Kazeti German Shepherds - Exhibitors and Breeders of Long Coat German Shepherds
Kazeti German Shepherd Dogs
DIET & ADVICE FOR YOUR PUPPY
Your puppy has been reared on PURINA PROPLAN CHICKEN & RICE ROBUST– a very high quality puppy food which is an
excellent complete balanced diet containing all the necessary vitamins and minerals for a growing German Shepherd. You do NOT need to give him additives at all, no eggs, milk vitamins or
Adding minerals or vitamins to a complete food can cause more harm than good. You will be able to purchase this from your local pet shop, buy online, or buy direct from the information contained in your puppy pack.
When the puppy is approximately 12 months you should change to a premium quality Large Breed Adult food like Proplan.
Feeding Guideline for your GSD
QUANTITY AGE IN WEEKS TIMES PER DAY TOTAL OZ’s PER DAY
3oz (75gms) 8 3 9oz (225gms)
3.5oz (110gms) 10 3 10oz (330gms)
4oz (115gms) 12 3 12oz (345gms)
4oz (115gms) 14 3 12oz (345gms)
5oz (125gms) 16 3 15oz (375gms)
5.5oz (140gms) 18 3 16.5oz (420gms)
9oz (250gms) 22 2 18oz (500gms)
ALL ABOVE WEIGHTS REFER TO DRY COMPLETE FOOD
PRO PLAN is a highly digestible food and you are likely to use less than some complete foods. If your dog becomes too fat or too thin you should adjust the amount you feed to maintain the correct condition. A full grown male GSD should not need more than 20 oz per day and a full grown female GSD should not need more than 18oz per day.
Your puppy may prefer his food moistened particularly between the ages of 8-20 weeks whilst teething. Fresh drinking water must be available at all times.
DO NOT leave food down for more than 10 minutes or your puppy will become picky with its food and only eat when it feels like it.
DO NOT add titbits to its food as this will teach your puppy to wait for these and risk it becoming a picky eater in later life.
Your puppy has had its first vaccination and will need its second one when it reaches the age of 10 weeks. It will then need a booster every 12 months. Your puppy has been wormed every two weeks with Drontal+ and will need worming again at 12 weeks and then every 3 months throughout its life.
It is important to take your puppy out in public places within days of having it.
Get it used to the car by making short journeys initially to help with any travel sickness you may get. It is very important that your puppy meets as many people as possible, and experiences normal day to day life as this early socialisation is crucial to your puppy’s future character and temperament.
You should carry your puppy until he is safely covered by his second vaccination.
We recommend crating your puppy at night and whilst you are out. Your puppy will
soon learn that its crate is its security and not chew anything in the house.
House training is relatively easy, put newspaper down and gradually move towards the door and outside, it will soon learn to go outside to the toilet. Put the puppy outside after each meal and on waking.
If your puppy is female she will have her first season between 6-14 months of age, thereafter at 4-6 monthly
intervals. The season lasts for 3-4 weeks and she must be kept under strict supervision during this time. If You intend to breed from her she must have her hips and elbows scored at
12 months and then a suitable stud dog found for
her 3rd or 4th season, around 24 months of age. We recommend you take great care in choosing a suitable stud dog and will be happy to help with this.
Remember there are hidden costs in breeding from your female.
Stud fee, hip/elbow scoring,extra food whilst pregnant and whelping, care and attention, veterinary costs during whelping and beyond, registering the puppies with the KC, insurance, micro chipping, vaccinating, feeding, rearing, advertising, etc.
Allow your puppy to explore its new home on arrival. Everything will be strange so give lots of attention so that it is not lonely. For the first few nights it may miss its littermates and cry. This will pass after a couple of nights. Make sure it is safe and comfortable and leave the room, trying giving a cuddly toy to curl up with, otherwise you could end up having the puppy in your room with you every night. Your puppy may go off its food for a day or two, this is quite normal as it is a new environment, it should settle within a couple of days
DO’S and DON’TS
DO give your puppy a quiet place to sleep – this should be either a warm bed or blanket, which is draught free;
DO give your puppy toys of its own to play with, this will stop it chewing things it shouldn’t;
DO NOT EVER give cooked
bones or poultry, lamb, rabbit or chop bones; they splinter too easily and can cut the dogs throat or cause internal damage.
Do make sure you can take uncooked bones or food off your puppy without too much fuss;
DO take your puppy out for several short walks a day. It is important that your puppy is taken out and meets as many people as possible and gets used to traffic noises etc, to keep its temperament well adjusted, friendly and sociable;
DO NOT over exercise your puppy, a total of 1 mile per day is plenty until it reaches the age of 6 months, gradually built up;
DO NOT let your puppy leap in and out of cars, off steps or chairs, as it could easily injure itself, particularly its shoulders or hips;
DO NOT punish your puppy by hitting him with
your hand, newspaper or anything else.
A gentle shake and scolding voice should be enough to deter him, for a more headstrong puppy a stronger shake holding onto the scruff of the neck and scolding voice may be necessary. Then walk away from the puppy ignoring it as its mother would do. Only do this at the time of the problem, NOT later as the puppy will not remember why it is being scolded;
DO ensure that your puppy understands that commands are to be obeyed, it helps by making a big fuss of him when he does something right;
DO NOT shut your puppy away when you have visitors to your home, allow him to meet them and he will learn to accept and welcome visitors as you do;
DO NOT worry about your puppy becoming too friendly, it will still guard its home and family should the need arise.
DO get your puppy used to a collar
and lead as soon as possible. The best way to do this is allowing it to run around the garden for a short while and then hold the lead and walk with it;
DO make training fun and reward your puppy with titbits when it does something right;
DO take your puppy to a good local training class once it is fully inoculated, this will teach him to be sociable and well behaved and will enable you to own a dog that can go out and about with your family in most situations;
DO teach your puppy the commands,
NO, LEAVE, COME, SIT, with these commands you will be able to deal confidently
with most situations that arise;
REMEMBER THE HABITS YOU ALLOW YOUR PUPPY TO DEVELOP AS A PUPPY YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH AS IT GETS OLDER.
WE WISH YOU MANY HAPPY YEARS WITH YOUR NEW PET, AND WE ARE ALWAYS AT THE END OF THE TELEPHONE FOR ANYQUESTIONS OR WORRIES CONCERNING YOUR PET.
HOWEVER, THIS PUPPY IS SOLD ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT IF THE NEW OWNER
CAN NO LONGER KEEP THE PUPPY IT WILL BE RETURNED TO THE BREEDER NO MATTER WHAT AGE IT HAS REACHED.