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Bird Dog - Peas & Flax Free Whitefish Formula

MRP: $68.95


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Bird Dog is a balanced diet designed for high-energy endurance to fuel your dog’s athletic activities.

  • 87% From Animal Protein
  • 26% Protein, 16% Fat, 495 Kcals/Cup
  • Peas and Flax Free
  • White Potato and Rice Free
  • No Wheat, Corn, or Soy
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    Bird Dog is a balanced diet designed for high-energy endurance to fuel your dog’s athletic activities.

  • 87% From Animal Protein
  • 26% Protein, 16% Fat, 495 Kcals/Cup
  • Peas and Flax Free
  • White Potato and Rice Free
  • No Wheat, Corn, or Soy

    sdf-web-images-12-preview-1-.jpeg  Bird Dog by Sport Dog Food
    For All Life Stages 

    Sport Dog Food Bird Dog Whitefish formula is an excellent choice for Highly Active Sporting Dogs.

    All Sport Dog Food recipes are specifically crafted for Retrievers, Pointers, Agility Dogs, Field Trial & Hunting Dogs, and K-9 Dogs. We start with high-quality proteins including 87% From Animal Protein choosing Whitefish Meal as our 1st ingredient. Athletic Dogs obtain energy from a combination of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.  Bird Dog is a balanced diet of 26% Protein, 16% Fat, 495 Kcals/Cup, and 39% Carbs to build and repair muscles and help prevent injury.

    Texas Harvested Whole Ground Sorghum and American Orange Sweet Potato are used to provide energy that can be quickly used to maximize performance.

    Bird Dog does not contain Peas, Pea Protein, or Pea Fiber and we do not include Flax or Alfalfa in any of our formulas. SDF formulas contain only the most essential and highly digestible ingredients your active dog needs. Industry leading Diamond V Probiotics and Zinpro Availa Pet Minerals are added to achieve greater absorption & digestibility. There are no artificial preservatives, flavors, fillers, or by-products further reducing the likelihood of food allergies and intolerances. We only choose responsibly sourced ingredients from American Farms like Bio Oregon Ocean Fish for developing strong bones, teeth, excellent muscle tone, a shiny coat and firm consistent stools.


    Key Benefits

    Whitefish Meal as 1st Ingredient
    Peas Free
    Flax Free
    White Potato Free
    Alfalfa Free
    No Canola Oil
    No Menhaden Fish Meal
    No Beet Pulp or Tomato Pomace
    No Brewers Yeast
    No Wheat, Corn, Soy, or Gluten
    Cold-pressed Wild Norwegian Salmon Oil
    Diamond V Probiotics
    Zinpro Availa Pet Minerals
    Verdilox Natural Antioxidant
    Bio Oregon Ocean Fish

    Guaranteed Analysis

     26%  Crude Protein (max)
     16%  Crude Fat (max)
     3.20%  Crude Fiber (min)
     9.0%  Moisture (min)
     7.68%  Ash
     87%  % Animal Protein
     1.49%  Calcium
     0.95%  Phosphorus 
     Linoleic (Omega 6)
     0.90%  Linolenic (Omega 3)
     495 Kcals ME/cup  Caloric Content
     39%  "Carbohydrates“ Calculated

    Suggested Feeding & Cost Calculator


    Balanced diet for highly active, working and sporting dogs

    1. Atlantic Caught Whitefish Meal, 2. Texas Harvested Whole Ground Sorghum, 3. American Orange Sweet Potatoes, 4. Fresh Texas Whole Grain Millet, 5. Midwestern States Chicken Fat, 6. Pacific Coast Ocean Fish Meal

    • Low Ash Whitefish Meal (Catfish & Tilapia) is an excellent source of high quality protein and long chain Omega 3 fatty acids which are critical for healthy skin coat and body function.
    • Texas Harvested Whole Ground Sorghum, is included our grain formulas to help control blood sugar. Gluten Free Sorghum is often recommended for dogs that are prone to food intolerance.
    • American Orange Sweet Potatoes in our Grain Free Recipes. Domestic sweet potato helps increase your dog’s digestion, aiding in the absorption of nutrients.
    • Pacific Coast Ocean Fish Meal  (Herring, Anchovies, & Sardines) Highly digestible fish protein provides a supplemental level of fish oil, are extremely low in ash and magnesium. Bio Oregon Ocean Fish contains a guaranteed 75% protein with a maximum ash of 5.5% and a maximum magnesium of 0.135%.
    • Midwestern States Chicken Fat. Our domestic Chicken fat is the highest of all animal sources in linoleic acid (over 23%) an important element for skin and coat health.
    • Cold-pressed Wild Norwegian Salmon Oil is very high in both EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are omega-3 fatty acids. Improves the coat and skin, making it soft and shiny.
    • Diamond V Probiotics supports healthy digestion and a strong immune system through all-natural, yeast culture probiotics.
    • erdilox Natural Antioxidant to achieve greater absorption & digestibility.
    • Verdilox Natural Antioxidant*

    * Trace amounts of rosemary & green tea are present as a component of our all natural preservatives. Does not contain Citric Acid.

