NRBA News Bites

November 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

*NR Breeder Spotlight

* Article submitted by Jennifer Lee -The Link Between Rearing Practices and Hereditary Disease

*NEW Book- Natural Rearing - Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended

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Meet Our Newest Breeder Members

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MooreCollies

Welcome Moore Collies!

  Alicia Moore has been feeding her Collies a raw diet and minimally vaccinating for 10 years! Welcome Alicia!

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CharastudHovi

Welcome HOVAWARTS VOM SONNENSCHEIN

Our newest breeder member is Hovawarts Vom Sonnenschein -  Hovawarts The Hovawart is a medium to large size German dog breed. The name of the breed means "an estate guard dog," which is the original use for the breed. The breed originated in the Black Forest region and was first described in text and paintings in medieval times Our standards …

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ShebangDanrLogo

Welcome Shebang Great Danes to the NRBA!

  It is our goal to produce the highest quality of dogs.  Quality to me is a structurally sound animal that is strong and healthy from the inside out and has that wonderful temperament which gave the Great Dane that "Gentle Giant" title.  I also strive for longevity and correct color.  As a result, I sometimes have pet and show …

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NR Breeder Spotlight

NR Breeder Spotlight Dec. 2015

NR Breeder Spotlight 11/24/15

This Month Our NR Breeder Spotlight Is On:

Jennifer Lee, Tailcreek Mastiffs of Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

We interviewed Jennifer Lee for this NR Breeder Spotlight:

Jennifer maintains membership with the Canadian Kennel Club, Canadian Mastiff Club, and the Natural Rearing Breeders Association. We are active in the Mastiff community including rescue efforts.

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New Article Submitted

by Jennifer Lee

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Jennifer Lee Tail Creek Mastiffs

The Link Between Rearing Practices and Hereditary Disease

By Jennifer Lee
Tailcreek Mastiffs

Every day families across the country decide they want to bring a puppy into their home. The focus tends to be on WHERE the dog comes from but very few people are asking questions about the history of the parents and grandparents of the puppy they are interested in purchasing. However, people need to be conscious of the fact that the care given to the puppy’s predecessors will have a significant impact on the puppy’s future health and wellbeing.

In many cases the family history of the dog is not known and there is no way to track that information down. But when dogs are acquired from breeders who have been working with particular lines for a length of time they can often give buyers very detailed information about the ancestors. I’m not talking about titles and awards; I’m referring to the medical and care history.

The environment and lifestyle of an animal has the power to affect its genome by way of epigenetic changes. The DNA sequence itself remains unaffected but epigenetic modifications alter how a gene is expressed, including completely “turning on” or “turning off” a gene. You can think of the DNA sequence as the letters that form sentences in a paragraph and epigenetics as the punctuation marks which have the ability to change the meaning of the words entirely.

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NEW book on Natural Rearing -

Pre Publishing Sale

Natural Rearing: Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended

Natural Rearing: Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended

Natural Rearing:

Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended

by Jeanette (Jeannie) Thomason

The long awaited, comprehensive book for Natural Rearing Dog Breeders (and those wanting to learn how to become natural rearing dog breeders).

The manuscript has been submitted for final editing and the cover is almost complete - estimated publishing date is the end of December or First of January!

 

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Attention Breeder Members

We are looking for your 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

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