Here are a few feeding recommendations we have:

 This is our general reccomendation for a feeding as your puppy grows. This was adopted from the "Great Dane Lady" website and we have had great success with it:

  • 2 months or 8 weeks = 2-4 cups per day - (divided into 3 meals daily)
  • 3 months or 12 weeks = 3-5 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily) 
  • 4 months or 16 weeks = 4-6 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily)
  • 5 months or 20 weeks = 5-7 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily 
  • 6 months or 24 weeks = 6-8 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily)
  • 7 months 6-9 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily)
  • 8 months..... 6-9 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily) 
  • 9 months..... 7-10 cups per day- (divided into 2 meals daily)
  • 10 - 12 months....7-10 cups per day - (divided into 2 meals daily)
  • 12 -18 months males - 8-10 cups a day (divided into 2 meals daily)
  • 12 -18 month females -6-9 cups a day (divided into w meals daily

 *Feed in the same place every feeding.

 *Use stainless steal dishes. It prevents chewing and they are easy to sanitise.

 *Be sure to handle the puppy during eating, take the dish away, pet their face..etc while they eat. It helps to prevent food aggression from developing.

 *Always have fresh water available.

 *Feed and water in elevated dishes to help reduce the risk of bloat.

 *Do not change the puppy/dog's food brand if you can help it. It upsets the digestive tract and can cause long term complications. Even if you don't choose to feed what we recommend, find another high quality brand and stick with it.

* There is a million and one opinions out there on the internet and with different vets on how and what to feed these giant breeds. My general rule of thumb is to feed high quality, meat based kibble that has this information on the bag:

  • It must be a Holistic or Super Premium level dog food (read the bag for those words)
  • Company is owned by a family or individual NOT a large corporation.
  • USDA or Human Grade are necessary words to look for on the website and pamphlets about the food. They are not allowed to put some words on the bags of foods so check the websites.
  • You want PROBIOTICS on the food
  • Protein levels 23-26% 
  • Fat 12%-16%
  • Moderate calories per cup 350 - 400
  • Calcium - 1.2% - 1.5%
  • Multiple proteins - at least 2 - in food (meats/eggs/fish)- so all amino acid bases are covered: chicken/fish/eggs or pork/chicken/fish or turkey/fish/beef (get the drift).
  • Trace minerals- 68-72 trace or micro minerals 

 

Cornerstone News

 

We are now offering stud service to approved bitches to our Niobrara's Taylor Made "Chrome" Live cover only at this time. Stud fee is $1,500 for 2017/2018. We offer a live puppy gurantee. If you have wanted to use Chrome's stud service but haven't done it yet, now is the time to apply as he will be retiring early summer 2018. This will be his last year of breeding. 

 

Puppies expected from our Luci and Chrome for March 2018! We are currently taking deposits for that litter to reserve a spot.

 You can now find us on Instagram @hlbaker15 as well as Facebook-- Search Cornerstone Danes. We have an owners group as well as a new facebook profile! Before you friend me on my private facebook profile-- please send me a message and let me know who you are as I no longer add people that I do not know for safety and privacy reasons.