Resources, education and information for preservation breeders
NCA Breeder Mentor Thoughts
Elizabeth Loring Power (Waseeka) invested much of her work promoting the Newfoundland breed in interesting new, worthwhile fanciers in the breed. She carried her effort through to a practical extent by seeing that newcomers were started off with stock of a quality high enough to insure success. It is reported that nothing made Mrs. Power happier than to be beaten by new fanciers with dogs in whose breeding she had a hand.
As preservation breeders, do we consider placing a pick pup with a new or upcoming owner who wants to show and may want to breed someday or are we keeping the cream of the crop in out own backyards? If those interested in being the next generation breeders of the future cannot get breedable stock (healthy, typey, sound) from a preservation breeder do they give up or just get a lesser quality dog from somewhere else? What does that do for the breed as a whole?
How Nutrition Influences Reproduction discusses strategies for feeding based on the current status of your dog - is she a breeding or lactating bitch? It also reviews the impacts of nutrition on fertility, the brood bitch and her puppies.
One of the features on the new Breeder Resource site is a series of conversations discussing various aspects of the breed. Check out this video by Steve and Dejah Petsch discussing puppy evaluations and making placement decisions.