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BREEDS & BREEDERS Latest

279 – Brian Cordova on Poodles, PCA and the Definition of “Poodly” | Pure Dog Talk

Brian Cordova on Poodles, PCA and the Definition of “Poodly” Miniature Poodle breeder Brian Cordova visits with host Laura Reeves about all things “poodly,” PCA (hint, Christmas in April!) and meeting “god.” Poodle Club of America, currently hosted at Purina Farms in Missouri, in the early days was an outdoor event on the East Coast,…

HEALTH & GENETICS Latest

276 – Trafficking in Deadly Diseases from Foreign “Rescues” | Pure Dog Talk

Trafficking in Deadly Diseases from Foreign “Rescues” Our guest blog post today is from Nancy Melone, with additional information about the deadly diseases arriving with foreign “rescues.” Thank you for this outstanding research Nancy! Protecting North American Dogs from Imported Disease Pathogens: The Cases of Dog Flu and Distemper* By Nancy Melone, PhD, ThornCreek Bernese,…

LEGISLATION & BREEDERS RIGHTS Latest

265 – #takebackourstory: How YOU Can Help the Fight | Pure Dog Talk

#takebackourstory: how YOU Can Help the Fight for Breeders’ Rights AKC Vice President of Government Relations Sheila Goffe shares details about the Political Action Committee. This fund, administered by AKC, is another tool helping breeders #takebackourstory. “We are constantly fighting bad legislation,” Goffe said. “One of the things we can do that is the best…

BOOKS & REVIEWS Latest

278 — Pat Hastings Wants to Make YOU a Winner With New Book | Pure Dog Talk

Pat Hastings Wants to Make YOU a Winner With New Book Author, breeder, handler, judge. Pat Hastings has worn an array of hats in the dog world. Her new book “Let’s Make You a Winner: A Judge’s Perspective on Showing Dogs” is the most recent offering in what she calls a sort of accidental journey.…

PEOPLE & PLACES Latest

280 — Richard Lopaschuk on Form and Function, Education and Judging | Pure Dog Talk

Richard Lopaschuk on Form and Function, Education and Judging Richard Lopaschuk, an all-breeds judge from Canada, said his priority in the ring is form and function. “All these breeds have a specific function,” Lopaschuk said. “If the form doesn’t match what they’re supposed to do, that’s how I assess what I have in the ring.”…

SPORTS & TRAINING Latest

277 – Hunting Poodles at Poodle Club of America: No, Really! | Pure Dog Talk

Hunting Poodles at Poodle Club of America… No, Really! Jaci Bowman, owner, trainer and handler of hunting Poodles, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about retrieving, upland bird hunting and the history of poodle participation in hunt tests. Bowman began hunting with her poodles in the 1990s. She said that Poodle Club of America originally…

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