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555 – Dr. Gayle Watkins LIVE: Socializing Puppies Properly

Dr. Gayle Watkins LIVE: Socializing Puppies Properly Four-time AKC Breeder of the Year in four different sports, Dr. Gayle Watkins, founder of Avidog, speaks about how we create working and competition dogs through proper socializing. Watkins observes that socialization is building social relationships with humans and dogs. And the current method of socialization causes more…

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556 – Building Trust with Your Puppy During Socialization

Building Trust with Your Puppy During Socialization Dr. Gayle Watkins is back with part two of her presentation on proper socialization steps for raising competitive dogs. Watkins emphasizes the need for the owner and puppy to build trust during early socialization. This means being a “control freak” about safe-guarding your puppy’s interactions with people, places…

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552 – Spinone Italiano: Storied Bird Dogs of Gentle Character

Spinone Italiano: Storied Bird Dogs of Gentle Character Long time breeder Allison Schultz, of del Caos Spinoni, joins host Laura Reeves for a Love the Breeds month discussion of the fascinating history and empathetic nature of the Spinone Italiano. Schultz acquired her first Spinone in the early 1990s, long before they were officially recognized by…

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551 – Sealyham Terriers: Favorites of Royalty and Hollywood

Sealyham Terriers: Favorites of Royalty and Hollywood Leslie Jaseph joins host Laura Reeves for the next in our Love the Breeds Month, by listener request, Sealyham Terriers. Sealyham Terriers were once the favored breed of Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Margaret, and Hollywood legends from Alfred Hitchcock to Betty Davis, Rock Hudson and Cary Grant. Today…

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550 – Sturdy, Colorful, Charming Havanese Bring Cuban History to Life

Sturdy, Colorful, Charming Havanese Bring Cuban History to Life Dr. Adam King, DVM, of Askin Havanese, joins host Laura Reeves in Love the Breeds Month for an overview of the little dogs of Cuba’s aristocracy that survived the Cuban Revolution. According to King, the precursor of the Havanese was brought to Cuba from Spain and…

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549 – Finnish Lapphunds: Trainable, Lovable, Cuddly Dogs of the North

Finnish Lapphunds: Trainable, Lovable, Cuddly Dogs of the North Host Laura Reeves kicks off Love the Breeds month talking with Linda Marden, who imported the first Finnish Lapphunds to the US and worked to have them recognized by the American Kennel Club. “I very pointedly and purposely set out to import Finnish Lapphunds and get…

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544 — Rights and Responsibilities of the Stud Dog Owner

Rights and Responsibilities of the Stud Dog Owner Dale Martenson of Touche Japanese Chin joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive on the rights and responsibilities of the stud dog owner. The two long-time breeders break down the top five considerations for owners to consider as they decide whether and with which females to…

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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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