I just started my guy on Canidae All Stages today. It is one of the foods recommended often in this forum, and is rated at 5 out of 6 stars here:
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food ... 28&cat=all
He's four months old and only been with me for a little over a week now. He has been on Beneful since he was born. Beneful is rated very low (1 star at dogfoodanalysis.com and 'F' on all other scales I've seen). His stool has been soft and he gets constant clear eye boogers (not sure if its the food or something else causing that). He also tends to 'graze' at his bowl instead of eating it all at one shot.
This morning I mixed Canidae and Beneful about half/half to make sure I don't upset his stomach. I'm going to do this for the next few days if needed to make sure he transitions ok. I was a little unsure about the Canidae when I opened it up, it looks kind of like really dark Cocoa Puffs. But, my goodness, this was very ironic because Murphy went cuckoo over this food! He scarfed it down and chased down every piece that went astray and then proceeded to lick his bowl.
As long as it agrees with his stomach, I think I've found his new food, at least for a while. I'm very comfortable with the meat content and ingredients, and he likes it a lot. After tax I paid about $45 for a 40 lb bag, but I didn't shop around so I may be able to get the next bag cheaper.