Appalachian Valley Small Breed Canine Recipe with Venison & Garbanzo Beans

Highly digestible venison and small kibble size make this recipe easy on your small breed dog’s tummy and teeth. Probiotics and prebiotic fiber help support healthy digestion, while roasted venison along with lamb, egg, duck and ocean fish proteins provide recommended amino acid nutrition. Rich in protein and fat, this recipe provides the energy that active small dogs need.

#1 ingredient - pasture-raised venison
  • Pasture Raised Venison

    Pasture-Raised Venison – Venison, the number one ingredient in this recipe, is rich in nutrients and energy, and a highly digestible source of protein.

  • Ideal for small breeds

    Great For Small Breeds – Rich in proteins and fat, this recipe provides the energy that active small breed adult dogs need in a small kibble size that is easy for small mouths to chew.

  • 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.

  • Digestive Support

    Digestive Support – Fiber from garbanzo beans helps support digestive health, while prebiotic fiber from dried chicory root provides fuel for the beneficial probiotic bacteria in the digestive system.

  • Garbanzo Beans

    Garbanzo Beans – Rich in protein, minerals and fiber, garbanzo beans add a host of nutrients to this recipe.

  • Antioxidants

    Antioxidants – Legumes and fruits, including peas, lentils, 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.

Appalachian Valley Small Breed Canine Recipe with Venison & Garbanzo Beans is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 96.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Flavor, Happy Dogs This is the first time we have added this flavor to the dog food mix, and the dogs LOVE it. This flavor was an INSTANT hit. We have a base recipe, then we mix in a second, different recipe, to mix it up a little (see below). We have tried at least half of the formulas available at our Local Tractor Supply, and some where liked better than others. In a bucket, we mix a 15-lbs bag of TOTW High Prairie with Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison (in the yellow bag), and 2 (two) 5-lbs bags of other TOTW flavors. I don't like to eat the same food/flavor twice a day, every day, for weeks on end, so we try to add the variety for the dogs too.
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our picky eater Roxy loves it!! Our dog Roxy is a picky pup. We rescued her in December 2016. She was diagnosed with Lyme shortly after and her appetite was up and down. She would show some interest in other brands of kibble but would lose interest quick. We had to put her on a bland diet a few times and each time we gradually introduced a new kibble. We tried out the Taste of the Wild, Appalachian valley and she loves it! She chows it right down. This is the longest she has shown interest in food since we’ve had her. We are more than happy with Taste of the Wild pet food. I wouldn’t choose any other dog food.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best food for my best friend! My dog Bella has a very sensitive stomach and a lot of the pet food available gives her tummy aches, diarrhea, etc. I had been feeding her a leading brand of food that I thought had to be high quality because it was very expensive. But it bothered her tummy. I was researching a new food to give her and found Taste of the Wild (TotW). I was skeptical because I didn't think a food could have quality ingredients at such a good price! I decided to give it a shot and I'm so happy I did! Not only are her tummy issues resolved, but she's like a whole new dog. She went from being lethargic and lazy, to spunky and full of life! TotW includes everything you want in a dog food formula, and excludes everything you don't.
Date published: 2022-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nom Nom Nom We recently switched from TOTW Pacific Stream to Appalachian Valley Small Breed... Mr. Waffles loves it! Easier for his little mouth to chew, he gets even MORE excited for meal time now!
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from our dogs loved it we have been feeding our own dogs, taste of the wild for several years now. Mainly because I liked that it was grain free and did not have rosemary extract in it. Because rosemary extract causes seizures in one of my dogs. We personally own nine dogs. And have seven foster dogs. Recently, I had to stop buying taste of the wild. Because of the big price increase. We can no longer afford it. And had to switch over to a Sam’s Club generic namebrand food over there’s that doesn’t have any rosemary extract in it. I really wish I could have continued with taste of the wild, but having as many dogs as we have and the price increase hurt us badly.
Date published: 2023-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality, Trustworthy Food I've been feeding my Pomeranian Taste of the Wild since he was a pup and he's now going on 5 years. I chose this brand because I wanted higher quality/healthier food to feed him. He has never fussed over mealtime. Also, this food has never made him ill. I was thrilled when my local store started stocking the small breed formula. My only wish is that they would make more flavors in the small breed formula!
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Chi loves this food!!!! She has been eating Taste of the Wild venison for a year and loves it. The first picture is how excited she gets when I get the bag out to feed her.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 WOOF rating! Being mature 9 and 11 year old pom/chi’s, Mr Bo Jangles and Teddy have had many teeth pulled. Big and standard doggo kibbles too big for our lil mouths! Sometimes we just swallow without chewing! Our human knows we need small tiny bites with lots of flava because we are persnickety with our appetites. Nice small bites, loads of vital nutrition for our senior bodies and great tasting bits for us please! Teddy and Bo thank you from the bottom of their paws!
Date published: 2022-04-27
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Can you help me with how to do the transition from our current dog food to Taste of the wild Appalachian small breed? Thank you so much!

