Feeding Your German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is normally a fit, healthy dog with an average lifespan these days of 12-15yrs, but your German Shepherd will need a good diet from weaning age on and there is an enormous variety of foodstuffs suitable for this large breed.There is growing interest in feeding a more natural diet rather than dried foods so this is something to think about especially when considering the possible long term effects of diet.


Don't give him sweets or other foods that will rot his teeth and make sure his teeth stay clean and free from plaque and tartar. You don't always have to brush them, cleaning can be achieved by including in the diet a whole RAW rabbit or chicken - bones fur etc. included.

Don't cook otherwise the bones will splinter. Crunchy dried foods also may help clean the teeth.


German Shepherds, for all of their strengths, longevity, and robust build, have sensitive digestive systems. That is why you want to feed only high quality foods, raw, dehydrated or frozen raw.  Below you will find several that we feel are very good in nutrition as well as being something our dogs will usually readily eat. Below you will find reccomendations for feeding your new dog. Their are many good foods but we have and or do use these products.



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