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Just want to introduce myself. I'm Marc with a lovely 9 months male Airedale Terrier named Duke that we love very much. Lurking for some time and decided to join this lovely community of dog food. Mind you this is very confusing for me to choose an excellent dog food for Duke. I'm just gathering info (and prices) for the adult formula that Duke will be ready to use in a couple of months.
On my list I have Wellness Core & Super5, Canidea ALS and Orijen Adult. So far I'm leaning to the Orijen but will have to check on prices first.

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Marc..and Duke:smile:
 

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Welcome! Your list of foods is a good list. You'll find lots of answers here and some you never knew you wanted until you get them. This is a great forum regarding nutrition.
 

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Oh you should go for Orijen, because it's the best on that list and made in Canada! :biggrin:

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Hello Marc and Duke! I'm new here too. It's nice that you are considering such good quality foods. Any one of the Wellness Core, Wellness Core Ocean, Orijen 6 Fresh Fish, Orijen Puppy, or Orijen Puppy Large would be good choices. At your dog's age, he is still a puppy. Airedales reach maturity around 14 months of age. If you are going to go with Wellness, stay away from the light formula. If you are going to go with the Orijen, stay away from the adult or senior formulas. The only problem with Wellness Super5Mix Chicken or Lamb formulas is that it contains some fillers, which I don't like to see in dog food. They contain rice bran and rye flour, which are just grain fragments used as fillers. Wellness Super5Mix Senior is worse, containing only the minimum acceptable meat content and liberal use of fillers. They are all great/good foods, but not the best. Wellness Core is definately one of the best. Do they still make Canidae ALS? I haven't seen it at the stores recently. I really don't know enough about this food to make any suggestions either way on it. Wellness Core and Orijen are both excellent foods, and either one would make a great food for your dog!
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum!:smile:
Grainless food works great for alot of dogs! But wellness superfive mix is a great food also! Core is grainless and is a great food! I do both grainless and the superfive mix. My dogs are very healthy and firm stools, with the grainless we went though a period of gassiness very unpleaseant, but once they finally got use to it great great food! I don't think you could go wrong with any of the foods you have chosen All great quality. What I like about wellness is how careing they are and its Quality of their product, not profiteering for their company! With any food switch slowly and also all dogs are diffrent so you need to find out what works best for your pup! Good luck!
 

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Hello Marc and Duke! I'm new here too. It's nice that you are considering such good quality foods. Any one of the Wellness Core, Wellness Core Ocean, Orijen 6 Fresh Fish, Orijen Puppy, or Orijen Puppy Large would be good choices. At your dog's age, he is still a puppy. Airedales reach maturity around 14 months of age. If you are going to go with Wellness, stay away from the light formula. If you are going to go with the Orijen, stay away from the adult or senior formulas. The only problem with Wellness Super5Mix Chicken or Lamb formulas is that it contains some fillers, which I don't like to see in dog food. They contain rice bran and rye flour, which are just grain fragments used as fillers. Wellness Super5Mix Senior is worse, containing only the minimum acceptable meat content and liberal use of fillers. They are all great/good foods, but not the best. Wellness Core is definately one of the best. Do they still make Canidae ALS? I haven't seen it at the stores recently. I really don't know enough about this food to make any suggestions either way on it. Wellness Core and Orijen are both excellent foods, and either one would make a great food for your dog!
Hi Kristina,

Why do you say to stay away from the Orijen Adult formula? I don't see any fillers on the ingredients list:

Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavour, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, glucosamine Hcl, cranberries, black currants, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, sea salt.

I find the Wellness Core very good but a bit too pricey for me. I found a 7kg bag of Orijen Adult for $31.00 CAD. I'm not sure about the 6 fish formula, Duke is not a penguin :biggrin: lol

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Marc
 

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If you insist on feeding kibble, EVO and Orijen are absolutely the only two I would feed. Actually I wouldn't feed those but if I had to feed to feed a kibble it would be one of those two.
 

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Hello, new Airedale

Hello, I am new in the forum, my wife and I live in Mexico and just bought a girl airedale, she is only three months old and I want to give her the best food I can find. Could you please share with my your own experience with your airedale?.... thanks !
 

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I would also go with the Orijen. Great kibble, IMO. My pup did really well on the Large Breed Puppy back when I was feeding kibble.

Nice to have you here. Welcome. :smile:
 
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