Approved Food List

A List

Raw Diets

  • Raw fatty fish such as herring, mackerel or Portuguese sardines [whole and uncleaned]
  • Red Dog Blue Kat Herring or Salmon raw formulas

Combination Diets

  • Either of the raw diets above for one meal and Orijen Six Fish kibble or Acana Pacifica kibble at the other daily meal
  • Orijen Six Fish OR Acana Pacifica PLUS canned sockeye salmon
  • Orijen Six Fish OR Acana Pacifica PLUS canned smoked herring
  • Orijen Six Fish OR Acana Pacifica PLUS canned sardines
  • Orijen Six Fish OR Acana Pacifica PLUS sockeye salmon oil

Kibble Free Diets

  • Blue Wilderness Trout & Chicken Grill (canned dog food)
  • Sockeye Salmon Mixture (see recipe below)

The following diets are for a single meal when two meals per day are being fed:

  • One or more bread units1 PLUS ½ can2 (213g) sockeye salmon
  • One or more bread units1 PLUS ½ can2 (190g) S & F Herring Fillets PLUS sockeye salmon oil
  • One or more bread units1 PLUS ½ can2 (120g) S & F Portuguese Sardines PLUS sockeye salmon oil
  • One or more bread units1 PLUS ½ can2 Blue Wilderness Trout & Chicken Grill (canned dog food) PLUS sockeye salmon oil
  • One or more bread units1 PLUS one can3 (92g) Brunswick Seafood Snacks Golden Smoked (herring fillets) PLUS sockeye salmon oil
  • One or more bread units1 PLUS one can3 (106g) Brunswick Sardines in Spring Water PLUS sockeye salmon oil
  • One or more rice units4 PLUS ½ can2 (213g) sockeye salmon
  • One or more rice units4 PLUS ½ can2 (190g) S & F Herring Fillets PLUS sockeye salmon oil
  • One or more rice units4 PLUS ½ can2 (120g) S & F Portuguese Sardines PLUS sockeye salmon oil
  • One or more rice units4 PLUS ½ can2 Blue Wilderness Trout & Chicken Grill (canned dog food) PLUS sockeye salmon oil
  • One or more rice units4 PLUS one can3 (92g) Brunswick Seafood Snacks Golden Smoked (herring fillets) PLUS sockeye salmon oil
  • One or more rice units4 PLUS one can3 (106g) Brunswick Sardines in Spring Water PLUS sockeye salmon oil

B List

  • Orijen 6 Fish
  • Acana Pacifica

Salmon Mixture

The following recipe is for a single adult meal when two meals a day are being fed. It is designed to be mixed in the feeding bowl for convenience. However to modify the quantity fed at each meal and/or to store in the refrigerator (up to two days) or in the freezer (up to two months), the mixture can be made in a mixing bowl in multiples of the ingredients. When made in batches, the mixture can be made into meatballs or patties (for frying). The recipe below would make three meatballs or patties.

1 [213 g] can salmon
1 large or extra large egg
1 cup bread crumbs, preferably Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup dehydrated parsley flakes (optional)

  1. Empty the canned salmon (with juices) into the feeding bowl.
  2. Add the egg, bread crumbs, and parsley and stir until well combined.

Yield: One of two daily servings for a Newf.

General Notes

When switching from a kibble diet or combination diet to a kibble free diet, you should initially substitute a bread unit or a rice unit for each cup of kibble and then adjust the amount fed as needed.

Canned fish should be fed with the liquid. Canned fish is usually cooked in the can and most of the nutrients that are cooked out of the flesh goes into the liquid.

For pups under five months of age, they should stay on the kibble they were weaned on. If you choose to supplement, please check out the combination diet choices above.

As a taste enhancer, a raw egg can be mixed in with a bowl of kibble.

For senior Newfoundlands (eight years and over) a kibble free diet (to prevent bloat) is strongly recommended. Usual dosage for SSO is 1000 mg for every 20 lbs of body weight; this can be increased to up to 1000 mg of SSO for every 10 lbs of body weight as long as gastric upset does not result.

After each meal your Newf should be given a large dog biscuit or Denta-Stix for good oral health.

Feeding foods other than those listed on the A or B lists above, with the exception of normal dog treats such as dog biscuits or the odd table scrap, or minor amounts of taste enhancers, to a Hannibal Newf will normally void both the soundness and the longevity guarantees. Receipts or best by stamps proving feed used may be requested if claiming on either one of these guarantees. The temperament guarantee is not affected by food fed. If there should be a problem with the recommended foods or you have an alternate preference, please consult the breeder for other acceptable options.

End Notes

  1. A bread unit consists of a slice of whole grain bread (cut into crouton size pieces for ease of mixing) PLUS a raw egg (with shell ground up) PLUS four tablespoons of either unpasteurized yogurt OR unpasteurized kefir milk.
  2. To enhance the diet for seniors, picky eaters, underweight Newfs or Newfs with skin problems, use a full can with each meal.
  3. To enhance the diet for seniors, picky eaters, underweight Newfs or Newfs with skin problems, use two cans with each meal.
  4. A rice unit consists of a cup of cooked brown rice PLUS a raw egg (with shell ground up) PLUS four tablespoons of either unpasteurized yogurt OR unpasteurized kefir milk.

Updated: March 11, 2014