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BREEDS & BREEDERS Latest

206 — Love the Breeds: Shar Pei with Andrea Robins | Pure Dog Talk

Ancient Chinese Shar Pei Breed Finds Resurgence in North America Andrea Robins, a founding member of the Chinese Shar Pei Club of Canada, acquired her first Pei in 1983. She worked to get foundation stock registered in Canada and this ancient Chinese guard breed recognized there in 1991. According to the CSPCC, “It is generally…

HEALTH & GENETICS Latest

211 – Dwarfism: When the Right Gene Goes Wrong…. | Pure Dog Talk

The Dark Side of the Dwarf Gene Dr. Theresa Nesbitt talked last week about the purpose-bred dogs that evolved with short legs to do very specific jobs. Today she talks about “the dark side of the dwarf gene” and what happens when things go wrong when you’re trying to do it right. Dwarf genes have…

LEGISLATION & BREEDERS RIGHTS Latest

209 – Made in the USA: Breeding Our Own Bomb Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Bomb Dogs: Purpose bred, purpose raised, purpose trained Mark Dunn, AKC’s Executive Vice President, has been leading the charge to develop a program to produce purpose bred, purpose raised and purpose trained dogs domestically for explosives detection work. “There is a growing demand for dogs who can help protect us,” Dunn said. “It is driven…

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

210 – Bob & Polly Smith: Foxhounds and Dog Shows | Pure Dog Talk

Foxhounds, Fox Hunting and Dog Shows Two of the most revered and well-known all-breed judges in the American Kennel Club system, Dr. Bob and Polly Smith share their journey starting as breeder-owner-handlers in American Foxhounds. Polly was started by a Chow Chow breeder who tutored her for school. She showed her first dog at the…

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…