Rated 4 out of 5 "Delivers on What it Promises" Dear Purina,Your SmartBlend Large Breed Puppy Formula was on sale one day, so my husband decided to try it for our 18-month-old rescue. She can be a finicky eater, so we were surprised at how much she loved this food. She's been eating it for 2 weeks and we've already seen many changes--her eyes are brighter, her digestion has improved, and we can personally attest that your claims of extra energy are absolutely true.And we hate you for it.Do you have any idea what it's like having a 120-lb Great Dane puppy with extra energy?? She's already like a bull in a china shop but, on your food, there's no stopping her. 2 walks a day and an hour's romp on the beach barely slow her down. She's still racing around the house like a lunatic for hours at a time.I'm sorry, but we won't be purchasing this food in the future. Seriously--we're worn out and the cats are nervous wrecks. We're going back to the stuff that makes her a lazy dog that is often mistaken for a piece of furniture.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Trustina Impressive Food Dear Purina One,We have been feeding Purina food to our canines for decades. We use Purina One Large Breed Puppy and Adult Food.We are blessed with Dobermans in our lives. Dobermans expected life span is between 7-10 yrs of age. Their life span is based on good nutrition, exercise, medical care, and so forth.We have had 2 dobermans live well past their expected life span. One lived to be almost 16 years of age and the other just turned 17 in May of 2014.Our 17 year old boy still jumps baby gates, still bounces around, chases the balls, and plays as if he is a 6 year old boy. Since he came to our house he has only been feed Purina One Large Breed.Our other dobermans are doing exceptional and we highly recommend Purina One Large Breed Puppy and or Adult dog food. I am positive our boy, our canines, are living proof of the great quality your food is for canines.Thank you for ensuring such quality in your food.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by msdebb My doberman puppy loves purina one large breed puppy I've been feeding my Doberman puppy "Axel" purina one large breed puppy since we got him at 6 wks. He loves it I worked in a huge corporate owned Pet store for 16 yrs and believe me I was frowned upon for buying this since they push all the expensive gourmet dog foods.....My 10 month old puppy now weight 95-100lbs. His coat is so shiny people always ask what I feed him and he is so healthy and happy ! I'll be honest I was guilted into trying one of the better brands I should say totally expensive , you know the more it costs the better????? and that was a disaster he had diarrhea soooo badd it was awful. I have promised Axel we will not change his food ever until he no longer needs the puppy then right to purina one large breed.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by DarlinMcD For a full year My 11-month old Basenji isn't a large breed dog, but because he wolfs his food down so fast, I thought I'd try the bigger pieces in order to slow him down a bit. It works great, and he looks great too. Healthy and active, Sherlock will be graduating to the Lamb and Rice Adult formula next month. My 4-year old, Azizi, has been eating that since she was one, and her coat is so soft, even the long guard hairs. My 13-year old, Buddy, has been a Purina One dog all his life and has eaten Senior formula since he was seven. I love Purina One and recommend it to all. I would never switch, because I've had such excellent results for all three of my Basenjis.
June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by BanjoBuddy Made the Switch and loving it When we got our puppy at 8 weeks from his breeder, she had him on another brand you can only buy at a specialty pet shop. We bought it and kept him on it for one bag but knew we didn't want to be tied to a food we couldn't get at a normal store. Our previous dog was on special food and several times we ran out with no way to get more immediately! So we looked around and decided on Purina One for our new pup. He gobbles it down and is healthy and right on track! We'll definitely continue with the adult mix when he's 1!
August 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Danefriend77 Excellent source of fuel for growth I have my Great Dane puppies on this food and they are doing wonderful! Shiny coats, healthy teeth, and strong bodies! This food is very easy for the pups to digest! Great, healthy product and my puppies love it!
