Canyon Creek Ranch Dog Food (Dry)


Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆


Canyon Creek Ranch Dog Food earns the Advisor’s mid-tier rating of 3 stars.

The Canyon Creek Ranch product line includes six dry dog foods, five claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for adult maintenance and one for growth.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Canyon Creek Ranch Natural Beef and Barley
  • Canyon Creek Ranch Natural Turkey and Barley
  • Canyon Creek Ranch Natural Salmon and Brown Rice
  • Canyon Creek Ranch Natural Chicken and Brown Rice
  • Canyon Creek Ranch Natural Turkey and Barley for Puppies
  • Canyon Creek Ranch Natural Turkey and Barley Adult 7 Plus

Canyon Creek Ranch Natural Chicken and Brown Rice Mix was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Canyon Creek Ranch Natural Chicken and Brown Rice

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 28% | Fat = 18% | Carbs = 45%

Ingredients: Chicken, barley, chicken meal (natural source of glucosamine), brewers rice, brown rice, beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of vitamin E), oat meal, dried egg product, brewers dried yeast, pea protein, dried peas, dried carrots, dried beet pulp, natural flavor, fish oil, calcium carbonate, salt, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, l-lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, copper proteinate, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), sodium selenite

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.5%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis25%16%NA
Dry Matter Basis28%18%45%
Calorie Weighted Basis24%38%39%
Protein = 24% | Fat = 38% | Carbs = 39%

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken. Although it is a quality item, raw chicken contains about 80% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

After processing, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

The second ingredient is barley. Barley is a starchy carbohydrate supplying fiber and other healthy nutrients. Unlike grains with a higher glycemic index, barley can help support more stable blood sugar levels.

The third ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.

The fourth ingredient is brewers rice. Brewers rice is a cereal grain by-product consisting of the small fragments left over after milling whole rice. Aside from the caloric energy it contains, this item is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The fifth ingredient is brown rice, a complex carbohydrate that (once cooked) can be fairly easy to digest. However, aside from its natural energy content, rice is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The sixth ingredient is beef fat. Beef fat (or tallow) is most likely obtained from rendering, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Although it may not sound very appetizing, beef fat is actually a quality ingredient.

The seventh ingredient is oatmeal, a whole-grain product made from coarsely ground oats. Oatmeal is naturally rich in B-vitamins, dietary fiber and can be (depending upon its level of purity) gluten-free.

The eighth ingredient is dried egg product, a dehydrated form of shell-free eggs. Quality can vary significantly. Lower grade egg product can even come from commercial hatcheries — from eggs that have failed to hatch.

In any case, eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The ninth ingredient is brewers yeast. Brewers yeast can be a controversial item. Although it’s a by-product of the beer making process, this ingredient is rich in minerals and other healthy nutrients.

Fans believe yeast repels fleas and supports the immune system.

Critics argue yeast ingredients can be linked to allergies. This may be true, but (like all allergies) only if your particular dog is allergic to the yeast itself.

In addition, a vocal minority insists yeast can increase the risk of developing the life-threatening condition known as bloat. However, this is a claim we’ve not been able to scientifically verify.

In any case, unless your dog is specifically allergic to it, yeast can still be considered a nutritious additive.

What’s more noteworthy here is that brewers yeast contains about 48% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With five notable exceptions

First, we find pea protein, what remains of a pea after removing the starchy part of the vegetable.

Even though it contains over 80% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.

And less costly plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

Next, we note the inclusion of fish oil. Fish oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans.

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, fish oil should be considered a commendable addition.

Then, this recipe also contains menadione, a controversial form of vitamin K linked to liver toxicity, allergies and the abnormal break-down of red blood cells.

Since vitamin K isn’t required by AAFCO in either of its dog food nutrient profiles, we question the use of this substance in any canine formulation.

Next, we find no mention of probiotics, friendly bacteria applied to the surface of the kibble after processing to help with digestion.

And lastly, this food also contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

Canyon Creek Ranch Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Canyon Creek Ranch looks like an average dry dog food.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 28%, a fat level of 18% and estimated carbohydrates of about 45%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 29% and a mean fat level of 18%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 45% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 63%.

Near-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the brewers yeast, pea protein and dried peas, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing only a modest amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Canyon Creek Ranch is a plant-based kibble using a modest amount of chicken meal as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3 stars.


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Notes and Updates

09/18/2012 Original review
02/13/2014 Product may have been discontinued

02/13/2014 Last Update

  • Pattyvaughn

    Maybe the same chicken that was in the treats was in the food. We’ll never know their reasoning because that’s another thing that they think would cause people to not buy their food.

