I have a nearly year old Great Dane, they too need to grow slowly but puppies still need to eat 3-4 times a day. At 10 weeks I was feeding her 4 times. Around 3/4 months old I dropped it to 3, 6 months old we went to twice. You need to make sure you are feeding the puppy the correct amount of food or you will end up with a malnourished and possibly stunted dog.Yes she is, but shes a breed that needs to geow slowly so both breeder and vet recommended that i dont feed 3-4 times. Plus i have a 8mo old lab.
I agree completely. I've always heard if a dog needs to grow slowly (and arguably, they all should, but especially large breeds), you should definitely be feeding multiple times a day, at least 3.I have raised a large breed dog from puppyhood who grew slowly and IMO optimally. At 10 weeks old he was most definitely being fed four times a day. He was fed raw, so I don't know how different that is to a kibble fed dog.
I am not sure your breeder is giving you good information to be frank.
Your 8-month-old lab should probably be fed twice a day at this point.