    Complete Ingredients

    Ingredients Deck

    Ingredients: Whitefish Meal (29%), Whole Ground Sorghum (23%), Dried Sweet Potato (15%), Whole Grain Millet (13%), Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols) (11%), Ocean Fish Meal (3.25%), Natural Flavors, Salmon Oil, Monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Propionate, Potassium Chloride, Yeast Culture (Probiotic), Chicory root, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acids Chelate, Salt, Yucca Schidigera Extract (Probiotic), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Dried Cranberry Powder, Dried Blueberry Powder, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Selenium Yeast (Probiotic), Niacin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B3), D-Calcium Pantothenate (Source of Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin B 12 Supplement , Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Biotin (Source of Vitamin B8), Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Copper Amino Acids Complex (Chelate), Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation Product (Probiotic), Dried Aspergillus niger  fermentation Product (Probiotic), Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation Product (Probiotic), Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation Product (Probiotic)


    Vitamins & Minerals

    Important Vitamins & Minerals

    Vitamin A 1270.68iu/lb
    Vitamin D3 22.41iu/lb
    Vitamin E 50.01iu/lb
    Vitamin K 0.12mg/lb 
    Niacin 16.77mg/lb 
    Vitamin B12 9.16mg/lb 
    Riboflavin 1.92mg/lb 
    Vitamin B6 1.62mg/lb 
    Biotin 0.13mg/lb 
    Folic Acid 0.17mg/lb 
    Zinc 224.47mg/kg 
    Copper 18.05mg/kg 
    Manganese 54.34mg/kg 
    Selemium 0.85mg/kg 
    Taurine 0.10%
    Taurine 1000.90mg/kg
    Sodium 0.16%
    pH 6.5-7.0%

     Niacin (Source of Vitamin B3)
     Riboflavin (Source of Vitamin B2)
     Biotin (Source of Vitamin B8)

    Not in Here!

    You will not find these ingredients in our formulas

    We have worked very hard to exclude ALL of the ingredients listed below. While some of them are healthy, most are inexpensive fillers that offer little nutritional value but allow for more profit. 

    • Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Starch, or Pea Fiber
    • Split Peas, Whole Peas, Yellow Peas, or Green Peas
    • Corn, Wheat, Soy, or Gluten
    • Flax Seed, Flax Oil, or Flax Meal
    • Alfalfa, Barley, Wheat, or Rye
    • Red Lentils, Green Lentils, or Lentil Fiber
    • Pinto Beans, Green Beans, or Red Beans
    • Kidney Beans, Navy Beans, or Lima Beans
    • Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
    • Eggs or Egg Product
    • Beet Pulp, Brewer's Yeast, or Pomace
    • Canola, Soybean, Safflower, Olive, or Sunflower oil
    • Poultry by-products or Meat by-products
    • Menhaden Fish, BHA, BHT, or Ethoxyquin
    • Artificial Colors or Synthetic Preservatives
    • Rye, Clover, Sprouts, or Bok Choy
    • Fennel, Parsley, or Sesame
    • Zucchini, Beets, Squash, or Tomato
    • White or Brown Rice
    • Burbank Potato, Norkotah Potato, or Potato Protein
    • Carrots, Kelp, or Seaweed
    • Sunflower seeds or Pumpkin seeds.
    • Apples, Celery, Parsley, or Garlic
    • Fructooligosaccharides (Peas)
    • Mannanoligosaccharides (Mushrooms)

    ** In effort to offer a Grain Free, Poultry Free balanced diet, Herding Dog and Sled Dog contain Dried Potato (18%) as contributing carbohydrate. 

    Who is our primary customer?

    Who is our primary customer?

    Families who enjoy an active lifestyle - with their pets.

    • This includes activities like bow hunting, fishing, hiking, running, biking, walking, or camping with their pets
    • All Professional Breeders, Kennel owners, and Trainers who handle active dogs
    • All Participants who engage in dog sports like IPO, Tracking, Cani-cross, Dock Diving, Agility, Obedience, Barn hunts, Disc or Fly ball
    • All Military, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue (SAR), Security and Protection

    ... and those who are not interested in any of the above but understands that feeding sporting dog enthusiasts is our #1 goal.

    Specifically Crafted For Canine Athletes

    We know our Sporting & Working groups want 

    • Animal Protein over 80%
    • Protein over 25%
    • Fat over 15%
    • Fiber less than 4%
    • Ash less than 8%
    • Kcals over 425 per cup
    • Carbs less than 40%
    • Cal:Phos near 1.3:1
    • Locally Farmed
    • Ethically Raised
    • No artificial preservatives or colorings

    How have we improved?

