Stockman & Paddock Dog Food Review

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Stockman & Paddock Dog Food Review
7.5 Total Score
  • Good meat content
  • Respectable protein & fat %
WebsiteStockman & Paddock
Country of originAustralia

Stockman & Paddock offer two formulas. A working dog formula (cheap, full of wheat), and the grain free which we’ll look at here. They’re only available in 20kg bags, and the grain free is marginally cheaper than Black Hawk as a comparison.

Stockman & Paddock Dog Food Review

28% protein and 18% fat puts this food above average, and this means the carbohydrates will be lower than most which is a good start. The protein constituents of the food are beef mealpeas, and hydrolysed chicken protein (which is a protein supplement derived from chicken flesh). It’s likely the beef and peas are the bulk of the food and in similar proportions.

Most of the carbohydrates will come from sweet potato which is one of the better choices when it comes to grain frees. It’s lower GI than potato, and more nutritious than tapioca which has become increasingly popular in Australian grain free foods.

There’s some nice inclusions such as salmon oil and flaxseed for joints, skin, and coat. Chicory root as a prebiotic for gut health, plus carrots and blueberries. It’s nice to see natural antioxidants used as a preservative, which isn’t the case with their working dog formula.

Overall it’s a food better than most for a reasonable price. If you’re feeding the working dog formula then consider this as a better alternative.

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Ingredients

Australian Beef Meal, Australian Peas, Australian Hydrolysed Chicken Protein, Australian Beef Fat, Sweet Potato, Beet Pulp, Natural Flavour, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseeds, Dry Chicory Root, Choline Chloride, Carrots, Blueberries, Natural Antioxidants, Essential Vitamins (C, E, B3, B5, Riboflavin, B1, B6, A, Folic Acid, B7, B12, D3) and Minerals (zinc, iron, copper, manganese, iodine, selenium) and Yucca Extract.

7.5 Total Score
Decent

PROS
  • Good meat content
  • Respectable protein & fat %
CONS
  • Lots of peas

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Anna
Anna
2 years ago

I don’t see what’s wrong with the Working Dog formula, apart from it being quite cheap. My dogs think that it tastes good. It has Australian Beef as the no.1 ingredient and 26% protein, 16% fat sounds fine. What’s wrong with using some wheat? I fail to see the benefits of grain free diets for dogs.

Edanna
Edanna
2 years ago
Reply to  Anna

Without percentages and companies refusing to tell you how much meat is in the product you can quickly discern based on price that the food is probably 20% meat and 70% wheat and 10% other ingredients. Unless you’d like to ask them how much of the protein is from meat and see if they reply. The balanced canine asked a few companies and some were pretty bad.

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