Ancient Prairie Canine Recipe with Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison

The unique combination of pasture-raised bison, pasture-raised venison and ancient grains means this recipe is flavorful and rich in highly digestible protein. It also features antioxidants for immune support and more.

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  • Ancient Grains

    Ancient Grains – Ancient grains like grain sorghum, millet, quinoa and chia seed are naturally high in fiber and rich in protein. Unchanged for thousands of years, different grains provide various nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega fatty acids.

  • Roasted Bison Venison

    Pasture-Raised Bison & Pasture-Raised Venison – Roasted bison and roasted venison provide highly digestible protein with a roasted flavor your dog will crave.

  • Species-Specific Probiotics

    Species-Specific Probiotics – Healthy digestive and immune systems are vital to the overall health of your pet. Our proprietary K9 Strain Probiotics are developed specifically for dogs and added after the cooking process to ensure viability. Each pound of Taste of the Wild provides 80 million live, active cultures that help support healthy digestive and immune systems.

  • Omega Fatty Acid

    Omega Fatty Acid Blend – Balanced levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids work together to support healthy skin and a shiny coat.

  • All Life Stages Nutrition

    All Life Stages Nutrition – This recipe provides the vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients your pet needs throughout their life.

  • Antioxidants

    Antioxidants – Ancient grains and fruits, including grain sorghum, millet, quinoa, chia seed, tomatoes, blueberries and raspberries, provide nutrients that help support your dog’s overall well-being, while guaranteed levels of zinc, selenium and vitamin E support the immune system.

