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.

  • Pasture Raised Venison

    Pasture-Raised Venison – Venison, the number one ingredient in this formula, 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 formula 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 formula.

  • 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 90.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Yorkie and Cockapoo Love this My two dogs have been eating this for over a year now after the manufacturer of their previous brand went out of business. They are thriving well, their coats look great, and they digest it well. At 2 and 3 years of age, they will stay on this brand forever.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing food We have an 8 lb maltese who only has 4 teeth (her canines). This is the only food she enjoys and can eat without any issues to her gums, or stomach. The kibbles are the perfect size for her, and the blend of food makes her hair soft and shiny.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our Beagle's Choice We've been feeding our beagle Appalachian Valley™ Small Breed Canine Formula with Venison & Garbanzo Beans from the day our beagle joined our family. His former home raised him on the formula, and now at 16 months old he still runs with excitement to his bowl at meal time. High marks for the Pine Forest® Canine Formula with Venison & Legumes formula, as well. Beagle approved!
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My picky pup loves this food! Since he was a puppy he has been very lucky to the point he wouldn't eat at all. I've tried all the vet recommended brands like science diet and royal canin, but he did not like them. When I first purchased TOTW he immediately started eating it and grazes on it during the day. Thank you to the Manifacturers for producing a high quality dog food that my little guy kove!
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only food our dog has ever known. Our dog has been eating Taste of the Wild (TotW) since we rescued her. We looked at all the available foods and, in my opinion, TotW had the best ingredients for our dog. No grain and first ingredient is venison! Dogs eat meat, and that's what we want to see as the first ingredient.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wouldnt change it for anything When we adopted our dog this febuary i knew there was no other brand i wanted to put my dog on . I have been a fan of taste of the wild for years. I work at a mom and pop pet shop in my home town and i am constantly telling customers how this food is the way to go. It has wilderness prone flavors that animals are naturally attracted too. might i add it is grain-free and affordable. My animals love it and as a pet owner i love the benefits :)
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Dog food Mara has been eating this food for a Year now. We have Seen changes in her coat( it is so glossy now) and in her energy( She Would run all the day). Mara is a tiny Yorkshire terrier and I always recommemd this food to my friends That have dogs. Thank you for producing Such a quality Dog food! ❤️
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two Paws Up! Got food allergies? This might help! My toy Aussie suffers from multiple food allergies, and it has taken us so much searching and trial & error to find a food that doesn't set off her allergies. We've tried SO many foods, but unfortunately she's sensitive to all of the common animal proteins found in dry dog foods. This is the *only* dry dog food that she'll eat (and she loves it!) that doesn't cause her allergies to flare. It has literally changed her life. I highly recommend the Appalachian Valley Small Breed Canine Recipe with Venison & Garbanzo Beans. The venison is a great animal protein to try for dogs that are allergic to chicken, beef, lamb, etc. My little dog gives it two paws up!
Date published: 2023-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I will never feed this to my dogs again My dogs have been eating TOTW for years with no adverse conditions. I received a new bag and suddenly one dog was vomiting and had diarrhea. I stopped feeding any of the dry food and switched to cooking chicken, rice, veggies, per vet recommendation. Did this for several weeks, dog recovered, switched back to TOTW. Within days my other dog got so sick we had to go to ER vet. She had inflamed intestinal walls and pancreatitis. She's at home recovering now and I will be making her food from now on. If you, as an organization, don't feel this is an issue I suggest you read the reviews here:
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 Happy Dogs! We recently switched 2 Chihuahuas, 1 Boston Terrier and 1 Shih Tzu to Taste of the Wild. They love it...we love that our pets are fed quality ingredients at an affordable price. Thank you.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only Food Bunny Will Eat We tried for over a year to get Bunny (a small picky Pomeranian/Papillon mix) to eat dry food. We tried all kinds! Every time we give them up him he’s turn his nose up and flat out refuse. We got a small sample bag of taste of the wild at a farmer’s market, and Bunny loved it! We gave him a few pieces and he ate them all AND THEN WANTED MORE! He loves it! For the past 4 years this is the only food we buy for him, and definitely the only dry dog food he’ll even consider edible.
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my 2 shiba inus love it I switched my 2 shiba inu to Appalachian valley for small breed canine formula with venison & garbanzo and they love . There coat is like silk and shiny. There stool is firm .The small bites makes it easy for them to eat . thank you
