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New Breeder Members August 2016

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Breeder Members, What's News? | 0 comments

New Breeder Members August 2016

Please Welcome Our Newest Breeder Members!   Trisong Tibetan Terriers TriSong Tibetan Terriers (AKC reg.) “Exceeding the Standard” Holostically-Raised Naturally Reared Home of Best in Show and Group Winning, Obedience Titled and Therapy Tibetan Terriers http://trisongtibetans.com trisong.tibetans@gmail.com   Sapphire Shepherds Working German Shepherds Exceptional dogs for your personal or family companionship and security. Healthy, highly trainable dogs for all your working and competition needs....

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The Health Risks of Canine X-rays

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Articles, Featured, You Might Be a NR Breeder If... | 0 comments

The Health Risks of Canine X-rays

Have you ever stopped to think about the health risks of x-rays for your dogs? Thinking, knowledgable dog breeders are finally starting to question the marketing hype that leads our dogs down the path of “routine radiation exposure”. X-rays/radiographs are a huge money-maker otherwise, some financially backed researcher would have done a paper showing that the cellular bombardment that happens with exposure to x-rays  is directly linked to the extraordinary increase in genetic mutations! Read the entire article HERE Which is more...

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Study Shows that Environmental Chemicals Impact Dog Semen Quality

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Articles, Featured, Natural Dog Health In the News, What's News? | 2 comments

Study Shows that Environmental Chemicals Impact Dog Semen Quality

Environmental Chemicals Impact Dog Semen Quality – Duh! Here is an interesting report on a population of breeding dogs exhibiting a 26 year (1988–2014) decline in sperm quality and a concurrent increased incidence of cryptorchidism in male offspring (1995–2014). A decline in the number of males born relative to the number of females was also observed. Environmental chemicals (ECs), including diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and polychlorinated bisphenol 153 (PCB153), were detected in adult dog testes AND (get this:)  commercial dog foods...

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Could The Whelping Box Be An Environmental Factor for CHD?

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Articles, Featured, You Might Be a NR Breeder If... | 1 comment

Could The Whelping Box Be An Environmental Factor for CHD?

How can a whelping box be an “environmental factor” in puppies developing CHD (Canine Hip Dysplasia)? I was recently having a conversation with a fellow NR breeder, discussing CHD not being genetic and it got me to thinking about many of the environmental factors involved that are being found to contribute to CHD as well as how much we as human beings have meddled with nature and the canine species. Whelping Box an environmental factor in CHD? I think most of us already know the importance of having good traction or footing in the...

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More New Breeder Members!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Breeder Members, What's News? | 0 comments

Please welcome our newest members here at the NRBA!   At Tollhouse Kennels, we are an AKC Breeder of Merit and naturally raise our dogs and puppies.     Pride N Joyz Naturally Reared Cane Corsos. Breeder of the 1st Female AKC Champion & Much More     And Kalista Poodles & Kerry Blue...

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Appropriate Exercise For a Puppy

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Articles, Featured, What's News? | 0 comments

Appropriate Exercise For a Puppy

Appropriate Exercise For A Puppy What is appropriate exercise for a puppy?  The idea that exercise is some kind of “magic bullet” that will solve all behavior problems with our dogs and puppies is simply not true.  I have been reading and observing that this idea has led to a dangerous trend of puppy owners pushing their puppies beyond appropriate levels of exercise. While it is true that exercise not only  inappropriate exercise may cause significant and irreversible damage.   Something for us breeders to think about and talk to...

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Canine Hip Dysplasia – Collagen Related?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Articles, Featured, NR Information | 0 comments

Canine Hip Dysplasia – Collagen Related?

Canine Hip Dysplasia – Collagen Related? You will see that this topic is one that I wish for everyone, especially dog breeders to really understand. Why is this condition thought to be genetic? Is it preventable? Is it being bred out of dogs by ethical breeders? The following is a very informative article is written by Dr. John Symes. Hip Dysplasia by Dr. Symes I have had plans to write a major paper on this frequently misunderstood topic for quite sometime. Unfortunately, the need to write about an ever-increasing number of...

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Environmental Enrichment For Puppies

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in What's News? | 2 comments

Environmental Enrichment For Puppies

Enriched Environments For Puppies Did you know that your puppies will have larger brains and be more emotionally stable if they have been raised in enriched environments? I have been providing an enriched environment for our Standard Poodle puppies for the last 15 years and our puppy families are always telling us how special and smart their puppies are! We use the Puppy Culture Program for raising our puppies which is based on creating enriched environments for puppies. The Brain Garden Animals raised in enriched environments have been shown...

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Natural Rearing Breeder Spotlight

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Breeder Members, Featured, Spotlights | 0 comments

Natural Rearing Breeder Spotlight

Have you seen our Natural Rearing Breeder Spotlight page yet? Check it out now! We want to shine the spotlight on some of our wonderful NR breeder members here at the NRBA by interviewing them and giving them a chance to talk about their breed and what natural rearing means to them.  The Natural Rearing Breeder Spotlight is here to help us get to know each other better and to promote our fellow Natural Rearing Breeders. If you are interested in being interviewed for the NR Breeder Spotlight, please send an email to Dr. Jeannie at:...

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Welcome Bonza Australian Shepherds

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Breeder Members, New Members | 1 comment

We are concerned with helping prospective owners understand the proper health, temperament and training of the Australian Shepherd, and are always available to answer your questions. Our dogs are raw fed, and haven’t been vaccinated for 4 generations. We also use holistic health care as much as possible. (Though in reality our dogs are so healthy they rarely need any medical care!) Why ‘Bonza’? Bonza is Australian slang for ‘fantastic’, or ‘excellent’. So we breed Bonza Australian...

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