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Best Dog Food for German Shepherds

Made with human-grade ingredients to keep your German Shepherd healthy and happy.

3 Benefits of Ollie for German Shepherds:

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Easy to digest

High-quality human-grade ingredients are gently cooked for better digestion and nutrient absorption.
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Keeps pups at a healthy weight

We provide the perfect portion to help your pup get to and maintain a healthy weight.
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Provides complete and balanced nutrition

We work with a veterinary nutritionist whose recipes meet or exceed AAFCO standards for nutrition for all life stages.

Breed Type: German Shepherds

AKC Grouping:

Herding Group






Aloof & Reserved

Average Weight:

50-90 pounds

Health & Grooming needs: 

Frequent brushing

Occasional baths

Prone to bloat

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German Shepherd specific dietary needs:


Many German shepherds are used as working dogs. This can be with police departments, search, and rescue, the military, or simply for protection. These dogs need good sources of protein to fuel them for demanding jobs and aid in muscle recovery. 

Even if your German shepherd lives the life of leisure at home with you, quality protein sources are still important. Ollie uses gently cooked human-grade chicken, turkey, beef, and lamb in all of our Recipes. In addition to the muscle meat from these protein sources, we also use organ meat as a source of high-quality protein. Our meals are made with nutrient-dense organs including the kidney and liver to add essential vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium.

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To keep up their energy levels, German shepherds need adequate high-quality fat sources. Pet parents need to be careful not to add too much fat to their German shepherd’s diet as an excess of fat can cause digestive issues. For the right balance, our recipes contain lean proteins mixed with the right amount of fat. We also ensure that our recipes contain great sources of Omega 3 fatty acids including cod liver oil. These fat sources will help active pups maintain a healthy weight, skin, and coat.

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Ollie delivers quality nutrition in every bite. While there is no official guidance from AAFCO on carbohydrate content, we add only the best to fuel your adventures. Your active German shepherd can count on our recipes to help them feel full and energized. From leafy greens like spinach and kale to powerhouses like pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato, and butternut squash. In addition, our ingredients are great sources of fiber. A diet rich in fiber keeps the digestive system running smoothly. When feeding Ollie, you might notice your pup is having better, less frequent poops.

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Real dog food with nothing to hide

When you take away the fillers, byproducts, and artificial flavorings, you’re left with good, clean food. We promise to never put anything in your dog’s bowl that we wouldn’t eat ourselves.

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Meat-first recipes

Meat is at the forefront of all of our recipes—but not just any meat —real, high-quality protein sourced from farms in the US, New Zealand, and Australia.



Blueberries and cranberries pack a nutritive punch, providing your pup with vitamins and antioxidants.

Red lentils

Plant-based protein

Chickpeas, lentils, and peas pick up where meats leave off to offer complete and balanced protein essential to pups.


Leafy greens and root vegetables

From kale to sweet potatoes, veggies are a rich source of dietary fiber for digestive health (good poops!).

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