  • marlene m

    yes lol all the above. it made no sense, if you are discontinuing a product line , fine. i didnt even want to know why. because no one tells the truth about that situation. in my humble opinion not just the canyon creek ranch treats which were made in china sigh, that made some dogs sick, but possibly their kibble or other product line had ‘issues’ too. at one time or another with a few exceptional exceptions to pet food, alot of product lines are ‘recalled’
    the truth of the matter is, whatever the taste of that chicken and rice canyon creek ranch kibble was like, the picky sheltie i have loved it sigh. it also was a small kibble..and some nice folks on the forum here informed me of lots of small bite sized kibble..but this is thin not just small kibble that was discontinued. its funny , my husband just came home with the last two bags of canyon creek ranch kibble from petco. somehow their warehouse had some , and they put it in their store for half price. at some point we have to get our 4 year old sheltie on something that is nutritional and small kibble that she will like and please God dont let them discontinue it lol. thanks for reading all my posts.
    be well.

  • InkedMarie

    I get what you’re saying but I still don’t understand what that has to do with this site & why you think your posts would get removed.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I don’t think you are being misunderstood, I get that it’s about lying and that you can not trust a company that lies to you. And you can not buy from a company you can not trust. To them, lying is part of the bottom line, I think. They will tell you whatever they think will get you to buy their food or keep you buying their food. They thought they needed to tell you that they weren’t discontinuing that kibble. Stupid? Yes! Dishonest? Yes! Sleazy? Yes! Purina? Yes!

  • marlene m

    lol i am trying to convey and communicate here. but it seems im being misunderstood. not trying to beat a dead horse here..excuse the phraseology but its not about the bottom line its about lying and i mean really telling some big fibs here. I spent the better part of a month on the phone and emailing the corporate end for this food. They said it was NOT going out of business EVEN though petco and every website etc. pulled their product line for canyon creek ranch dog food dry kibble. i told everyone i spoke to and in email format, that petco’s signs in the aisle stated the food would no longer be manufactured anywhere. When i shared this information with anyone and everyone for weeks from purina and canyon creek short of calling me a liar or crazy, they were not forthcoming. they knew. and that is what bothers me.I tried so hard to get this food for my sheltie because she loved it and I take people at their word. I figured it must be petco. so i called everyone in florida in the universe here who sells dog food from mom and pop stores to food chains. Whatever the reason the food was discontinued and I am quite aware fo their treats being recalled(voluntarily ) or not, it made some dogs sick. They voluntarily recalled that line of product because they would have been sued had they not done that by private pet owners. Irregardless of what happened or did not happen, no one ever got back to me to let me know what was going on with the kibble . They just used the same line over and over again repetitively- we are not going out of business. we are still making canyon creek ranch dog food kibble. Okay enough said here. You know when you are being lied to.Ignorance with some of the customer service reps is understandable. But this was after a while not ignorance, especially with corporate with purina themselves. I will never ever buy purina products again in any way shape or form.Its a lousy way to do business.Thanks for allowing me to post here. have a great day

  • Pattyvaughn

    Dr Mike would have no reason for removing this post. You have not been profane or rude to another poster or anything else that is against the rules. If you notice that sometimes a post doesn’t show up, it’s Disqus, the commenting software. It does not show every post every time and it drives us nuts.
    Unfortunately, the way you have been treated by Purina is standard business practice. If they tell everyone that they are no longer making the food then everyone will go ahead and switch foods instead of buying every last bag. Even most of the high end companies do this. It’s not fair to the consumer, but the dollar is their bottom line, not us.

  • marlene m

    canyon creek did not respond in a timely or honest fashion when people such as myself inquired for almost a month where to buy the dog food when petco discontinued it. and kept insisting it was readily available. even purina did not respond with factual information. this is overkill . we already know the obvious to state it here on the forum. if the moderator removes this post as well, I am done with this forum. Sometimes people need to be held accountable for treating customers in a dishonest and shabby manner which canyon creek and purina did indeed do by not responding to over a dozen or more phone inquiries and dozens of emails back and forth insisting they were still in business. DO NOT DO YOUR FORUM PARTICIPANTS INJUSTICE HERE..TREAT EVERYONE THE SAME WITH NO FAVORITISM. PURINA CORPORATE office stated canyon creek was in business as usual and when asked where i could purchase the food, they hung up on me. email after email same thing with canyon crest, they were making the food, not discontinuing it, referred me to websites, who pulled the food. it was a nitemare finding out the truth. I think people have a right to know that purina is not forthcoming to consumers factually.

