Feeding Deerhounds

This page is designed to help owners get the best out of their Deerhounds.

A lot of trial and error has gone into this advise with breeding Deerhounds for many years.

We here at Bhealaich feed a diet that is mainly a meat diet with additives as necessary.

We feed quality red meat, brisket bone ( which is soft bone ), chicken necks, chicken frames, lamb offcuts and small amounts of offal such as hearts, liver and kidneys.

All meat must be fed raw as dogs cannot digest cooked meat and there is no nutrition in cook meat.

Golden rule : Never feed cook bones because they splinter and you run the risk of a trip to the vets !

Raw meaty bones are wonderful for Deerhounds but make sure its brisket bone and not marrow bone. Marrow bone is way to hard on teeth and broken denture will result if feed on Marrow Bone.

Chicken necks and frames are meat and cartlidge which is Calcium and Phosherous in a great balance.

If you feed meat it needs Calcium which is naturally obtained through brisket bone, chicken necks, chicken frames and boned lamb off cuts.

With Dry food we suggest that you use Blackhawk Grain Free.

Most dry foods contain cereral (wheat) which is a filler in dry food.

Dogs can't digest it and its a waste of time. In dry food, price indicates quality.

We also feed Cooked Brown Rice and cooked Vegetables.

Every breeder has their own ideas of feeding large breeds but the above works for us and we don't suffer health problems with our Deerhounds.

Cheers, Richard and Chris

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Contact Details

Richard Kesper & Chris Howard
Gembrook., VIC, Australia
Phone : 0427700816
Email : [email protected]