Vom Haus Dettmer Long Coat German Shepherds
In keeping with
our promise to keep our clients informed
and display how we REALLY hand-raise,
train and breed our puppies, here is
another page displaying our feeding
table and some of our daily chores.
Hopefully, this will not only show you
via pictures what we pledge, yet also
show our dear clients who unfortunately
are not able to 'meet' us in person. If
you have any questions, for sure don't
ASK ALL THE TIME "WHAT CAN WE FEED
HAIRED GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS?".
HERE IS A
LIST OF FOOD WE GIVE OUR DOGS EACH DAY. NOT ALL EACH
DAY, BUT ALTERNATE, OR ADD/SUBTRACT AS YOU SEE FIT.
MAKE CHANGES slowly! MAKE SURE YOU WATCH YOUR DOG'S
WEIGHT, AS NOT TO PUT ON TOO MUCH WEIGHT AS PUPPY IS
GROWING, ESPECIALLY DURING THE CRITICAL YEARS OF BETWEEN
0-2, WHEN BONES ARE STILL NOT ABLE TO SUPPORT THE FAST
GROWING BODIES. REMEMBER, GERMAN SHEPHERDS ARE SUPPOSED
TO LOOK 'GANGLY' DURING THE TEENAGE YEARS. THIN IS
BETTER THAN 'HEAVY'. THIS IS A VERSITILE, ACTIVE,
SPORTING, HERDING, WORKING DOG. IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE
FAT AND LAZY!! IT SHOULD LOOK OUT OF PROPORTION THE
FIRST TWO YEARS OF GROWTH! KEEPING WEIGHT OFF GROWING
BONES WILL MAKE FOR HEALTHIER HIPS AND ELBOWS IN THE
FUTURE! NOT SICKLY, SKINNY, JUST NOT FAT. YOU SHOULD
BE ABLE TO SEE A FAINT OUTLINE OF RIBS WITH YOUR EYES.
A 'POOCH' IS TOO FAT!
WE GIVE OUR
DOGS THE FOLLOWING 'TREATS' ALONG WITH THEIR DRY
we grind our own whole chickens, bones and all!
POTATOES WITH SKIN ON
WITH SKIN ON - limited, they can contribute to yeast
infections in ears!
(FOR FILLER IF YOUR DOG IS A BIG EATER AND HUNGRY - NO
CHEESE - very limited, as it can contribute to yeast
infections in ears!
How often do we feed our Long Haired German
your adult dog twice a day is best for optimal health
and performance. This keeps the dog's hunger at a
minimum and helps keep the dog from gulping his food
from being too hungry between meals which could result
bloat, or gastric torsion.
Puppies are fed four
times a day until four or five
months of age (dog depending), then
three times of age until six months
of age. Then two times a day
thereafter should be sufficient.
Normally, three-four cups of food
per feeding at twice per day, seeing
that the pup eats all of their food,
until maybe leaving a few bits of
kibble in the bowl at the end of
his/her meal. You want to make
sure you are not starving your pup,
yet not putting on excess weight.
A dog getting plenty of exercise
should not be gaining a rapid amount
of 'fat' weight if getting a premium
Each dog at VHD is fed
individually to ensure
they get their proper
portions, eat in peace,
no 'stealing' and so
that we can verify each
and every dog's intake.
The first sign of an ill
dog is their lack of
eating or drinking! We
also don't believe in
free-feeding which can't
be measured and can
Housebreaking is also
easier when 'indoor'
dogs are on a
Click on pictures to enlarge.
A few friends
waiting for the
Each meal is
A few dinner
Meal. Fish Oil.
is used as a
We now used
clients to as
Each pan is
EVERY meal, and
put up to dry
until the next
use. We NEVER
leave food pans
out filled with
This is very
Each dog has
their own 'room'
to eat or sleep
in, when mom has
to be away. The
room has no
cover to prevent
is big enough to
allow for two
dogs, yet never
shared, and has
a nice floor and
that are cleaned
each day. Dad
built them! We
love him for
Mom also washes
every day! She
works so hard
for us to be
clean and happy!
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