There are a few options you can feed your dog: Raw, BARF or Biscuits.
Remember a few things:
- When you overfeed your pup, it might end up with hip and elbow problems. When you underfeed your pup it might end up with organ damage and growth problems. So when looking at your pup, it should be lean, NOT SKINNY and definitely NOT FAT.
- An adult White Swiss Shepherd male should weigh 30 – 40 kg, an adult White Swiss Shepherd female should weigh 25 – 35 kg.
- We recommend feeding your pup and adult dog, twice a day.
40% raw meaty bones, for example: chicken necks, chicken frames, lambs brisket, beef brisket, veal bones.
40% muscle meat, for example: chicken mince, beef mince, veal mince, mutton mince, heart, horse mince
20% unbleached green tripe and organ meat: liver, kidney
a few pilchards a week
This can be bought frozen and you only have to de-frost it and give it to your dog. Do NOT cook it, as that makes the bones splinter which is potentially dangerous for your dog.
In 7-10 days your dogs needs to eat 3 different types of meaty bones, 3 different types of muscle meat, tripe and organs and pilchards. That way it will be a complete diet.
An adult White Swiss Shepherd needs about 1 – 1.5 kg of meat/meaty bones a day, divided over two meals.
80% raw meaty bones and meat (see Raw diet how to make a nutritious diet)
20% fish, fish oil, vegetables, alfalfa, seaweed, egg, organs and tripe
What are we feeding our dogs and puppies?
Our puppies will get a mix of grain-free biscuits and raw.
1/2 Black Hawk Lamb & Rice Puppy biscuits
1/2 raw (chicken, beef, veal, horse, heart, mutton, tripe, organs)
Our adults dogs are getting mainly raw.
1/31/3 Black Hawk Lamb & Rice biscuits and Black Hawk Fish & Potato biscuits
2/3 raw (see above Raw diet)
Where to buy?
Biscuits we buy online through: pet.co.nz (free shipping)
Frozen raw we order online through petfoodsales.co.nz if they do not deliver in your area you can google for other raw food options in your area.