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December 2016

Here it is almost the end of another year.  I have been thinking back on the litter of puppies I bred and socialized and loved and sold this year.  I have been so blessed to have so many potential puppy homes who have come to me specifically for at naturally reared puppy.  Also,  every year, I will get applications and inquires from people that tell me they have never fed a raw diet before but they would like to know more about how to do so and what the benefits are.  They also are happy to learn how toxic laundry soap and household cleaning products and even air fresheners are.

 

I am always so excited about the chance to educate!   While not everyone I share with ends up with one of my puppies but some of them do and thankfully, they end up being great advocates of natural rearing and feeding our carnivore companions a raw meat, bone and organ diet!  When their friends and family ask them what they are feeding their puppy and why and why they now use essential oils to clean the air or simple vinegar and baking soda to clean with, they excitedly share what they have learned.   Some have even referred me to their friends and family when their dogs die or become ill — either for a consultation or to get on my waiting list for a naturally reared puppy.  

 

I feel like it is great privilege and almost a duty for us as natural rearing breeders to educate whenever the opportunity arises what about you? 

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In This Issue

 

*NR Breeder Spotlight

*New Articles and/or Posts of Interest

*Welcome Our Newest Breeder Member

 

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BREEDER SPOTLIGHT

NR Breeder Spotlight

The NR Breeder Spotlight is here to help us get to know each other better and promote our NR Breeders.    December 19th, 2016 We are Spotlighting:   Suli of Brandenburg German Shepherds   How long have you been raising your dogs “naturally”?  Since 1996. How did you get into breeding dogs and have you always raised them naturally? I …

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What's New?  

Articles and Posts of Interest

Addressing Mastitis In The Lactating Dam Naturally

Addressing Mastitis In The Lactating Dam Naturally

Mastitis in the Lactating Dam and Addressing it Naturally Mastitis is the name applied to swelling, inflammation, and infection of one or more lactating glands in the breast. Symptoms Firm, swollen, warm, and painful mammary gland(s) In severe cases, there may be a purulent (pus-like) or hemorrhagic fluid present Neglect of puppies (due to pain when attempting to nurse) Failure …

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Shaping Puppies Lives

Epigenetics - Shape Shifting Our Puppy's Genes

As most of us know, breeding dogs (or any animal for that matter)  is considered to be a combination of  art and science; if we were to ignore the art factor, we would be  robbing ourselves of the enjoyment of creativity. If we were to ignore the science factor, we would be quite foolish.  If we really want to be an accomplished and reputable dog breeder, and leave our chosen breed in better genetic shape than when we began breeding, then we need to pay attention to advances in scientific knowledge.

One of the most facinating and important recent advances in the science of breeding is the understanding that inheritance is much more about epigenetics, than genetics. Epigenetics by the way, refers to those variables that are over or “on top of” genetics (epi is from the Greek, for “over, outside of, on top of”).

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Welcome Our Newest Breeder Member!

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Our Newest Breeder Member!

Welcome to the NRBA! Everyone please welcome our newest breeder member: Christina Diron of Vitali Vizslas   Christina has been rearing  her dogs ever more naturally for approx. 17 years. For the last decade she been totally NR (raw food and no vaccines or other chemical assaults in, on or around my dogs) and now breed NR Vizslas, who she …

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Natural Rearing

Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended

Book: Natural Rearing

Book: Natural Rearing

New Book:

Natural Rearing:

Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended

by Dr. Jeannie (Jeanette) Thomason

 

Learn more about how to raise your dogs naturally!
Dr. Jeannie's book "Natural Rearing: Breeding and Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended" is available now.

The long-awaited comprehensive book on natural rearing: breeding and raising dogs the way nature intended

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