Grain Free Game Bird with Turkey & Quail

Black Gold Explorer Grain Free Formulas are created with high quality proteins for energy and stamina and are 100% complete and balanced.

It’s formulated without corn, rice or wheat and include L-carnitine to help burn fat and maintain muscle along with an essential oil blend to promote a healthy skin and coat.

Black Gold Explorer Grain Free Formulas are crafted to give dogs everything they need to live energetic, eventful lives outdoors with you.




Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min) 32.0%
Crude Fat (min) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 4.5%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Linoleic Acid (min) 2.5%
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (min) 0.05%
Calcium (min) 1.2%
Phosphorus (min) 1.0%
Zinc (min) 160 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min) 200 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min) 2.5%*
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.6%*
Glucosamine (min) 350 mg/kg*
Chondroitin Sulfate (min) 500 mg/kg*
L-Carnitine (min) 15 mg/kg*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles


Turkey, Peas, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Quail, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Sweet Potatoes, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salmon Oil, Canola Oil, Fish Meal, Dried Eggs, Flaxseed, Caramel, Pea Protein, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), DL-Methionine, 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), Dried Chicory Root, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, L-Carnitine, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Culture, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract.

Feeding Directions

The chart below shows the cups of Black Gold Explore Grain Free Game Bird Formula with Turkey and Quail 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*


1-1 1/3

1 1/3-2

2 -2 3/4

2 3/4-3 3/4

3 3/4-4 2/3 **

*Amounts are based on a standard 8 ounce measuring cup

**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) = 3696 KCAL/KG OR 403 KCAL/CUP (calculated)

Feeding Guidelines

The daily amount of food that dogs require 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. Pregnant, nursing, 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 dogs over six months of age.

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: