About pet food Best Breed

The Best Breed Difference

Trusted Pet Food Company Since 1994

All-Natural, Highly Digestible Ingredients

Green-lipped Sea Mussel for Natural Joint Health

No Corn, Wheat, Gluten Meal or By-products

100% EU-approved Ingredients

No Artificial Preservatives, Flavors or Colors

Specialized Slow Cooking Process Ensures Carbohydrates are Conditioned for Easy Digestion and Maximum Nutrient Absorption

A Family-owned Company based in Ohio

Committed to Food Safety and Freshness

Best Breed is committed to producing the safest and freshest pet foods possible. As a smaller, privately-held company, we are able to implement tighter quality controls and shorter lead times to ensure that only the finest and freshest ingredients are used. Best Breed pays a premium to source U.S.or Canadian-grown non-GMO grains and low-ash meats from accredited U.S.-based suppliers. Further, all diets are produced in the U.S., in facilities that are both European Union approved and regularly inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To keep nutrient-destroying oxygen out and preserve freshness, our food is packaged in high oxygen barrier poly bags with resealable zippers. Absolutely NO ingredients are sourced from China.

Specialized Manufacturing Process

Our diets are produced using a unique slow-cook, low-temperature extruding and baking process, ensuring that natural vitamins, minerals and proteins are not compromised. Further, our pet food is made in small batches so that product quality and consistency is closely monitored. Smaller batches also means higher inventory turns, helping us maintain the freshest pet food on the market.


The founding philosophy behind our formulas is what Dr. Gary Cotton, Founder of Best Breed, calls “Common Sense Nutrition.” Common Sense Nutrition means we disregard the usual marketing and cost control techniques often used by the large conglomerate pet food companies and simply develop the healthiest all-natural pet food possible. Each ingredient in our formulas MUST be of the highest quality and MUST be accretive to the overall value of the diet, meaning no animal by-products, cheap fillers, any sort of gluten (e.g., corn gluten) and artificial preservatives, flavors and colors. Each Best Breed kibble is balanced and complete and contains concentrated amounts of highly-digestible nutrition – maximizing nutrient absorption.

Premium Ingredients

PROTEINS — Best Breed only uses premium, all-natural sources of protein, including the flesh and organ meat from named sources such as chicken, salmon and duck. All of Best Breed's formulas are meat-based. And we only use meat meals, such as “chicken meal” versus just “chicken” or “real chicken,” which contain up to 70% water. Using such meals ensures that each diet's MEAT protein does not shrink below the weights of non-meat ingredients after water is removed during the cooking process.

FATS — Fats used in our formulas are derived from wholesome sources such as chicken fat, fish oils, flaxseed and canola oil – all are highly digestible sources of energy and rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic and alpha linoleic acids.

CARBOHYDRATES — We only use healthy grains, including brown rice, oats and barley and low-glycemic grain alternatives, including chickpeas, red lentils and green peas. All sources are rich in essential vitamins and nutrients and serve as quality sources of fiber.

VITAMINS & CHELATED MINERALS — Best Breed's formulas are supplemented with balanced levels of vitamins and minerals to ensure healthy growth and development and a properly functioning body. As minerals are difficult for most pets to absorb, Best Breed only uses “Chelated” minerals. The use of chelated minerals improves the absorption rate of certain essential nutrients into your pet's bloodstream. Non of our vitamins and minarals come from China.