June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Courtney Great food for large breed puppies My husband and I have a Labrador/Alaskan Malamute mix who is almost seven months old. We've been feeding him Purina One for several months and we wouldn't feed him anything else. We can tell he's getting the nutrition his rapidly growing body needs - he weights 65 pounds and is as big and tall as female full grown labs and lab mixes, and we know that he'll get to at least 80 pounds when he is an adult. His vet was also very impressed with his muscle tone. He is a very healthy and happy active boy in part because of the food he eats! Thank you Purina!
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by foal Was Rufus's favorite I fed this for a while and its amazing for the bigger breeds for sure !
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by sheila our three dogs love the taste. our 3 dogs do very well with Purina.we always find the perfect one for our large breed and our two small breeds. great food and trusted company.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tmike Awesome Food I have an 9wk old pit boxer mix when we brought her home we put her on a blue buffalo wilderness puppy food because of the high protein & i just wanted her to have the best quality food possible. Well she liked it for the first couple days & then wouldn't eat it anymore after that & had loose stools from BB wilderness :( & i noticed she wouldn't eat anymore & i became super concerned because i didn't want her to starve herself. So previously my boyfriends cousin had my puppy & her siblings on purina one LG puppy formula so we decided to throw out Blue buffalo and switched back and 3 days later i can't keep her outta her bowl & her diarrhea has disappeared!!! i am so happy about that plus her energy level is way up there which i am also happy about that as well. People frown upon this food but i loveeeee it!! June 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amy39 My Puppies are thriving!!!! Dear Purina,Thank you first of all for being a company that prides itself on not only paper testing but taste testing your foods for quality and health standards. One of my puppies was sick with diarhhea for a week, sending us to the vet with worry, where she was thoroughly checked out and our vet advised to change her food. I was feeding her Fromm Family puppy food (very expensive) and was informed by my vet that many dog food companies don't have the money to do thorough testings on their foods, and though they pass the standards on paper, they aren't necessarily great for our pets. After my puppy finished her round of vet dosed canned food, both my dogs went on Purina One Large Puppy. (Thank you for keeping your costs down on the food as well.) Both of them love it and are very healthy and thriving. They have lots of energy and just look very happy and healthy. My vet listed many options for food: Science Diet, Eukanuba, but when he mentioned that he knew the local county sheriffs K9's were on Purina One, I knew that was the one for us. So thank you for caring about the health of our puppies as much as we do. July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julie11300 Licks the bowl clean! my 67 pound 9 month old black lab mix literally licks the bowl clean! i remember when she was on her old food she waited til the last possible moment to eat (like when she is so hungry) but the first day during the switch process she tried to pick around the bits of purina one and tried to avoid the puppy chow.we also love this for convenience. the large breed puppy chow we could only find at wegmans (she was on that when we adopted her and the closest wegmans is 45 miles away) and this one we can get at walmart or stop and shop (3 miles away).Also we love that it has chicken as the first ingredient. we can tell that helps with her energy. And don't be discouraged by her weight. shes not fat, shes just big! Finally! Quality food that isn't expensive (only 6$ more a bag than the puppy chow) and she loves it!thank you for great food! It delivered all it guaranteed (shiny coat, energy, taste, digestive, etc) and thank you for the 28 day challenge. if it wasn't for that we probably would have never tried it. it made me feel safer. But i cant wait until we can move her to the adult large breed since we can get that almost everywhere where i livebut thank you for a great food September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoubleDobes Wonderful for my dogs' health! I have two young dobermans, They came from different breeders, one feeding a super cheap food brand and the other feeding one of those so called "premium" food brands. Both had decent coats, muscles and energy. After a short transition period I put them both on Purina One Large Breed formula to simplify feeding. The difference is so dramatic even my vet was shocked! They have almost like silk coats now. Super shiny and soft. They are growing puppies, but the difference is muscle tone is so amazing, likely because of the energy boosts! And that is the most shocking difference of all. I though they had plenty of energy before. Now they are almost non-stop! They have the energy to run miles in the dog park