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    Default G'day from Sydney

    Hi guys,
    Dog forum newbie. I've just adopted a young male pup from Pet Rescue. Little dude needs a home and I need friend to take out on adventures.
    He's a cross Rottweiler Sha Pei although more Rottie than Pei from the pics. Waiting a couple of weeks before I see him for the first time in the flesh.
    I've had a few robust dogs before but not for a while now so I'm keen to learn from you guys.

    Stressing a little about what is the best natural diet and how much to feed him right now.
    I live a fairly active life so there shouldn't be any drama keeping him fit and strong.

    Humphrey 2.jpg

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    Hi 'Steveg' and to the forum !

    WoW - your new pup is gorgeous ! Another Hunk to join the others on this forum.

    Check with the people you are getting the pup from - regarding food. I would be feeding the same food as them for a while. Drastically changing food over quickly is not a good thing for a young pup's tummy !

    Have a good look around the forum and hope that you will enjoy being a member here !
    Last edited by RileyJ; 01-02-2014 at 02:54 PM.

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    Welcome to the forum!
    What a cute pup, you're going to have loads of fun with him! Also, well done for choosing to rescue a dog rather than buy

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    Hi SteveG

    Welcome to the forum.

    He looks like a mastiff to me with those big ears and dark nose. It does sometimes feel like the mastiff club in here. All I know about Rotties and other big boned dogs - is you do need to be careful about their nutrition, and not over-exercise them to protect their joints.

    Eg five minutes of exercise per month of age - so three months old - 15 minutes of exercise in one session. Then a pee-poop break and a rest (be boring).

    And no jumping on and off furniture and cars for a while. My reading of this is until they're too heavy to lift into and out of the car.

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    Hey buddy!
    That's a good looking little friend you've got there
    Good on you for adopting

    All the best
    This place is full of great people and advice so be sure to stick around
    (And keep the photos coming...)

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    welcome to the forum Steveg

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    thanks guys.
    cant wait to pick him up. got everything ready for him to settle in now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Hi SteveG

    Welcome to the forum.

    He looks like a mastiff to me with those big ears and dark nose. It does sometimes feel like the mastiff club in here. All I know about Rotties and other big boned dogs - is you do need to be careful about their nutrition, and not over-exercise them to protect their joints.

    Eg five minutes of exercise per month of age - so three months old - 15 minutes of exercise in one session. Then a pee-poop break and a rest (be boring).

    And no jumping on and off furniture and cars for a while. My reading of this is until they're too heavy to lift into and out of the car.
    Thank you. I appreciate the advice.
    I see what you mean about the Mastiff look.
    His brother has the typical Rottie colour scheme and build.
    Guess we'll see as he grows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveg View Post
    ...His brother has the typical Rottie colour scheme and build.
    ...
    It is possible for a litter to have more than one father. My brother had a dog that looked like a bull terrier x kelpie, and a litter sibling looked like a bull terrier x cattle dog... Or sometimes they just throw back to the grand parents - four different breeds (or mixes) to choose from there.

    I'm not sure about the raw diet - I don't feed it - tho according to one of my friends who does - all I'd need to do is take the mince I put in the casserole pot with the vegies out and feed it raw instead of cooked. Trouble is - I am a wee bit paranoid about raw mince. And it's messy stuff.

    When I'm travelling I feed black hawk holistic.

    Hopefully you can find an old thread about food - there's lots in here - or Nekhbet will come in and help.

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