  • Allen Walker

    Email I got from them just 5 min. ago.
    Thank you for contacting the Canyon Creek
    Ranch®. We always welcome questions and comments from our

    We regret to inform you that all of our
    dog and cat food products are being discontinued. Please know this was a very
    difficult, yet, necessary decision, based on extremely low sales due to a
    decline in consumer demand, even in areas where the product was readily
    available. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand and apologize for any
    inconvenience this may cause.

    Again, thank you for contacting Canyon
    Creek Ranch®.

  • Pattyvaughn

    They are one of the companies with the Chinese chicken jerky that has been killing dogs for years, but the companies have been ignoring it.

  • Leti Luna

    When were the “treats” recalled? I don’t feed my dogs treats. I have tried every kind of food out there, everything from holistic to raw never have they ate or liked as well as this food. I couldn’t find a recall notice for this food, we’re did you find it?

  • InkedMarie

    Do you know that Canyon Creek Ranch had a treat recall? Is this really food you’d want to feed? We’re happy to help you find a better food if you’d like.

  • Leti Luna

    Marlene my dogs love this food as well. I was told by the store employees it is not being discontinued by the vendor, but that it was not a big seller in their store. I went to the vendor website there are a number of stores that carry the food as well as online sites. I bought the last 4 large bags and every can they had left on the shelves.

  • Nutrisource grain free Lamb (very small), Nutrisource small/med puppy (tiny), Nature’s Select Hi-Pro (tiny), Simply Nourish small breed (tiny), Instinct (very small) are small and thin.

  • Betsy Greer

    I can tell you for certain that the Nature’s Logic I’m using right now is small and thin. It’s a great product. It’s all natural, nothing synthetic and is made from whole food ingredients.

    And, if you ever want to talk to someone from the company, Scott Freeman is just an email away. I was just exchanging emails with him today about one of their other products.

  • marlene m

    wow thats alot to choose from. i am looking for small kibble that is not only small in diameter, but thinness.
    the canyon crest kibble was not thick. it was small and crunchy bites that were not a thick nugget to bite into.
    sometimes you can have a really really small kibble size in diameter, but its ‘thick’ i know i sound crazy but this sheltie of mine likes very small and a thin kibble which is not easy to come by. at least canyon creek had the kibble in the front of their bag visually to see! very few companies do this and its hit and miss, when you get home to open the bag and find out the hard way.
    thanks for writing. keep your fingers crossed she will adjust to another food. it took months to get her to like something a year or so ago, and finally hit on the canyon creek , and she loves it still and now here we go again sigh. a shame they are going out of business.

  • Betsy Greer

    Hi marlene m,

    If you’re looking for something to replace the Canyon Creek that has very tiny size kibble, there are actually lots to choose from.

    I have used Solid Gold Just a Wee Bit and can confirm that it’s very small; it’s at least as small as Nature’s Logic, Wellness Core Small Breed, Horizon Amicus, Wysong Epigen, NutriSource (small and medium breed puppy, which is perfectly fine for adult dogs too), NutriSource grain free lamb, Canine Caviar, Castor & Pollux Ultramix and Nature’s Variety Instinct. Sandy also tells me that Simply Nourish small breed and Nature’s Select Hi-Pro are also very small.

  • marlene m

    thanks dear. yes we found this out also. however petco just put two more bags out. go figure. i guess its left over inventory from their warehouse. the issue was not it being discontinued and for whatever reason that was. THE ISSUE was: purina and canyon creek both told me for two weeks in phone calls and emails they were selling it, not being discontinued. they were not honest, even the corporate office, which was ridiculous . no way to treat loyal customers. we are going with solid gold tiny bits for her after this food runs out. its the smallest kibble in the market place for an adult dog. thanks for writing back . God bless and happy holidays.

  • moonchild

    My daughter works at Petco. The employees at her store were told that Purina was no longer going to be manufacturing the brand because it was not a big seller. I don’t know how accurate this info is; it is just what she was told. We are bummed because our cats really love the product.

  • marlene m

    when my dog (beautiful sheltie) stopped eating about a year ago and became very finicky, i got so upset, after trying different dog foods. expensive, inexpensive, nothing worked…i started making table food recipes for her.
    the problem with giving only human food is
    you never know how much to feed.
    and to get the right combination ratio for protein, fat, carbs, vitamins etc etc.
    you do know what is in the food…better than a commercial packaged product, but you have to be pretty much a food nutritioinist to figure it out. so finally i went out and after so many trys lucked out with the canyon creek ranch kibble put out by purina. and she loved it. i am now thinking after i cannot seem to buy this product online or offline anymore and the company not telling me where to purchase it, the jerks, to try blue buffalo. wish me luck folks, this dog is tough with food sigh.

