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632 – Expert Tips for Expanding Puppies’ Minds

Expert Tips for Expanding Puppies’ Minds Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for their ongoing conversation about raising puppies. This month they’re talking week four, when the puppies’ minds are exploding with new sensory input. “When the puppies first open their eyes, first open their ears, we should have gentle lighting, we should…

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623 – Managing Your New Puppies’ Critical First 72 Hours

Managing Your New Puppies’ Critical First 72 Hours Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves to discuss managing the critical first 72 hours with new puppies. A recurring theme with breeders and new litters is the term “fading puppy.” “(Fading puppy) is basically we’re just lumping a bunch of stuff together and calling it…

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621 – Gatekeeping Within Our Breeds: A Conversation with the Patrons

Gatekeeping Within Our Breeds: A Conversation with the Patrons Host Laura Reeves is joined by members of the Pure Dog Talk Patrons group in an extended deep dive on the question of gatekeeping within our breeds. Members of this private group share their opinions, thoughts and mitigations on placing dogs, using limited registration, educating puppy…

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619 – Puppy Evaluation System Developed by a Woman Ahead of Her Time

Puppy Evaluation System Developed by a Woman Ahead of Her Time Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for their ongoing puppy discussion. This month Greer shares the story of Virginia Apgar, who named a now-famous newborn evaluation system after herself. Apgar was a human anesthesiologist who graduated from medical school in the 1930s,…

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614 – Neonates: Hypoxia, Hypothermia, Hydration, Hypoglycemia

614 – Neonates: Hypoxia, Hypothermia, Hydration, Hypoglycemia Dr. Marty Greer DVM joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the four H’s that constitute critical care of neonates: Hypoxia, Hypothermia, Hydration, Hypoglycemia. “The four H’s are hypoxia which is oxygen,” Greer said. “Hypothermia which is temperature, hypoglycemia which is glucose and hydration which of course is…

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607 – Keeping Foxhounds Alive Into the 21st Century

Keeping Foxhounds Alive Into the 21st Century Brigette Bryson, second generation breeder of Foxhounds at Foxhunt Kennels in Australia, joins host Laura Reeves in a wide ranging conversation about English Foxhounds, preserving the history they represent and how she hopes to keep the breed alive into the 21st century. There are three breeders of English…

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603 — Purebred or Mixed Breed: Silken Windhounds Bridge the Divide 

Purebred or Mixed Breed: Silken Windhounds Bridge the Divide Ashlynn Hill joins host Laura Reeves for a discussion of the Silken Windhound. These dogs appear to bridge the divide between preservation purebred dog breeders and the “fad” mixed breeds that make many preservation breeders tear out their hair. A partial transcript of the conversation follows….

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602 – Responsibly Developing New Breeds… What Does That Look Like?

Responsibly Developing New Breeds… What Does That Look Like? The facts are that all but a very, very limited handful of our breeds today have been created by mankind for some purpose. Companionship is a purpose. I would like to introduce you to the Toy Fox Terrier, for example. As society moves away from agrarian…

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599 – Norwegian Elkhounds: The OG GPS Tracking System

Norwegian Elkhounds: The OG GPS Tracking System Kamilla Engen, Norwegian Elkhound breeder, judge and moose hunter in Norway, joins host Laura Reeves for a Love the Breeds discussion of this ancient hunting breed. Engen judged the breed’s US National Specialty in May. Per the Norwegian Elkhound Club of America, The Norwegian Elkhound is bold and…

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598 – Basset Fauve de Bretagne: Old Breed is New to AKC Miscellaneous

Basset Fauve de Bretagne: Old Breed is New to AKC Miscellaneous Nick Frost, AKC judge and hound specialist, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the charming Basset Fauve de Bretagne. Better known for his Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breeding program, Frost was involved with the Fauve in England in the late 1970s. The Fauve,…

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