It sounds like you are asking all the right questions. i know i certainly appreciated Dog Food Adviser myself back in the day when i first discovered it.
This is where i insert my obligatory 2 cents and say, try raw
They have complete ready to feed pre-made patties you can buy which i love. If you want some ideas of brands feel free to IM me.
Raw isnt better in my opinion because it is raw, but rather because it has far less carbohydrate than kibble, which needs some source of carbs (corn grains potatoes peas or legumes) to hold the little kibble bits together. also kibble is not just "baked" in a big oven like you would imagine, it is actually heated to extraordinary high temperatures multiple times in an extruder (not great for preserving any nutritional value).
Like i said that is just my 2 cents
Whichever food you choose, your pup is gonna be awesome.
ps if you use kibble soak it in homemade bone broth or water and add as much fresh human food (ie real meat, eggs, cheese, veggies, berries, sardines and other small fish) as you can