Black Gold Information

Black Gold was founded in 1995 as one of the many family-owned dog food brands. However, in 2015 Black Gold was sold to ProPet LLC, which is based in Missouri. ProPet produces its recipes in multiple facilities that are based in Ohio, Kansas, and Minnesota.

Black Gold is not widely sold across the United States but often features at specialist or feed stores.

Black Gold Product Range

Black Gold has a modest product range of dog food recipes. They only produce dry dog food, also known as kibble.

However, their dry dog food range does include some niche and specialty recipes such as those for puppies, mature dogs, and large breed dogs.

Black Gold Nutrition

The nutrition offered by Black Gold recipes varies significantly but is generally above-average.

Their “performance” recipes offer fantastic nutrition with significantly above-average proportions of protein and fat and a significantly below-average proportion of carbohydrates.

Black Gold Ingredients

High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Quail
  • Beef
  • Salmon
  • Whitefish
  • Venison

Given their modest product range size, Black Gold uses quite a few meat and fish ingredients, including staples like Chicken and Beef. These can provide high-quality animal-based protein and fat.

However, Black Gold does use some less common ingredients such as Venison and Quail. Ingredients such as these are often used in recipes for dogs with allergies and sensitivities. Learn more about this in our Best Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Guide.

Other Notable Ingredients

Black Gold Animal Testing

At this time, we have no information on whether Black Gold participates in any form of animal testing.

We strongly believe that invasive or laboratory testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice. We hope it will be severely reduced in the future.

Black Gold Recalls

To the best of our knowledge, Black Gold is a recall-free brand. This is a fantastic trait and shows that Black Gold takes the safety and quality of its manufacturing process seriously.

However, the company that purchased Black Gold – ProPet has had some recalls in the past, including one in 2010 and another in 2014.

We encourage pet owners to be vigilant of any future recalls of Black Gold or any other pet food brands.

Black Gold Featured Articles

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Best of Black Gold

Black Gold Full Product Range

Dog Food

Dry Dog Food

Super Performance


Mature 7+


Beef Meal & Barley

Chicken Meal & Brown Rice

Ocean Fish Meal & Oat

Grain Free Game Bird With Turkey & Quail

Grain Free Ocean Catch With Salmon & Whitefish

Grain Free Timber Ridge With Beef & Venison