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chris
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J. Crenshaw KeepTo begin with you must have a healthy dog. This is a 12 week keep. The first 4 weeks I

walk the dog 10 miles per day. I walk him everyday for these 4 weeks and feed one

hour after the walk. If the show is to begin at 8:00 p.m. then I walk my dog from 5

p.m. to 8 p.m. This 4 weeks is to pre condition the dog and get him close to weight. It is

very important to get all gut or internal fat out of him. If you can't get the fat out from

his intestines, heart, lungs, and liver, you can't put him in shape.

For the first 4 weeks I feed the following:

 

1. 1 cup pro plan (chicken and rice) adult formula

2. 1 cup Kellogg's All-Bran

3. 1 or 2 cloves chopped garlic

4. 1 tablespoon chopped spinach

5. 2 cups chicken broth

6. 1 cup cooked chicken

 

Place items1-2-3-4 in feed pan. Heat items 5-6 (pour over 1-2-3-4)

To make the chicken and broth I place 15 chicken thighs in a 3 gallon stock pot and fill

with water. Cook until tender and place in refrigerator when cool.

 

WEEK 5:

 

The walk is still 10 miles (5p.m. to 8p.m). Immediately after the walk, while he is still

warmed up, he gets 5 minutes on the treadmill. When he comes off mill, walk him 30

minutes to cool down. Then rub him down good and put him in his quarters. Prepare

his food an feed him one hour after he comes off the mill. (If your dog is losing

excessive weight, feed more dog food). If he is dehydrated, increase liquid. However, if

he is losing too much weight it is possible you are going at the wrong weight. He should

not have water between mill and feed time. But when you feed him, place at least 1/2

gallon clean water where he has access to it. The water should be changed and the

container cleaned daily. I read once where someone said the green stuff in water won't

hurt the dog.....But you give him one bucket of clean and one green with algae and see

which one he drinks from!!!!!!!!!

 

Continue each day of week 5 the same. With only 5 minutes mill work, it shouldn't be

necessary to rest him this week. But this keep is only a guide. You have to use common

sense. If the dog is tired or doesn't feel good,"Rest Him".

 

WEEK 6:

 

Walk 10 miles (5p.m-8p.m)

10 minutes on mill

Rub down

Everything stays the same (If the dog loses weight, add additional dog food). Everything

else stays the same. Be sure to replace water.

 

WEEK 7:

 

Walk 10 miles (5pm-8pm)

20 minutes on mill

Rub Down

Everything else same except feed:

With 10 miles walk, 20 minutes on mill, and 30 minutes to cool down, the dog should

be drying out some. At this time I leave all ingredients the same except liquid and

chicken. I put 3 whole chicken thighs (including skin) with bone removed. Broth: add 1

ounce per pound body weight (40 pound dogs gets 40 ounces broth daily). Wait one

hour after mill and feed. Put water so he can drink.

 

WEEK 8:

 

Walk Same 10 miles (5pm-8pm)

Mill 15 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Mill 15 minutes

Walk 30 minutes to cool down, Rub down, feed on hour after mill, and replace water.

 

WEEK 9:

 

Walk 10 miles (5p.m-8p.m)

Mill 20 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Mill 20 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Rub down

Feed on hour after mill

REPLACE WATER

 

WEEK 10:

 

Walk 10 miles (5p.m-8p.m)

Mill 30 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Mill 30 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Rub down

Feed on hour after mill

WATER

 

WEEK 11:

 

SUNDAY

Begin 10 mile walk at 4 p.m. Finish walk at 7p.m

Mill 30 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Mill 30 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Mill 30 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Rub down

Feed at 10:30. WATER!!!!!!!!!

 

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY=SAME AS SUNDAY

 

FRIDAY

Walk 5 miles (ending at 8p.m)

Mill 20 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

 

Mill 20 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Rub down

Feed one hour after mill (10:10), WATER!!!!!!!!!!

 

SATURDAY:

 

Walk 5 miles

Mill 15 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Mill 15 minutes

Rub down

Feed one hour after mill (10:10p.m) WATER!!!!!!!

 

WEEK 12:

 

SUNDAY:

Walk 5 miles ending at 8p.m

Mill 10 minutes

Walk 30 minutes

Mill 10 minutes

Rub down

Feed one hour after mill (9:50p.m) WATER!!!!!!!

 

MONDAY:

 

Walk one hour ending at 8p.m

Mill 10 minutes

Walk 30 minutes Rub down

Feed one hour after mill (9:10pm.) WATER!!!!!

 

TUESDAY:

 

Today I put the dog in a kennel in my bedroom, keep the room cool and quiet. I take

him out early in the morning for a good walk (about 30-45 minutes). Put him up until

noon and take him for another 30-45 minute walk.

4-pm--walk for one hour

5pm-- feed, put back in kennel

9pm-- walk just long enough for him to empty or urinate. Put in kennel until morning. I

offer him water after each walk before he goes back in the kennel.

 

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY==SAME AS TUESDAY

 

FRIDAY:

 

I made sure to arrive at the area of the show at least 30 (THIRTY) hours before

showtime so I could feed the last meal there and to insure my dog got plenty of rest.

8pm. 2cc Dex 2mg-ml. Put under skin, NOT muscle.

 

SATURDAY:

 

6am. 5cc Dex under skin

 

ALL THIS IS A GUIDE IF THE SHOW IS AT 8PM SATURDAY

 

I never feed but once daily. This will keep your dog regular and insure he is empty at

show time. Next to getting the gut fat out of him, this is the most important: making

sure he is empty at show time. He will get hot an week if he has anything in his

stomach.

 

To make weight, I use broth without any solids. I strain chicken broth through cheese

cloth and save one pint. You can give this to him up to 3 hours before show time and it

will not do any harm.

 

And last, this is only a guide. You have to use common sense to apply with any success.

Example:

 

If the dog loses weight, feed more

If he gains weight, work more or feed less

if he is tired, rest him

if you are lazy and don't work your dog, he won't be in shape

if he is dry, add more broth

if his is too wet, decrease broth

 

Don't push him too fast. Work according to schedule in pre-keep to prepare him for

work.

 

Not many people have the ability to condition

 

I once read an article that Earl Tudor wrote which said he doubted it there was 5 men

in the world that knew how to find a dog's weight, get the gut fat out, and knew how to

condition him after he got the fat out.

 

I WILL GO ONE STEP FURTHER AND SAY:

If there are 3 today that know this and are not too LAZY to put him in shape, I do not


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