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304 – Bulldogs, professionals and imprinting type with Jay Serion | Pure Dog Talk

Bulldogs, professionals and imprinting type with Jay Serion Specialist Jay Serion talks about bulldogs, having pride as a handler, starting in the trenches and establishing a vision of type from understanding the standard. “At my first dog show, my dog was third out of three,” Serion said. “I came out of the ring thinking, ‘we…
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297 – Standards: Reading, Interpreting and Understanding the Blueprint | Pure Dog Talk

Standards: Reading, Interpreting and Understanding the Blueprint Nannette Newbury, judges education coordinator for United States Australian Shepherd Association, breaks down breed standards. Newbury’s presentation will help you understand: What are the parts of the standard, what’s a good and bad breed standard, what’s open to interpretation and what isn’t. Breeders use the standard one way,…
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291 – Shetland Sheepdog – Smart, Versatile, Adaptable | Pure Dog Talk

Shetland Sheepdog – Smart, Versatile, Adaptable Host Laura Reeves visited the American Shetland Sheepdog Association National specialty for a multi-generational roundtable discussion of Shelties — what makes them good companions, fancy show dogs and fierce competitors in performance events. The roundtable participants captured the breed beautifully. Shelties are “fancy for their size,” “athletic and eager…
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287 — Tibetan Spaniels: From Monastery Walls to the Back of the Sofa | Pure Dog Talk

Tibetan Spaniels: From Monastery Walls to the Back of the Sofa Host Laura Reeves caught up with three longtime breeders of Tibetan Spaniels, Kay Dickeson, Mallory Driskill and Carol Tyte, at the 2019 National Specialty in Albany, Ore. Tibbies, as their owners call them, are a small, low-maintenance, long-lived, affectionate but independent breed. The breed’s…
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285 – Type vs Style in the St. Bernard: Breeders’ Discussion Panel | Pure Dog Talk

Type vs Style in the Saint Bernard: Breeders’ Discussion Panel Host Laura Reeves moderated a Breeders’ Discussion Panel at the 2018 Saint Bernard Club of America National Specialty. Three long-time breeders talk type versus style in this fascinating conversation. Type defines a breed. Style informs the breeders’ understanding of the standard. A conversation with successful…
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279 – Brian Cordova on Poodles, PCA and the Definition of “Poodly” | Pure Dog Talk

Brian Cordova on Poodles, PCA and the Definition of “Poodly” Miniature Poodle breeder Brian Cordova visits with host Laura Reeves about all things “poodly,” PCA (hint, Christmas in April!) and meeting “god.” Poodle Club of America, currently hosted at Purina Farms in Missouri, in the early days was an outdoor event on the East Coast,…
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271 — Jeff Pepper on PBGV and the Importance of Performance | Pure Dog Talk

Jeff Pepper on PBGV and Understanding Standards Through Performance Jeff Pepper, AKC judge, breeder and Take the Lead Treasurer, joined host Laura Reeves at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. Listen in for this absolutely fascinating conversation on the history and type differences of PBGV (petit basset griffon vendéen) and GBGV (grand basset…
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270 – David Fitzpatrick on Pekingese, the Palace Dogs of Peking | Pure Dog Talk

David Fitzpatrick on Pekingese, the Palace Dogs of Peking David Fitzpatrick, 2012 Westminster Kennel Club BIS winner with the Pekingese, Malachy, was obsessed with dogs as a child. Although his parents wouldn’t let him own a dog, he found ways to be involved  with them by walking and housesitting dogs in the neighborhood. His passion…
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264 — Carlos Puig: All About Dachshunds and Getting in a Dog’s Head | Pure Dog Talk

Carlos Puig: All About Dachshunds and Getting in a Dog’s Head Anyone who watched the joy with which the Longhaired Dachshund, Burns, showed at Westminster Kennel Club last week, or loves Dachshunds in general, will appreciate this talk with handler Carlos Puig. A Dachshund fancier, breeder and handler for 45 years, Puig brings out the…
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257 – The Ancient Breed Believed to Predate all European Hunting Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

The Ancient Breed Believed to Predate all European Hunting Dogs Dating back 2500 years, the Bracco Italiano is one of the world’s oldest hunting dogs. Host Laura Reeves is joined by Bracco Italiano Club of America member Marilyn Vinson to learn more. Braccos are frequently compared to the Spinone Italiano, but Vinson said the similarities…
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