Good dog food options
Bred and showed dogs for a number of years. Have 3 now.
Feed them either Merrick or Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul. When we lived on STX, we shipped it in and sometimes were able to acquire it at Superior Pet on NSR.
Would not think of feeding any of the commercial dog foods as they have little nutrition.
Sure, your dog will live on it but would you feed filler to your children? Likely not! That is what is in Purina, Science Diet, Iams, Pedigree, Beneful and most of the commercial brands contain. They all meet the MINIMUM FDA requirements.
These companies advertise a lot because they are owned by large food companies and the advertising sells the food. The other companies never advertise other than some small print ads in breeder magazines.
Science Diet says recommended by Vets. Total bullshit....Science Diet contributes to the Veterinarian Association huge sums of money for that endorsement.