Males are picky

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  1. candy722

    candy722 New Member

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    Is it me or do most male dogs are just really picky eaters and from time to time they are just sooooooooo naughty.
     
  2. Blue_Dog

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    My Dog is not Pickey at all he gobbles down any food we give him.
     
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    that's nice. I worry when Toki doesn't eat for 2 days straight. And i do not want to spoil him with human food.
     
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    Boris is picky too. Most of the time he will sniff his food and look at me, and lie down... then go back to sniff his food, to finally eat after a few minutes. When he doesn't, I take my nicest voice, look at him in the eye, and tell him that he should eat, while I take the food bowl and show it to him. It usually works :D
     
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    Bimmer's not picky, but he would prefer to graze rather than eat all at once. But the evil Riot Grrrrrls won't let him :mad:
     
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    Rocky eats anything, anytime, anywhere. He's a male German shepherd.
     
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    lol, what do they do?
     
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    It just depends on the dog. I work at a kennel looking after Newf's the females and males are just as big of gobblers as the other. I found some breeds can be slow eaters and some small dogs can be picky no matter the sex of the dog. I would say that 8 out of 10 Shelties I get in for boarding are picky, Maltese, Shih Tzus, Lhasa's etc. and Lab's, Retrievers, Newf's and Rotties are my biggest eaters even in a stressful setting such as a boarding kennel.
    At home all my dogs are equally big eaters, my males are the greediest and quickest. :)
     
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    They scarf down anything that remotely resembles food, meaning Bimmer either has to lay by his dish and watch the dish, or lay in the doorway and watch the two grrrrls, then head them off when they look like they might be heading toward his dish, or just go ahead and eat it all. It's funny to watch Shiva and Kharma; they'll both just nonchalantly act like they're going to wander about the house trying to throw him off of their TRUE intent.

    It never, ever works, lol! He's not falling for their BS. You'll hear a snarl, then whichever one tried will saunter out sheepishly, trying not to look guilty.
     
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    LOL, your dogs are nutz, lol. So he gets paranoid a lot doesn't he, lol.
     
  11. Mordy

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    i've made the same observation as athe, pickiness seems to be more of a breed trait than a gender related issue. from my experience, shih tzus are the worst to deal with.
     
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    Re: Athe/Mordy's observations--same here, but so far it's the Bichons that seem to be the worst.
     
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    I have never had a picky dog...just scarfers or inhalers!!! :rolleyes: I don't allow them to free feed and have always fed a very good quality food which makes a difference IMO. I am a firm believer that picky eaters are not born, they are made. If they can hold out for something better they will!!!! :D
     
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    wow only if Toki was just an eater then I wouldn't even have to buy can food and worry that he won't even eat them at all.
     

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