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526 – Chinook: The Gentleman’s Carriage Horse of Sled Dogs

Chinook: The Gentleman’s Carriage Horse of Sled Dogs Rare Breeds Month continues today at Pure Dog Talk. Our final conversation is with Karen Hinchy and Ginger Corley about the Chinook, the Gentleman’s Carriage Horse of Sled Dogs. Corley, one of the longest-term Chinook breeders in the US today, acquired her first in the 1980s. “I…

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525 – Nederlandse Kooikerhondje: The Original Duck Decoy

Nederlandse Kooikerhondje: The Original Duck Decoy Marlene Valter and Susanne Martin join host Laura Reeves to share their passion for the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje during Pure Dog Talk’s Rare Breeds Month. The progenitors of these rare Dutch duck decoy dogs are depicted in paintings dating to the 1600s, Martin noted. Saved from near extinction after World War…

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524 – Norrbottenspets: “Your GPS in the woods”

Norrbottenspets: “Your GPS in the woods” Gabi Vannini, breeder and fancier of Norrbottenspets, joins host Laura Reeves for a Love the Breeds episode during Rare Breeds month at Pure Dog Talk. Currently judged in the Miscellaneous group with AKC, this ancient hunting dog is used to tree game for the hunter. “They’ll be in the…

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516 — Singleton Puppies: Whelping and Raising Strategies

Singleton Puppies: Whelping and Raising Strategies For Valentine’s Day, Susan Patterson, moderator of the fabulous Canine, Fertility, Reproduction and Neonatal Issues Facebook group (invite required) and host Laura Reeves team up to talk about the dreaded Singleton… puppy that is. Susan and Laura discuss proper progesterone timing to help avoid a singleton litter in the…

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514 – Chesapeake Bay Retrievers: An American Success Story

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers: An American Success Story Betsy Horn Humer has spent a lifetime with Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Her parents acquired their first dog in 1947 and Betsy has been deeply involved in the breed since childhood. A conformation and obedience/rally judge, Betsy brings tremendous depth and width of experience to her understanding of the…

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503 – Examining the History of Sighthounds with Bo Bengtson

Examining the History of Sighthounds with Bo Bengtson Bo Bengtson, author, publisher and Whippet breeder, attended his first dog show in 1958 in his native Sweden. He joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive into the intricacies of sighthounds. “It was, right away, like lightning struck,” Bengtson said. “I was 14 years old and…

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492 – Made in America: Western Ranch Dogs Go Mainstream

Made in America: Western Ranch Dogs Go Mainstream Nannette Newbury, Australian Shepherd breeder under the Stone Pine banner and AKC judge, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about two breeds developed in the Western US and exploding in popularity. “We’re kind of a unique breed, in that we were developed solely in the United States,…

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491 – Show Dogs or Breeding Dogs: the Same Dogs?

Show Dogs or Breeding Dogs: the Same Dogs? “We’re not breeding dogs for ribbons, we’re breeding dogs for their purpose.” Dale Martenson, breeder of the famed Touche Japanese Chin, joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about the “bitches we breed and the bitches we show.” “Whether that’s a companion dog or that’s a hunting…

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489 – Lorraine Bisso on the Irish Setter: “most beautiful of all dogs”

Lorraine Bisso on the Irish Setter: “most beautiful of all dogs” AKC judge and Irish Setter breeder Lorraine Bisso shares her passion for the breed with host Laura Reeves. “The standard tells you that it’s termed by artists, the most beautiful of all dogs,” Bisso said. “I tell people when I do judge’s education, when…

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485 — Korean Jindo: Independent, reserved, polite and serious

Korean Jindo: Independent, reserved, polite and serious Hannah Yi and Nichole Royer join host Laura Reeves to share information about the rare and fascinating Korean Jindo. Developed on Jindo Island, off South Korea’s coast, as an isolated population of centuries old village dogs, the breed is a cultural icon in its home country. Renowned for…

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