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326 – Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? Discussion pt. 1 | Pure Dog Talk

Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? Pure Dog Talk’s host Laura Reeves moderates a Saturday Symposium panel discussion at the Rogue Valley Kennel Club show on the topic of “Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do?” This is part one of the discussion. Part two will post next week. Panelists are Ed Thomason, professional…

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325 – Dog Judging, Rumors and Reality Checks | Pure Dog Talk

Dog Judging, Rumors and Reality Checks AKC judge Lee Whittier, founder of Dog Show Mentor and a former AKC Field Rep, and host Laura Reeves talk turkey about judging, judges, the process and the results. Some of the key take-aways from the conversation: Judges are not all created equal. Some ARE better than others. Judges…

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317 – New Resources for Purebred Dog Enthusiasts | Pure Dog Talk

New Resources for Purebred Dog Enthusiasts Host Laura Reeves visits with two exhibitors, Cara Ryckman and Michelle Conroy, who have each taken huge steps to create resources to benefit purebred dogs and their people. These three 50something women with passion, dedication and a desire to “*do* something, not just complain” encompass close to 120 years…

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300 — Episode 300!! Favors, Table Training and Hot Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Episode 300!! Favors, Table Training and Hot Dogs Holy hot dogs batman… Episode 300?! How did THAT happen? Time flies when you’re having fun! Honestly, a year ago, I wasn’t at all sure I’d make it this far. I’d just taken on sole ownership and management of PureDogTalk. I was running the show out of…

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293 – Coloring the Future: Artist Creates Purebred Dog Designs | Pure Dog Talk

Coloring the Future: Artist Creates Purebred Dog Designs Sandy Mesmer is an artist, Silky Terrier breeder and purebred dog enthusiast who has designed and published the first of a planned series of coloring books for each group. “Color Me Canine: a Coloring Book for Dog Lovers of All Ages!” is Mesmer’s debut book in the…

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289 — Insurance Plans Go to the Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Insurance Plans Go to the Dogs  PetPartners President John Wycoff joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the how’s and why’s of insurance for our dogs. “Pets can get most of the same treatments people can get,” Wycoff said. “Costs of those treatments can be prohibitive.” Cost Prohibitive Treatments From foreign body ingestion surgery to…

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288 — Hounds on the American Frontier with Custer | Pure Dog Talk

Hounds on the American Frontier with Custer  Author Brian Duggan’s journey to the publication of General Custer, Libbie Custer and Their Dogs: A Passion for Hounds, from the Civil War to Little Bighorn was launched by Hickory the Scottish Deerhound’s Best in Show at Westminster Kennel Club. Editor Denise Flaim asked Duggan for an article…

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281 – Karelian Bear Dogs Saving Lives in Washington | Pure Dog Talk

Karelian Bear Dogs Saving Lives in Washington Nick Jorg is an officer in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife who works with Karelian Bear Dogs to manage bears and large predators in a non-lethal way. The Wildlife Service Dog (WSD) Program was established to provide an additional non-lethal option for resolving conflicts between humans…

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278 — Pat Hastings Wants to Make YOU a Winner With New Book | Pure Dog Talk

Pat Hastings Wants to Make YOU a Winner With New Book Author, breeder, handler, judge. Pat Hastings has worn an array of hats in the dog world. Her new book “Let’s Make You a Winner: A Judge’s Perspective on Showing Dogs” is the most recent offering in what she calls a sort of accidental journey.…

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275 — PureDogTalk’s “News” Report for Monday, April 1 | Pure Dog Talk

All the News That’s Fit to Record Welcome to Pure Dog Talk’s “News” Report for Monday, April 1, 2019. I’m your host Laura Reeves. We start today’s show with a brand new report that the Labrador Retriever, America’s most popular dog for, like, a million years running, will be the star of the show at…

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