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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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597 – Puppy Strangles, Pyoderma and Neonatal Ophthalmia

Puppy Strangles, Pyoderma and Neonatal Ophthalmia Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves to discuss some of the weird and scary diseases that can affect our puppies, including puppy strangles, puppy pyoderma and neonatal opththalmia. Puppy Strangles “Essentially what it is, is it’s an allergic reaction or an over immune reaction to bacteria that…

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596 – Black and Tan Coonhounds with Kathy Corbett

Black and Tan Coonhounds with Kathy Corbett Pure Dog Talk’s Love the Breed series, focused on hound breeds, continues today with 50 years of knowledge about Black and Tan Coonhounds as breeder Kathy Corbett joins host Laura Reeves for this insightful conversation. Kathy and Jim Corbett acquired their first Black and Tan Coonhound sight unseen…

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595 – Love the Breeds: Salukis with Caroline Coile

Love the Breeds: Salukis with Caroline Coile Author and Saluki breeder Caroline Coile joins host Laura Reeves for the kick-off of our Love the Breeds feature. Some of Coile’s tongue-in-cheek descriptions of the ancient breed include “breathing furniture,” “arm candy” and “they don’t like to show their feelings.” “We have a lot of artwork that…

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594 – Temperament Testing for Better Puppy Placements

Temperament Testing for Better Puppy Placements Hannah Crane, National Puppy Program Manager for Dogs for Better Lives, joins host Laura Reeves to take a deep dive on temperament testing for better puppy placements for all breeders. While Crane uses the system to test puppies going in to service work for her organization and others, she…

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593 – Taking on the Taboos: Learn the Inside Story of Veterinary Procedures

Taking on the Taboos: Learn the Inside Story of Veterinary Procedures Dr. Marty Greer, DVM and host Laura Reeves take on the recently taboo subjects of veterinary procedures such as bark softening, tail docking, ear cropping and dewclaw removal. Greer covers the how, when and, importantly, WHY of these procedures. Debark Some people call it…

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