Chicken Meal & Brown Rice

Black Gold Explorer Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula is 100% complete and balanced for adult dogs to provide the high quality protein and energy required for everyday stamina and endurance.

It contains an essential oil blend to support a healthy skin and coat while also providing natural antioxidants from fruits and vegetables.

Black Gold Explorer Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula is crafted to give dogs everything they need to live energetic, eventful lives outdoors with you.




Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min) 26.0 %
Crude Fat (min) 16.0 %
Crude Fiber (max) 3.5 %
Moisture (max) 10.0 %
Linoleic Acid (min) 2.0%
Zinc (min) 150 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min) 175 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min) 2.5%*
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.5%*
Glucosamine (min) 350 mg/kg*
Chondroitin Sulfate (min) 500 mg/kg*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


Chicken Meal, Grain Sorghum, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pearled Barley, Oatmeal, Brewers Rice, Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Salmon Oil, Dried Eggs, Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Pea Protein, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Yeast Culture, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries.

Feeding Directions

The chart below shows the cups of Black Gold Explore Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food that is required daily to maintain condition and to support a normal level of activity in adult dogs of varying sizes.

Your Dog’s Current Weight (lb.)







Standard 8 oz. cups to feed per day*

3/4 - 1

1 - 1 1/2

1 1/2 -2 1/4

2 1/4-3 1/4

3 1/4-4 1/3

4 1/3 -5 1/3 **

*Amounts are based on a standard measuring cup. A cup will hold about 3 1/2 ounces of Black Gold Explore Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food.

**For larger dogs, feed an additional ½ cup per day for each 10 lbs. of additional body weight over 80 lbs.

Caloric Content

Metabolizable Energy (ME)  = 3586 Kcal/kg or 355 Kcal/cup (calculated)

Feeding Guidelines

The daily amount of food that active senior dogs need is influenced by the environmental temperature, and their activity, size and breed. The amount fed should be adjusted according to the dog’s appetite and body condition. Extremely active or hard-working dogs may require and consume 1 1/2 to 3 times the amount of food indicated for their weight on the chart. Once per day feeding is adequate for adult dogs.

Puppies may require up to two times as much food (adult chart) for growth and development during the first 1-2 years of age.  Feed puppies all that they will eat in a 30 minute period, 3-4 times per day, for the first six months.  The next six months, feed a minimum of twice per day, adjusting the feeding rate to maintain a lean muscular body condition.

Transition Instructions

When transitioning your dog to Black Gold Explorer Dog Food, substitute a small amount of current food with Black Gold Explorer, gradually increase over a four day period. Suggested transition as follows: