Organdonor - congrats on a future puppy, very exciting times to come.
- and Yes, I refer to my dobes as my children too...he-he...just the care and attention, they enjoy in a rather spoiled life
I have been selling pet food, for over a decade...and after the first year, stopped selling puppy specific ones.
The foods I select:
Dog Kibble NOT Containing: Animal By-Products, Poultry Fat, BHT, BHA, Ethoxyquin, Corn, Wheat, Soya, Sugar, Salt, Brewers Rice or Beet Pulp
I use All Life Stages (ALS) on pups from Day1 now.
- and given my purchase quality is premiun (holistic/organic)...I switch "cold turkey" instead of EVER transitioning with a lesser quality / regardless of normal manufacture recommendation
This is my favorite: Lamb and Rice Formula - Holistic Blend
Following is a great Dog Food Review link: Dry Dog Food Reviews | Dog Food Advisor
^^^^ I will only feed 4 or 5 star ALS kibble, and that includes all treats / no raw hide bones, no pigs ears, no jerky treats (aka China made).
To start, I would only buy a small bag, at first.