  • marlene m

    it was a decent food and im posting here in the past tense. call petco call petsmart, go to any of the online store links that canyon creek on their website say carry their product line, you will not find it with one exception. wag. com has one bag left. its mine! lol dont anyone buy this bag or my sheltie will be ever so upset .

  • marlene m

    my dog did well on it too silver, but i cant get it anymore . purina is not saying, canyon creek is not saying..petco pulled it and a sign in the aisle last week in central florida where i live. said no more food being manufactured, and available to retailers. how bizarree, they told me on the phone. it is indeed being made, and available. but the insanity now begins. no one and i do mean letters, phone calls, to no avail will tell me where i can buy it. they said they do not have that information. hello , is anyone home hahaha?

  • marlene m

    yes. their dog food treats, the key operative word however, they are using, is they were voluntarilly pulled. the new york state dept of agriculture..found antibiotic in the beef jerky and chicken tenders i believe. insofar as their other product line i am not aware of any issues. but i cant seem to get it now online or offline.and they keep insisting that they are making it..but have no idea where i can purchase it. a bit of a comedy isnt that? they dont know totally bizarre purina is..unless they dont want to fess up something is wrong again and their customer service reps are playing dumb but as my original post on this forum states, last week i called purina and canyon creek ranch both places, to find out where to buy the product, because petco just had a sign it was being discontinued all their line..and not available at any retailer, and i was upset . my finnicky picky eater sheltie loved it. sigh. short of making these folks take truth serum, no one is telling me whats going on….where to buy the food anymore.

  • marlene m

    My sheltie loved this food. How good it was I have no idea. We were buying here for about 8 months canyon creek ranch dry kibble chicken and rice, healthy bowels.lots of energy and she is a fussy fussy eater, and a nitemare before she went on this food,I AM NOT ADVERTISING THIS FOOD. in fact im very upset with purina and the canyon crest people! after 5 phone calls and emails …no one will give me any information regarding their product line, canyon creek ranch dog food. Petco pulled this from their shelves when we went in this week to get another bag for our sheltie sigh. a sign stated no longer being manufactured and not available at any retailer. promptly called up PURINA AND CANYON CREEK RANCH, both, and everyone insisted. all customer service reps a) the food is still being manufactured b) it is not being discontinued and now the piece of resistance, here, to make everyone laugh reading this post: THEY DO NOT KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY IT.PETCO AND PETSMART dont carry it..anymore no online site has it except which is about 3 bags left and they dont know if they are stocking again. why cant i get an answer where to buy this product. called all around here in central florida where i live, the ma and pop specialty stores and they dont carry it and said their distributors do not have the product line. PURINA MUST BE SHIPPING THIS DOG FOOD LINE TO AFGHANSTAN MAYBE???? cause we sure as heck cant buy it where we live. any imput any suggestions would be most welcome. I do know that their pet treats were voluntarilly recalled recently and just specualating perhaps this is why their entire company image and line are not being carried online or offline. p.s. amazon says it has one bag left. is this totally weird or what. for people who work for a dog food company not willing to tell a customer who desires the product where to buy it>?? what is going on here…weird with a capital W.
    thanks for reading this -all.

  • Angie Hendrickson

    Silver, all one needs to do is investigate the ingredients for themselves. Sorry. There is such thing as good wholesome dry foods that don’t cost 100’s of dollars, as you suggest. Canyon Creek actually isn’t all that great, they’re one of those brands that has no business charging what they do for such lack of wholesome nutrients. Try Solid Gold, it has amazing ingredients and its affordable. Purina is like feeding corn syrup/candy to a dog, IMO. It’s nothing but By-Products and fillers that offer little nutrition. Sorry, but that’s the reality and it isn’t just websites like this that point it out. That’s why it’s rated a 1 star food.

  • Angie Hendrickson

    Sometimes firm stool isn’t a total indicator that you’re on the ‘best food’. Honestly, I cannot believe you would trade in foods as wholesome and good as Taste of the Wild/Wellness, for a food this pitiful. I cannot believe how low quality this food is and how outrageous the price is. I was amazed at the lack of beneficial ingredients in this food long before I ever discovered DogfoodAdvisor.

  • Angie Hendrickson

    i agree. This food is only a three star food, and you can see why by just looking at the ingredients. I recently only paid 28 dollars for a 15 pound bag of Sold Gold Wolf Cub food. EXCELLENT ingredients and what a bargain!

