Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Dogs Name: Bruce (Dobe), Staghorn's Resusci Annie (Annie, Lab)
Titles: Bruce; CGN "Bruce the Jerk Dog"
Dogs Age: Bruce Sept 27/2012, Annie Jan 13/2008
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I have no idea how long it takes Bruce to eat 1 cup (which is how much he gets each meal), as he eats a little bit, and then comes back for more on and off. By the next meal (he is fed 3 times a day right now) it's gone, but he certainly isn't a food glutton. He eats a bit and then goes back on and off in between playing, sleeping and training. He's gaining well and is healthy and happy so it's working for him.
No dog is the same in the way it eats. I was mostly a labrador girl (worked with many breeds but my own dogs were usually labs) before Bruce, and they are known for being horrible gluttons. Quin, my last boy, was the stereotypical "OMG FOOD! Nobody ever feeds me so I will inhale it in seconds" type of dog (small meals through the day to discourage the inhaling of large amounts), but I had labs before him that were "slow" eaters, or took their time throughout the day the way Bruce does.