As a lot of you may know, I'm getting another puppy and I have a lot of questions to ask. Bare with me, I am kinda new to this puppy thing. My dog currently eats Eukanuba, and I know that you're supposed to put puppies on what there breeder had them eating. Do I keep them on their own different foods, or do I get them on the same stuff? Also, what do I do when Frosty grows into adult food and my future puppy is on puppy food? How have you gotten your dogs to handle eating diffent foods(he doesn't like to stay out of the cats food, I doubt he'll give up for a dog)?
You will have to feed them seperatly. and do yourself a favor when you have them fixed have the vet staple their stomach too so you never have to worry about bloat. You should really put them both on a natural dog food. all comercial dog food have some really really bad stuff in it. Diamond, Innova, natural 26 they are all really good dog food. go look at my dogs and puppys coats see how they shine I dont use any jusnk on their coats it is from the way I feed them. I saw your post earlier about looking foir a good breeder. lol not all people who Show their dogs are reputable i have seen some top show people who have the biggest puppy mills. make sure you get referances , go to thier house if they can. See if they do work their dogs or show and do they know what they are talking about. call at least 10 differnt breeders of that breed tell them you are looking for a puppy for a freind, family member.Ask them what you have to look for in that breed. see if the dog has the abilty to still DO WHAt it was bred for not just look pretty. Temperment and health should be first! Ask what health testings they do and what type of guarentee do they offer. Marcia Jasinski JKKsEuro Dobermans
Have the stomachs stapled? K my mind is boggling at that. Why even bother doing that especially if you hae a breed that's not prone to bloat anyway? That's like totally unnecessary, and IMHO should only be done if you have a dog that comes from a line of dogs that are prone to bloat, as it has been shown to be somewhat heridatary. In fact I'd NEVER recommend doing this to a dog that hasn't bloated. Regarding feeding your dog, if you have a crate for each dog, it's easy. Feed them when they are in their crates, close them in. That way you know they will not get at the other dog's food. Thats what most breeders and multiple dog owners do.
Showing dogs isn't just about looks, it's about pedigree, temperament, blah, blah, blah... You buy a dog with champion bloodlines because, number one, the breeder shows they're proud of their dogs and willing to show them and number two, they are very close to perfect, as in they meet standards.
Frost, In order to show a dog it does not have to have all champions in the line. It has to be AKC registered and within the starndard. And training for a show ring is nothing compared to training for working titles. It is teaching 5-6 competeive repation over and over from 4 weeks old. and desesitizing. It does not prove temperment at all. i know all about that My dogs have world and international titles everyone in the line. is that why I bought them NO it was the working titles and temperment. If you go back and read my post i told her work or Show . showing dogs does not make them a good breeder. Just a good at politics
I never said that they had to have champion bloodlines to be shown. I said that showing means that the puppies may have champion bloodlines. It also means that the breeder is involved in the dog world, which is very important, since thy will be in good standing in the Bichon and dog world. They obviously aren't mills if they are showing. I also know that it takes a lot of work and training for a dog to show, so they are obviously more obedient. And, as I said, a breeder who shows is one who's proud. If you have more to post on the subject please do it on my breeder thread, not this one. Anyway, any answer out there to the actual question ?