NRBA News Bites

January 20th 2015

The NRBA News Bites is the official newsletter for the Natural Rearing Dog Breeders Association.

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In This Issue

*Meet Our Newest Members

*Joint Diseases Are They Genetic? - Collagen, Joint Disease & Vaccines
 & Changing The Concept of Canine Hip Dysplasia

*Need Members Photos and Article Submissions

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Meet Our Newest Breeder Members

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Welcome GDBA - NR Great Danes & Ibizan Hounds

GDAB (pronounced by saying the individual letters) is owned and operated by Crystal Hannah - Board Member, Great Dane Club of Greater Dallas. GDAB is all about Natural Rearing. We will not breed often, and our litters will be carefully planned, with both sires and dams health tested. GDAB does not sell puppies over the internet.We prefer to meet potential …

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Welcome to Parrsons Glen of Imaal Terriers

Everyone,  please welcome our newest breeder member: Martha Parry of Parrsons Glen of Imaal Terriers   It is because of my Glens, specifically my first Glen, that I became involved in a more holistic approach to raising dogs, and to life in general. I am now a passionate believer in Natural Rearing.

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Welcome to our Newest Member!

Welcome to our Newest Member!

Please welcome: Michelle Muse of Africali Rhodesian Ridgebacks

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Welcome Blackrock English Shepherds

Everyone please welcome:  Laurie Dawson of Blackrock English Shepherds!  You can find her website at http://blackrockes.weebly.com/   Laurie is expecting a litter of English Shepherds in April 2015 Laurie stated that "These pups will be registered with UKC. I expect all around English Shepherds that will be able to do any task, be it therapy, service, herding, small farm, agility …

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Joint Dis-eases - Are They Genetic?

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Collagen, Joint Disease & Vaccines

Collagen, Joint Disease & Vaccines

Collagen, Joint Disease & Vaccines What do these three things have to do with each other? Here are some interesting facts to ponder: Collagen, as you may know is the elastic protein that holds skin together. As we and our pets age, the amount and quality of collagen in our bodies starts to diminish. Collagen is found in abundance in …

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Changing The Concept Of Canine Hip Dysplasia

Changing The Concept Of Canine Hip Dysplasia

by Dr. Wendell O. Belfield It may interest breeders and fanciers of the larger breeds of dogs,that the winds of time are changing the concept of canine hip dysplasia (CHD). In the May, 1997 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, were two papers discussing a new outlook on CHD. The first paper, “Onset of epiphyseal mineralization …

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Attention Breeder Members

We are looking for you input and contributions to this association and our newsletter. Please submit your articles for approval and posting.  The theme is of course anything to do with Naturally Rearing our dogs.  :-)

Please check your Breeder listing on the website as some of you have changed your email address and website addresses.   Some of you who may not have had a website when you joined may have one by now and would like to have the address listed.  Please send me any corrections to: nrbreedersassociation@gmail.com

I am about to turn in my Natural Rearing Dog Breeding Book for editing and would love to have a few photos in the book. I am not a photographer.  However, I know some of you have some great pictures you have taken.   If you have ideas for a cover photo and then various photos of pregnant bitches,  whelping photos, puppies growing up, a pair of dogs "tied", etc.   You will be given full credit for the photos with a link to your website included if I use them.  Please send them via email with your permission for them to be used in the book and/or on the NRBA website to: jeanniethomason@gmail.com or nrbreedersassociation@gmail.com

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