and never get cranky from being tired! They are both beginning basic training for search and rescue work and they even love the taste so much that we are using the food for training purposes, so no more worries about stomach issues from treats! It is so nice to know that if and when they complete training, they will be on food that will help them have the energy to push just a little longer and hopefully find just that one extra person alive. Thank you Purina! June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GSD1 Food that my picky puppy will eat!! This Purina One Large Breed Puppy Formula is the best. I have a 4 month old German Shepherd puppy that wouldn't eat any of the expensive foods we tried. He was very under-weight and had no energy. Our vet, who sold Science Diet and Eukanuba in her clinic suggested we try Purina One because she's heard such great reviews about it. We switched by mixing the Purina 50-50 with the Royal Canin German Shepherd Formula 30 that he was eating and he would eat the Purina and leave the Royal Canin. So we started feeding just the Purina One. Within 1 day, we had a whole new puppy. He was so energetic and almost seemed hyper. For the first time he started acting like a puppy. One month later and he looks great. We just had our third visit to the vet and she couldn't believe how great he looked. Thanks Purina!!! March 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DianeHNLR Excellent choice for my foster puppies As the assistant director and main foster for HuskyN Lab Rescue, I need to be able to provide all my foster puppies with a safe, high quality food that is also affordable. My main choice of food for a long time was Purina Puppy Chow. I have raised numerous litters on that food with wonderful results. However one day I tried Purina One Smartblend Large Breed Puppy Formula and the puppies went crazy! They love it and get so excited when they hear me scooping the next meal out of the storage container. I always recommend this food to all my adopters. Many of them continue to use the Purina One line of food after their puppies reach adulthood. Thank you Purina for always being reliable for our pets! September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BernerMom Great puppy food I've been feeding my 5 mo old Bernese Mtn Dog this food and it's just great! He's stayed lean and energetic. His coat is full, fluffy, and very shiny! My parents have fed their 6yr old Labs Purina One since they were puppies and we won't use any other food. Great food at a reasonable price! November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jmarbeaty my dog loves it Used as puppy smartest dog i know.Everyone says he's is really special. December 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cora2013 Rasing ThecRed Nose I started My 10 week old Red Nose on this product at 3weeks of age. It was on the Smart Blend product. It kept her healthy size and coat wise. She was 15 lbs at 8 weeks. I just recently was advised to put her on Blue Bufflalo by my pet trainer last week. I tried it for a week but noticed a decrease in her weight apperance, so today I decided to go purchase My Purina One Smartblend Large Breed and add it into her daily feeding schedule. Im goin to try to feed her 1 cup of Blue Buffalo for her 11 am feeding and 2 Cups of Purina for her 5 pm feeding and her soft can of Purina Pro at 10 pm. I shall do a follow up in three weeks. Thank you Purina for my 25 lb 10 week Female Red Nose. February 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tlparthemore Purinaone large breed puppy Like many others I too thought the more expensive puppy food was the best for my Doberman puppy. After months of feeding times where my dog would be unenthusiastic about eating and would take 30 minutes per sitting, he also would have diarrhea constantly, we switched his food to purina one large breed puppy. Almost immediately he gobbled up his food and his stools became healthy. He is so happy and excited for meals he sometimes sleeps in front of his food container. He is healthy, looks great, tons of energy and I think he loves me even more! This is the food you want! I tell everyone, it's affordable, and amazing! June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shebamom Purina One Large Breed Puppy I tried a lot of those high dollar foods for my puppy. She did not like the taste and she often had loose bowels and was loosing weight. I switched her over to Purina One Large Breed Puppy and she loves it. Her weight is normal and no loose bowels. I had always fed my cats Purina Cat Chow one lived to be 18 years old and the other is now 12 years old. I have now found that you just can't go wrong wit Purina. September 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DeeNH Good food My 7 mt old pup was on blue buffalo cause *its the best* and like everyone else I wanna give him a quality food.. Being a coonhound shepherd mix he needs a good healthy diet.. i read reviews and made the choice.. We mixed the food slowly like i was advised and it took a week for him to get violently ill.. I thought we were gonna lose him.. Didn't think it was the food til I took him off and his condition improved.. He is now switching