First, I know how to pack light, and I eat a light diet, so I will contribute to keeping your RC trip budget on target.
I consider myself very blessed to have found the true passion in my life journey, dog breeding.
I am a student of 20 years as a dog breeder, and estimate I still have a good 20 years (at least) remaining in my lifespan to contribute to my passion. As a lifelong learner in this fascinating science, I have rolled along with text book "expertise", " sire superpowers", cytology/smears/flagging signs; to currently conducting progesterone, surgical implants, frozen semen, Trans cervical implants, fresh chilled semen; to standing on my head and rubbing my belly in counter clockwise motions, all for the sake of positive acceptance by the fertility gods. Okay, not so much on the head stands! But hey, whatever it takes...right?
Many scientific reproductive advancements have presented themselves in my short 20 years of breeding experience, and I am very intrigued by what is yet to come! It has to be at least as fascinating as the past 20 years. Harvesting ovaries? How exciting this could be!
The role nutrition plays in our breeding - pre, post, breeding and maintenance diets to ensure healthy contributors to our breeding programs. Oh, so much to explore.
I am 2/3 or more, towards being a CKC Breeder of Merit. Attending the 2014 International Dog Breeders convention would project me into an environment of likeminded individuals. The information sharing, networking, exposure to listen and learn from subject matter experts on emerging practises and destiny of our future of our breeding programs.
This would be a once in a lifetime experience for me. If I were chosen to go to France, I would pay back my experience exponentially, in sharing my new gift of knowledge with my fellow breeders and the next generation of breeders to follow.
Bonne chance mes Amies!