Asked by: Bonnie
Hi, Bonnie. We recommend a gradual transition between formulas over a period of 7 to 10 days. This is in case your pet has a sensitive stomach. You can do this by starting with 25% of the recommended feeding portion of the Appalachian Valley formula mixed with 75% of the recommended portion of the current formula for 2-3 days, then 50% of each for 2-3 days, and then 75% of the Appalachian Valley formula with 25% of the current formula for 2-3 days before feeding just the Appalachian Valley formula food.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2023-08-28

We're thinking of switching our dog to your food. I see you have the Small Breed formula. However I was wondering if you have a Small Breed formula for Seniors (dog 8+)?

Asked by: Jen2016
Jen2016, Appalachian Valley Small Breed Formula is a maintenance diet appropriate for an older dog.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2023-07-22

Can you give salt content? I have a dog with a heart murmur and needs low sodium food. Or would any of your dry dog foods qualify as low sodium?

Asked by: julie2
The sodium content of Appalachian Valley is 0.40% as fed. Several of our other formulas have lower sodium content than this one, however, we do not have any sodium-restricted diets.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2021-02-11

Is this kibble size appropriate for Yorkies? My Yorkie is just now a year old.

Asked by: Mayra
Hello, thanks for reaching out! The kibbles in our Appalachian Valley Small Breed Recipe are barrel-shaped and about the size of a pencil eraser. This recipe is designed for breeds 25lbs and less.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2024-05-13

Would it be possible to get a small sample pack to try it before I buy a huge bag and my baby doesn't eat it

Asked by: Grandmamary
Hello, thanks for contacting us. We’re excited to hear about your interest in Taste of the Wild! Dry pet food recipe samples may be available at TOTW retailers. To find retailers near you, please visit If you’d like a personalized recipe recommendation, please contact us by visiting
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2023-08-04

Can I give this specific formula (small breed) to my 2.5lb maltese 12 week old puppy? Even tho this is not stated to be for puppies.

Asked by: Nikki
Hi, Nikki. The Appalachian Valley Small Breed Canine Formula is a great choice after your Maltese is 10-12 months old. Prior to this age, we recommend either of our puppy formulas – High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream Puppy. Our puppy formulas provide excellent nutrition for puppies of all sizes and breeds, and have special features to help support optimal health and well-being for growing puppies. Plus, the kibble is smaller in size, making it easier for puppies to chew and digest.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-05-01

Do you have sample bags...I don't want to buy a 14 lb. bag of something the dogs won't eat...

Asked by: Cheryl
Hi Cheryl, we're so glad you're considering Taste of the Wild. To obtain a sample, please call 1-800-342-4808 or visit your local retailer.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-06-04

Does taste of the wild have a weight control recipe

Asked by: Renee
Hello, thanks for contacting us. While Taste of the Wild does not have a specific weight control recipe, our parent company, Diamond Pet Foods, makes a Diamond CARE Weight Management Formula for Adult Dogs that is low in fat and high in fiber which may be a good option for your dog. If you would like a personalized recipe recommendation, please contact us by visiting
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2023-09-28
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