51 – Finding the Genetic Test: Pat Fendley’s Fight Against Cerebellar Ataxia in Spinone Italiano

But I Don’t Have Spinone Italiano’s? Every breed has something lurking in it’s DNA.  Pat Fendley’s sacrifice to “save” her breed is a lesson for all breeders. Cerebellar Ataxia Cerebellar Ataxia is a horrific disease that affect puppies.  They start with wobbling or stumbling.  Within months, the disease rapidly progresses until the young dog can…

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50 – Stud Dog: Progesterone – 4 Part Series with Sirius Canine Fertility

Progesterone: Part 1 of 4 on Stud Dog Management Sirius Canine Fertility Welcome to the first of four Friday episodes on understanding stud dog management and insemination techniques. Bridgett Higginbothm, AKC Judge, Bulldog breeder, licensed Vet Tech, and owner of Sirius Canine Fertility (formerly ICSB Grass Valley) and Shannon Stone guest on PureDogTalk and answer…


49 – What Was the Dog Show Judge Thinking? AKC Judge and Dog Show Mentor Lee Whittier

From the Judges Perspective As an AKC Judge, Lee Whittier often saw quality, but untrained dogs with exhibitors that could use some help.  Digging a little deeper, Lee realized that the exhibitors that really needed a mentor were not just the beginners, but the Owner-Handlers that have been showing for 5-15 years. Owner Handlers –…


48 – Mike Pitts: Teaching the Next Generation

From Apprentice to Master Handler to Mentoring the Next Generation   Mike Pitts, along with his wife Linda, are among the top tier handlers in the country, having run multiple top dogs over the years. Most recently, Linda piloted the Puli, Preston, to number one all breeds all systems in 2016.   Back in the…


47 – Yellow Submarine, Rock and Roll, Peace Out and Woofstock: Kim Meredith

Remember the 60’s? Tie Dye, Rock and Roll, Yellow Submarine, the Beatles and Woofstock… oh yeah, peace out man


46 – Two Time Crufts Winner – Breeder Owner Jason Lynn

Winning Crufts Dog Show not once, but twice with both an American Cocker and Standard Poodle. Co-bred with Michael Gadsby and handler on both is an amazing feat. Listen to American-born Jason Lynn on the road from a 7 year old Kentucky born kid watching Jimmy Moses and German Shepherd Manhattan win Westminster Kennel Club to Crufts double success.


45 – Canine Conditioning: 8 Simple Exercises from Dixie Rae Sick

Dixie Rae Sick on Canine Conditioning Canine Conditioning is fitness for all our canine competitors and athletes.  Whether your dog is a show dog, an agility dog or a frisbee dog, herding, hunting, working, or field dog, or just your best backpacking companion; fitness prevents injury and encourages a healthier, happier experience.


44 – Call the Coonhounds: Night Hunts, Water Races and more

Jason Duby and Blue Tick Coonhounds Big Adventures Jason Duby loves to run his blue tick coonhounds.  Bench shows, field trials, nite hunts and water races are all coonhound competitions that earn AKC titles. This introduction will be shorter than usual as nite hunts and water races are new to me, but sound like “great…

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43 – Fight for your Breeding Rights: Patti Strand and NAIA

National Animal Interest Alliance National Animal Interest Alliance and Patti Strand have been fighting for purebred dogs and animal ownership rights for 26 years.  Listen as Patti Strand gives an overview of the Animal Rights issues, the history, current public perception, and the propaganda war. NAIA Trust The NAIA Trust is the legislative arm of…


42 – Juniors Speak Out: Listen to the Wisdom – Jr. Showmanship Judges

Juniors are Wise Beyond Their Years Little did we know when Laura Reeves put the question out on Facebook asking the simple question… Is there a difference between competing in Junior Showmanship and the regular conformation ring? Vienna Yeadon We would be overwhelmed with a multitude of intelligent, thought-provoking responses! Juniors of all ages, aged-out…