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Pure Dog Talk

Pure Dog Talk is the premiere podcast about purebred dogs. We talk to the legends of the sport and give you the tips and tools to create an awesome life with your purebred dog. From showing to preservation breeding, from competitive obedience to field work, from agility to therapy dogs, and all the fun in between — your passion is our purpose. We bring you the legends of the purebred dog world, in their own words and voices.

With well over three hundred episodes produced, our podcasts are published every Monday and Thursday. We go in-depth on dog breeds with the experts and introduce you to breeders. We cover health and genetics of the purebred dog, discuss legislation and breeders rights, talk about training and competition sports and more. Dive into our archives here, with our rich, diverse and talented pool of resources we're sure to bring you something to help you succeed with your purebred dog.

We provide the knowledge to help make your dog shine in any sport.

"Hi crew! I'm your host, Laura Reeves…"

Welcome to Pure Dog Talk!Laura Reeves

Laura is an AKC Breeder of Merit, AKC Judge, Good Dog Advisor, and a retired zone representative for the Professional Handler Association. Laura is a second-generation breeder of German Wirehaired Pointers, under the Scotia Kennel banner. She is also host of The Good Dog Pod.

In her professional handling career, spanning 25 years, Laura consistently maintained a high-quality, low-number client list. She has finished hundreds of dogs, with group-winners from each of the seven variety groups. Specializing in rare breeds and challenging dogs, she has piloted dogs to Best in Show, Best in Specialty Show, Group wins, #1 rankings and more.

Scotia dogs have earned well over 100 titles — in the show ring, in hunt tests, field trials and NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association), in agility, tracking, obedience and rally. Her dedication to breeding dual purpose dogs reflects a stated goal of preserving the all-weather, rugged, sound-minded versatile gun dog the breed’s founders envisioned.

"Mom enrolled me in dog care 4-H when I was in 4th grade because I was 'shy, retiring and lacked people skills...' I was possibly the only 3rd grader in the world who knew the Dewey Decimal system by heart and whose best friend was the school Librarian," Reeves observed wryly.

She spent her childhood training field trial Labs with games of baseball to improve their blinds retrieves, teaching Clumber Spaniels how to swim and German Wirehaired Pointers to retrieve to hand.

"Dad was very serious about my school work, so he paid me minimum wage of the day (I think it was like $1.50/hr) to work with the dogs rather than have an after school job flipping burgers," Reeves noted. Her photos are showcased in the book "Hup" by James Spencer, working with the family's Clumber Spaniels.

Laura has served the GWPCA as AKC Gazette columnist, Judges Education Committee member and chair, Vice President, President, National Events Coordinator and more.

Her background as a competitive high school debater, newspaper reporter, marketing rep and researcher/writer for audio driving tours has served her well in her side projects. Laura's weekly column "As the Wheels Turn" ran continuously for three years at Best in Show Daily. Her adventures as host of the PureDogTalk podcast since 2016 lends her particular combination of skills to a popular exhibitor education platform.

At Pure Dog Talk we believe in:

supporting organizations that contribute to the development, health and proper function of all purebred dogs and that contribute to the sport of purebred dogs, including:

  • American Kennel Club
  • Parent and Speciality Clubs
  • All-Breed Clubs
  • Agility & Obedience Clubs
  • Therapy and Service Canine Programs

We believe in the preservation and advancement of the purpose-bred dog.

Pure Dog Talk is the voice of purebred dogs. We talk to the legends of the sport, and give you the tips and tools to create an awesome life with your purebred dog.  From showing to preservation breeding, from competitive obedience to field work, from agility to therapy dogs and all the fun in between; with Pure Dog Talk, your passion is our purpose!


How to Stack Your Dog (and other important talks!)

Perfect for gifts, road trips, puppy packets and more.

This audio book organizes our most popular podcast episodes into one quick, convenient package, with bonus material and special guest appearances!!

“How to Stack your Dog …. and other important talks” brings you the eponymous early episode and then covers everything from selecting your purebred dog, puppyhood through training, problem solving and how to count the pup’s first championship points.

This book is designed for folks new to purebred dogs and dog shows and offers help, mentorship and advice with their new dog. Do you have a new puppy you're eager to get into the ring? Or sending your purpose-bred pup home to a new show home? This will get them off to the right start!

Limited availability: $25 each with 10% Breeders Bundle discount for five or more ordered. Email us to order.

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