How much should a pup eat

I had been feeding Myran 6 months "Precept Plus Puppy 32% protein, 18% fat" aprx 4,5 decilitres a day divided in three.Then we went to do showtraining which went well but they took some pictures and jeeez he looked chubby in the pictures(although very well stacked by a known professional handler she´s the owner of the famous Enigma faraohound kennels ).I sent the pics to a known breeder and she agreed so following her advice I changed his diet to" Precept Plus adult 26% protein,16% fat" 2 times a day and i´ve lowered the amount to aprx 4 decilitres.When you ask different breeders nobody can give the exact amount which is understandeble cause they´ve been doing it for years.But it would be easier to have somekinda guideline.
His poop which had been slightly loose became better with the adult feed.People keep telling me to look at his tummy but it doesn´t bulge and his waist goes slightly in as it should.Then in the photo his waist didn´t go up more of a straight line so is it me who can´t see or was it the way he was stacked??:)

Hi Myran…I'm sure some of the puppy experts will chime in here to give you some tips. But take a look at the Feeding Sections there's lots of threads on feeding your puppy appropriately.

@myran:

I had been feeding Myran 6 months "Precept Plus Puppy 32% protein, 18% fat" aprx 4,5 decilitres a day divided in three.Then we went to do showtraining which went well but they took some pictures and jeeez he looked chubby in the pictures(although very well stacked by a known professional handler she´s the owner of the famous Enigma faraohound kennels ).I sent the pics to a known breeder and she agreed so following her advice I changed his diet to" Precept Plus adult 26% protein,16% fat" 2 times a day and i´ve lowered the amount to aprx 4 decilitres.When you ask different breeders nobody can give the exact amount which is understandeble cause they´ve been doing it for years.But it would be easier to have somekinda guideline.
His poop which had been slightly loose became better with the adult feed.People keep telling me to look at his tummy but it doesn´t bulge and his waist goes slightly in as it should.Then in the photo his waist didn´t go up more of a straight line so is it me who can´t see or was it the way he was stacked??:)

There is "no" exact amout that you can go by… each pup is different and requires different amounts at different ages... As a breeder, I look at the pup... and adjust accordly.... even when full grown the amount can change depending on the activity levels....

Also, when judging weight it is good to feel along their ribs. How easily can you feel the ribs? Different dogs put weight on differently. Some it goes to their waist and some onto their ribs. It is important to look at the whole dog.

I an easily feel his ribs no fat there and he doesn´t have a potbelly.He just looks totally different in pic´s then real life.
He and Max run and play in this big ex sheep enclosure 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening.Also there are ordinary walks inbetween e´s to young to be cycled with so this will have to do for now.

@myran:

I an easily feel his ribs no fat there and he doesn´t have a potbelly.He just looks totally different in pic´s then real life.
He and Max run and play in this big ex sheep enclosure 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening.Also there are ordinary walks inbetween e´s to young to be cycled with so this will have to do for now.

Can you post a stacked picture?

Pat
Ok but it has to be later today when my eldest son is here to help me cause i´m not exactly a computer whizz;))))))

It is very much based on the individual dogs - just like with humans!

Jazzy always has had a tendency to chubby-up, even as a puppy I had to be very careful about how much she was fed. She's {2 yrs old} currently on a low-fat dog food {which she likes as well as I like human low-fat food, LOL}.

Keoki, on the other hand, at 5 mos is lean. He is currently fed 1 3/4 cup of Puppy Chow a day {broken down as 3/4 cup in the morning, 1/2 cup around mid-day, and 1/2 cup in the evening}– which I think is about what you are feeding Myran, with multiple treats for training purposes throughout the day.
Sometimes I can just see the outline of his ribs, depending on how he is standing. They are always easy to feel.

Ok Pat I don´t know what i did but look at my profile and there´s a pic of myran .So it´s not a erfect stacking pic I didn´t get them but he´s still posing although without leash;))

I think one of the culprits is all the treats(dried liver)but how else to motivate a basenji???

@myran:

Ok Pat I don´t know what i did but look at my profile and there´s a pic of myran .So it´s not a erfect stacking pic I didn´t get them but he´s still posing although without leash;))

From that picture he seems to be in great weight, but again… they change so much at this age... there is no real exact amount that they should get...

Ok i´ll just have to see how he looks after a couple of weeks on this new feed and take a pic and change the profile pic so that I get a second opinion right?;)

Hi Pat
I´ve sent some pics on your kennel website hope it was ok and not intrusive.
These are the pic´s taken at the show training.So judge yourself was it the photographer and bad angle or a chubby dog;)

I was also wondering how is Precept Plus adult/puppy rated in the US it´s quite popular here in sweden many breeders use it.In america the company that produces it is called Texas Farm Products Co they also market foods like ANF and Lone Star aswell as Espree shampoos etc…...And has this company been on the list of companies who had take of foods from the market ......

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