Shepadoodle Question

We got a 2 month old girl puppy, how much should we feed her? How big do shepadoodle's usually...


We got a 2 month old girl puppy, how much should we feed her? How big do shepadoodle's usually get?

    In Shepadoodle - Asked by Anonymous - 6/2/2012 11:48:29 PM
This depends. Most dogs end up on a schedule of 2x a day (unless they are obese). Puppies need to be fed more often. Some puppies are what I call "grazers"... they nibble a bit on and off all day. Food should be available all day. Then there are the "snarfers" - they eat all of the food all at once. These puppies should be limited to a certain amount (check the bag of food you choose) and given 3 times a day.
    Answered by mamabearno1 - 6/29/2012 9:54:40 AM


When my Shepadoodle was a puppy, he had a sensitive stomach. I found that he did better on a lower protein food, such as Acana or Fromm when he was young. In large breed puppies like the Shepadoodle, make sure you don't over feed or give too much protein early on - it can make them susceptible to hip dysplasia and bone problems later in life. Feeding Bowl - I have always fed him twice a day from bowl on the floor. While you may be tempted, elevated bowls are a no-no for tall dogs, especially those like the Shepadoodle that are susceptible to bloat. A bowl on the floor forces them to eat more slowly, since they will have to lift their heads to swallow the food and temporarily slow down on consuming kibble. My boy got to be about 80lbs, 28" tall, but still believes he is a lap dog.
    Answered by tssander - 2/11/2014 7:26:23 PM