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    Default 7 month old staffy - am i feeding him correctly?

    Hi,

    Just got a 7 month old staffy (about 15kg) from dog rescue... he is such a beautiful boy

    I'm a bit confused to how much and what i should be feeding him....

    Mornings I feed him about 1-1.5 cup of dog biscuits (blackhawk - holistic puppy formula lamb and rice).

    in the evening I feeding him about 150gm raw chicken mince, some mixed veges and a bit of rice.

    Is this too much? not enough? I guess its prob trial and error with each dog being different.

    We are walking him every day (yesterday we somehow managed an 11km walk - not the norm lol)

    any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

    Cheers
    BossyBoy

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    I have a young 16kg cattle dog. I feed her 3/4 cup of Blackhawk adult in the morning, (I never bother with puppy formulas) and 1 cup at night.

    My adult working sheep dogs of 17-20 kg get 2 cups a day.

    I would probably stick to 1 1/4 cup in the morning and then what you are feeding him at night. Just keep an eye on his condition and adjust accordingly. Learn to recognise what he should ideally feel and look like.

    I am thinking that an 11 km walk is probably overdoing it for a 7 month old dog, especially if he is not used to it.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 01-30-2015 at 06:57 PM.

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    Hi Kalacreek,
    Thanks for your reply I will continue with how im feeding him and keep an eye on his weight and feel... (my partner knows more about dogs then me lol, but I worry about my bossyboy)

    Ohhh yes I wont be doing that again we were both buggered for 2 days! lol.. problem was I didnt use my brain, we rode our bikes to the same place few weeks ago and only took us 20min, so i didnt think about walking taking 3 times as long with a dog!!! (rookie mistake!)

    He has some separation anxiety issues with me and we have a dog trainer coming to see us tuesday to help us and teach us how to deal with him .... poor little fella, apparently common in rescue dogs and staffys.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    I have a young 16kg cattle dog. I feed her 3/4 cup of Blackhawk adult in the morning, (I never bother with puppy formulas) and 1 cup at night.

    My adult working sheep dogs of 17-20 kg get 2 cups a day.

    I would probably stick to 1 1/4 cup in the morning and then what you are feeding him at night. Just keep an eye on his condition and adjust accordingly. Learn to recognise what he should ideally feel and look like.

    I am thinking that an 11 km walk is probably overdoing it for a 7 month old dog, especially if he is not used to it.

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    I feed my cattle dog about 3/4 of a tin camping mug of black hawk lamb and rice among other things during the day (bit of yogurt, bread crust, roo treats, goodo treats etc). I'm going to have to cut back the black hawk - cos she's about 2kg overweight according to the vet scales today. Oops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BossyBoy View Post
    Hi Kalacreek,
    Thanks for your reply I will continue with how im feeding him and keep an eye on his weight and feel... (my partner knows more about dogs then me lol, but I worry about my bossyboy)

    Ohhh yes I wont be doing that again we were both buggered for 2 days! lol.. problem was I didnt use my brain, we rode our bikes to the same place few weeks ago and only took us 20min, so i didnt think about walking taking 3 times as long with a dog!!! (rookie mistake!)

    He has some separation anxiety issues with me and we have a dog trainer coming to see us tuesday to help us and teach us how to deal with him .... poor little fella, apparently common in rescue dogs and staffys.
    Yes my rescue Koolie had a few separation anxiety issues but we did overcome them although he likes to be as close to me as possible. I work him on sheep and that has helped greatly and these days 4 years later he is much more relaxed. He still bears a few emotional scars, I think he was physically abused because his first first time owners just couldnt control him and took their frustrations out on him I would say.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 02-03-2015 at 12:52 AM.

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