Breeds & Breeders

226 – Jane Killion Shares the Evolution of Puppy Culture | Pure Dog Talk

Jane Killion on Puppy Culture for New and Experienced Breeders Alike One of my most frequently requested interview subjects, Jane Killion, author and breeder, joins me today to talk about how Puppy Culture got started and why even experienced breeders should check it out. Killion is a Bull Terrier breeder since 1997. She wanted to…

223 — Rhodesian Ridgeback: Power and Elegance | Pure Dog Talk

Balancing act of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Denise Flaim, Rhodesian Ridgeback breeder, judge and historian, shares her knowledge as the RRCUS National Specialty kicks off in Colorado. The first impression of a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Flaim said, is a “smooth dog with an unbroken fluid line from the top of the head, lovely crested neck, smooth withers,…

222 — Lydia Hutchinson on Cairn Terriers and 54 Years Judging | Pure Dog Talk

Loving life and living for Cairn Terriers I visited with Lydia Hutchinson, renowned AKC judge and breeder, owner, handler of Wolfpit Cairn Terriers, at Westminster Kennel Club earlier this year. After a day of stewarding, this enthusiastic septuagenarian was bubbling with enthusiasm about pedigrees, breeding and the sport of conformation dog shows. Watch the video.…

215 – Lowchen in Danger: Could be Extinct in our Lifetime | Pure Dog Talk

Ancient Lowchen breed holds threatened future Alexia Rodriguez, breeder and Lowchen Club of America Director, talks about these non-shedding, healthy, active “best kept secret” little lion dogs. With depictions dating to the 1400s in Germany, Lowchen see only 80 dogs total registered annually in the U.S. Rodriguez said that in 2015, only 18 litters of…

214 – Dancing with Dogs: Jere Marder, Lambluv OES | Pure Dog Talk

Her Dance Partner is Her Dog Jere Marder was a high school teacher when her husband brought her an OES puppy as a Christmas present. Her world renowned Lambluv Old English Sheepdogs are the result of a gift that has kept on giving for more than 40 years. She managed a successful breeding and show…

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…

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…

191 — Love the Breeds: German Shorthaired Pointer Roundtable | Pure Dog Talk

German Engineered for Versatility German Shorthaired Pointers are “energetic and athletic,” “full of vim and vigor” and “need a little room to burn off energy *every* day,” according to the experts. PureDogTalk caught up with three long time GSP breeders at their national specialty show in Boise, Idaho in May. Char Rutar, AKC Conformation judge,…

186 — Canalizo: Ghosts of the Past and Breeding for the Future | Pure Dog Talk

Ghosts of the Past and Breeding for the Future Legendary breeder, handler and dog man, Michael Canalizo is most associated with the Afghan Hounds of Grandeur. He handled the iconic Afghan bitch, Ch. Tryst of Grandeur, to the pinnacle of all-time top winning hound. He spoke with PureDogTalk about breeding, handling, history and the wave…

184 – Merriam: Guts and Governance, the Bull Terrier, Breeders | Pure Dog Talk

“Guts and Governance” of purebred dogs, the Bull Terrier and Breeders Hon. David Merriam was given a White Bull Terrier in 1953. “Gigi” was the gift that keeps on giving, starting a 65-year love affair with the breed and purebred dogs. When Merriam was given Gigi, he had some Collies. “They were not very good…

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