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Legislation & Breeders’ Rights

327 – MORE on Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? | Pure Dog Talk

MORE on Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? Today we have more lively conversation. Pure Dog Talk’s host Laura Reeves moderates part 2 of a Saturday Symposium panel discussion at the Rogue Valley Kennel Club show on the topic of “Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do?” Panelists are Ed Thomason, professional handler and…

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316 — Ireland’s “Heritage Status” for Native Dog Breeds | Pure Dog Talk

Ireland Designates “Heritage Status” for Native Dog Breeds Sean Delmar, president of the Irish Kennel Club and Kerry Blue Terrier breeder, has just achieved the holy grail of “heritage status” for the nine native Irish breeds. Heritage Status JULY 16, 2019 I am pleased to announce that the 9 Irish Breeds have been granted National Heritage…

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311 – Rescue Overreach: Prevention Best Recourse | Pure Dog Talk

Rescue Overreach: Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure Dog Savvy Lawyer Jen Amundsen joins host Laura Reeves for a frank and, frankly, frightening conversation about what recourse we have as breeders if one of our dogs lands in a shelter or rescue which refuses to return it to us. What happens when a…

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306 – Bill Shelton on Positive Messaging in Purebred Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Bill Shelton on Positive Messaging in Purebred Dogs Bill Shelton imparts his wisdom in part one of a three-part series from a wide-ranging conversation about positive messaging in purebred dogs. People respond to positive messages, Shelton said, which will allow us to change perceptions within the general public. Words like preservation and purpose bred dogs…

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265 – #takebackourstory: How YOU Can Help the Fight | Pure Dog Talk

#takebackourstory: how YOU Can Help the Fight for Breeders’ Rights AKC Vice President of Government Relations Sheila Goffe shares details about the Political Action Committee. This fund, administered by AKC, is another tool helping breeders #takebackourstory. “We are constantly fighting bad legislation,” Goffe said. “One of the things we can do that is the best…

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263 – Flying the Not so Friendly Skies with Dogs PLUS Woof by WoofWest | Pure Dog Talk

Flying the Not so Friendly Skies with Dogs PLUS Woof by WoofWest Sheila Goffe, AKC Vice President of Government Relations, shares what she’s learned from the airlines about flying with dogs, what her team is doing to help the purebred dog fancy and what we can do to help. March 1 is the date Delta…

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235 – Finding Common Ground to Grow the Purebred Dog Fancy | Pure Dog Talk

Common Ground Brings Everyone to the Table Attorney Debra Hamilton finds common ground in the most challenging situations. Whether in interpersonal, transactional, public or even adversarial relationships, the solution, Hamilton suggests, is simple. Just listen! Can’t we all just get along? “We are so passionate as a sport that we sometimes can’t find common ground…

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233 – AKC’s Team Scores on Detection Dog Legislation | Pure Dog Talk

AKC’s Detection Dog Legislation Promotes Purpose Bred Dogs Sheila Goffe, AKC Vice President Government Relations, joins me for a conversation about legislation and the old adage about law making and sausage making. TSA came to AKC to address shortage of detection dogs in the USA several years ago. Dr. Carmen Battaglia led the development of…

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225 – Fighting to Preserve our Breeds and their Purposes | Pure Dog Talk

Inside the battle to preserve racing Greyhounds Jennifer Newcome, chair of the committee to support greyhounds, joins me to talk about the fight to preserve Greyhound participation in a sport they love and the current ballot initiative in Florida to ban betting on Greyhound racing. The proposed legislation is a Constitutional amendment that effectively allows…

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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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