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Young puppies only have small stomachs so it is important that they are fed several times throughout the day...
  • 2 - 4 months old: 4 small meals per day
  • 4 - 6 months old: 3 small meals per day
  • 6 - 9 months old: 3 medium meals per day
  • 9 - 12 months old: 2 medium meals per day
  • 12+ months old: 1-2 large meals per day

  • Quantity:

    Young puppies only have small stomachs so it is important that they get the right amount of food for each meal, which will vary according to the individual puppy (male vs female, size, energy level, daily activities, etc)... just like with us humans, some days they will need to eat a bit more and have a voracious appetite while other days they won't be as hungry. The following is a rough/approximate guideline, which you can adapt accordingly:
  • 2 - 3 months old: 200-300g per day (50-75g per meal x4)
  • 3 - 4 months old: 250-350g per day (65-90g per meal x4)
  • 4 - 5 months old: 300-400g per day (100-135g per meal x3)
  • 5 - 6 months old: 350-450g per day (120-150g per meal x3)
  • 6 - 7 months old: 400-500g per day (135-170g per meal x3)
  • 7 - 8 months old: 450-550g per day (150-185g per meal x3)
  • 8 - 9 months old: 500-600g per day (170-200g per meal x3)
  • 9 - 12 months old: 550-650g per day (275-325g per meal x2)
  • 12+ months old: approx 500g per day (250g per meal x2)

    Adult dogs generally don't need to eat quite so much as growing teenagers
  • Of course, the quantity will vary according to the individual needs of each puppy with respect to: size (height/weight), energy level, amount of daily activity/exercise, daily appetite, etc. Some Tamaskan puppies are naturally slim and athletic with lots of energy that they burn off quickly (so they will need to be fed larger quantities) while other Tamaskan puppies are naturally chubbier and less active with less daily exercise (so they will need to be fed smaller quantities).

    On some days Tamaskan Dogs will have a bigger appetite than on other days... influencing factors include weather and climate as many Tamaskan Dogs don't like to eat much during the summer when it is very hot outside, but they also tend to have a bigger appetite during the winter when they need the extra fat to keep warm. Moreover, when a female Tamaskan is in heat she will usually eat a bit less and the same is true for male Tamaskans as they can become highly distracted/preoccupied by the hormonal influences; likewise, during gestation/lactation a female Tamaskan will also need to eat substantially more (more than 3x the usual quantity).

    Due to sexual dimorphism in the breed, male Tamaskan Dogs often grow significantly larger than female Tamaskan Dogs (depending on the specific bloodline) and usually there is a noticable difference between males and females within each litter. Therefore, generally speaking, male puppies tend to need to eat more than female puppies. Ultimately, like human teenagers, is perfectly normal for juvenile / young adult Tamaskan Dogs to have voracious appetities, particularly while they are going through a growth spurt, so it is important to feed according to body condition and take into account any relevant factors, rather than strictly adhere to counting calories / quantity of food. As a general rule of thumb, it is a good idea to examine your Tamaskan puppy/dog on a daily basis in order to judge (by eye and touch) if your pup is over/underweight and then adjust the daily ration(s) accordingly.


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