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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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481 – When the Best Laid Plans Go Awry

When the Best Laid Plans Go Awry Amanda Kelly, Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers, joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about dog breeding when you plan ahead, do your research and then the results don’t match the expectations. Amanda and Laura swap stories about all of the times a breeding looked great on paper and…

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474 – Dreaming of Dual Dogs: Rush Hill Golden Retrievers

Dreaming of Dual Dogs: Rush Hill Golden Retrievers Tonya Struble of Rush Hill Golden Retrievers joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive into the dreams and ambitions of breeding, raising and training “dual dogs.” Fighting the labels, overcoming disappointments, making the hard breeding decisions and “giving it a shot” to preserve the purpose of…

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472 — Linda Riedel: International Dog Shows and 50 Years of Dogs

Linda Riedel: International Dog Shows and the Secrets of 180 Champions Linda Riedel, AKC judge and breeder of Ramblewood English Springer Spaniels, joins host Laura Reeves for a free-wheeling conversation about IABCA dog shows and her journey to 180 champions. A few excerpts follow below.   On International dog shows I really like that it…

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470 — Molosser Breeds Evoke Old World Characteristics

Molosser Breeds Evoke Old World Characteristics “The Neopolitan Mastiff is an old-world breed. The Neo is opera, it’s an aria, it’s primal, it’s about all those earthy emotions.” Denise Flaim, creator of Modern Molosser, Rhodesian Ridgeback breeder and AKC judge, joins host Laura Reeves to share a passionate understanding of the Molosser breeds. “The name…

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466 – Borzoi: Epitome of Elegant yet Powerful Hound

Borzoi: Epitome of Elegant yet Powerful Borzoi breeders Kristina Terra and Corrine Miller join host Laura Reeves to learn more about the powerful, elegant sighthounds made popular by Russian  nobility. Once known as the Russian Wolfhound, the Borzoi’s history provides a fascinating study of the Russian aristocracy. “I think the Russian Wolfhound, it’s a bit…

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