SPECIALIZED KIBBLE: Unique kibble shape is designed for a German Shepherd’s long, strong muzzle to encourage chewing

HEALTHY DIGESTION: Highly digestible proteins and specific fibers promote healthy digestion and promote optimal stool quality

SKIN AND COAT: Supports healthy skin and coat with EPA and DHA from fish oil and reinforces the skin barrier with essential nutrients

BONE AND JOINT: Glucosamine and chondroitin maintain bone and joint health and support large breed bodies

Royal Canin knows what makes your German Shepherd magnificent is in the details. While these faithful watchdogs are highly intelligent and protective, they’re also big softies with thick double-layered coats. They can benefit from the right diet to support bone and joint health, maintain a healthy skin and coat, and support digestive health, all of which are important for this hardworking breed.

Royal Canin German Shepherd Adult dog food is tailor-made nutrition created just for your pure breed dog. Whether you call them a German Shepherd or an Alsatian, this exclusive breed-specific diet is uniquely formulated to your dog, with the specific nutrients to help them thrive. The unique kibble shape and texture are specially designed for your German Shepherd’s long, strong muzzle and teeth, encouraging them to chew. Highly digestible proteins and specific fibers maintain digestive health as this breed tends to have poor stool quality. Exclusive nutrients reinforce the skin barrier. EPA and DHA from fish oil help maintain skin and coat health. And glucosamine and chondroitin help support healthy bones and joints for large, athletic builds. Mix in or complement with Royal Canin German Shepherd wet dog food for a meal that’s sure to have your loyal buddy standing at attention.

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Discover our tool that calculates the daily portion for your pet. Fill in your pet's information and you will get their daily feeding recommendation. In case of weight issues, do not hesitate to consult your vet to adapt this portion. Note that this feeding recommendation is more precise than the feeding table, therefore the values may slightly differ.


Brewers rice, chicken by-product meal, brown rice, oat groats, chicken fat, pork meal, natural flavors, powdered cellulose, dried plain beet pulp, wheat gluten, fish oil, vegetable oil, sodium silico aluminate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, L-tyrosine, sodium tripolyphosphate, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], salt, monocalcium phosphate, hydrolyzed yeast, choline chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, glucosamine hydrochloride, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], magnesium oxide, green tea extract, chondroitin sulfate, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3771 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 321 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Nutrient Amount
Crude Protein (min)22.0%
Crude Fat (min)17.0%
Crude Fiber (max)5.5%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min)0.17%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min)0.07%
Glucosamine* (min)743 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate* (min)8 mg/kg.

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Dog Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
57 lb (26 kg) 3 1/4 cups (281 g) 4 3/8 cups (369 g) 5 cups (428 g)
66 lb (30 kg) 3 5/8 cups (312 g) 4 7/8 cups (411 g) 5 5/8 cups (477 g)
75 lb (34 kg) 4 cups (343 g) 5 1/4 cups (451 g) 6 1/8 cups (524 g)
84 lb (38 kg) 4 3/8 cups (373 g) 5 3/4 cups (491 g) 6 5/8 cups (569 g)
97 lb (44 kg) 4 7/8 cups (416 g) 6 3/8 cups (548 g) 7 1/2 cups (635 g)
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Customer reviews

20 Jul 2022

No itching!

My girl has a sensitive digestive system and even more sensitive skin. Other dog foods make her stool way too soft and her skin super itchy. Royal Canin German Shepherd Adult dog food remedied both of these issues. Been feeding her it for the last 2 years, but sadly, I'm switching brands because $98 a bag is way too expensive. That's just plain robbery.
17 Feb 2022

Best Food for German Shepherds!!

My husband and I started using Royal Canin German Shepherd with our female shepherd, Hera, in 2020. Prior to that, we were on another brand of food. Since being with Royal Canin, her coat, nails, overall body condition is at the best it has ever been! Her teeth have very minimal tarter build up, her stools are consistently normal and for a breed with stomach sensitivities, this food does not cause stomach upset. Anybody who has German Shepherds, we highly recommend this food! This food has everything a well balanced diet should to accommodate the needs of this breed! To date, we have not added any glucosamine or other joint supplements. The kibble size is great, it is appealing and she looks forward to eating her meals. Our new puppy, who is now 5 months old, is currently on Royal Canin German Shepherd Puppy. We could not ask for a better food to best support all of our dogs' needs.
12 Nov 2021

Doesn’t upset his stomach

He’s been on it for 3 years, loves it ! Vet says he’s very healthy
10 Nov 2021

Works great for my dogs

We switched to royal canin about 5 years ago when our older dog developed digestive problems. This did the trick. It stopped the gas and we will never go back. We are getting a new German shepherd puppy at the end of the month and have already bought her a bag!
10 Nov 2021

Great food - price is awful

My 65 pound female German Shepherd has done really well on this for a couple of years. I switched primarily due to the large kibble size as she would inhale the smaller kibble. It works as advertised by a large she chews up every individual piece before swallowing it which slows down her eating. RC is also WSAVA recommended. Primary complaint is the price that I’m currently paying around $65 for 30 pound bag. Availability can sometimes be an issue, made worse because stores handle the bags roughly and the vacuum seal is broken. Good prodict overall.
10 Nov 2021


Bought this food when I got my German shepherds at 2 months, he is so big and healthy. Now I got a Rottweiler and we use the same brand.
10 Nov 2021

Perfect for our GSD

Before we tried Royal Canon we tried numerous other dry dog food but he either had diarrhea and/or vomiting—what a life saver it’s been!
09 Nov 2021

09 Nov 2021

Wonderful Food

This is the only food we feed our German shepherds! We even switch all of our client dogs to their breed of Royal Canin. We have seen a healthier gut, and coat on all of our pups who eat Royal Canin.
Lynn K
09 Nov 2021

Pepper has been on this food for 2 months since coming off your puppy food. We noticed she was putting on weight at the recommended 2 cups 2x a day. We’ve cut back to 1.5 cups 2x a day. She’s only been on it 2 months.