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BREEDS & BREEDERS Latest

191 — Love the Breeds: German Shorthaired Pointer Roundtable | Pure Dog Talk

German Engineered for Versatility German Shorthaired Pointers are “energetic and athletic,” “full of vim and vigor” and “need a little room to burn off energy *every* day,” according to the experts. PureDogTalk caught up with three long time GSP breeders at their national specialty show in Boise, Idaho in May. Char Rutar, AKC Conformation judge,…

HEALTH & GENETICS Latest

198 – Vet Voice: Dog Days of Summer Precautions | Pure Dog Talk

Dog Days of Summer Precautions Dr. Marty Greer, DVM takes us through a few summer dangers, how to avoid them and some excellent tricks to solve some of them. Listen to find out why canned spinach and Dawn dish soap are on her “must have” list. Hot cars “Nobody leaves a dog in the car…

LEGISLATION & BREEDERS RIGHTS Latest

197 – Local Legislative Liaison Defends Our Rights | Pure Dog Talk

New Legislative Advocate in Our Corner Robert Miller, AKC’s new legislative analyst and outreach coordinator, is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breeder of merit and hunter. His background in legislative work and public information is being put to use on the west coast to provide proactive involvement with fanciers. Legislation is constantly popping up that affects…

BOOKS & REVIEWS Latest

200 – Celebrate 200th Episode with a Positive Outlook | Pure Dog Talk

200th episode? Celebrate with a positive outlook Let’s talk about the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” And making a positive outlook YOUR approach to life and to this sport. How can this be possible??? Wasn’t it just yesterday that Mary randomly set up next to me at a dog show in Southern…

PEOPLE & PLACES Latest

201 – Exhibitor Education Courses Come Online | Pure Dog Talk

“Crowdsourcing” Knowledge for Exhibitor Education Vicki Ronchette, author of “From Shy to Showy,” has created a new exhibitor education resource with online college-type classes available on a wide variety of topics. New owners, exhibitors who want to improve their performance and experienced members of the fancy who want to hone their skills will all find…

SPORTS & TRAINING Latest

193 – Barnhunt Founder Nuttall Created Fast Growing Sport | Pure Dog Talk

One Person Making a Difference In just five years of existence, the sport of Barnhunt has taken off like wildfire. Founder Robin Nuttall, the archetype of “one person can make a difference,” said she created the sport to test the natural instincts of her new Miniature Pinscher. A Doberman Pinscher fancier for many years, Nuttall…