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BREEDS & BREEDERS Latest

323 – Marketing Strategy Ensures Viability of Endangered Breed | Pure Dog Talk

Marketing Strategy Ensures Viability of Endangered Breed Jody Moxham is a Dandie Dinmont Terrier fancier and a globally successful marketing professional. She was asked by her club to create an ad for the breed. She refused. And created far more than just an “ad.” DDTCA created the Strategic advisory committee, which Moxham chairs, exclusively dedicated…

HEALTH & GENETICS Latest

320 – You ARE What You Eat and So is Your Dog | Pure Dog Talk

You ARE What You Eat and So is Your Dog Dr. Diane Brown, CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, joins us again to talk about fascinating new research on the “gut-brain axis.” In other words, the microscopic bugs inside the dog’s body are being proven to interact with what’s going on in its brain.…

LEGISLATION & BREEDERS RIGHTS Latest

316 — Ireland’s “Heritage Status” for Native Dog Breeds | Pure Dog Talk

Ireland Designates “Heritage Status” for Native Dog Breeds Sean Delmar, president of the Irish Kennel Club and Kerry Blue Terrier breeder, has just achieved the holy grail of “heritage status” for the nine native Irish breeds. Heritage Status JULY 16, 2019 I am pleased to announce that the 9 Irish Breeds have been granted National Heritage…

BOOKS & REVIEWS Latest

317 – New Resources for Purebred Dog Enthusiasts | Pure Dog Talk

New Resources for Purebred Dog Enthusiasts Host Laura Reeves visits with two exhibitors, Cara Ryckman and Michelle Conroy, who have each taken huge steps to create resources to benefit purebred dogs and their people. These three 50something women with passion, dedication and a desire to “*do* something, not just complain” encompass close to 120 years…

PEOPLE & PLACES Latest

322 – The Winning Edge! Panel Discussion With the Masters | Pure Dog Talk

The Winning Edge! Panel Discussion With the Masters Host Laura Reeves moderates a Friday Night Forum Panel Discussion on the topic of the “Winning Edge” with Judges Rick Gschwender and Pluis Davern and Professional Handler Bill McFadden. It is not the judge’s job to find a “diamond in the rough,” Reeves posits. “Polish your “gem…

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…