That's what I'm hoping for, Corgi, that she'll love her food once we switch her. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who has had experiences with that. Now I know who to go to for advice. XP But yeah, that's EXACTLY what I've done with Amaya's food, is mix in fish, canned food, water, and yeah. I think I already stated that, though.
Rann, thanks for pointing that out to me! I've been thinking 55 and 65 pounds for a while now. haha. I just went back and looked, and bitches are actually supposed to be 35-50 pounds, and Amaya is 31 pounds right now, so I don't feel so uneasy about her weight anymore, because she might not get much bigger now. I mean, I still think she'll fill out a bit, once she starts her raw diet (again, hoping that she'll love this, unlike her kibble), but yeah.
Not only that, but cheaper to feed even. XD
As for their parents, Amaya's dad was a little small, I know that much, because he had a harder time in the show ring because of it (nine points, but had to retire due to financial issues of his previous owner). Her mum I'm unsure about, because I've only seen her once, and it was in a kennel, but she certainly looked about the same size as dad, so a bit on the big side maybe? Ryou's mum was small, about a little bigger than Amaya, and his dad was pretty big. So I'm expecting Ryou to actually get to the full size for the breed standard, and HOPEFULLY no bigger! I don't want a dog that doesn't conform to the standards!!!
As for their weight, I can feel Ryou's ribs easily when I pet him. There's maybe just enough skin and fat to pinch, but nothing more, and his hip bones aren't protruding. I know this because he used to be a little on the skinny side, and his hips were protruding. Now they're normal, like Amaya's. Amaya's ribs, however, are a little more prominent. I'm attributing this to the fact that she doesn't eat like I want her to. And I'm guilty of giving her a lot of extra stuff, like biscuits and treats, to make up for the lack of kibble she eats. No more of that once they go raw, though. I want to find something raw that I can cut up really small that they'll absolutely go bonkers over for treats. I won't feel comfortable giving them normal treats anymore. *grumbles about spoiled dogs getting fed better than the husband and me*