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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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459 – Eurasiers: “Floofy,” quiet, mellow companions

Eurasiers: “Floofy,” quiet, mellow companions Pure Dog Talk listener Marissa Armstrong shares her passion for Eurasiers with host Laura Reeves. Developed in the 1960s in Germany, the Eurasier is a Spitz type breed with a double coat, a calm demeanor and a tendency to not bark. They are recognized in Canada, FCI and in the…

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458 — Dog Breeding: Back to Basics with Dr. Marty Greer

Dog Breeding: Back to Basics with Dr. Marty Greer Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for a review of breeding basics for our bitches. How old? How often? How many Csections? What about an oops? We start with these basic questions and detour into deep dives on critical micronutrients, breed specific cysts, what dog…

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454 – Danish Swedish Farmdogs – Friendly, Low Maintenance, Sturdy

Danish Swedish Farmdogs – Friendly, Low Maintenance, Sturdy Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the FSS breed with which she’s fallen in love. Danish Swedish Farmdogs date to the 1700s but were saved from extinction by the joint effort of the Danish and the Swedish Kennel Clubs in 1987. History Greer…

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452 – Drentsche Patrijshond: Hunting Dog, Property Dog, Family Dog

Drentsche Patrijshond: Hunting Dog, Property Dog, Family Dog Rare breeds spotlight continues with the “Drent,” short for Drentsche Patrijshond, the all-purpose hunting dog of The Netherlands. Brian and Jenna O’Connor join host Laura Reeves to share their passion for this ancient breed. “(The breed is) about 350, almost 400 years old,” Brian said. “They were…

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450 — Lancashire Heelers: Scrappy, Smiling and Opinionated

Lancashire Heelers: Scrappy, Smiling and Opinionated Sheryl Bradbury, President of the United States Lancashire Heeler Club, joins host Laura Reeves to share details about this little known, small-package dynamo aiming to join AKC’s herding group. “They’re very exciting,” Bradbury said, “in (that) they’re scrappy, but so versatile and robust and rough and tumble and a…

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