Breeding Hearty Eaters

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  1. Kat09Tails

    Kat09Tails *Now with Snark*

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    Nice photo. It's fun when you get a photo that really captures a personality. My dogs I think are slightly less evil.

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  2. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I swear she's a sweet dog, I just catch her at some interesting moments.

    And now proceed with mind wiping. You WILL follow the papillons.

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    Sorry for the derailment. :eek:
     
  3. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Oh here is sweet and innocent.

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    crazy_paws No thumbs = No mutiny

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    Really interesting. I would say out of all the small dogs I've had personal experience with (a lot), only one hasn't been an easy keeper.

    Mine would be perfectly happy to be fat. I don't allow it, but no food hesitations at all. Well, one caveat, dehydrated foods (honest kitchen) makes Chloe vomit.......but she'll still try to eat it.
     
  5. Michiyo-Fir

    Michiyo-Fir New Member

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    Your Paps are all too evil! Mine is very sweet and innocent all the time :p
     
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    I have yet to read through all the pages of this thread but wanted to add that Jackson is a picky eater and always has been. I know people say picky eaters are created and in a way, I probably caused some of it by offering him so much, but I've finally settled on dry food/wet food. I've found the few brands of dog kibbles that he won't spit out and likes and then I mix some wet food with it and he eats very well with this routine so I really don't mind doing the dry/wet thing. He also devours his pre-made raw which is nice! But yes, generally, if I just left dry food out for him 24/7, he'd probably go a few days sometimes without eating.
     
  7. Bleuell Papillons

    Bleuell Papillons Papillons and Phalenes

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    My 5 year old male Cujo used to be very picky. Over the years, and after he was neutered he really plumped up. My two year old female River is a picky eater. It took me a while to find a food that she really loves. River loves Turkey! I'm pretty pleased with my two in that they both are gaining weight.

    Most Papillons are picky. No doubt about it. :(
     
  8. puppydog

    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    It is almost as if they go through phases. Sometimes they are starving and devour anything you give them and other times they don't want anything.

    I find the more I work them the more they eat. I have been running them hard for the past 2 weeks and their eating is back up to tops!
     
  9. Michiyo-Fir

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    I absolutely agree. However, I hate having a dog that gains weight and then loses weight and then gains weight and back and forth again. Nia's been pretty good recently and she's been eating well but I don't know if she's going to have another off phase but it bothers me.

    I find a lot of exercise make Nia eat a lot better too. In the summer she gets a 1-2 hr run (with another 10-15 dogs) every night and after that she eats really well.
     

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