Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

The folks at Merrick asked if Tex would try their premium dog food. I occasionally get these types of requests and usually dismiss them but, since this is a really high quality product with great reviews, I thought we would give it a shot. Also, I noticed that the company is based in Hereford, Texas which is where my grandfather was born (1905), so I know good things can come out of Hereford! When Tex learned that this is the “game bird recipe”, he was very excited to try it.



This grain free dog food has a high protein kibble and freeze dried chunks of meat. It kind of reminds me of Lucky Charms for dogs with magically delicious bits of bird!


Tex truly loves this food. He gobbles it down.


Tex, like most Pointers, is a very high energy dog. We look for super high quality, high protein food to keep him going, especially on day long hunts. The Backcountry recipe meets this need very well. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Quality proteins support growth and development in dogs and lead to increased energy levels.
  • Grain-free ingredients avoid issues like gluten intolerances, chronic skin conditions and stomach distress.
  • Fats and amino acids contribute to a healthier skin and coat.
  • This nutrient dense formula allows for smaller servings and helps to optimize weight management.


Tex has a pretty sensitive stomach. If we feed him the wrong stuff really bad things happen on the back end. He has been on the Merrick Backcountry food for about 3 weeks now and it treats him very well with no issues so far.



All gone!



How about one more cup full?

Click HERE to visit the Merrick site.

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This post is brought to you in partnership with Merrick. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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3 responses to “Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

  1. Alan Howell

    Tex is looking good.I’m sure you don’t spoil him(too much).

  2. Oh no, you’ve gone commercial. Tex does seem like a highly discriminating eater … likely similar to my labs … Did they even taste it during the inhalation period of 3 seconds.

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