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BREEDS & BREEDERS Latest

331 – John Buddie part 2: Respect, Reverence and Romance | Pure Dog Talk

John Buddie part 2: Respect, Reverence and Romance Master Breeder, John Buddie, Tartanside Collies, talks about the three “Rs”: Respect of the individuals who went before, reverence of finding and holding these people in high regard, and the romance of the history and studying the lore of the breed. “If it’s all statistics and numbers…

HEALTH & GENETICS Latest

328 – Poopy Happens: Puppy Diarrhea Causes and Treatments | Pure Dog Talk

Poopy Happens: Puppy Diarrhea Causes and Treatments Puppy diarrhea can be serious and dangerous due to dehydration risks, says Dr. Marty Greer, DVM. While “poopy happens” is a pretty common issue in a litter of puppies, some causes are more serious than others. Causes of “bad potty” can range from the benign to the deadly…

LEGISLATION & BREEDERS RIGHTS Latest

327 – MORE on Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? | Pure Dog Talk

MORE on Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? Today we have more lively conversation. Pure Dog Talk’s host Laura Reeves moderates part 2 of a Saturday Symposium panel discussion at the Rogue Valley Kennel Club show on the topic of “Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do?” Panelists are Ed Thomason, professional handler and…

BOOKS & REVIEWS Latest

326 – Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? Discussion pt. 1 | Pure Dog Talk

Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? Pure Dog Talk’s host Laura Reeves moderates a Saturday Symposium panel discussion at the Rogue Valley Kennel Club show on the topic of “Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do?” This is part one of the discussion. Part two will post next week. Panelists are Ed Thomason, professional…

PEOPLE & PLACES Latest

 329 – Dogs Saving Cats: Livestock Guardians and Cheetahs | Pure Dog Talk

Dogs Saving Cats: Livestock Guardians and Cheetahs My very special guest today is Dr. Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. We discuss her work with Cheetahs and “dogs saving cats”… dogs as “emotional support” animals for Cheetahs raised in captivity, as livestock guardians for flocks in Namibia so the farmers don’t kill the Cheetahs…

SPORTS & TRAINING Latest

321 — Tricks Are for Show Dogs! Improve Focus in the Ring | Pure Dog Talk

Tricks Are for Show Dogs! Improve Focus in the Ring Show Dog Prep School founder, Vicki Ronchette, provides tips for training tricks to show dogs to help them focus and have fun. “Training tricks is fun,” Ronchette said. “People and dogs enjoy it more than they do training traditional exercises. It is relaxing. And it’s…