I have a 1 year old Lab and we have had her on TLC for the past seven months. We have had absolutly no problems. She appears to enjoy the food. We had her previously on Blue Buffalo however, her stools were VERY,VERY wet. We talked to the breeder and she recommended swithcing to TLC and since then, we have not had a problem. You are right, the breeders do get a kick back but, like you, I have no problem with this as long as the food is good. One of the things I like best is the free delivery, right to the doorstep.