Southwest Canyon Canine Recipe with Wild Boar

A truly unique protein with a truly unique taste, wild boar makes this recipe perfect for dogs who crave something different. In addition, nutrient-rich legumes and fruits like peas, garbanzo beans, blueberries and raspberries provide antioxidants for overall health and vitality.

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  • #1 Ingredient Is From Real Meat, Fish or Fowl

    Unique Protein Blend – A hearty blend of beef, lamb protein, eggs and wild boar provides complete protein nutrition with a rich, meaty flavor.

  • 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.

  • DHA

    DHA – This omega-3 fatty acid, provided by salmon oil, helps support brain and vision development in puppies, which makes it an important addition to this all life stages recipe.

  • Garbanzo Beans

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

  • Dried Chicory Root

    Dried Chicory Root – This source of prebiotic fiber provides fuel for the beneficial probiotic bacteria in the digestive system.

  • Antioxidants

    Antioxidants – Legumes and fruits, including peas, 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.

Southwest Canyon Canine Recipe with Wild Boar is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 99.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but not for our pup Our pup didn't do as well with this blend as she did with the Sierra flavor. Her BM's got quite soft when she was on the Southwest flavor, and firmed right back up when we moved her (back) to the Sierra. After some trial and error we are thinking she might not do well with chickpeas, so if your pup isn't liking this one try one of the flavors with sweet potatoes. Worked for us.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dog loves it Have fed TOTW for many years. We mix this with Ancient Grains Salmon for the best of both worlds. Nice to be able to find foods without chicken. Good product at a reasonable price, consistent in quality. Never any problems. Also mix with some of the canned foods....The cat also eats TOTW. Actually that is all she eats, and she is healthy for a middle aged cat, and she loves the food. To my knowledge, ingredients are well sourced, and the foods are affordable.
Date published: 2021-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Dogs & Happy Tummy's I had Jack Daniels on a different brand and had to borrow some of my roommates food who used TotW, Jack LOVED it! He has a very sensitive tummy, and had some really scary instances when changing brands in the past. 6 or so years later, and a second dog, its the only brand of food I'll use. They have a variety of Grain Free options, so Jack Daniels and Whiskey aren't stuck with just one or two flavors, and we have haven't had any scary food/tummy moments!
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our dog loves Taste of the Wild! For years we had been searching for the best dog food for our pup. Some food gave her digestive issues, some she wasn't interested in eating, and some we felt didn't give her the energy she needed. Until we tried Taste of the Wild. She's been eating Taste of the Wild for about 7 years now and we won't be switching. Every time we order a new bag we get a different flavor, so she gets a good variety of nutrition. Her favorite is the wild boar recipe!
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Major difference can be seen with this food We’ve fed our pup this food since 8 wks old when we got him. The difference in their coat and even teeth is incredibly noticeable. I don’t know if this is related but I have to give credit to great nutrients and food- but my dogs TEETH are the most beautiful sparkling white I’ve ever seen. People ask what we are feeding him or if we take him to get his teeth cleaned. lol We love the flavor variety. Since Elmo is a hog hunting dog, it only makes sense to get the wild boar flavor My wife has a 14 year old dog that she’s had since 8 wks and he has had pedigree history whole life. He’s always had dandruff and dull coat and it’s clear that consuming processed dog food contributed to it all
Date published: 2022-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A winner for our canine pack Our 4 dogs have been eating Taste of the Wild for about three years. While I do switch the varieties ebery few months, Southwest Canyon is their favorite. The only dry kibble that they will eat right out of the bag. All are healthy and happy pups!
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boxer Approved! We have owned boxers for over 19 years. Last year we decided to make a change in the food we would be feeding our newest boxers. We chose Taste Of The Wild. We could not be happier with our decision. Our boxers not only look great but are extremely healthy! We took our girl in this past weekend for shots and the vet mentioned several time how great she looked and how shiny her coat was. Love the product!
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taste of the Excellent We've been feeding our dog TOTW for nearly 3 years now and have nothing but positive things to say. The quality is superb as we can clearly see our dog maintain a healthy coat and positive energy throughout his day. He has never had a bad reaction and we do appreciate the company's mission to produce a healthy and balanced meal. The only thing i would suggest is to add more flavors to their line up long term. I'm excited to see their newly released PREY series and hope our dog Teddy will love it as well.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My rescued pup LOVES this food! Since my soul-pup Fiona started this food she has been doing amazing! She is lean and active, and after almost 2 years of abuse, she is happy and healthy, she is so happy with her meals too!!
Date published: 2020-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Puppy Dallas is 10 years young and still a puppy thanks to a healthy diet and a Whole Lotta Love!
Date published: 2022-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our german shepherds favorite! Our girl has been eating Taste of the Wild since turning one and it was such a great transition. She’s now three, healthy and thriving. Her energy level is great which helps know she’s getting plenty of protein in her diet. Her joints, bones, and teeth are all in great condition. & she’s beyond smart! Thanks Taste of the Wild!!
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My dog loves it My dog has stomach problems and is allergic to chicken so finding a food the she’ll eat and can tolerate has been hard. I’ve tried a couple of different brands (beef protein) and have had some success. When I started her on TOTW Southwest Canyon, she will eat and her stomach can handle it.
