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I used to feed my previous dog raw leg quarters. He seemed to really enjoy eating them. As a 130lb adult he would eat 2 XL leg quarters for breakfast and 2 for dinner. He maintained a very nice coat, maintained a great shape, and had very small waste. He would easily crunch the chicken bone and never had trouble digesting it. Would I be able to have a very similar diet for a doberman? They would probably not eat as much, maybe I would feed him smaller leg quarters, but is it appropriate for a doberman?

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Raw chicken is appropriate--you don't have to worry about the bones. You do need to pay attention to how much your dog gulps his food. Ideally, you'd like him to have to crunch something up a little, not just swallow it whole.

But if you are planning on feeding him a raw diet with no kibble, you need to balance his meals more. Check out this thread for ideas:
https://www.dobermantalk.com/food-fe...ating-raw.html
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I used to feed my girl raw and she loved it. But an unbalanced raw diet is worse than poor quality kibble. Please do your research. I used the 80-10-10 model (80 % meat, 10% bone, 10% organs). I also rotated proteins - beef, chicken, pork, fish. You shouldn't just feed chicken.
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I would really recommend working with a veterinary nutritionist to properly formulate your dog's diet - based on your intro post (https://www.dobermantalk.com/new-mem...new-owner.html) I think it would be wise as a newer owner to have a skilled professional help you out to make sure that your dog is getting a truly balanced and well formulated diet. Raw can be done right, but done wrong, things can go very wrong.
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