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209 – Made in the USA: Breeding Our Own Bomb Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Bomb Dogs: Purpose bred, purpose raised, purpose trained Mark Dunn, AKC’s Executive Vice President, has been leading the charge to develop a program to produce purpose bred, purpose raised and purpose trained dogs domestically for explosives detection work. “There is a growing demand for dogs who can help protect us,” Dunn said. “It is driven…
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208 – Dr. Carmen Battaglia – Breeding SUPER Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Carmen Battaglia’s Recipe for Breeding SUPER Dogs Dr. Carmen Battaglia, AKC Board member, judge and author joined Pure Dog Talk host Laura Reeves for a LIVE seminar sponsored by Del Monte Kennel Club. Battaglia shared information about his SUPER dog breeding program featuring pedigree research, supplements, early stimulation and socialization. “I can’t teach everything you…
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207 — Short-Legged Dogs Bred for a Purpose | Pure Dog Talk

Short-legged dogs and Wrap-around fronts Theresa Nesbitt is a retired ob-gyn physician with a focus on skeletal abnormalities. Her hobby is breeding and exhibiting Glen of Imaal Terriers and Dachshunds. The combination of these two passions led her to extensive study of the conformation of purpose bred, short-legged dogs and wrap-around fronts. “It’s an interesting…
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206 — Love the Breeds: Shar Pei with Andrea Robins | Pure Dog Talk

Ancient Chinese Shar Pei Breed Finds Resurgence in North America Andrea Robins, a founding member of the Chinese Shar Pei Club of Canada, acquired her first Pei in 1983. She worked to get foundation stock registered in Canada and this ancient Chinese guard breed recognized there in 1991. According to the CSPCC, “It is generally…
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205 – NAIA’s Sara Chisnell on Legislative Trends | Pure Dog Talk

NAIA’s Sara Chisnell on Legislative Trends Nationwide National Animal Interest Alliance Legislative Director Sara Chisnell is seeing legislative trends develop across the country in several categories. More than just dogs, NAIA is leveraging a larger voice by bringing together groups across the animal kingdom. Pet shop mandates Pet shop sourcing mandates are cropping up in…
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204 — Vet Voice: Identifying, Treating Orthopedic Disorders | Pure Dog Talk

Identifying and Treating Orthopedic Disorders Dr. Marty Greer, DVM walked us through the bewildering world of 10 syllable words and scary prognostics when it comes to the various orthopedic disorders than can affect our puppies. OCD, HOD, pano, Legg-Perthes, premature ulnar growth plate closure, HD, patellar luxation, and more are all covered, along with potential…
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203 – Love the Breeds: Harriers – Rare, Smart, Vocal | Pure Dog Talk

Harriers Are Small in Numbers, Big in Personality Fewer than 300 Harriers, total, are registered in the US, according to breed experts. Just two litters were whelped nationwide in 2017. “There are probably more tigers in the U.S. than Harriers,” said Donna Smiley, the only Master of Harriers in the country. PureDogTalk host Laura Reeves…
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202 — Mentoring the Future LIVE at the Copper Classic | Pure Dog Talk

Mentoring people in the sport will keep it alive PureDogTalk host Laura Reeves moderated a LIVE Saturday Symposium sponsored by the Copper Classic in Prescott, Ariz. on the topic of Mentoring the Future. Judges Joyce Vanek, Cindy Vogels and John Wade headlined the panel. Become the change you want to see Anna Mysliwiec, Prescott Arizona…
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201 – Exhibitor Education Courses Come Online | Pure Dog Talk

“Crowdsourcing” Knowledge for Exhibitor Education Vicki Ronchette, author of “From Shy to Showy,” has created a new exhibitor education resource with online college-type classes available on a wide variety of topics. New owners, exhibitors who want to improve their performance and experienced members of the fancy who want to hone their skills will all find…
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200 – Celebrate 200th Episode with a Positive Outlook | Pure Dog Talk

200th episode? Celebrate with a positive outlook Let’s talk about the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” And making a positive outlook YOUR approach to life and to this sport. How can this be possible??? Wasn’t it just yesterday that Mary randomly set up next to me at a dog show in Southern…
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