Boy, you've got a houseful!!
How much do the Great Pyrenees(sp?) pups weigh?
They are generally 20lbs at 8 weeks, but their sizes can vary a great deal. My female was only 11 but she was very underweight and my male was 15. Someone told me the giant breeds should gain 10lbs a month and that's what they've done since.
Wow, Pyrs are awesome dogs!
I've always loved big dogs- anyone else here read all the Albert Payson Terhune dog books growing up? "Thane, the Irish Wolfhound" and all those?
My first dog out on my own was for my first wife, a Pomeranian. Cute at first, then increasingly annoying and irritating-very similar to the wife!
I wound up with him five years later in the divorce, and he lived to 13 years old.
My Dobie weighed in at 20 lbs yesterday, born 2/20- maybe that 10/month scale works for him as well! His "uncle" is 8 months/80 lbs as well.
I read a lot about overfeeding/underfeeding- wouldn't someone want to err on the side of overfeeding if anything, especially with a dog as athletic and trim as a Dobie? I would thing better to have a few pounds of puppy fat to burn off between 6-12 months than have insufficient nutrients to support proper growth of bone, joints, and muscle...
After all in the wild, ideally an animal eats all it wants while growing up-I would think Nature would get it right on how to handle "excess" nutrition?