Puppies need a special kind of nutrition because they grow their muscles and bones in their first year or so. They grow so quickly that they pass from puppyhood to adolescence and into adulthood, sometimes within less than twelve months, depending on the breed. These rapidly growing babies need the proper vitamins and minerals to sustain their immense growth spurts.
Many people wonder, “How long do I need to feed my Buddy puppy food?” We are here to answer your questions about the rapidly growing puppy and his needs.
The answer to the query regarding proper puppy feed varies according to the puppy breed. A puppy needs puppy food until it has reached 80% of its adult growth. For a Chihuahua, that would be one year. For a Labrador Retriever, that would be 21 months.
Here is a list of the top 10 breeds in the UK and their puppy food needs:
|Breed||Adult||Feed Puppy Food until age|
|Labrador Retriever||21 months||16 months|
|Jack Russell Terrier||1 year||9 months|
|Staffordshire Bull Terrier||18 months||15 months|
|Border Collie||1 year||9 months|
|Cocker Spaniel||6 months||5 months|
|English Springer Spaniel||18 months||15 months|
|German Shepherd||21 months||16 months|
|Yorkshire Terrier||9 months||7 months|
|Shih Tzu||1 year||9 months|
|Cavalier King Charles||1 year||9 months|
These calculations were based on the Breed Standard for adult weights. If in doubt, we added a month to assure the strong muscles, bones, and joints would develop properly.