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

Laura is an AKC Breeder of Merit, AKC judge, and the host of the Pure Dog Talk podcast. A retired member of the Professional Handlers Association, Laura is a second-generation breeder of German Wirehaired Pointers, under the Scotia Kennel banner.

The Story Behind the Podcast

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.



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I’m hoping to get into breeding and showing, and stumbled across this pod. It has been a wealth of knowledge. I love all the episodes, but the ones with Dr Marty Greer are just so educational and amazing! I get so excited everytime I hear Laura say our favorite Dr is back on as the guest! -- Ahem007, 08/24/2021

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