Date published: 2021-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buying this food brings peace of mind Our dogs love TOTW and we do too! Although our dogs have their favorite flavors they seem to like all the ones we have tried. They get excited when we bring the bag in! We as owners take great comfort in knowing that TOTW has our dogs health in mind when making their product.
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beaverhead Bullies love it!!! We had a bulldog puppy who went through 5 different puppy foods before we settled on TOW that agreed with her tummy issues. We have fed it ever since and even start all of our babies on it as they transition to their new homes. Love the varieties of recipes available.
Date published: 2022-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No More Allergy Problems Our German Shepherds had serious allergy issues with dog foods. After several trips to the vet with no postitive outcome I changed food to Taste Of The Wild Southwest Canyon. Allergy problems are gone and the dogs are happy. This is all I buy now for my dogs and cats.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dogs LOVE this food !!! I have three Corgi's, they use to eat another brand of dry dog food, Grain Free. It has way to much sweet potato's and potato's in it. No more scratching and chewing on their feet since we changed to TOTW!!. They are all Happy and Healthy, loving this food.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Variety is the spice of life. Taste of the wild has many different flavors available, with or without grains, canned foods, and limited ingredients available. The variety is perfect for picky eaters and it’s easy to switch between recipes without your dog having tummy issues. It’s affordable, has quality ingredients and has only had one recall back in 2012. Both the company and brand are trustworthy and upfront about where their ingredients come from and what they are.
Date published: 2023-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Both our dogs love this food! We’ve been feeding TOTW food for almost 10 years, both our dogs love it and enjoy many of the flavors, but we primarily feed this formula. Never has any digestive issues, skin issues, etc. Such a quality food!
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No add-ins needed My 6 month old GSD loves this flavor. I would always need to add something to her dry food like cottage cheese or she wouldn't touch her food but with this flavor she can't want to dig in.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dog Riley loves it. I have been feeding him this blend for4 years. He is now 6 1/2 yrs young. 82 # and still very active with no health issues.He is an American Labrador fox red in color.
Date published: 2023-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dogs love the flavors. we have been feeding taste of the wild for 6 years and our dogs love it. they get fed less and feel full, and a benefit is also less waist in our backyard.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Rottweiler and Pug mix Love This One! My 2 babies have been eating this for 5 years. They love it! They're healthy, happy, and their coats are shiny too!
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Plott Hound is a big fan! We started our big guy on a different food as a puppy. As he approached the one year mark we switched to the adult version of the same brand. He was having none of it! Since Plott Hounds were bred to hunt bear and boar... I picked up the Taste of the Wild Southwest Canyon food. He loves it! When it's dinner time he excitedly sits in his place and waits to dive in. Thank you for this great formula!
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing else comes close This is by far the best & most nutritious food that my picky dog dog enjoys to very last bite..
Date published: 2021-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CHAMP LOVES IT Been feeding it to him since for 2.5 years and he loves it.
Date published: 2022-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picky girl picks this one! My girl is going on 8 and has been eating Taste of the Wild for a long time. But she seems to get bored eating the same flavors. She just finished a bag of Southwest Canyon with Wild Boar (I believe her fav) and now is alternating between Pacific Stream with Smoked Salmon and Sierra Mountain with Roasted Lamb. She competes in Agility and Barn Hunting, and lives on our farm. She gets lots of exercise, so she needs good food. I am so glad that Taste of the Wild offers so many varieties, I can feed her one flavor in the A.M. and another in the P.M. She is a large dog 55-60 lbs, but I only buy the small bags so that I can buy 2 to 3 different ones to alternate and keep her interested. She has eaten all of the flavors including the Angus limited ingredient.
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Score of 4/4 with Our Dogs! We have a 12 year old chihuahua mix, a 5 year old shepherd/husky, a 3 year old cattle dog mix, and a 1 year old pit/shepherd/cattle dog mix. A huge variety of tastes requires a great food to keep everyone happy! Southwest Canyon (and Pacific Stream) make our dogs so happy. My little picky one is so finicky about kibble and she always gets excited about breakfast and dinner with this food. My non-picky eaters had to get slow feeder bowls so they wouldn’t get sick. Honestly a perfect score for food, worth the price.
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only food for our picky eater! I love this food so much for my dogs! Our Fable is such a picky eater and we went through dozens of foods before we found this! Not only does he love it, it also doesn’t aggravate his allergies! We love that the food is tested and is so healthy! We now have both our dogs on this food for life!
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wouldn't feed anything else to the bullies! Beaverhead Bullies absolutely love Taste of the Wild. We start puppies out of pyluppy formula when they transition from momma to dog food. They thrive and move on to their new homes with their new owners. Our adults are healthy and have beautiful soft coats.
Date published: 2023-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our girls love it! We have been feeding our 7 year old pup this for years! As she’s getting older (and a pickier queen) this is the only food she can keep down. Our new puppy has also loved this kibble ever since we started her on it.
Date published: 2023-11-16
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How many carbohydrates this food has per cup?

