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607 – Keeping Foxhounds Alive Into the 21st Century

Keeping Foxhounds Alive Into the 21st Century Brigette Bryson, second generation breeder of Foxhounds at Foxhunt Kennels in Australia, joins host Laura Reeves in a wide ranging conversation about English Foxhounds, preserving the history they represent and how she hopes to keep the breed alive into the 21st century. There are three breeders of English…

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606 – Protecting Breeds Into the Future

Protecting Breeds Into the Future Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves to discuss AKC’s newest service for preservation breeders. Greer was actively involved in AKC’s development of the Purebred Preservation Bank, taking the idea from the Otterhound Club of America. We had the conversation with Joellen Gregory early on about the Otterhound’s semen…

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605 – LIVE Debate: Should Professional Handlers Be Allowed in BPUP?

LIVE Debate: Should Professional Handlers Be Allowed in BPUP? Our final installation for Spicy October is a LIVE@5 debate between an owner handler and a professional handler regarding the hot topic of the rules around the BPUP, 4-6 months puppy competition. Natalie Thurman, owner handler: I do think that there are people who start out…

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604 – Creating Better Outcomes for ALL Dogs

Creating Better Outcomes for ALL Dogs Host Laura Reeves is joined by the founders of For All Dogs — Chris Fleming of Pinnacle Pet and Martha Boden of SPCA Tampa Bay. This unlikely partnership grew out of a mutual desire to create better outcomes for all dogs, including retired breeding dogs from commercial kennels and…

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603 — Purebred or Mixed Breed: Silken Windhounds Bridge the Divide 

Purebred or Mixed Breed: Silken Windhounds Bridge the Divide Ashlynn Hill joins host Laura Reeves for a discussion of the Silken Windhound. These dogs appear to bridge the divide between preservation purebred dog breeders and the “fad” mixed breeds that make many preservation breeders tear out their hair. A partial transcript of the conversation follows….

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602 – Responsibly Developing New Breeds… What Does That Look Like?

Responsibly Developing New Breeds… What Does That Look Like? The facts are that all but a very, very limited handful of our breeds today have been created by mankind for some purpose. Companionship is a purpose. I would like to introduce you to the Toy Fox Terrier, for example. As society moves away from agrarian…

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601 – Add Years to Your Dog’s Life with One Simple Step

Add Years to Your Dog’s Life with One Simple Step Dr. Marty Greer DVM joins host Laura Reeves to discuss how every pet owner can add years to their dog’s life with the simple step of avoiding obesity. “It’s a difficult conversation,” Greer said. “It’s difficult for veterinarians to bring it up. It’s difficult for…

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600 – Mentors, Mentees and All the Love

Mentors, Mentees and All the Love Welcome to Pure Dog Talk. I am your host Laura Reeves, and today is episode 600. Like holy podcast palooza Batman. There has been an awful lot of water under the bridge since November of 2016. If you haven’t, you should make a point to watch the Live@Five episode…

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599 – Norwegian Elkhounds: The OG GPS Tracking System

Norwegian Elkhounds: The OG GPS Tracking System Kamilla Engen, Norwegian Elkhound breeder, judge and moose hunter in Norway, joins host Laura Reeves for a Love the Breeds discussion of this ancient hunting breed. Engen judged the breed’s US National Specialty in May. Per the Norwegian Elkhound Club of America, The Norwegian Elkhound is bold and…

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598 – Basset Fauve de Bretagne: Old Breed is New to AKC Miscellaneous

Basset Fauve de Bretagne: Old Breed is New to AKC Miscellaneous Nick Frost, AKC judge and hound specialist, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the charming Basset Fauve de Bretagne. Better known for his Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breeding program, Frost was involved with the Fauve in England in the late 1970s. The Fauve,…

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