We recommend a grain-free diet for your new puppy. There are many benefits to keeping your puppy on a grain free diet throughout their life. We have included some of our favorite puppy brands here. Our puppies come to you conditioned to do well on dry puppy food. We start them on canned food and soggy dry food while they are transitioning from nursing. Here are some of the brands we prefer. Taste of the Wild is high quality and economical. Orijen is the Cadillac brand of dog food - exceptional quality, but tough on the budget.