This episode I'm tallking to two breeders who have joined forces to set up a new cooperative and registry for breeders as part of the FDC, with a focus is on breeding for health and specific companion temperament goals regardless of breed mix.
Laura Sharkey is the owner and Training Director at WOOFS! Dog Training Center in Arlington VA. Laura holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology and has over 20 years of experience training dogs, fostering and raising litters. Her personal breeding program is the Bosun Dog Project.
Carolyn Kelly is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in human health including in labor and delivery, and in mental health where she witnessed the power that animal assisted interventions can play in the healing process. She holds a Masters Degree in Nursing Leadership and runs a small mixed breed companion dog program, Old Mission Retrievers.
Together, they have founded the Co-Pilot Breeding Cooperative and have some really exciting ideas about the future of dog breeding.
For more information about the Co-Pilot Breeding Cooperative, visit https://functionalbreeding.org/copilot-coop/
Find this episode's transcript here.