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Each Native formula is created using wholesome, natural ingredients to meet specific energy requirements. The similar ingredients in Native Levels 2, 3, and 4 allow you to move from one energy level to another while maintaining normal digestive function. So, whether your dog is going for a short trail walk, a long run, or even an all-day hunt or intense competition, Native allows you to transition to a higher energy level as needed to maintain optimal performance and excellent body condition of your dog. Level 1 offers an alternative meat source which is lamb.

The Native performance dog food line takes a unique approach to canine nutrition because the entire focus is on providing the required energy for peak performance at various activity and training levels at all life stages. Consider Native dog food a high performance fuel that is adjusted depending on how fast you need to go and how often. This is different than the usual age and weight-based approaches of most mainstream dog foods and allows you to choose the proper diet based on what you and your dog are doing.

Native® Puppy is formulated to provide the quality nutrition required for growing puppies. The specific balance of protein and energy helps to support the controlled healthy growth desired in medium to large breed performance canines.

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Native® Level 1 is recommended for canines with light activity levels and periods of elevated activity or for those that maintain weight easily even with regular exercise. Formula is also suitable for dogs that are sensitive to chicken, pork, or beef.

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Native® Level 2 is recommended for performance canines with moderate activity levels and periods of vigorous activity or for those that may have difficulty maintaining weight with regular exercise. Formula is also suitable for puppies and pregnant or lactating females with low to normal energy needs.

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Native Level TBD is recommended for performance canines with elevated activity levels and periods of vigorous activity or for those that struggle to maintain weight with regular exercise. Level 3 is also recommended to support healthy growth of small and medium breed puppies and pregnant or lactating females with normal to high energy needs.

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Native® Level 3 is recommended for performance canines with elevated activity levels and periods of vigorous activity or for those that struggle to maintain weight with regular exercise. Level 3 is also recommended to support healthy growth of small and medium breed puppies and pregnant or lactating females with normal to high energy needs.

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Native® Level 4 is recommended for performance canines with extreme activity levels and long periods of intense activity such as competition or for those that require maximum calories to maintain weight with regular exercise. Formula is also suitable for toy and small breed puppies and pregnant or lactating females with high energy needs.

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  • Why is Native® better?

  • Native uses only the highest quality natural meats and grains with no corn, wheat or soy and no by-products. Our aim is to deliver to your dog the most bio-available ingredients to ensure maximum nutrient digestibility, low stool volume and a long healthy life. Native is a high performance diet with the vast majority of the protein and fat coming from animal sources.

Why Your Dog Will Perform Better with Native Dog Food

Is the high fat diet good for my dog?

Absolutely! Dogs process fat extremely well; much better than humans. An active or performance dog needs slow burning energy sources to avoid overheating later in a workout and animal fat is the best one there is. If you see a so-called performance food that does not have animal fat in the top 4 or 5 ingredients there is probably not enough bio-available fat to support high performance. Even for a less active dog, it is better to feed a high quality food and just feed them less. Low calorie foods for active or performance dogs won’t give them adequate nutrition and may result in lots of backyard cleanup.

What’s bad about corn, wheat, and soy?

None of these are necessarily bad. They are simply less expensive ingredients that are not as bio-available to your dog or may have been linked to lower performance, higher stool volumes and allergic reactions.

Isn't meat protein better than meat protein meal?

Surprisingly the answer to this question is no. It sounds better but it really isn’t. Dog food ingredients are listed by weight as they are put into the mixer before processing. Since most meat proteins may be 75% water or more, when the water is removed as part of the production process the level of actual meat remaining is substantially less. So if chicken, beef or pork, for example, is your first ingredient by weight when added, it is actually about your 4th or 5th ingredient once the water is removed. This leaves your dog lacking the necessary digestible meat protein.

Meat protein meals such as chicken meal, beef meal and pork meal are basically meat proteins with the water removed and ground into a meal. They already have the moisture removed so they do not diminish during production. Basically meat protein meals are a much more concentrated source of protein and amino acids. This is why foods with meat protein as the first ingredient should have a meat meal as the next ingredient. If they don’t, you are simply not getting enough of the meat protein your dog needs for maximum health and performance.


To help you get to know us better, here's a round-up of common questions about Native Performance Nutrition for Canine Athletes

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of guarantee do you offer?

The Native guarantee allows you to try any product with peace of mind, risk free. This guarantee covers the purchase price of all our Native branded products for a full thirty days following the original purchase date, minus shipping and handling.

What is the process for returning a purchase?

The Native guarantee allows you to try any product with peace of mind, risk free. This guarantee covers the purchase price of all our Native branded products for a full thirty days following the original purchase date, minus shipping and handling.

When will I get my refund?

The Native guarantee allows you to try any product with peace of mind, risk free. This guarantee covers the purchase price of all our Native branded products for a full thirty days following the original purchase date, minus shipping and handling.

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Jonathan’s background is as interesting as he is. He has served as a U.S. Marine infantryman, was ordained at the age of 22, has been the frontman of a country-rock band, served as a Maine State Forest Ranger, has authored four books, raised eight children and is now a high school science teacher while finishing his graduate studies in conservation management at Antioch University.

On top of all this, he has spent more than two decades breeding, training and mushing Seppala Siberian sled dogs from his home in Maine. In the winter of 2021/22, he undertook one of his most challenging journeys yet — a 285-mile expedition across the north woods of Maine, for which he was profiled in the recent documentary, True North: Legends of Dog and Men.

It was on this journey that he realized he needed to make a nutritional change for his eight Siberian sled dogs.

“I was using a leading brand of kibble, and two days into the run, they wouldn’t eat it anymore, so we had to switch to meat,” Hayes recalls of the expedition. “After that expedition, I went on a quest to find a better dog food. That’s how I came to Native.”

Hayes feeds his team Native 4 during the active winter season, and relies on Native 2 and Native 3 during the off-season. Upon switching, he saw an immediate difference in being able to keep weight on and better metabolize the food.

Chad Stephens

Wired Up Beagles

For Chad Stephens and his family, raising beagles and running rabbits has been a tradition for generations. From the time he was in grade school, Chad tagged along with his grandpa nearly every weekend on his rabbit hunts.As he grew older, he took over his grandpa’s beagles — who were non-papered at that time — and was looking for ways to keep them busy in the hunting off-season. That’s when he decided to branch out and get his first papered female and begin seeking out American Kennel Club (AKC) field champions for her to breed with.

Soon, he had four pups to raise – all with AKC field champion bloodlines. Having run them noncompetitively, his friends were impressed and encouraged him to join the beagle club and enter them in field trials. In Chad’s words, this is when he “really got the itch.” It wasn’t long before he was training twice per week and climbing his way up the competition ladder under his newly formed team — Wired Up Beagles.

Today, Chad and his team of Wired Up Beagles are members of three beagle clubs and are well-known on the circuit — competing in roughly 20 field trials per year, as well as in the United Kennel Club (UKC) and AKC Nationals, having raised several field champions, including Sam I Am, Jo-Jo and Honeybun. Now, Jo-Jo’s offspring — Wired Up Nutmeg, Cool Hand Luke’s Hamlet and Wired Up Little Jo — are all competing in field trials, looking to be the next in the family to reach nationals.