Elsa Sell, MD
Elsa is a physician, retired from clinical neonatology practice where her research focused on newborn development and later outcome of infants receiving newborn intensive care. She has published numerous research papers on these topics and provided training in NIDCAP® (Newborn Individualized Developmental Care Program) in the USA and internationally.
Elsa has been a member of the BCCA since 1987, served as Health Committee Chairperson for 3 years during which time the second health survey was done (1996-
She has been a member of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America since 1991, served on its ad hoc IT committee in 2007 and, is the health information coordinator (2007 to present). The PWDCA awarded Elsa with the President’s Award in 2015 for the extensive work involved in designing a breed health survey, analysis of the data, and preparation of a detailed report.
Elsa was honored in 2018 to receive the The Dorothy Jarrett Memorial Trophy for Personality of the Year 2017 from the Southern Counties Bearded Collie Club.
Elsa’s dogs' conformation titles include 4 champions (1 a Portuguese Water Dog, the others, Beardies); performance titles include: obedience (novice 3, open 3, utility 3, U-
Since arriving in Georgia Elsa and Bill have managed a cow/calf operation which provides replacement heifers for the herd or private treaty sales, steers for custom grain fed beef that is sold to local customers and bulls for a development program. They initiated K-