I have had dogs for many years, so I know a little on how they work. I got a pup at 8 weeks and decided to put her on the best diet I can. Did some research on puppy food and decided on BlackHawk. Wow, what a difference. She had flaky skin and dull coat, and not a lot of energy. Now, not flaky and she shines like a race horse, not to mention the energy and alertness that she has developed. She has the chicken and rice one day then the lamb and rice the next, she just loves it. So, highly recommended to all. She will go on to BlackHawk adult food when she is 12 months.