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BREEDS & BREEDERS Latest

337 – Black & Tan Dynamos: The Wash & Wear Manchester | Pure Dog Talk

Black & Tan Dynamos: The Wash & Wear Manchester The Manchester Terrier has two varieties, Standard and Toy, both descended from the extinct black and tan terrier, according to a panel of experts at the American Manchester Terrier Club National Specialty. The Manchester’s job was to hunt rats and other vermin in England and they…

HEALTH & GENETICS Latest

339 – Crowd Sourcing Knowledge of Devastating Disease | Pure Dog Talk

Crowd Sourcing Knowledge of Devastating Disease Barb Jenness, chair of the Newfoundland Club of America Forelimb Anomaly Committee, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the crowd sourcing their group is doing to identify and research this little-known but crippling disease. A 1981 case study conducted in Norway first described the condition: ABSTRACT A description…

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

332 — Secret to Success with Owner-Handler Matt Palmer | Pure Dog Talk

Secret to Success with Owner-Handler Matt Palmer The 2019 Secret to Success award goes to owner-handler Matt Palmer winning Best of Breed at Westminster Kennel Club with his first show dog. Host Laura Reeves gets up close and personal with everyone’s newest hero. A Missouri State Public Defender, Palmer discovered Golden Retrievers at the Kennel…

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…