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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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527 – Pre-Breeding Veterinary Exams and Why They Matter

Pre-Breeding Veterinary Exams and Why They Matter Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves to discuss pre-breeding veterinary exams for female dogs and why they matter. Among the important clinical observations may be vaginal strictures. “I think stricture kind of lumps together a couple of different disorders that probably shouldn’t really be categorized together,”…

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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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523 – Special Reproductive Considerations for Rare Breeds

Special Reproductive Considerations for Rare Breeds Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves to discuss some of the special reproductive considerations for rare breeds. Rare dog breeds offer specific challenges for their breeders including health concerns, limited gene pools, DNA testing mazes and infertility issues. April is Rare Breeds month here at Pure Dog…

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522 – EOAD Gene Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

EOAD Gene Identified in Rhodesian Ridgebacks Adam Boyko, co-founder of Embark, and Rhodesian Ridgeback breeder Denise Flaim join host Laura Reeves to discuss EOAD (Early Onset Adult Deafness) in Ridgebacks and Embark’s discovery of the genetic cause that can identify affected and carrier dogs before the condition develops. “EOAD is early onset adult deafness,” Flaim…

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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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520 – Talking Toplines with Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath

Talking Toplines with Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath AKC judge and Pembroke Welsh Corgi breeder Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath is back talking toplines with host Laura Reeves. The topline, specifically, is the entire spinal column, from the tip of the occiput to the tip of the tail. “A lot of people confuse the term back line with the…

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