A list of foods that keep the soundness and minimum life expectancy guarantees in effect. Changing the base food and/or giving supplements without the consent of the breeder will void this part of the guarantee. This list is updated periodically. If you have any questions, please contact Peter at (705) 328-2382.
Updated: August 18, 2013
- Raw fatty fish such as herring, mackerel or Portuguese sardines [whole and uncleaned]
- Red Dog Blue Kat Herring or Salmon raw formulas
- Either of the raw diets above for one meal and Orijen Six Fish kibble or Acana Pacifica kibble at the other daily meal
- Orijen Six Fish OR Acana Pacifica PLUS canned sockeye salmon OR sockeye salmon oil
- Orijen Six Fish OR Acana Pacifica PLUS canned smoked herring OR sockeye salmon oil
- Orijen Six Fish OR Acana Pacifica PLUS canned sardines OR sockeye salmon oil
Kibble Free Diets
- Sockeye Salmon Mixture (see recipe below)
The following diets show daily quantities which would normally be cut in half and fed as two meals per day:
- One can sockeye salmon plus whole grain bread (4 – 6 slices) OR whole grain rice (3-6 cups cooked)
- One 190g can S & F Herring Fillets and two large or extra large eggs (including shells) PLUS whole grain bread (4 – 8 slices) OR whole grain brown rice (3-6 cups cooked)
- One 120g can S & F Portuguese Sardines in Water and two large or extra large eggs PLUS whole grain bread (4 – 8 slices) OR whole grain brown rice (3-6 cups cooked)
- Two 92g cans Brunswick Seafood Snacks Golden Smoked and two large or extra large eggs (including shells) PLUS whole grain bread (4 – 8 slices) OR whole grain brown rice (3-6 cups cooked)
- Two 106g cans Brunswick Sardines in Spring Water and two large or extra large eggs PLUS whole grain bread (4 – 8 slices) OR whole grain brown rice (3-6 cups cooked)
- Orijen 6 Fish
- Acana Pacifica
- Orijen Puppy
- Orijen Puppy Large
- Orijen Adult
|Whole Uncleaned Raw Herring||158 calories/100 grams or 717 calories/lb|
|Whole Uncleaned Raw Mackerel||205 calories/100 grams or 922 calories/lb|
|Canned Sockeye Salmon (418 g)||700 calories/12 grams omega-3|
|Canned Sockeye Salmon (213 g)||360 calories/6 grams omega-3|
|Canned Brunswick Seafood Snacks golden smoked (herring fillets)||160 calories/2 grams omega-3|
|Canned Brunswick Sardines in Spring Water (106 g)||130 calories/1.5 grams omega-3|
|Canned S & F Portuguese Sardines in Water (120 g)||280 calories|
|Canned S & F Herring Fillets naturally smoked (190 g)||330 calories/3.9 grams omega-3|
|Whole Grain Bread (Dempster’s or Country Harvest)||110-130 calories per slice|
|Dempster’s Garden Vegetable Whole Grain Wheat Bread||110 calories per slice|
|Whole Grain Brown Rice||150 calories/cooked cup|
|Orijen 6-Fish||478 calories/metric cup (1.6% EPA/DHA & 0.25% taurine)|
|Acana Pacifica||421 calories/metric cup (1.2% EPA/DHA & 0.2% taurine)|
|Orijen Puppy||490 calorie/meter cup (0.9% EPA/DHA)|
|Orijen Puppy Large||456 calories/metric cup (0.9% EPA/DHA)|
|Orijen Adult||478 calories/metric cup (0.9% EPA/DHA)|
Contact breeder for amount and proportions when using one of the multiple food diet options above.
Canned fish should be fed with the liquid. Canned fish is usually cooked in the can and most of the nutrients that are cooked out of the flesh goes into the liquid.
Eggs should be organic and preferably from cage free hens (free run, free range or pastured). Ideally they are served raw but may be partially cooked (e.g. 30 seconds in a microwave).
When feeding egg shells they can be crushed or ground in a coffee grinder. The egg shells are only recommended when feeding the canned herring fillets which are boneless.
For pups under five months of age, they should stay on the kibble they were weaned on. If you choose to supplement, then the Brunswick Sardines in Spring Water are recommended as there is no added salt.
For senior Newfoundlands (eight years and over) a kibble free diet (to prevent bloat) is strongly recommended along with supplementation with sockeye salmon oil (to prevent cancer and to aid in joint health). Usual dosage for SS0 is 1000 mg for every 20 lbs of body weight; this can be increased to up to 1000 mg of SSO for every 10 lbs of body weight as long as gastric upset does not result.
After each meal your Newf should be given a large dog biscuit or Denta-Stix for good oral health.
Feeding foods other than those listed on page one, with the exception of normal dog treats such as dog biscuits, or minor amounts of taste enhancers, to a Hannibal Newf will normally void both the soundness and the longevity guarantees. Receipts or best by stamps proving feed used may be requested if claiming on either one of these guarantees. The temperament guarantee is not affected by food fed. If there should be a problem with the recommended foods or you have an alternate preference, please consult the breeder for other acceptable options.
The following recipe is for a single adult meal when two meals a day are being fed. It is designed to be mixed in the feeding bowl for convenience. However to modify the quantity fed at each meal and/or to store in the refrigerator (up to two days) or in the freezer (up to two months), the mixture can be made in a mixing bowl in multiples of the ingredients. When made in batches, the mixture can be made into meatballs or patties (for frying). The recipe below would make three meatballs or patties.
1 [213 g] can salmon
1 large or extra large egg, preferably free run (or free range or pastured) and organic
1 cup bread crumbs, preferably Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup dehydrated parsley flakes
- Empty the canned salmon (with juices) into the feeding bowl.
- Add the egg, bread crumbs, and parsley and stir until well combined.
Yield: One of two daily servings for a Newf.