Dogtime.com recommends estimating the total amount of food based on its expected adult weight with the goal of gaining 1 to 2 grams per pound each day. Puppy foods vary based on composition and most brands provide a recommended amount based on weight. Because puppies grow so rapidly during the early stages of their life, they require two to four times as much food as an adult dog.
Puppies eat often and in small quantities, needing more protein, vitamins, minerals and fats to support their rapid growth. German shepherd puppies are fed food formulated for large-breed dogs, helping them grow while supporting the development of strong bones and joints. When a puppy reach six months, reduce the number of meals from four to two, reducing the amount based on the guidelines provided by the manufacturers. German shepherds are at risk for hip dysplasia. To prevent future orthopedic injuries, feed them controlled amounts of food on a diet designed to promote slow, sustained growth. Their ribs should be easily felt but not visible with a defined waist. German Shepherd World recommends supplementing dry food with liver or some kind of pet meat as well as squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin or carrots.Learn More
The German shepherd Dog Club of America says German shepherds should be fed protein-based diets consisting of named meats such as beef and chicken. North East Rottweiler Rescue says that Rottweilers should also be fed meat-based diets. Therefore, a German shepherd/Rottweiler mix should be fed a meat-based diet.Full Answer >
There are multiple German Shepherd breeders in Houston, Texas. Two breeders, Renaissance Kennels and Texas Big German Shepherds, sell German Shepherd puppies and have wait lists for as yet unborn litters.Full Answer >
Although newborn puppies generally need to nurse about every two hours, by the time most puppies are weaned, they do well being fed three or four times a day. Twice-daily feeding is usually fine for a six-month-old puppy.Full Answer >
The king shepherd is larger and heavier, and its coat has a different texture from the German shepherd. The German shepherd is a pure breed that is recognized by the American Kennel Club; the king shepherd is only recognized by some rare breed associations, as of 2014. King shepherds result from breeding a German shepherd and a Shiloh shepherd. The Shiloh is part German shepherd, Alaskan malamute and Great Pyrenees.Full Answer >