Updated at: 07-07-2020 - By: Jane Brody

Dog owners love to ask… “What’s the best dog food?”

We researched over fifty brands of canned and dog food and compared them to federal pet food standards.

These things can take time and practice but, luckily for you, we’ve done all the dirty work. We have scoured the reviews and compared dozens of products to find the top dog food brands in different categories.

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Best Dog Food Grouped by Category

Here are the best kinds of dog food you can buy:

Best Dog Food for Specific Breeds

10+ Best Selling Dog Food By Rating

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1 Wholesomes Performance Chicken Meal & Rice Dry Dog and Puppy Food ,30 lbs. Wholesomes Performance Chicken Meal & Rice Dry Dog and Puppy Food ,30 lbs. 18 Reviews
2 Zignature Kangaroo Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food 25lb Zignature Kangaroo Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food 25lb 3,729 Reviews
3 Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care with Lamb Dry Dog Food, Veterinary Diet, 17.6 lb bag Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care with Lamb Dry Dog Food, Veterinary Diet, 17.6 lb bag 26 Reviews
4 Nulo Grain Free Small Breed Dry Dog Food with BC30 Probiotic (Salmon and Red Lentils Recipe, 4.5lb Bag) Nulo Grain Free Small Breed Dry Dog Food with BC30 Probiotic (Salmon and Red Lentils Recipe, 4.5lb... 1,017 Reviews
5 Solid Gold - Wild Heart with Natural Quail, Chickpea & Pumpkin - Grain Free & Gluten Free - Probiotic Support for Sensitive Stomachs - Holistic Dry Dog Food For Adult Dogs - 24lb Bag Solid Gold - Wild Heart with Natural Quail, Chickpea & Pumpkin - Grain Free & Gluten Free -... 74 Reviews
6 Hill's Prescription Diet g/d Aging Care Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food, Veterinary Diet, 8.5 lb bag Hill's Prescription Diet g/d Aging Care Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food, Veterinary Diet, 8.5 lb bag 28 Reviews
7 Blue Buffalo Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe High Protein, Natural Senior Wet Dog Food, Red Meat 12.5-oz cans (Pack of 12) Blue Buffalo Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe High Protein, Natural Senior Wet Dog Food, Red Meat... 1,829 Reviews
8 Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Grain Free Dry Dog Food Pacific Catch Recipe - 12.0 lb Bag Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Grain Free Dry Dog Food Pacific Catch Recipe - 12.0 lb Bag 176 Reviews
9 Canidae Pure Ancestral Raw Coated Red Meat Dog Food 20Lb Canidae Pure Ancestral Raw Coated Red Meat Dog Food 20Lb 280 Reviews
10 Orijen Tundra Dog 25 Lbs Goat Venison Bison Orijen Tundra Dog 25 Lbs Goat Venison Bison 84 Reviews
11 Purina Dog Chow Small Breed Dry Dog Food, Little Bites With Real Chicken & Beef - 4 lb (Pack of 4) Purina Dog Chow Small Breed Dry Dog Food, Little Bites With Real Chicken & Beef - 4 lb (Pack of 4) 236 Reviews
12 HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET i/d Sensitive Digestive Care Rice & Egg Formula Dry Dog Food, 17.6 lb bag, White (10193) HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET i/d Sensitive Digestive Care Rice & Egg Formula Dry Dog Food, 17.6 lb bag,... 7 Reviews
13 Avoderm Natural Vegetarian Formula Wet Dog Food, All Life Stages, Case Of 12 Cans Avoderm Natural Vegetarian Formula Wet Dog Food, All Life Stages, Case Of 12 Cans 93 Reviews
14 Fromm Gold Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food Fromm Gold Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food 34 Reviews
15 Hill's Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Grain Free Potato & Salmon Flavor Dry Dog Food, Veterinary Diet, 25 lb bag Hill's Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Grain Free Potato & Salmon Flavor Dry Dog Food,... 20 Reviews
16 Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Venison Formula - Dry Dog Food, Dog Biscuits, And Jumpin Stix Dog Treats Bundle Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Venison Formula - Dry Dog Food, Dog... 52 Reviews
17 Kirkland Signature Nature's Domain USDA Organic Chicken & Pea Formula Dry Dog Food in 30 Pounds Bag Kirkland Signature Nature's Domain USDA Organic Chicken & Pea Formula Dry Dog Food in 30 Pounds Bag 1 Reviews
18 Annamaet Grain-Free Aqualuk Cold Water Fish Formula Dry Dog Food, (Salmon & Herring), 25-lb Bag Annamaet Grain-Free Aqualuk Cold Water Fish Formula Dry Dog Food, (Salmon & Herring), 25-lb Bag 77 Reviews
19 Instinct Freeze Dried Raw Meals for Puppies Grain Free Cage Free Chicken Recipe Dog Food by Nature's Variety, 25 oz. Bag Instinct Freeze Dried Raw Meals for Puppies Grain Free Cage Free Chicken Recipe Dog Food by Nature's... 1 Reviews
20 Fromm Shredded Beef in Gravy 12 Ounce Cans, Case of 12 Fromm Shredded Beef in Gravy 12 Ounce Cans, Case of 12 25 Reviews