Ancient Prairie Canine Recipe with Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 269.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dog is super picky with an incredibly finicky tummy. We can usually only get her to eat salmon based foods but she gobbled this up like it was the greatest thing shed ever tasted, and better yet it didnt upset her stomach!
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I recently got this product through my vox box and I couldn't be more happy with the product. I gave it to my dog slowly and it looked like he loved it! Cleaned his dish each time. I loved having the information on how to feed the new food to him too. Very helpful for people who are not familiar with how their pet has to have new food slowly introduced. I really loved how he got a new taste for bison now, so that was super interesting to introduce to his diet since bison is a bit more leaner.
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Its good dog food, my dog ate it all and seemed to be really enjoying it. He is a picky eater and wont eat food if he doesnt like it or like his last food better (dramatic I know). However I am taking a star off for two reasons, the first being the whole ancient grain thing feels gimmicky and the higher price doesnt feel worthy of it. If your dog loves it, then go for it but otherwise I would stick to the fried and true. I received this product for free from Influenster to try.
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Both my dogs have gone nuts over this food. We have trouble with our boy because hes incredibly picky and doesnt always finish his meals, but Im happy to report he has no problem finishing every last bite of this food (huge plus in my book). I will say, this is pricy, but you are paying for cleaner ingredients compared to most kibbles on the market and lets be real ... this is a member(s) of your family; They deserve the best too! They have several flavors to choose from and I have a feeling even the pickiest of dogs wont have a problem finding a flavor they love. I do also want to make note that safety of foods is huge - they have had one recall (in 2012) due to possible salmonella contamination, but nothing before or after that report that i found. I took off one star because I do wish they sold a larger size bag; The largest size bag (28 lbs) is a little smaller than majority of other brands on the market and with a higher price tag for less product. Overall, this food is a win in my opinion and i feel good about feeding this to my two four legged family members. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.
Date published: 2019-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dog loved it. As soon as he seen the package he just knew something good was in there for him. He ate every piece of food lol he loved it
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Four stars because my dogs loved this (but honestly they love anything). Ingredients are okay, better than products like beneful or kibbles n bits; but I wouldnt go out of my way to buy this. As a vet tech I personally believe in dog foods that have SCIENCE BACK ingredients. Im not one of these people who anthropomorphize my pet care and pet food. I just havent seen enough science or research behind taste of the wilds dog foods to really push me to consider the brand.
Date published: 2019-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My boy loved this food!! One big perk of this food is the smell and odor is not overwhelming like several other foods I have used with my fur baby. Also, my dog did not seem to have any tummy troubles while trying this food out. I also read all the nutrition facts on the food and it had pretty good ingredients. Packaging of the food was great. I would recommend this product to others. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love that it has simple ingredients, that are natural for my pup. Plus, he seemed to really enjoy it. I will say he had a little upset tummy after trying it the first time, but that happens anytime you switch dog foods. On the second feeding however, he had no bad reactions to the food. We didnt receive a large enough sample to really tell any signs/benefits of the food. But I can say for sure that he loved every bite while it lasted!
Date published: 2019-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puppy Loves It! My last dog had a chicken allergy and was on the Sierra Mountain grain-free recipe. He loved it! i now have a new puppy and wanted to keep him on a grain inclusive diet since he has no issue with them, and the rising concern about grain free diets. I was super excited to see the Ancient Grains line come out when I was picking up puppy essentials. He loves it! Always excited for his food, eats it right up, and healthy poops so it's a win!
Date published: 2019-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have two large breed spoiled babies. I fed one of the sample bags to each of my dogs. One of my dogs, a Doberman, is a picky eater and he started to eat his food but didnt finish it. I also noticed that the food didnt sit well with his stomach. My other dog had no issues with this dog food. Because I wont be buying two different kinds of dog food, its a no-go from me. What a shame, I was hoping this would work out based on the formula!
Date published: 2019-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I received this complimentary sample for reviewing purposes from Influenster. My two goldendoodles seemed to love this dog food. When I filled their bowls, they both gobbled it up immediately. They obviously loved the taste, and it didnt seem to upset their stomachs, as sometimes trying new dog food can do. The ingredients looked great, and the dogs loved it, so I would definitely consider purchasing a bag in the near future.
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ive been purchasing solely Taste of the Wild food for my dog since he was a puppy. We tried so many sampler bags at first but this was the only brand he enjoyed. Hes super picky with food and is not interested in most treats but he SCARFED this flavor down! I received this product free for reviewing purposes and my dog instantly went crazy over the package before I even opened it. This will definitely be our new go to flavor!
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Name is Misleading I always fed my dogs TOW grain-free, then when studies showed a diet with grains may be better I was glad to see TOW developed a product with quality grains. I made the switch and dogs love it. I took off 1 star because the bag says Bison & Venison. A better name might be Buffalo and Bacon because the main ingredients are Buffalo and Pork. Bison and Venison are way down the list as the 8th and 9th ingredient.
Date published: 2020-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well my pets certainly went crazy over this food. Both dogs ate it as soon as it hit the bowl which doesnt always happen. Even the cat tried to get a nibble, much to my dogs dislike! I like the ingredients in the food, though I have heard about some negative affects of this type of food for dogs. Research is inconclusive though, so its hard to say. The price is about the same as other high end dog food brands.
Date published: 2019-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lucy was very excited to get to try this food courtesy of Influenster. I was wondering how I would be able to judge how much she liked the food, but I can tell you she absolutely loved it and from looking at the bag it seems like a great food with quality ingredients. She seemed interested in the bag even before I opened it. I gave her a small amount in her bowl to try to see how much she likes it. She ate it pretty quickly. I put the opened bag and the unopened bag up on the kitchen table. The following day I came home from work and noticed she had something in her mouth. When I tried to grab it from her she ran all over the house and wouldn't give it to me. When I finally was able to grab it from her I realized she was carrying around an empty food bag. She had opened the second bag of food herself and eaten it all!! Now if that isn't a five star review I don't know what is!!
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Both of my Aussies love it! I mixed a small portion in with their regular food, and both of them picked out the Taste of the Wild pieces and scarfed them down. They can be picky eaters, but they love this food. I would recommend this to pet owners who are looking for a natural alternative to over-processed pet foods. [product:ancient-prairie-canine-recipe-with-roasted-bison-&-roasted-venison]
Date published: 2019-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My dog absolutely loved this! Were big believers in grain in my house so I was pretty excited to try this out. We started just giving as treats and worked our way into eating the second bag by itself and my dog, Sid absolutely loved it. He usually eats purina but Id definitely consider switching to this. The only thing I didnt like about it is that it smells absolutely terrible.
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our dog 40lb Pit Bull/Australian Shepherd didn't take to it well, even when mixing with her normal food in small portions, but she is a fairly picky eater. So, we decided to try it out as treats for our 10 week old mini potbelly and kunekune big and he absolutely love it. It's funny because only then did our dog even try to eat it. Now both animals love it but only as treats.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All 3 of my dogs love this food. My 2 boys arent picky at all but my female dog gets bored easily and will just stop eating at random. But not with this food! We did switch up to the lamb formula and she stopped eating it within a week, switched back to this and shes eating again. For me, I love it because if the high quality ingredients and its a good price for the quality!
Date published: 2020-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was a good product. A little dry, not really my taste although my dog seemed to enjoy it. She'll eat just about anything so that's not the best indicator. I'm not sure how to tell if this made a difference. I don't feel like the sample was enough to be able to tell. It didn't spoil her and make her stop eating her usual food so I don't know that it wowed her too much.
Date published: 2019-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My pups enjoyed this food! I have a border collie pup and a heeler mix pup. They liked the taste a lot. I dont recommend feeding this food though, because they dont do feeding trials through AAFCO. I work at a vet clinic and Ive seen this food cause diarrhea multiple times and crystals and stones in urine. It was nice to treat my pups, but I wouldnt feed this as a staple.
Date published: 2019-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dogs are absolutely obsessed with this food! I use the pebbles as treats, and they love them! I tried to take a picture of the bag, and my dog Annie totally photo bombed it because she wanted to sniff it! Our other dog Max followed shortly thereafter and spent the next five minutes sniffing around the table to see if I had dropped any extra treats. They love them!
Date published: 2019-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jumping Aussies @ Dinner time I have fed my Aussies Taste of the wild Prairie for over 10 years. THEY ALL LOVE IT. The puppy when his bowl is empty he caries it around tying to drain every unforseen crumb! my hope is soon you will come up with an Organic Praire. My dogs have NEVER gotten sick from this food thru the years. I also feed my Maine Coon cat taste of the wild and he LOVES it too!...
Date published: 2020-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In reality, its difficult to review a dog food based off of the sample I received courtesy of Influenster because the dog hasnt had a real chance to operate while using the food as fuel consistently enough to notice a difference. However, my two pups have very much enjoyed their kibble and had no qualms about eating this mix. They definitely like the flavor!
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 2 boys LOVED this!!! I put it in their bowls and they devoured it. They usually take their time eating, so I could tell they really liked it. Afterwards, I did do some research and realized how pricey it is for a 28 pound bag. We have a large family so spending that much wouldnt be feasible. If you are able to Id highly recommend you try it for your pups!
Date published: 2019-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My German Shepherd was already a Taste of the Wild dog, but he really enjoyed trying this new blend. I thought he wouldnt be too interested since he already eats Taste of the Wild, but he couldnt wait for me to open it and then he ate it all up. Hes a very active dog and Taste of the Wild gives him the energy he needs without any of the stuff he doesnt need.
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dog absolutely loved this food, and I loved that it contained healthy, high quality ingredients. We ended up switching to Taste of the Wild because it is an extremely high quality food for a reasonable price. Our dog is healthy, his coat looks shiny and beautiful, and he has lots of energy. Very happy with this new Taste of the Wild Ancient Grains line.
Date published: 2019-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My 1.5 year old border collie absolutely loves this food and it gives her so much energy. However, I hesitate to feed this to her for a long period of time because the protein levels are too high for a dog of her size and activity level. If she was a working dog or an agility dog I would, or this would be perfect for an overweight dog for weight control.
Date published: 2019-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My baby freakin loved this food, ate the whole bowl in a couple minutes. Obsessed with this brand. 10/10 will always recommend to other pit bull owners. Makes their coat shiny, gives them all the right nutrients and really bulks them up in the right way. Any recipe is worth a try tbh. Ancient Prairie Canine Recipe with Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison
Date published: 2019-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have a very picky with the brands of kibble he actually eats, so I was sure he was going to smell this and then walk away. I was wrong. He ate it right up and seemed excited when I opened the next bag. I also started by looking at the ingredients and the first one is buffalo. They claim to be 32% protein, which is perfect for a dog like mine.
Date published: 2019-11-21
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What is the source of the dried yeast in TOTW with ancient grains? What is the purpose of this ingredient?

