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Exclusive kibble shape designed specifically for a German Shepherd’s long, strong muzzle to encourage chewing

Aids digestive health with highly digestible proteins and specific fibers to promote optimal stool quality

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

Maintains bone & joint health with glucosamine and chondroitin to support large, strong 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.

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).

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.

Weight of Dog Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
57.3 lb (26 kg) 3 1/4 Cups (281 g) 4 3/8 Cups (369 g) 5 Cups (428 g)
66.1 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)
83.8 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

15 Sep 2019

Dog Won't Eat It

I switched to Royal Canin Shepard from Purina Pro. The German Shepard won't eat it at all. The older Belgian Shepard will eat it but does not like the food much. Going to try Blue Buffalo this week.
16 Mar 2019

Our Shepherds coat is really healthy since using Royal canon
26 Jan 2019


Just bought another bag of Royal Canin GSD..size now is only 11kg instead of 12kg but price is still the same..also bag is different design..bit of a rip off!..why change things?
29 Nov 2018

10 years and still going strong

Just wanted to share my thoughts concerning Royal Canin German Shepherd food. My German Shepherd, Maiya, turned 10 years old in May 2018. Besides an occasional piece of rotisserie chicken or fresh turkey, she's been fed this specific breed food starting with puppy to adult. She gets a dental bone with each meal to help with teeth and gums. Her only other "treat" is a piece of chicken jerky; given once or twice per day. During her recent yearly vet check, she was given a clean bill of health! Her gums look great and she is showing no signs of arthritis. She has never had skin or food allergies, no digestive or sensitive stomach issues. Her coat is soft, shiny and looks healthy. Her only medication is the monthly heartworm chewable. Best of all, she loves this food!! I guess my only "issue" is that I have to be careful how much she eats per meal. I don't follow the recommended amount based on her weight; I had to cut it down a cup because she was gaining too much weight and not as active. Yes, you may pay more for this food, but for so far it's been proven to be worth every penny! I highly recommend this food.
Royal Canin response
Wonderful to hear that Maiya is doing so well!
18 Nov 2018

Great product!

I tried several types of dog food for my German Shepard but this is the only one that does not cause him any stomach issues. I can tell when he has eaten something else (in the years!) because of how his stomach reacts. Not pretty!
17 Nov 2018

My old German Shepard acted like a new dog. And he didn’t choke on the kibbles. I know research that has to be paid for is behind the food, but it really is very expensive when you have big dogs that eat multiple bags a month. Sometimes they have to get a bag of different food.i have recommended it to many people including the vet.
05 Nov 2018

The title let’s the customers know the breed

I put both of my shepherds on this food and the not only maintained their weight but put on ten pounds a month till they were full grown I recommend this food to everyone I know
05 Nov 2018

Great product!

My German Shepherd’s digestive problems have disappeared after 2 months on Royal Canin Breed Specific for German Shepherds. I wish I’d started her on this food sooner, because she is so much happier now.
03 Nov 2018

02 Nov 2018

Worth the Price

My German Shepherd Wilma is a little over a year old. She had my issues with digestion and sensitive stomach so we started her on this brand breed specific and she is doing great. She looks amazing too as her cost us shiny and gorgeous. It’s a bit costly compared to other brands but worth it for healthy dog.