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is this considered a common thing?
it is not breed related is in a individual dog thing while not common it is certainly not rare either.

Before changing the feeding schedual given the age of the puppy I would have the owner answer thes basic quest.

Is the dog housetrained? how often is the dog deficating 1,2,3 time a day?
changing a schedual can upset the houstraining routine and klead to set backs. For a routine it is best to match then number of defications with the feedins but never less than 2. So if the dog is deficating 3 times a day by all means change. From 10 am to 6 pm 16 hours just moving to a more balance 12 hour seperation may be enough. Also a couple of cookies at bedtime ususal solves the problem as well you juest have to account for the extra calories at meal time.
 

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yes, he is housetrained. I am not sure how many times her dog defecates
If the dog is truely housetrained and not simply well managed to prevent accidents then changing the frequency of feeding is not going to be detrimental So it more of an option regardless of the schedule of the dogs bodily function in a dog that is housetrained.

The reason for pointing this out is simple whenever a change is made in a routine there will be consequences. Many if not most unintended, if one understand what atleast some of those consequence can be they have a better chance to mitigate or eliminate them.
 
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