Asked by: Tania
Hello and thanks for reaching out. We add dried yeast (saccharomyces) to this formula as it is a source of protein and B vitamins. Please know, we choose each ingredient with the health and well-being of your pet in mind. If you have any questions about our recipes, please contact us submitting an inquiry at
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2020-05-10

I see the Bison and the Venison you use is pasture raised, but is that also true of the Buffalo and pork you use?

Asked by: Nat81
Hello and thanks for reaching out! While our buffalo is pasture raised, the pork is not. Please know, our ingredient suppliers are approved through a rigorous process intended to validate commitments to food safety and ingredient quality. If you have any further questions, please contact us by submitting an inquiry at
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2020-01-17

When will this be available for purchase?

Asked by: Jennifer
Hello, Jennifer! Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains is starting to be available in many retail locations and may be available near you in the coming weeks. If you haven't already checked back with your local Taste of the Wild retailers, we recommend doing so as they may have more specific information on timing.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2020-01-13

Ancient grains I would like to change up to another acient grain instead of feeding the dog same bag all the time. Do I have to slowly introduce new bag over time or can I start feeding right out of the bag? currently feeding Prairie Love it

Asked by: Chris
Hello and thanks for reaching out! Many pets enjoy eating more than one Taste of the Wild recipe. To avoid digestive upset, we recommend limiting your rotation to two recipes and gradually mixing foods over 7-10 days. When you transition between recipes, slowly reduce the amount of the old recipe and increase the new recipe.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-12-17

Just a clarifying question.   I have a Dobe that needs around 2,100 calories a day.  Is Each cup of this 422 calories ?

Asked by: Justin
Hello! Yes, Ancient Prairie Canine contains 422 kcal/cup.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-11-19

My dog is allergic to the barley grain, can this still be fed?

Asked by: Silvia
Hello! This formula contains pearled barley and would not be a suitable option for a dog with a barley allergy. We would love to provide a personalized recipe recommendation to you and your dog. Please contact us by visiting
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-09-19

Where are these dog foods manufactured?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello - Our dog and cat foods are made in five state-of-the-art facilities in the USA: two in California, and one in Missouri, Arkansas, and South Carolina.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2020-05-26

What is the calcium-to-phosphorus ratio on the Ancient Prairie Canine recipe?

Asked by: Jamie
Hello and thanks for your question! This recipe contains 1.2% calcium and 1.0% phosphorus both on an as-fed basis.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-10-04
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