Champion Pet Foods

Formulates with a Commitment to Biologically Appropriate Foods

For carnivorous cats and dogs, meat is an important component of their diet. Champion developed manufacturing technology that allows them to pack more fresh meat into their kibble diets than nearly any other pet manufacturer operating today. Their commitment to biologically appropriate food also means that all Champion brands focus on including a high quantity, quality and variety of fresh meat.

Partner Stats

  • Date Visited: : June, 2019
  • Company Location: : Home Office located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; U.S. production facility located in Auburn, KY


A champion worker loading a food freeze dryer

Refuses to Outsource or Co-Pack for Other Pet Food Companies

Many companies outsource production of their dog and cat foods when demand is high and will produce someone else’s product if they have additional production capacity. Champion has committed to never outsourcing the production of their product, and they don’t produce products for other companies. It’s how they ensure that every package of Champion food is held to their unique standards.

Meets European Union Safety and Production Standards

Each country has unique pet food standards for sourcing, quality and production. For many reasons, the European Union continues to have the highest standards for pet food in the world, and they require detailed documentation to make sure that pet food manufacturers are meeting those specifications. Champion meets all European Union requirements for every package of food the company produces, no matter where it’s destined to be sold. The company’s commitment to quality also helps them stay one step ahead of changing United States and Canadian pet food regulations.

Supports Regional Sourcing of Key Ingredients

When Champion chose Auburn Kentucky as the site for their new plant in 2005, they picked a place that put them near farmers and ranchers. This step allowed the company to regionally source many of their ingredients while developing long-term relationships with the people who grow and raise them.

A Kentucky sheep farmer caring for her lambs