What breeders should also know

- Did you know that pups do not drink a certain amount of milk or take into account the quality of the mother’s milk, but are still satisfied once they have made a certain number of sucking motions? If they get a little or a lot of milk, more often it is milk with too low a fat and protein content.

- Did you know that to increase 1 gram in weight a pup must be able to drink 2.5 grams of the best mother’s milk?

- Did you know that to produce 2.5 grams of high-quality milk a bitch needs 6.25 grams of natural food?

- Did you know that fresh liver in the exact proportion is very important for the quality of the mother’s milk?

- Did you know that a bitch cannot produce milk directly from the extra feed you’re giving her?

- Did you know that milk is made from proteins naturally produced by the body?

- Did you know that as a result there is often sufficient milk, but that the quality is most of the times too low?

- Did you know that this is partly the reason for the fact that often, there is a lot of difference in the birth weights and evolution of pups?

- Did you know that domestication changes the behaviour and often also the appearance of wild animals so that they become domestic animals?

- Did you know that domestication can be brought about in a few generations or within a few decades?

- Did you know that the evolution, which changes the digestive system of domesticated or wild animals, requires millions of years?

- Did you know that the digestive system of our dogs and wolves is still exactly the same?

- Did you know that the milk from bitches being given natural food contains three times as much nutritional substance?

- Did you know that a natural food diet does not only yield better but, on average, also bigger litters?

- Did you know that when a bitch is always given natural food, it can have at least one more litter without being physically or mentally overburdened?

- Did you know that too much vitamin E can lead to liver problems (amongst other things)?

- Did you know that vitamin E is the third most frequently used preservative?

- Did you know that as regards to growth pains there is a connection with natural inclination, preservatives and time of birth?

- Did you know that a smooth, flat bottom in the litter box is disadvantageous?

- Did you know that installing a lamp above the litter box may be very damaging?

- Did you know that a litter box must be structured in such a way that when pups are 21 days old, they must be able to leave and re-enter it quite easily, thereby helping to prevent Coprophagy (stool eating).

- Did you know that NOT everything that’s inbred is also hereditary and that not everything that is hereditary is also genetically predisposed?

- Did you know how important food is for improving a breed?

- Did you know that several faults that parents pass on to their children are not hereditary or genetic, but are caused by hidden deficiencies in their food?

- Did you know that when a breastfeeding bitch is not able to use sufficient calcium from her food for her pups, she decalcifies her own bones to give calcium to her pups?

- Did you know that she cannot pass on to her pups other nutritional substances or vitamins and minerals that she cannot get from her foodherself?

- Did you know that this is why many faults are considered genetic, whereas they are only hereditary?

- Did you know that with natural food most faults can be corrected in one generation?

- Did you know that bitches after a litter that are very meagre and look bad (in popular speech they’ve giving everything they got) often have the wrong nutritional build and/or are being given a feed from which they cannot use everything they needs?

- Did you know that those bitches very often were given a lot more food by the end of their gestation?

- Did you know that this considerably increases the risk of complications?

- Did you know that a bitch in gestation must receive the most food on the 42nd day after mating?

- Did you know that many bitches that are covered but do not appear to be pregnant, were impregnated but that the foetuses died without anyone noticing it?

- Did you know that the condition of the male dog and the food he is given has an influence on your pups?

- Did you know that pups up to 4 weeks can only digest lactose (milk)?

- Did you know that after the first contact with solid food it may take another 7 days before enzymes are made that are needed to digest that kind of food?

- Did you know that you may give pups at the age of 3 weeks a very small amount of DUCK Excellent? Not as extra food, but to enable them to produce enzymes.

- Did you know that this way, just as in nature, you can change from the mother’s milk directly to natural food such as DUCK Excellent, without giving porridges or whatever in between?

- Did you know that this is because the mother, who gets the same feed as the pups, has already passed on, through the mother’s milk, hormones, enzymes and bacteria needed to digest solid food, to the pups?

- Did you know that becoming house-trained as to solid defecation is inbred behaviour i.e. Instinct

-Did you know that becoming house-trained as to peeing is learnt behaviour i.e. experience

- Did you know that this is the reason why the subsoil on which pups lie is so important?

- Did you know that as of the age of 21 days pups begin to learn from the mother’s behaviour?

- Did you know that for instance fear for sounds (being able to tolerate gun shots) cannot be genetic but only hereditary?

- Did you know that with a bit of luck you can be freed from this problem in one generation?

- Did you know that food is not only important for the fur and the dog’s build, but also for its behaviour?

- Did you know that a lack of certain (drilled in) experiences between weeks 3 and 5 sometimes manifest itself only in month 4 or 5?

- Did you know that partly for this reason, when you want to test a pup’s behaviour, this should be done when the pup is 7 weeks old and not a couple of days earlier or later?

- Did you know that, when comparing dry food to natural food, in order to get down the same number of nutritional Kcal an adult dog must carry along twice the amount of weight when being given dry food?

- Did you know that for a pup the difference is even much bigger?

- Did you know that this is very bad for his angular shapes, legs and back?

- Did you know that freezing does not affect the quality of fresh meat?

- Did you know that mixing a bit of DUCK with dry food brings you only some of the many advantages your dog would have when being given natural food only?

- Did you know that iron is very important for the pigment?

- Did you know that the best absorbed iron is the iron contained in meat moisture?