So apparently dogs are different than horses... :D
I have recently started dabbling in dogs. I got off to a rocky start: dog 1 euthanized for being a dog killer, dog 2 killed by truck, dog 3 stolen from barn. I don't want to jinx myself, but dog 4 seems to be doing just fine in all regards.
I started out feeding him what passes for "good" food from the supermarket but have since learned more about what ingredients to look for and avoid. With the food he is currently getting, the suggested daily quantity is 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 cups for a dog Caleb's size (about 75 lbs now at 9 months).
He eats it in about 3 minutes. That leaves 23 hours and 57 minutes of NOT eating. I could feed him twice a day but anything I can do once a day is a benefit to my already-packed schedule. And that would make it six minutes out of the day instead of three.
I know that dogs are not like horses, grazing animals with a digestive tract designed by a committee. The dogs are happy to see their dinner but show no signs of destructive or self-destructive behavior from being without food for hours on end. Is this just what dogs are like? I am a cat person so I'm a bit used to the predator eating plan, but my cats tend to nibble all day, more like the horses.