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For a finicky Senior Lhasa Apso We’ve been feeding Taste of the Wild Appalachian for small dogs for about a year now after switching to about 10 different brands. He loves it. The kibble is small, and the food is palatable and healthy. I wish the small kibble was available in fish and sweet potato too, but this has some fish in it. It’s a great choice in food for a very picky little dog. Now if he would only stop chewing his feet. This is new and been going on for about a year or so. So I’m wondering if it’s connected to the food in any way.
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My two little monsters destroy this stuff! I had been feeding my dogs the high prairie go several years and these two chow hounds knock off 28lbs in no time. Then I saw that you made the small breed formula, so I switched them over to that gradually. They devour this recipe with equal enthusiasm. Thanks for a terrific product!
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our 11 and 9 year old doxies love it! Our doxies eat anything but ever since we switched to this brand...they go crazy before we feed them! Our Male doxie had terrible indigestion and gas from other brands but this hasn't effected him negatively! On the contrary, they're both in fabulous shape!
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taste dogs love I have been feeding Taste of the Wild to all 4 of my dogs for well over a year and their coats are so pretty and they don't shed nearly as bad as they used to. They can't wait for meal time to eat their food.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Gus loves this formuls! Gus has been eating TOW for 3 years now. The small breed is just perfect for him to chew. Pictured he is trying to break into his sister's favorite formula!
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my toy poodle! She seems to love the taste, and kibble size is just right.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dogs love it My dogs love it and one has severe allergies to flax and flaxseed. This is the only high quality food I could find that did not have those ingredients.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Almost ten years and still going strong Joebear my shaggy unkempt dog is a few weeks shy of 10 years old. With addition of carrots, cucumber slices, yogurt and treats he had basically eaten Taste of the Wild his whole life with me. While he is a bit slower, a bit grumpier and a bit grayer he still has lots of spunk. After having another dog with lifelong digestive issues it seemed worthwhile to give him a higher quality food. I have used a couple of the varieties but mostly give him the Appalachian small dog kibble.
Date published: 2022-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My little dog likes it I have been feeding TOTW to my chiweenie for 2 months now she loves it her coat looks much better and she dont seem to eat as much as her other food.
Date published: 2019-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dogs seem to be more energetic My Chihuahua and whippet seem to have more energy.. they are 7/8 years old and were slow to get around. But they are
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dogs love it! I’ve fed TOTW off and on for years. My dogs do really well on it. They are all toy breeds so the smaller kibble size is awesome.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my pup loves it i started feeding it because it was grain free and my pup wasn't able to eat grains anymore. he is 80 years old my little senior
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Dog Loves It!!! The Appalachian Valley Small Breed Canine Formula is perfect for my Miniature Schnauzer mix...she loves it!!!
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My foster dog chose it! Before my current foster dog came to me, I heard she was a picky eater. Having had several fosters before- with unknown allergies and skin conditions, I have several protein choices to choose from. Taste of the wild is one of my go-to foods, and when she arrived- she had a choice of chicken, lamb, salmon, whitefish, and venison. She turned her nose up at very other food, and chose this one, and ate a full bowl of kibble immediately. I guess she just knows what is good!
Date published: 2022-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mei loves it! Mei is a very picky eater and this is the only food she likes!
Date published: 2020-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jack & Jill ❤️ Taste of the Wild! Great food for both my Poms! Shiny coats and white teeth!
Date published: 2021-12-28
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our picky eater Loves it! When we got our little girl Penny, we had the hardest time getting her to eat anything! We would buy bags of food trying them out to find that she was just so uninterested. Finally we tried Taste of the Wild. SHE LOVED IT! Gobbled it up! This is the only food Penny will eat! Simple ingredients, nutritious, the bag even has a feeding recommendation chart on the bag! We will continue with Taste of the Wild, and Penny will continue Loving it!
Date published: 2023-03-15
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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: 2021-02-11

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: 2022-04-01

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

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: 2022-05-09

how many cups in a 15lb bag

Asked by: jokul
Hi jokul. The number of cups per bag varies slightly, depending on the formula. Each 15 pound bag contains approximately 68 cups.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2016-10-04

Do you have a small breed by taste of the wild that has grains in it

Asked by: Bonnie
Hi, Bonnie. Thanks for reaching out. At this time, we do not have a small-breed specific Ancient Grain Recipe; however, we have passed your recommendation onto our team.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2022-08-21
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