-Range Chicken Here!

No matter what size or breed of your poochie pal, with delicious meaty bites of crunchy kibble, you are guaranteed a bowlful of goodness with Canagan.

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