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Welcome to our – Newest Natural Rearing Dog Breeder Members!

Welcome to our newest Natural Rearing Dog Breeder Members! We are so thrilled that more and more natural rearing breeders are coming forward – committed to raising truly naturally healthy puppies (and kittens). We have had several applications come in over the Summer from breeders wanting more education and support as they begin to eliminate …

Naturally Reared Animals - it's all about epegenetics

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 …

Toxic Chemicals Hormone Disruptors

Toxic Chemicals/Hormone Disruptors In Household Products

As breeders and especially NR breeders, we should be concerned about the many toxic chemicals/hormone disruptors lurking in our homes, kennels, catteries and grooming areas that are, what are called “Endocrine Disruptors”.  Hormone or endocrine disruptors are in everything from household cleaning products (laundry soap, toilet cleaners, etc.), synthetic fragrances, personal care products (shampoo, deodorant, …

Welcome Shadanatam Belgian Shepherd Dogs

Shadanatam Belgian Shepherd Dogs (since 1992)   Belgian Tervuren and Groenendael From Top European and North American Lines Bred with health, correct temperment, structure, and type in mind. For the Belgian that does it all!!   Feeding Raw since about 1996, No vaccinations for any of the dogs or pups in my kennel since 1996 …

microbes biological terrain

Canine Micro biome and the Biological Terrain Theory

The word microbiome is defined as the collection of microbes or microorganisms that inhabit an environment, creating a sort of “mini-ecosystem”. The terrain theory was initiated by Claude Bernard (1813 – 1878), and later built upon by Antoine Bechamp (1816-1908). They believed that the “terrain” or “internal environment” determined the state of health. When a body …