Join Date: Sep 2007
Dogs Name: Ori AKA Harold DogDog (Hairy Dog), RIP Caesar, Katana, Kip, Capri
Titles: DogDog Mouthe Extraordinaire; Kip Mr. Behavior; Capri Mis-Behavior
Dogs Age: DogDog 3 yrs?; RIP Kip 11 yrs; Capri 7 yrs; Katana 9 yrs; Caesar 13 yrs
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Twice a day for us. My first dobe was allowed to free feed (food down all of the time) and it worked for him. He was a good weight choosing how much to eat on his own. We had to neuter him at about age 10 because of prostate problems, and he started to gain weight, so we switched to twice a day feeding. He lived almost 14 years.
Now that I have Hairy Dog, and look back, I am amazed at how much the dobes ate. They ate about what dobes seem to eat, some more, a few less. And herding dogs in general are thrifty with their food, but Hairy, a 70 pound dog, only gets a tiny bit more than 1 cup a day (1/2 cup in each meal) of the same brand and flavor as they did, plus perhaps a small nibble of cheese (and I mean small), or maybe a little bit of trimming from the raw meat or chicken we are getting ready to have for dinner, something like that.
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