I'm on the hunt for a decent dog food, annnd...so far it's not all that promising. I went from Ol' Roy Meaty Chunks and Gravy to Diamond High-Energy formula (the 'only dog food fed' by a breeder I know) thinking it would be better for my dogs. Nu uh. Before: Hazel held good weight, though her coat wasn't perfect but healthy otherwise. Duke's coat has never been super shiny and he didn't really hold his weight well on the topline (two vertebrae visible in the middle, otherwise he was plump). I didn't notice excessive scratching from Hazel, or excessive farting from Duke. After: Hazel began scratching and licking excessively. At first I assumed the fleas where increasing, but Duke didn't show any discomfort. Her coat became much shiner, but she doesn't seem as 'sleek' as before. It's more like instead of lean muscle, she had more fatty deposits despite training and work. She doesn't seem very impressed in the feed. Duke also began farting excessively, and NASTY farts. I had to open pretty much every window and door in the house just to be able to breath. His weight otherwise seems to be maintained, he has been loosing fat and gaining lean muscle with light work. Ol' Roy Meaty Chunks and Gravy: Ground Yellow Corn, Meat and Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With Bha and Citric Acid), Dehydrated Meat Gravy, Natural Flavor, Salt, Carrots, Peas, vitamins and minerals. Diamond Dog Food: Chicken by-product meal, ground corn, rice bran, wheat flour, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), meat meal, beet pulp, natural chicken flavor, fish meal, vitamins and minerals. I honestly can't decide which is worse. I've looked at grain-free dog foods but at $30-$40 for 15 POUNDS I might as well open up my own dog food company and produce my own. On average, my pups eat 50lbs per week. Lets say I could get them down to 45lbs, thats $90-$120 a week that I can't afford to feed (not with chickens, ducks, horses, and rabbits). I feed well and my animals are all happy and cared for, but I'm not Super Owner X-Treme here. So...does anyone have any recommendations for a halfway decent dry dog food? I want to check my feed store tomorrow, I gotta run in for rabbit feed and pick up a bale or two of hay for the buns. I honestly think it's the high percentage wheat + corn combination making my poor girl miserable and my boy fart to the point of eye-watering. I can't feed an all-natural homemade diet (in an affordable manner)...YET. I'd like to in the long run, especially when I'm on my farm and can grow my own large meat sources and vegetables. But, for now, it's dry manufactured dog food. Thousands of dogs are fed it and do very well, it's just a matter of finding a good one. Same with my chickens, ducks, rabbits, and horses. I'd like to produce my own feed for them, but it's just not feasible at this very point in time.