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"JJ". My Toy Boy
"Pawspups just JayJay"bred by Lynne James from Camarthanshire, Wales.
JJ is a Silver Toy Poodle
D.O.B. 24th December 2007.
JJ is a shear delight to have and own, this tiny boy has totally blown us away.
We purchased JJ with the intent to train him up for agility, we have decided if he doesn't want to learn
our favorite sport this gorgeous little boy will be our forever lap dog
JJ is really spoilt rotten but as far as we are concerned he is worth it.
My main problem with JJ he goes off his food after a short time, i have been told that you can buy a Poodle Kibble, can anyone recommend?
I live in the UK

Sue & JJ (My Toy Boy)
 

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"JJ". My Toy Boy
"Pawspups just JayJay"bred by Lynne James from Camarthanshire, Wales.
JJ is a Silver Toy Poodle
D.O.B. 24th December 2007.
JJ is a shear delight to have and own, this tiny boy has totally blown us away.
We purchased JJ with the intent to train him up for agility, we have decided if he doesn't want to learn
our favorite sport this gorgeous little boy will be our forever lap dog
JJ is really spoilt rotten but as far as we are concerned he is worth it.
My main problem with JJ he goes off his food after a short time, i have been told that you can buy a Poodle Kibble, can anyone recommend?
I live in the UK

Sue & JJ (My Toy Boy)


Do you mean he doesn't eat his kibble well?
 

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hi i'm new here

no jj doesn't eat kibble at all, i have him on different moist foods but want to try him on poodle kibble but need to know which is regarded as the best

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Welcome! Our minis don't usually ike kibble either. However, they liked Evo small bites when I tried it recently.
 

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Hi Sue and welcome to the forum :wave:
I live in Australia so not sure what you have available in the UK.
My standard boy is only a pup and he has Advanced rehydratable which is great cause you can add some puppy milk, yoghurt, cottage cheese what ever takes your fancy to make it more palatable for them. I put what ever I have handy and then a little hot water and it makes it a bit softer but not mushy.

He also has access to Advance kibble and Bonnie puppy during the day which he loves.

You could try stuffing a Kong with peanut butter and kibble too to make it more interesting and he can have his days supply that way. Keeps them occupied and they seem more interested cause it's a bit of a challenge and of course there's peanut butter! T also has a treat ball that we put his puppy biscuits in and he loves pushing that around to get his kibble.
 

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I think dogs will eat when they're hungry enough.lol I don't baby my dogs eating habits as I believe that sets you up for failure eventually. I will however add some chicken broth, egg or left over gravy if I have it on hand. If they don't eat then its taken away until the next meal time. Sorry but to bad for them if they want to be picky.

I do feed Natura brand dog food. Thats Evo, Innova, California Natural, Health Wise, Karma etc.

Oh and if I already didn't say it ... Welcome! :hello:
 

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Hi, I'm new here.

Thanks for welcome and food advice but don't recognize any of the food produces you have mentioned other than the ones you can add as appetizers which some I have tried, JJ eats food for a while then decides he doesn't like it anymore,:banghead: I always take it away from him then later on try again after so many times I try different foods, we can go for a couple of weeks before I try
him on something else, I just wish he would stick to one type of food so I know his likes rather than his dislikes, I will try the peanut butter in his kong
to see what comes of that, he's not a dog that eats treats unless soft meat variety, kibble ones don't interest him at all, I do make my own treats from tuna/garlic/flour and eggs which he enjoys.
Other than that he's a good boy and loves to learn, I have started ground work for agility with a ball at the end of a cane I then click/treat once he understands what I ask of him like his rights/backs around a jump wing etc:
I am an agility trainer here in the UK and JJ is the first small dog I have ever trained myself but I really enjoy his enthusiasm for working for me, my main concern is standing on his tiny feet but up to now it hasn't happened.

Sue and JJ my toy boy.
 

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"JJ". My Toy Boy
"Pawspups just JayJay"bred by Lynne James from Camarthanshire, Wales.
JJ is a Silver Toy Poodle
D.O.B. 24th December 2007.
JJ is a shear delight to have and own, this tiny boy has totally blown us away.
We purchased JJ with the intent to train him up for agility, we have decided if he doesn't want to learn
our favorite sport this gorgeous little boy will be our forever lap dog
JJ is really spoilt rotten but as far as we are concerned he is worth it.
My main problem with JJ he goes off his food after a short time, i have been told that you can buy a Poodle Kibble, can anyone recommend?
I live in the UK

Sue & JJ (My Toy Boy)

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Hi tboyles and welcome. If you are in a thread eg. like now you just click on the QR button on the bottom of anyone's message and the little box will pop up for you to type in.

If you want to start a new thread then go to the relevant section eg. grooming and click on the new thread button (I think that's what it is called) on the top left hand corner.

I have just read that back and it doesn't make sense to me even. Hopefully someone who can explain better than me will come along.
 

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Hi Sue and welcome. If your little boy is picky he will find kibble very boring and uninteresting. Royal Canin do a poodle kibble but their foods are not very good and to be honest this breed food is more for marketing purposes than any thing else. I dont know if you have thought about a raw diet, there is a company on line based in London called Natural Instinct Dog Food. Very good indeed. It is a complete and natural diet and mine love it. If you order before 2.30 any pm you will have it next morning. Any way good luck with your choice.
 

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Sophy went through this with kibble - I reckon she liked it when the pack was absolutely fresh, but stopped eating it after a few days as soon as it was the least bit stale. Both mine like NatureDiet wet food (cheaper online), but I now feed raw/home cooked and they LOVE it. Sophy now licks the bowl till it is shiny, and then checks Poppy's. Raw2Go deliver all over the country, but there are other suppliers if you are in the South.
 

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Hi, and welcome!

Most commercial kibble is not very good, both ingredients and taste-wise.

I feed Orijen or Acana (same company), and it's great stuff. More expensive, but you feed less of it, so it averages out about the same.

I mix kibble with Forthglade wet food, or NatureDiet, both of which are very good.

You can get Orijen online in the UK, through Zooplus or Berriewoods.

Good luck!
 

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I have a silver toy too. I feed Aunt Jenni raw and am transitioning to preparing my own. Swizzle loves his food. He quivers with joy at feeding time. I also think the raw meatly bones he gets help keep his teeth white with no staining and no tartar. I am going to be getting Swizzle into agility when he is old enough. Meanwhile we are getting good foundations with advanced obedience and cross training classes. Welcome to the forum. I have a question for you. When did your dog go through his coat change? Swizzle still has his puppy coat and I am waiting for the dreaded change.
 
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