Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
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I知 raising Bingo completely NR. I knew the people were having another litter (my son has Bingo痴 older sister) and I put my deposit on him at one week old. I brought over raw food for the whole litter when they started on solids, and convinced the owners that it was better to delay first vaccinations until 12wks. I brought Bingo home at 8 weeks, so I avoided that dilemma. That makes him a first generation naturally reared - it would be wonderful to find a pup from multiple generations of NR parents. Some people in the groups have over 25 years worth of NR in their chosen breeds!
My older dog, Mitzi, the MinPin, was vaxxed and wormed at the breeders (plus docked and cropped, one rabies shot and spayed) but since those early days - NR. She is over 9 years old and has been to the vet a total of 2 times in my care - for the rabies and the spay. Bingo has never seen a vet - he is almost 2 yrs. Both are the healthiest dogs I have ever owned, and I am a total advocate for the protocol.