back to purina. The purina one smartblend is what my vet suggested and I'm done w the this is better than that.. Its a choice each pet parent needs to make and like formula for a baby it's ultimately the decision of who is eating it! October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MiltonB My Rottweiler puppy loves it. My previous dog was Boxweiler raised on Nutro Max. When I got my German Rottie I thought the same. One day I tried Purina One. He gave me as much love as he would with Nutro Ultra. He loves the dry food and yes gobbles it up. I can tell he likes this more than Nutro. He does not like it with water as with other foods. He is a very happy puppy. No changes with his coat from using the expensive food. Looking to try Beyond One when I take him off puppy food. Only concern is the need for glucosamine and chondroitin required for joints in large breeds. Otherwise love it, love it,and so does he. October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoggyMomma Great product! "I just recently got an English Mastiff puppy, Juliet. I am really picky about what my children eat and knew I would be the same way with my new one. I tried her with an expensive brand and she did horrible, within a few days we were at the vet. She was vomiting violently and they recommended we switched brands. They gave me a sample of Purina One Large breed and we have never looked back!! My girl is happy, healthy, and enjoys eating! She even knows the sound of the bag at feeding time! This was great for her! Thanks!! " April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michee My puppy loves this! My black lab/mastiff mix puppy loves Purina One Large Breed puppy food. It's good for his coat too; it's soft and shiny and people who stop and pet him always compliment on how soft he is. He's happy and very energetic but most importantly the ver says he's very healthy. Since he was 8 weeks, I have been feeding him Purina One Large Breed puppy food and now he's a year old. Obviously, this choice of food was the right one! You can't ask for more than a healthy puppy. March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by maxamillion excellent source of all his needs I Tried This Because Of A Coupon On The Bag. My large breed puppy is still in transition. so he has only been on it for one week, but his head has gotten bigger and his body has gotten bigger. he is a very meaty dog Already. he used to eat his feces because he was never full and now he does not because the food fillS him up. that is an A++ in my book already. June 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kingtoad Came back ,never should have left . My 14 wk.old pup came from the breeder with your large breed puppy chow ,and she was fine and ate well even after a long trip. I was talked into Blue B. ,it was suppost to be so great .That was a bad change the first time she ate it she woke up screaming and had the runs all over everything ,it was a huge mop ,bucket mess . And she was sick for 3 days. I called the store and the girl told me this was common with Blue .So I changed back to your puppy chow and happy pup and happy me . thanks for a great product . October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicole13 Great Dog Food! My 8 month old lab mix loves Purina One. When we adopted him from the Humane Society they had him on Purina One dog food already, so we decided to continue him on the same diet. Right now we give him large breed puppy formula and we have also bought the healthy puppy formula. The two are the same ingredients/mixture just bigger bites in the large breed. He doesn't mind either way. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a quality dog food for a decent price. January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kelli1222 My dog loves it! I have a 6 month old St Bernard/ Bernese mix and I wanted a dog food for large breeds that wouldn't put me in the poor house, he currently eats 9 cups a day. I was happy to find Purina One for large breeds because the price was affordable and the first ingredient was chicken. My puppy loves it and he is healthy. His coat is shiny and he's very playful. Thank you for making good dog food that's affordable for large breeds. June 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sherry KARTER... healthy HUG-A-BEAR puppy i love the Purina One: large breed puppy formula... i have a new puppy (Lab/St.Bernard mix) and Karter (his name) loves it... i have had it recommended to me by breeders of Great Danes and Bernards as an excellent choice to the overly priced others... :)Karter will also be using Purina One as an adult (actually i will be keeping him on the puppy until he is 18 mths, helps reduce the risk of dysplasia. :) October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GDaneMama Great food My Great Dane puppy loves this food. When we got her from the breeder she was on normal puppy chow. She was lethargic and had very loose stools. I gradually introduced this food and she has become an energetic lively dog with a better digestive system. We took her for her 12 week check today and she has gained 11 pounds in 3 weeks! (Normal for a Dane) I am very happy with this product! December 28, 2012