    How have our new formulas improved?

    Our new formulas contain nearly 90% protein from low ash animal protein. This is 15% more Animal Protein than our original Elite Formulas (that means even fewer fillers). Other formulas on the market today, from reputable brands, average anywhere between 65%-75% animal protein. 

    More noticeable upgrades include the use of Zinpro Availa Pet Performance Minerals and Diamond V Probiotics.

    • as much as 90% animal protein
    • Fiber 20% lower 
    • Kcals as high as 540 per cup
    • New plant has strict quality control procedures, reliability, and room from growth.

    These improvements are important to our loyal sporting & working dog customers.

    How are we different?

    How have our new formulas improved?

    We can all agree there are plenty of excellent brands available. We believe you can identify some clear differences by looking a little closer at the ingredients - not just some but all of the ingredients.

    Lets take a closer look. You might find great options that work well for your dog if you are trying to eliminate one ingredient like White Potato or Flax, but in our research we found it much more difficult to find a brand that excludes both White Potato and Flax. Options become even more limited if you are looking to eliminate 3 ingredients like White Potato, Flax, and Peas. While you might get lucky enough to find that Unicorn, we challenge you to look even deeper ... you might quickly identify Alfalfa, Lentils, Beet Pulp or Brewers. 

    If you want to know the difference between Sport Dog Food and others ... we suggest looking even closer. 

    • How much Animal Protein does the formula contain? If it is less than 70%, it is very likely you will find fillers like Peas, Flax, Lentils, or Pomace. What if it is 55% .. what else is in there?
    • Looking for delicious sounding ingredients like Freeze Dried Carrots, Kelp or Zuchinni? Ask the manufacturer the amounts that are actually included in the diet.
    • Does your unicorn contain Menhaden Fish? Tomato Pomace? Brewers? Alfalfa? Canola?
    • Countries like Italy and Canada may have more regulations on Pet Food but just because it is made in Canada, does that guarantee all the ingredients originated from that country?
    • Does your brand split the same ingredient (Yellow Peas, Green Peas, Split Peas or Norkotah Potato and Burbank Potato) so they don't appear higher on the ingredients list?
    • Just because its not on the bag, it does not always imply it is absent from the food. If you are looking to stay clear of specific ingredients, we strongly recommend inquiring about them. 

    ** In effort to offer a Grain Free, Poultry Free balanced diet, Herding Dog and Sled Dog contain Dried Potato (18%) as contributing carbohydrate.

    Why is our Ca:P higher than 1.3:1?

    Why is our Ca:P higher than 1.3:1?

    Our formulas are over 85% from animal protein up to 35% more than most pet specialty dog foods. To achieve a lower calcium, we would need to lower the meat protein. Since we have chosen to not make our food with less expensive fillers like peas, potatoes, flax, etc, our formulas will always have a high percentage of meat protein which is more than most companies.

    Special note on Poultry

    Special note on Poultry

    Chicken fat contains virtually no protein, therefore, it's use should not cause allergic reactions similar to those associated with fresh chicken or chicken meal, both of which contain high amounts of protein. 

    We researched 15+ brands and discovered that ALL of their Fish or Beef based formulas (aka "Poultry Free") contained one of the following ingredients: Canola Oil, Chicken Fat, Duck Fat, Whole Egg, Herring Oil, Pork Fat, Sunflower Oil. If you know of a zero-poultry option, that meets ALL of your standards without compromise, please check it against ours too. We are open-minded to all proactive solutions. 

    For those looking for Poultry free options, please look at our Buffalo Recipes. Herding Dog*, Sled Dog*, Tracking Dog and Dock Dog.

    ** In effort to offer a Grain Free, Poultry Free diet, Herding Dog and Sled Dog contain Dried Potato (18%) as contributing carbohydrate. 

    Special note on Rosemary Extract

    Special note on Rosemary Extract

    We will be using the natural preservative called Verdilox made by Kemim. We chose Verdilox as preservative because it does not use Citric Acid. It does contain trace amounts of Rosemary Extract. 

    Like you, we have reviewed how other reputable manufacturers list their antioxidants and it appears that listing "Mixed Tocopherols" might be enough to meet AAFCO requirements.  We even contacted some brands, as an individual via web chat, and asked if their formulas included Rosemary and if so, "why is it not listed on your bag". Here are a few common responses we received "Due to labeling regulations we do have to list it as a "mixed tocopherols" on our ingredient panel. This is because we do not use it as a separate herbal supplement, but rather a preservative."

    We are continuing to learn more and will update you as we discover more information on this topic. In the meantime, Naturox is the most widely used antioxidant in the pet market today, therefore it is important to inquire with the manufacturer specifically about Rosemary Extract and Citric Acid.