Top 25 Best Dry Dog Food Brands Of   2019

Top 25 Best Dry Dog Food Brands Of 2019

The best dry dog foods listed below have been selected by The Dog Food Advisor because of their exceptional ingredient quality, nutritious design, and the superior safety practices of their manufacturers.

In addition, the labels of these products reveal…

  • Above-average meat content
  • Safe fat-to-protein ratio
  • Moderate carb levels
  • No high-risk ingredients
  • No anonymous meat

Tip: Please don’t overlook our 4-star selections. Many are made by some of the best companies in the industry. They also offer exceptional value for those on a budget.

Top 25 Best Dry Dog Foods
June 2019

Here are Happypows top 25 Best Dry Dog Food Brands for 2019.


Instinct Original with Real Duck Kibble

Instinct Original Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Instinct Original is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 6 recipes…

  • Instinct Original Grain-Free with Real Duck (5 stars)
  • Instinct Original Grain-Free with Real Beef (5 stars)
  • See all 6 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 41% protein, 21% fat, and 30% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Contains quality protein sourced from real meat
High-protein, grain-free recipes ideal for pups and adults
Ideal nutrient balance for puppy or adult
Popular flavor options perfect for diet rotation
Chelated minerals for superior nutrition

Wellness Core Dry Dog Food

Wellness Core Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Wellness Core is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 12 balanced recipes…

  • Wellness Core Original Formula (5 stars)
  • Wellness Core Ocean Formula (5 stars)
  • See all 12 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 38% protein, 16% fat, and 38% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
High-protein low carb formulas
Rich in bio-available meat protein
Omega-3 fats for healthy skin and coat
Grain free. Contains no corn, wheat or rice
Options for puppies, seniors, weight loss and more

Dr Tims Dry Kibble

Dr. Tim’s Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Dr. Tim’s is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 8 novel recipes…

  • Dr. Tim’s Pursuit Active Dog Formula (5 stars)
  • Dr. Tim’s Ancient Grains Chicken Formula (5 stars)
  • See all 8 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 35% protein, 21% fat, and 36% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Multiple flavor options for finicky eaters
Traditional, grain-inclusive design
Protein sourced from clearly identified animal sources
Probiotics included for digestive health
High energy formulas ideal for sporting dogs

Taste of the Wild Dog Food

Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Taste of the Wild is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 4.5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 9 popular recipes…

  • Taste of the Wild Wetlands Formula (5 stars)
  • Taste of the Wild High Prairie Formula (5 stars)
  • See all 9 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 32% protein, 18% fat, and 42% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Free of cereal grains. No corn or wheat
Rich in meat-based protein
Contains no toxic chemical preservatives
Uses prebiotics for healthy digestion
Includes digestible fiber for healthy stools
Numerous flavor options ideal for picky eaters

Victor Classic Dog Food

Victor Classic Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Victor Classic is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 4 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 4 distinct recipes…

  • Victor Classic Hi Pro Plus (5 stars)
  • Victor Classic Professional (4 stars)
  • See all 4 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 28% protein, 19% fat, and 45% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Rich in meat-based protein
Traditional grain-inclusive recipe
High-quality, budget-friendly brand
Sustained energy for puppies and active adults
Contains probiotics to support healthy digestion

Nulo Freestyle Dry Dog Food

Nulo Freestyle Grain-Free Dog Food

Rating:

Nulo Freestyle is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 8 healthy recipes…

  • Nulo FreeStyle Adult Lamb and Chickpeas (5 stars)
  • Nulo FreeStyle Adult Turkey and Sweet Potato (5 stars)
  • See all 8 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 34% protein, 17% fat, and 41% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Uses safe antioxidant preservatives
Grain free. Contains no corn or wheat
High in protein for lean muscles
Contains no anonymous meat ingredients
Options for small dogs, puppies, seniors and more

Farmina N&D Dry Dog Food with Ancient Grains

Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 15 unique recipes…

  • Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Chicken Adult Medium (5 stars)
  • Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Lamb Puppy Medium and Maxi (5 stars)
  • See all 15 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 34% protein, 19% fat, and 39% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Rich in protein from animal sources
Balanced grain-inclusive design
Contains no genetically modified ingredients
Includes no chemical coloring agents or dyes
No plant-based protein concentrates

Go Solutions Carnivore Dry Dog Food

Go! Solutions Carnivore Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Go! Solutions Carnivore is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 4.5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 5 healthy recipes…

