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473 — Endowing the Future of Veterinarians

Endowing the Future of Veterinarians Tom and Chris Levy visit with host Laura Reeves about how and why they created an endowed fund for the Oregon State University Veterinary school. “We don’t have any biological children,” Tom noted, “and we wanted to do something good. It comes to the point the AR people get involved…

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465 – Allison On: Tips from the Top on Drop Coat Grooming

Allison On: Tips from the Top on Drop Coat Grooming Allison Alexander, founder of Leading Edge Dog Show Academy and President of the Canadian Professional Handlers Association, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about grooming drop coated breeds, from maintenance to polish. Allison’s years of experience provide enormous insight into the maintenance on coated breeds…

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463 — 4H and All-American Dogs Competing in Juniors

4H and All-American Dogs Competing in Juniors The Conversation this week is the flip side of the coin, as we continue a dialogue about the American Kennel Club’s new policy allowing junior showmanship exhibitors to participate with canine partners, potentially mixed breed dogs. Sarah Gardner shows dogs in the American Kennel Club and is the…

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462 – Talk ON! Juniors and Canine Partners

Talk ON! Juniors and Canine Partners As part of Pure Dog Talk’s commitment to engaging conversations, modeling appropriate dialogue and encouraging thoughtful discussion, we are bringing you two sides of the currently white-hot topic in the dog world: AKC’s pilot program to allow junior handlers to exhibit Canine Partners in Junior Showmanship classes. From Dog…

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457 – Breaking the Sounds of Silence

Breaking the Sounds of Silence Every single breeder I know has said at one point or another they want to “change the conversation.” To blunt the sledgehammer of the Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare message with John Q Public. To stand up for our legal rights. To champion the brutal hard work … the literal…

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456 – Rhonda Cassidy: For the Love of Dogs

Rhonda Cassidy: For the Love of Dogs Dog show photographer Rhonda Cassidy tells the story of the intersection between her lifelong passions for dogs and art. Starting with a newbie’s understanding of dog shows but a lifetime love of dogs and art, Cassidy’s humble beginning and dedication shine through her art in her forthcoming book,…

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455 – I’ll Be Home For Christmas and the Ghost of Christmas Past

I’ll Be Home For Christmas and the Ghost of Christmas Past For decades, coming home was the very best feeling. Long grueling days on the road gave way to hibernation on the deck …. Until the next time. 2020 has turned hibernation on the deck, home, our safe space – into a form of torture…

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451 – Pandemic Puppy: Inside Scoop on Marty Greer’s New Book

Pandemic Puppy: Inside Scoop on Marty Greer’s Timely New Book Pure Dog Talk’s Veterinary Voice, Dr. Marty Greer, just released her newest book and joins host Laura Reeves to share the inside scoop, including how Laura knew about it from the beginning. “At a time when we’re rethinking almost everything in our lives, Your Pandemic…

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447 — Giving Thanks in a Pandemic

Giving Thanks in a Pandemic With a nod to all my Deadhead friends out there, “what a long, strange trip it’s been….” As the year draws to a close, even the most unprecedented, whacko, nutball kitty year of all time, even *this* year has given us all *some* thing for which we are thankful. On…

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443 – A Summertime Garden Party with Westminster KC

A Summertime Garden Party Gail Miller Bisher, Westminster Kennel Club Director of Communications, joins host Laura Reeves to fill in some of the “behind the scenes” details on the unprecedented summertime events for the iconic club. “First of all, we are so grateful that we actually got our 2020 show in under the wire,” Miller…

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