Natural Rearing – How To

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Articles, Breeder Members, Featured, Natural Rearing - How To, NR Information, what is NR | 0 comments

Natural Rearing – An Introduction By Roberta Jamison NR breeders and owners follow these very important protocols. We feed a variety of species-appropriate raw, fresh unprocessed foods (for dogs this means raw, properly grown meat, organs and bones – based on the diet on which their wild ancestors evolved). We ensure our dogs always have access to fresh clean unadulterated water (non-chlorinated, non-fluoridated, no heavy metals or other toxins) clean grass-covered ground, and are not raised on cement or gravel plenty of fresh air, sunlight and exercise. We ensure our dogs are not...

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Naturally Reared Animals – It’s All About Epigenetics

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Articles, breeding for natural immunity, Featured, Natural Rearing - How To, NR Information, What's News? | 0 comments

Naturally Reared Animals – It’s All About Epigenetics

For natural rearing animal breeders, it’s all about epigenetics! Epigenetics is an attractive study for animal breeders because it may help us find part of the missing causality and missing heritability of complex traits and diseases as well as how we can alter genetic expression in our animals. It is especially attractive to natural rearing breeders as a helpful tool in altering the genetic expression of animals brought in from outside lines and in educating their puppy buyers on how to keep their puppy healthy. DNAm patterns are modified during the life of an individual starting in...

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Natural Rearing Means Toxic Chemical Free Living

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in breeding for natural immunity, Featured, Natural Rearing - How To, Toxins & Toxic Products | 0 comments

Natural Rearing Means Toxic Chemical Free Living

Are you aware of the fact that the average person applies 300 chemicals to their body every single day and that 80 of those chemicals are all applied BEFORE breakfast? Most of these (toxic) chemicals are from soap, makeup, shampoo hair care, perfume and other personal care products. Our dogs and cats are being exposed to these chemicals just by being in the same house with you, they have no way to avoid exposure. Dogs as you may know,  have about 220 million scent receptors (compared to our 5 million). Dogs can smell things that seem unfathomable to us. They can detect some odors in parts...

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Are Your Puppies Truly 2nd or 3rd Generation NR??

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Featured, Natural Rearing - How To, What's News?, You Might Be a NR Breeder If... | 0 comments

Are Your Puppies Truly 2nd or 3rd Generation NR??

It has come to my attention over the last couple of years that many Natural Rearing breeders are breeding their second or third generation (or even multi-generational)NR bitches to CR (Conventionally Reared) stud dogs!  WHY? There are just not enough NR males available for stud it would appear.  This should not be!  How can one say their puppies are second or third or what ever generation NR, when the sire was NOT NR at all, only the Dam was? And then the puppy families are totally confused and don’t understand why their puppy is not the thriving, emotionally and physically sound puppy...

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Epigenetics – Shape Shifting Our Puppy’s Genes

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Articles, Featured, Natural Dog Health In the News, Natural Rearing - How To, NR Information | 0 comments

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 such as epigenetics.  It’s about shape shifting our puppy’s genes! One of the most...

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