  • Go! Carnivore Chicken, Turkey and Duck Puppy (5 stars)
  • Go! Carnivore Chicken, Turkey and Duck Adult (4.5 stars)
  • See all 5 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 37% protein, 18% fat, and 37% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Balanced 100% grain-free formulas
Omega-3 fats for healthy skin and coat
Rare low carb, GMO-free recipe
Protein-rich recipe to support lean muscles
Options for puppies, adults, seniors and more

Annamaet Dry Dog Food

Annamaet Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Annamaet is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 4.5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 7 distinct recipes…

  • Annamaet Ultra (5 stars)
  • Annamaet Small Breed All Life Stages (5 stars)
  • See all 7 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 30% protein, 17% fat, and 45% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Chelated minerals for superior absorption
DHA supports brain development
Balanced grain-inclusive design
Omega-3 fats for healthy skin and coat
Formulas for puppies, small dogs, adults and more

Eagle Pack Dry Dog Food

Eagle Pack Dog Food

Rating:

Eagle Pack is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 4 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 7 nutritious recipes…

  • Eagle Pack Power Adult (5 stars)
  • Eagle Pack Small Breed (4.5 stars)
  • See all 7 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 28% protein, 14% fat, and 50% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
High in protein sourced from meat
Nutrient-rich grain-inclusive design
Balanced combination of protein, fat and carbs
No BHA or other toxic chemical preservatives
Healthy options for large breeds, small dogs, weight loss and more

Orijen Dry Dog Food

Orijen Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Orijen is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 8 novel recipes…

  • Orijen Original (5 stars)
  • Orijen Tundra (5 stars)
  • See all 8 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 44% protein, 19% fat, and 29% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
All animal ingredients clearly identified
Balanced grain-free formula. No corn or wheat
Contains no genetically modified ingredients
No BHA or other high-risk preservatives
Recipes for large breed puppies, seniors and more

Wellness Complete Health Dry Dog Food

Wellness Complete Health Dog Food

Rating:

Wellness Complete Health is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 4.5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 14 balanced recipes…

  • Wellness Toy Breed Adult (5 stars)
  • Wellness Puppy (4.5 stars)
  • See all 14 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 29% protein, 15% fat, and 48% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Ideal combination of protein, fat and carbs
Balanced grain-inclusive design
Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
Multiple flavor options perfect for diet rotation
Contains safe antioxidant preservatives. No BHA

Canidae Pure Dry Dog Food

Canidae Grain-Free Pure Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Canidae Pure is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 4.5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 11 healthy recipes…

  • Canidae Grain Free Pure Elements (5 stars)
  • Canidae Grain Free Pure Sea (5 stars)
  • See all 11 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 31% protein, 15% fat, and 46% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Limited ingredients to help identify allergy
Balanced 100% grain-free recipe. No corn or wheat
Contains probiotics for better digestion
Safe antioxidant preservatives. No BHA
Multiple flavor options for picky eaters

Nutro Ultra Dry Dog Food

Nutro Ultra Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Nutro Ultra is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 4 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 10 nutritious recipes…

  • Nutro Ultra Toy Breed Adult (4.5 stars)
  • Nutro Ultra Adult (4 stars)
  • See all 10 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 28% protein, 14% fat, and 49% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Balanced combination of protein, fat and carbs
Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
Protein-rich recipes derived from animal sources
Nutritionally complete grain-inclusive design
Recipes options for small dogs, large breeds, puppies and more

Gather Dog Food

Gather Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Gather is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 3 novel recipes…

  • Gather Free Acres (5 stars)
  • Gather Wild Ocean (4.5 stars)
  • See all 3 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 33% protein, 17% fat, and 42% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Rich in bio-available animal protein
Balanced grain-free formulas
No by-products, artificial colors or preservatives
Contains no genetically modified ingredients
Safe antioxidant preservatives. No BHA

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Kibble

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Food

Rating:

Blue Buffalo Wilderness is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 4.5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 18 balanced recipes…

  • Blue Wilderness Adult Chicken (4.5 stars)
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Salmon (4.5 stars)
  • See all 18 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 36% protein, 16% fat, and 40% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Contains an abundance of meat-based protein
Optimal grain-free design. No corn or wheat
Affordable budget-friendly recipes
All animal ingredients clearly identified
Special options for large breeds, small dogs, weight management and more

Diamond Naturals Dog Food

Diamond Naturals Dog Food

Rating:

Diamond Naturals is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 4 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 12 balanced recipes…

  • Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Chicken (4.5 stars)
  • Diamond Naturals Extreme Athlete (5 stars)
  • See all 12 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 28% protein, 17% fat, and 47% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Nutritious budget-friendly design
All animal ingredients clearly identified
Balanced grain-inclusive recipe
Multiple flavor options ideal for picky eaters
No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dog Food

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dog Food

Rating:

Blue Buffalo Life Protection is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 4 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 23 nutritious recipes…

  • Blue Buffalo Chicken and Brown Rice Large Breed Puppy (4.5 stars)
  • Blue Buffalo Chicken and Oatmeal Small Breed Puppy (4.5 stars)

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 27% protein, 15% fat, and 51% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Protein-rich recipes essential for building muscle mass
Affordable, budget-friendly brand
Contains antioxidants for a healthy immune system
Numerous flavor options ideal for diet rotation
Optimal grain-free design. No corn or wheat

Holistic Select Grain Free Dog food

Holistic Select Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Holistic Select is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 4.5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 10 distinct recipes…

  • Holistic Select Grain Free Adult and Puppy Health (4.5 stars)
  • Holistic Select Grain Free Adult Health Turkey and Lentils (4.5 stars)
  • See all 10 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 33% protein, 16% fat, and 43% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Prebiotic fiber for healthy digestion
Contains no artificial colors or flavors
Nutritious grain-free design
Brand known for its superior safety standards
Options for adults, puppies, seniors and more

Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Dog food

Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 4.5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 3 unique recipes…

  • Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Open Range Recipe (4.5 stars)
  • Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Northern Woodlands Recipe (4.5 stars)
  • See all 3 recipes

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 33% protein, 17% fat, and 42% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Rich in meat-based protein
Free from grains. No wheat or rice
Contains no anonymous meat ingredients
No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
Popular flavor options ideal for picky eaters

Nature's Logic Dog Food

Nature’s Logic Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Nature’s Logic is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 9 healthy recipes…

  • Nature’s Logic Canine Chicken Meal Feast (5 stars)
  • Nature’s Logic Canine Beef Meal Feast (5 stars)

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 39% protein, 16% fat, and 37% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Antioxidant-rich superfoods for disease resistance
High protein, low fat formulation
Nutritionally complete grain-inclusive design
Probiotics to support digestive health
Multiple flavor options perfect for finicky eaters

Horizon Complete Dog Food

Horizon Complete Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Horizon Complete is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 4.5 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 4 popular recipes…

  • Horizon Complete Large Breed Adult (4.5 stars)
  • Horizon Complete Large Breed Puppy (4.5 stars)

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 31% protein, 13% fat, and 48% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Fiber-rich, low glycemic carbohydrates
Nutritionally complete grain-inclusive recipe
Omega-3 fats for healthy joints
Choices for large breeds, puppies and more
Prebiotic fiber for sensitive stomach
GMO-free design

Whole Earth Farms Dog Food

Whole Earth Farms Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Whole Earth Farms is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 4 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 2 novel recipes…

  • Whole Earth Farms Adult (4 stars)
  • Whole Earth Farms Puppy (4 stars)

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 29% protein, 14% fat, and 49% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Omega-3 rich salmon oil for a healthy coat
Traditional grain-inclusive formula
Antioxidant-rich for disease resistance
Chelated minerals for superior absorption
Grain-free options also available

Merrick Grain Free Dog food

Merrick Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Merrick is a grain-free dry dog food. The brand is rated 4 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 14 balanced recipes…

  • Merrick Grain Free Real Salmon + Sweet Potato (4.5 stars)
  • Merrick Grain Free Large Breed Real Chicken + Sweet Potato (4.5 stars)

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 38% protein, 16% fat, and 38% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Made in the USA
Balanced 100% grain-free design
No by-product meals
Many flavor options ideal for fussy eaters
No artificial preservatives

Blackwood Everyday Dog Food

Blackwood Everyday Recipes Dry Dog Food

Rating:

Blackwood Everyday Recipes is a grain-inclusive dry dog food. The brand is rated 4 stars by The Dog Food Advisor and available in 5 different recipes…

  • Blackwood 3000 All Life Stages Everyday Diet (4 stars)
  • Blackwood Puppy Food Growth Diet (4.5 stars)

The overall product line features an average nutrient content of 27% protein, 16% fat, and 50% (estimated) carbs.

Why We Like This Brand
Ideal combination of protein, fat and carbs
Grain inclusive. No plant-based protein boosters
Contains prebiotics for healthy digestion
Recipe safely preserved with antioxidants
Senior, puppy and other recipes available

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