  • Angie Hendrickson

    I find it amazing this food charges an arm and leg for whats actually in its ingrediants. A few months ago when I was researching what puppy food to go with – I investigated this at Petco. On my own, before ever reading anything about it or before knowing about this website, I thought to myself, “these have got to be the most lame ingrediants, how does this constitute 23 dollars for FOUR pounds of food? Seriously? I’m honestly not surprised Dogfoodadvisor rated it THREE stars. What a waste of money. I ended up going with Solid Gold, a five star food at a fraction of the cost of this.

  • pace

    I just bought some for my dog and he has been throwing up and has had diarrhea for the past 3 days. I thought it was meat based not plant based after reading that, I no longer wish to serve this food to my dog.

  • Lynsey Sandy

    I agree, if this food is benefiting your dog. Don’t let a review stop it.
    I actually tried canyon creek on my skin sensitive lab. And it too worked just as well as the 4-5 star ratings with half the cost.

  • Anna

    I was at the pet store yesterday and had picked up a bag of Blue but commented to a friend about the price. Look here, she said. She had a coupon for this brand that was donated to their pet rescue and it seemed like a good food. Well, I bought it, and today while reading a fairly generic publication, I see an ad for the food and it stated it is made by Purina. I looked at the bag and there is absolutely no evidence. I hate to give my dog Purina products. I think their practices are only to make money, not to worry about the health of dogs. I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t have a few wild horses in the mix somewhere.

  • Cate

    Blue is a great food. Watch who you bad mouth without facts.

  • Silver

    If it’s benefiting your dog the most out of all those foods why go back to a food that’s not benefiting it? As many times as Blue buffalo and all the rest have been recalled I would never feed it. I see countless people slamming good people for not feeding the MOST expensive dog food on the market. Sorry but I can’t afford to spend 100s of dollars a month for food for them I love my boxers but that IS insane. They all do well on Purina and I will continue to feed it regardless of these SO called reviews/ratings.

  • My dogs like the food, but now that I know it’s made by Purina, which is also owned by Nestle I’m worried about GMO ingredients…

  • sandy

    Canyon Creek Ranch dog food is a new offering from Purina. Seems like it came out in 2012.

  • Tiberwaters

    Has canyon creek dry dog food ever been recalled?  I am not able to find that info

  • jennifer arthur

     Look into 4Health at Tractor Supply Co.

  • LabsRawesome

     Hi Mblettin, I responded to your statement, with a list of reasonably priced 4 & 5 star foods. But it disappeared. I have been having trouble posting, as it is getting marked as spam. If you are interested please check back later for my reply, it will be released later. Dr. Mike has told me not to try and re-post, because it too, will be marked as spam. Sorry for the inconvenience.   🙂

  • Pattyvaughn

    Some are priced better than others, but yes, meat costs more than corn or rice.

  • Mblettin

    every dog food you 4 or 5 star the price is outrageous

  • mcs1127

    Yes, it is the same company as the treats, but it is all made in the usa, state of iowa and is part of the purina company. I’m not defending the food or anything because I myself do not recommend it nor would I feed it to my dog. just stating the facts.

  • holy_grizz

    Almost contemplated picking up a few cans for topping. The ingredients list seems to read better than their dry food. But I think there are better brands out there that are more deserving of our money.

  • LabsRawesome

     Too bad 4health doesn’t offer a grain free version.

  • jennifer arthur

    Darn it. I couldn’t make it to TSC to pick up our usual 4Health food, so I got this instead b/c my hubby said our sensitive dog has been doing well with fish-based foods. He commented that out of all of the foods we’ve tried, the dog’s stools are the best while eating this. I was hoping for a higher rating. He’s been on Blue Buffalo Basics, 4Health, Taste of the Wild, and Wellness. My hubby said that this food is giving the dog the firmest stools he’s had yet. Back to 4Health, it looks like. (We also feed a beagle who has no issues and usually have a foster dog who has just been rescued and has tummy trouble. 4Health is the highest rated food for the cost we have found to date.)

  • Crazy4dogs

    This food is bombarding the pet food stores.  They are offering coupons and it seems to be on sale a lot.  The cans & bags make it look very earth friendly and appears marketed to appeal to consumers who are interested in healthy pet food.  The ingredients are not that good and the fact that it is actually a Purina product doesn’t appear anywhere on the packaging.  Kind of deceptive in my opinion.

  • Cui Hsiao

    Choosing a good dog food for you pets should have the essential nutrients for a healthy pet. Looking carefully on what is in the label. On the other hand, I read that this dog food has b12 vitamins, is possible to use this for pets?

  • Leeskra


    This is the same company that has been putting out poisonous treats from China… =