20 Best Rottweiler Puppy Foods

Choosing a food for your new rottweiler puppy can be confusing! While good advice can be gleaned from your rescue, breeder, or veterinarian, there are a wide range of opinions about which puppy food is best and you may receive contradictory advice. We asked our 800,000 member rottweiler community on facebook the following question: “What food did you feed your rottweiler puppy?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top responses below.
Please be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your rottweiler puppy’s diet. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

20 Best Foods for a Rottweiler Puppy

I used diamond brand. Has a purified water sticker on the bag. My rottie is 12 years old. So I don’t think it has any bad things in it. Granted at 12 years old he don’t look the same. But he’s still a beast a little over 100 lb never been fat.

Author: Tray C.

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I have used Hills Science (Lamb) flavor since he was a puppy.. Now he’s 5 yrs old/ 150lbs of pure muscle with a 32in chest!

Author: Lisa C.

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I give my rottweiler a mix of royal canin rottweiler puppy and purina pro plan large breed puppy and recently changed to purina pro plan large breed adult sensitive skin and stomach salmon. She’ll still be on the royal canin puppy till she’s 18 months. She prefers the royal canin. I also bake fish for her everytime I get a successful day fishing.

Author: John L.

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I feed my Brutis Purina large breed puppy chow, he loves it but I’m bought to switch to Diamond Natural lamb and rice…I also give him 2 raw eggs in his food a week..he just turned 7 months old

Author: Derek C.

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Iams large breed, his vet recommended it.

Author: Tina M.

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Purina One Healthy Puppy was recommended to me as I feed it to my pregnant females and the pups. I had a problem with missed pregnancies. But.. Had only great luck with mama and pups since I have been feeding this.

Author: Mary P.

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Everyone has opinions on what to do. I have had 5 Rotties over the years. I just loss my beautiful almost 7 year old Rottie to cancer, it took him quick like in 3 months. Vet thinks commercial dog food was part of the cause. There is too much preservatives in commercial food. Read labels and decide for yourself, watch out for things like by-products and other vague terms that usually mean fillers. What works for one dog does not always work for another, trust yourself in what you feed your dog. You know your dog better than anyone do trust yourself to do right by him or her. My baby was healthy and didn’t even look sick up to his last day. He was solid , strong, and weighed in at 131 lbs. Good luck with whatever you choose.

Author: Linda H.

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I’ve had 5 Rottweilers over 30 years. They have all been fed pedigree brand puppy and adult. All have done well and lived to at least 13. Except for one who had cancer.

Author: Judy R.

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The brand is irrelevant; all dogs will like different things. What’s important is you use large breed puppy food, you ensure it’s not too high in protein. You feed 3 times a day and you keep that going til your pup is 18 months old. Don’t walk him too far or too fast; their bones take time to grow and they need to develop slowly and carefully so the joints fuse together properly. After 18 months move to 2 feeds a day on adult food and don’t overfeed. A huge dog isn’t what you want; you want a healthy one!

Author: Sharon B.

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Orijen it was the best kibble I could find it’s 85 percent whole prey I went from raw diet to this and my male loves it I still give them both a handful of chicken gizzards or chicken livers it’s pricey but u get what u pay for.

Author: Keith B.

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My last rottie had Blue Buffalo, my current gets 4Health grain free (and the occasional steak, pork chop, eggs…. Maybe a slice of bacon or 2 on Sundays)

Author: Casey G.

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I used Royal Canin Rottweiler pup they also have it for Rottweiler adult my boy just turned 12 and had same food the whole time.

Author: Ken O.

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I use Diamond as well. We had a feed store for 12 years and I used and sold Diamond. I breed Rottweilers and find it great for all stages.

Author: RC G.

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Merrick beef with sweet potatoes puppy food is what I used for my Rottie pup.

Author: Shauna K.

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I feed mine Purina Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy and she’s healthy and happy.

Author: Barbara L.

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We feed Loyall Life, our Rottweiler had stomach issues and this was recommended. We purchase at Tractor Supply. Boss is 6 and doing great.

Author: Michelle D.

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I gave my Rottie Roxy Pedigree it didn’t mess with her stomach and she had the best coat so shiny. Alot of negative stuff was said about it but I had no problem she lived 11 years.

Author: Lydia A.

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Nothing mass produced. If you can buy at the grocery store or chain pet food stores it’s likely garbage. I feed Farmina usually and occasionally Fromm. Good luck!

Author: Jennifer G.

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I moved from Taste of the Wild Prairie to Salmon and that stopped the diarrhea.

Author: John P.

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Iams large breed puppy/dog food

Author: Jeremy S.

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As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your rottweiler’s food. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

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