The Best Dog Foods for 2019

In an age of grain-free, organic, protein-rich, and otherwise insanely expensive dog foods, it can be really tough to make an informed decision that doesn't break the bank. We've done the work for you. We did the research, tested over two dozen dog foods with 7 different breeds, and pulled together a list of the best dry dog foods for adult dogs (2+ years old) that won't make a huge dent in your wallet. 

All of the dog foods we found are high quality while being reasonably priced. They all have a high protein and fat content, minimal fillers, performed well in our dog acceptance tests, and generally have very high praise in other reviews. We begin with the best overall dog foods, and then provide a list of best relatively inexpensive options (also see our list of the best cheap dog foods here). Here are our top 4 results. To learn about our full testing methodology, scroll down to the bottom of this article.

Brand and Link to AmazonOur Rating
#1. Horizon Legacy Dog Food
5 star rating
#2. Merrick Real Dog Food
5 star rating
#3. Nature's Variety Dog Food
4 star rating
#4. Wellness CORE Natural Dog Food
4 star rating

The Best Cheap Dog Food for 2019

Finding a good dog food can get really expensive. In our annual best dog foods list, our #1 dog food is nearly $3 per pound, which can cost you upwards of $100-150 per month to feed a medium-to-large dog! Of course, you are getting a very high quality, high protein and fat, and low filler content food that will give your dog high energy and great health benefits.

But none of that is necessary of course, and you can find pretty decent dog foods for under $1/pound if you do your due diligence. We did the research for you and found the best cheap dog foods of the year. For full details about how we found the best dog foods for a restricted budget, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Brand and Link to AmazonOur Rating
#1. Diamond Naturals Dog Food
5 star rating
#2. Hills Science Diet Dog Food
5 star rating
#3. IAMS ProActive Health
4 star rating
#4. Purina ONE SmartBlend
4 star rating