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ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by ladyjubilee » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:25 pm

Bramble is currently on Pro Plan's high performance brand, which the vet suggested. But I don't think it is providing enough. What dog food do you use? (For a number of reasons raw wouldn't work for us.)
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Dutchringgirl » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:31 pm

pro plan is the crappiest of crap. Go to Dogfoodadvisor.net. asking here or on FB will yield you a gazillion questions. This is your dog, you know what is needed. Look at the 5 star foods or what will fit in your budget. look at the ingredient list and do some research.
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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Jay knowles » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:30 pm

Hi , I would suggest raw if it's at all possible Pepsi thrives on it and so fit and strong. Jay

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by ladyjubilee » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:51 pm

Unfortunately raw wouldn't work. My son might touch it, and it's hard to carry around raw food.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Mark77 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:14 am

I feed my dogs Fromm either from the Gold or Four Star line.

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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Brindle Lake Dog » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:56 pm

Mark77 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:14 am
I feed my dogs Fromm either from the Gold or Four Star line.
Fromm is good dog food. I started my pup on it and used to feed it to my Mal with great results.

I’ve started to feed Sportdogfood Dock Diving version and it seems to be working well too. It’s not the cheapest but it is high quality.

Disclaimer: I have always fed my dogs kibble supplemented with a raw meal in the evenings. Kibble allows us to go on great adventures where raw is just not practical.

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Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by Susannah » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:32 am

Dagsmark. No nothing toxins or anything. Very good quality.

Also probooster is ok,

And brit care.

My personal fafourite are dagsmark and taste of the Wild.
We still use raw food together with dogfood.

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: Need Dog Food Recomendation

Post by ladyjubilee » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:39 pm

I'm trying SportDog Active series. It was highly rated at the site Dutchringgirl suggested without being grain-free

I would try raw, but the chance of my son touching raw meat is too high....and it's just more work than I can live with in my chaotic life. We do provide some non meat raw as treats though. She'll do just about anything for a piece of apple, even take a 1 second break from going after a dog.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

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