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 Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Natural Adult Dry Dog Food, Chicken and Brown Rice 30-lb Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Natural Adult Dry Dog Food, Chicken and Brown Rice 30-lb 29,166 Reviews
2 Purina Pro Plan High Protein Dog Food With Probiotics for Dogs, Shredded Blend Beef & Rice Formula - 35 lb. Bag Purina Pro Plan High Protein Dog Food With Probiotics for Dogs, Shredded Blend Beef & Rice Formula -... 9,913 Reviews
3 Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Grain-Free Recipe with Roasted Bison and Roasted Venison Adult Dry Dog Food, Made with High Protein from Real Meat and Guaranteed Nutrients and Probiotics 28lb Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Grain-Free Recipe with Roasted Bison and Roasted Venison Adult... 12,647 Reviews
4 Orijen Dry Dog Food for All ages, Original, Grain Free, High Protein, Fresh & Raw Animal Ingredients, 25lb, Blue, 25 Pound (Pack of 1), 400 Ounce Orijen Dry Dog Food for All ages, Original, Grain Free, High Protein, Fresh & Raw Animal... 4,560 Reviews
5 Diamond Skin & Coat Real Meat Recipe Dry Dog Food with Wild Caught Salmon 30 Pound (Pack of 1) Diamond Skin & Coat Real Meat Recipe Dry Dog Food with Wild Caught Salmon 30 Pound (Pack of 1) 8,858 Reviews
6 Wellness Thick & Chunky Natural Grain Free Canned Dog Food, Beef Stew, 12.5-Ounce Can (Pack of 12) Wellness Thick & Chunky Natural Grain Free Canned Dog Food, Beef Stew, 12.5-Ounce Can (Pack of 12) 1,183 Reviews
7 Blue Buffalo Wilderness High Protein Grain Free Natural Adult Dry Dog Food, Chicken 24-Lb Blue Buffalo Wilderness High Protein Grain Free Natural Adult Dry Dog Food, Chicken 24-Lb 10,868 Reviews
8 Wellness Complete Health Natural Dry Dog Food, Chicken & Oatmeal, 30-Pound Bag Wellness Complete Health Natural Dry Dog Food, Chicken & Oatmeal, 30-Pound Bag 4,972 Reviews
9 Merrick Grain Free Dry Dog Food Real Texas Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe - 22 lb Bag Merrick Grain Free Dry Dog Food Real Texas Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe - 22 lb Bag 3,250 Reviews
10 Amazon Brand – Wag Dry Dog Food, Chicken and Brown Rice, 30 lb Bag Amazon Brand – Wag Dry Dog Food, Chicken and Brown Rice, 30 lb Bag 4,070 Reviews
11 Rachael Ray Nutrish Premium Natural Dry Dog Food, Real Chicken & Veggies Recipe, 14 Pounds (Packaging May Vary) Rachael Ray Nutrish Premium Natural Dry Dog Food, Real Chicken & Veggies Recipe, 14 Pounds... 15,420 Reviews
12 Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food With Smoked Salmon Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food With Smoked Salmon 7,144 Reviews
13 IAMS Adult High Protein Large Breed Dry Dog Food with Real Chicken, 30 lb. Bag IAMS Adult High Protein Large Breed Dry Dog Food with Real Chicken, 30 lb. Bag 7,049 Reviews
14 Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, Chicken Recipe, 30 Lb Bag Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, Chicken Recipe, 30 Lb Bag 6,443 Reviews
15 Purina ONE Weight Management, Natural Dry Dog Food, SmartBlend Healthy Weight Formula - 40 lb. Bag Purina ONE Weight Management, Natural Dry Dog Food, SmartBlend Healthy Weight Formula - 40 lb. Bag 10,150 Reviews
16 Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains Ancient Stream Canine Recipe with Smoked Salmon Dog Food for All Life Stages, Made with High Protein from Real Salmon and Guaranteed Nutrients and Probiotics 28lb Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains Ancient Stream Canine Recipe with Smoked Salmon Dog Food for... 1,115 Reviews
17 Hill's Science Diet Wet Dog Food, Adult, Small Paws for Small Breeds, Chicken & Barley Recipe, 5.8 oz Cans, 24 Pack Hill's Science Diet Wet Dog Food, Adult, Small Paws for Small Breeds, Chicken & Barley Recipe, 5.8... 5,027 Reviews
18 Royal Canin German Shepherd Adult Breed Specific Dry Dog Food, 30 pounds. bag Royal Canin German Shepherd Adult Breed Specific Dry Dog Food, 30 pounds. bag 1,390 Reviews
19 The Honest Kitchen Human Grade Dehydrated Whole Grain Dog Food – Complete Meal or Dog Food Topper – Chicken 10 lb (makes 40 lbs) The Honest Kitchen Human Grade Dehydrated Whole Grain Dog Food – Complete Meal or Dog Food Topper... 7,130 Reviews
20 Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains, Ancient Prairie Canine Recipe with Roasted Bison and Venison Dry Dog Food, Made with High Protein from Real Meat and Guaranteed Nutrients and Probiotics 28lb Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains, Ancient Prairie Canine Recipe with Roasted Bison and Venison... 1,675 Reviews