My Thoughts

I think that there are as many ways to feed a dog that work as there are dogs. Danes are pretty special though and need to be on a correct regime of protein in order to grow properly. I have fed many different foods, both kibble , raw and a combination of both. I think that most breeders pretty much know how their dogs grow and most owners ,especially new Dane owners , would be best served by simply following their breeders advise. Those pretty price tags are not just for the dog -  you should also be getting a lifetime of knowledgeable support for you and your dog.

I know what has worked for my dogs but in no way pretend to know how other lines grow and how they are best served with their diet.

Here are links to research and learn from. REMEMBER to always talk it over with your breeder before changing your dogs diet!

If I can help please feel free to


Raw Meaty Bones by Dr.Tom Lonsdale

Give Your Dog A Bone  

Grow Your Pup With Bones,

& The BARF Diet by Dr. Billinghurst

Natural Nutrition for Dogs & Cats by Kymythy R. Schultze,CCN,AHI

Switching To Raw by Susan K. Johnson

The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat by Juliette de Bairacli Levy


There are many more books out there, but these are the ones I have read.


Links of Interest

Linda Arndt's feeding page

SunStrike Feeding Page

BARFers Home Page



Diet Comparison Chart

Blue Grace Portuguese Water Dogs

Riveriene Farms - breeds w-holistic German Shepards

Canine Hip Dysplasia and Pet Food

BARF Diet and other feeding plans


Bulloved Bulldogs


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