Asked by: Cecilia
Hi Cecilia, thanks for your question. Our Southwest Canyon formula has 36 grams of carbohydrates per cup.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-09-13

What is the percent of phosphorus in the Canyon dry kibble?

Asked by: JoAnn
JoAnn, the phosphorous content in Southwest Canyon Canine is 1.1% as fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-04-05

Can I feed this particular flavor (Southwest Canyon) to an 8 week old puppy?

Asked by: Amber
Hi Amber, thanks for considering Taste of the Wild. We recommend choosing a food specifically formulated for puppies or all life stages, especially for very young puppies like yours. We have two formulas specifically designed for puppies - High Prairie Puppy and Pacific Stream Puppy.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-02-06

Is there a temperature storage guideline? I am concerned about delivery left outside during summer. Thanks.

Asked by: tuphat
Hello, thanks for contacting us. The food should be kept in a cool, dry location as excess heat or moisture may cause the nutrients to break down. Leaving the sealed bag out for short periods of time, such as in a delivery, should not affect the food.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2022-07-29

What formula should I use for an overweight retriever?

Asked by: Marie
Hi, Marie. We do not have any formulas specifically designed for weight loss. Our lowest calorie and fat formula is Sierra Mountain Canine, which contains 15% fat and 338 kcal/cup. You will likely need to feed about 10-20% less than the amounts listed in the feeding guide for each formula. We recommend consulting with your veterinarian to help determine your dog’s nutritional needs
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-07-24

Do you believe you dog food is better or as good as Blue Buffalo, Orijen, and other top dog food brands. If so could you all show a chart comparing because I want to give my dogs the best dog food out there.

Asked by: Cooks25
Hello, thanks for reaching out. We are happy to hear that you are considering Taste of the Wild! We cannot speak to other dog food brands, but Taste of the Wild produces premium, grain-free pet formulas that are based on your pet’s ancestral diet. All of our formulas rely on ingredients like unique, high-quality meats, vegetables and fruits, and probiotics that maximize the nutritional health benefits for your pets, because like you, we want the best for our fur babies. If you have any further questions about our formulas, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-342-4808 or email us by visiting
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-06-19

How much Phosphorus is in your kibble

Asked by: Patti
Hi, Patti. Our Southwest Canyon Canine Formula contains 1.1% phosphorus on an as-fed basis.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-11-22

I have a 2 1/2 year old German Shepherd and he is very active. Which dry food would be best for him to promote joint and bone health? Is there one choice (flavor) with Glucosamine and Chondroitin?

Asked by: jimmy88
Hello and thanks for reaching out! We do not add glucosamine or chondroitin to any Taste of the Wild recipes. Some of our recipes may include naturally occurring glucosamine and chondroitin due to the ingredients in that recipe, however the levels are not measured. We have several recipes that would be an excellent option for your German Shepherd. For a personalized recipe recommendation, please contact us by visiting
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-10-03
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