Black Gold Explorer Timber Ridge Formula package

Grain Free Timber Ridge with Beef & Venison

Black Gold Explorer Grain Free Timber Ridge Formula with Beef & Venison is crafted to give dogs everything they need to live an energetic, eventful outdoor life with you.

Black Gold Explorer Grain Free Timber Ridge Formula with Beef & Venison is created with high quality proteins for energy and stamina and is 100% complete and balanced nutrition. It’s formulated without corn, rice or wheat and includes L-carnitine to help burn fat and maintain muscle along with an essential oil blend to promote a healthy skin and coat.

Real beef is the #1 ingredient

Prebiotics to support healthy digestions

High quality protein for active dogs

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min)30.0%

Crude Fat (min)16.0%

Crude Fiber (max)4.5%

Moisture (max)10.0%

Linoleic Acid (min)2.0%

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min)0.05%

Calcium (min)1.2%

Phosphorus (min)1.0%

Zinc (min)160 mg/kg

Vitamin E (min)200 IU/kg

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)2.0%*

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)0.5%*

Glucosamine (min)350 mg/kg*

Chondroitin Sulfate500 mg/kg*

L-Carnitine (min)15 mg/kg*

Calorie Content381 Kcal/Cup

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles


Beef, Peas, Beef Meal, Potatoes, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pea Protein, Venison, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Pea Starch, Fish Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Lamb Meal, Dried Eggs, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Flaxseed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, L-Carnitine, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Rosemary Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Culture, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract.

Feeding Directions

The chart below shows the cups of Black Gold Explorer Grain Free Timber Ridge Formula with Beef and Venison Dog Food that is required daily to maintain condition and to support a normal level of activity in adult dogs of varying sizes.

Your Dog’s Current Weight (LB.) Standard 8oz. Cups to Feed Per Day*
5-10 2/3 – 1
10-15 1 – 1½
15-25 1½ – 2¼
25-40 2¼ – 3
40-60 3 – 4
60-80** 4 – 5**

*Amounts are based on a standard measuring cup.

**For larger dogs, feed an additional 1/2 cup per day for each 10 lbs. of additional body weight over 80 lbs.

Feeding Guidelines

The daily amount of food that dogs required is influenced by their environment, their activity, size, and breed. The amount fed should be adjusted according to the dog’s appetite and condition. Pregnant, nursing, extremely active, or hard-working dogs may require and consume 1 ½ to 3 times the amount of food indicated for their weight on the cart. Once per day feeding is adequate for dogs over six months of age.

Puppies may require up to two times as much food (adult chart) for growth and development during the first 1-2 years of age.  Feed puppies all that they will eat in a 30 minute period, 3-4 times per day, for the first six months.  The next six months, feed a minimum of twice per day, adjusting the feeding rate to maintain a lean muscular body condition.

Provide plenty of fresh, clean water in a clean container at all times.

Remember to thoroughly wash your hands after handling your dog’s food or feeding utensils.

Statement of Nutritional Adequacy

Black Gold Explorer Grain Free Timber Ridge Formula with Beef and Venison Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).

Calorie Statement

Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 3560 Kcal/kg or 381 Kcal/cup (calculated)

Transition Instructions

When transitioning your dog to Black Gold Explorer Dog Food, substitute a small amount of current food with Black Gold Explorer, gradually increase over a four-day period. Suggested transition as follows:

pet food bowl showing 1/4 Black Gold Explorer 3/4 current pet food
pet food bowl showing 1/2 Black Gold Explorer 1/2 current pet food
pet food bowl showing 3/4 Black Gold Explorer 1/4 current food
pet food bowl showing 100% Black Gold Explorer

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