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541 – Dr. Donald Sturz on Building Community and Continuing Education

Dr. Donald Sturz on Building Community and Continuing Education Don Sturz, psychologist by day, dog show judge on the weekend, provides insight on safe space at the dog show and the importance of continual learning. Sturz has discussed being bullied as a child at school and finding dogs and dog shows a “safe space.” He…

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539 – Dr. Donald Sturz, Dog Show Philosopher & WKC BIS Judge

Dr. Donald Sturz, Dog Show Philosopher & WKC BIS Judge Dr. Donald Sturz, 2022 BIS judge at Westminster Kennel Club, joins host Laura Reeves to talk purebred dogs as history and art. And goosebumps at seven contenders in a unique and powerful lineup. “From a historical perspective,” Sturz said, “I think it’s so important that…

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537 – Win Photo Do’s, Don’ts and Disasters with Vicki Holloway

Win Photo Do’s, Don’ts and Disasters with Vicki Holloway Host Laura Reeves is joined by Vicki Holloway, dog show photographer and poodle breeder, talking about how to get the best win photo with your dog and the importance of win photos for the show giving clubs. Vicki’s Tips for Exhibitors Make sure your dog is…

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533 – Meet Dr. Darin Collins, Saluki breeder, new CHF CEO

Meet Dr. Darin Collins, Saluki breeder, new CHF CEO Dr. Darin Collins, DVM, joins host Laura Reeves to discuss his new role as Chief Executive Officer at the Canine Health Foundation. Collins, a longtime Saluki breeder, came to CHF in October, leaving his role as the Director of Animal Health Programs at Woodland Park Zoo…

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531 – Elaine Lessig: “Fashionista” Passionate About Dog Judging

Elaine Lessig: “Fashionista” Passionate About Dog Judging Judge and self-proclaimed “fashionista” Elaine Lessig joins host Laura Reeves to share her passion for dogs and dog judging. Lessig started her purebred dog journey in the 1980s with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels before they were recognized by the AKC. Today she judges the toy, sporting and non-sporting…

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530 – Poodles, Professional Handlers and Public Image

Poodles, Professional Handlers and Public Image Christian Manelopoulos is back with host Laura Reeves for more Pure Dog Talk on Poodles, Professional Handlers and the sport’s Public Image. “I think really great people are very generous with their time and advice,” Manelopoulos said. “In the end, the thing we all struggle with is having time…

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529 — Christian Manelopoulos: “I’m Going to America”

Christian Manelopoulos: “I’m Going to America” Professional handler Christian Manelopoulos joins host Laura Reeves for part one of a wide-ranging conversation about professional handling, working as an apprentice, the toughest dogs to trim and the challenges of moving to America to begin his career. Manelopoulos started in purebred dogs as a teenager in Australia after…

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528 – Amanda Kelly on Sportsmanship, Spine and #squeezethejoy

Amanda Kelly on Sportsmanship, Spine and #squeezethejoy Amanda Kelly, Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers, joins host Laura Reeves for part two of their wide-ranging conversation discussing subjective sports that was sparked by this year’s Winter Olympics. Today’s topics touch on sportsmanship, “spine,” mentorship and Amanda’s new hashtag, squeeze the joy, about tasting every last drop of…

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521 – Competing in Subjective Sports: Dog Shows vs the Olympics

Competing in Subjective Sports: Dog Shows vs the Olympics Amanda Kelly is back with host Laura Reeves to look at dog shows, which as we all know are an incredibly subjective sport, through the eyes and the lens of the subjective sports that we watch in the Olympics. This first of a two-part conversation examines…

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513 – Owner Handled Journey to Success

Owner Handled Journey to Success Will Bratcher, Jann Butler and Terri Ebert make up the team behind 2021’s top winning Saint Bernard. Their story, and their journey, is an inspiration for everyone. Will, an Olympic level swimmer, his wife Jann and their friend Terri have forged an impressive team in a very short time. Jann,…

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