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295 — Dogs Just Want to Have Fun: Increasing Focus in Performance | Pure Dog Talk

Dogs Just Want to Have Fun: Increasing Focus in Performance Dogs Dr. Paige Pierce, veterinary behaviorist, speaks to the topic of increasing focus in overly social dogs during performance events. This presentation was sponsored by the Clumber Spaniel Health Foundation at the 2018 Clumber Spaniel Club of America National Specialty. Owners and exhibitors of the…

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294 – Veterinary Voice: Brachycephalic Breeds’ Health and Legislation | Pure Dog Talk

Veterinary Voice: Brachycephalic Breeds’ Health and Legislation Dr. Marty Greer visits with host Laura Reeves about the health and recent international legislation impacting Brachycephalic breeds. Pugs In Holland Recently the Dutch Pug Club announced, with immediate effect, that the breeding of any pug with a nose less than a third of the length of the…

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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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292 — Jeff Heim: “Dog Shows Are Not Dying” and Other Punditry | Pure Dog Talk

Jeff Heim: “Dog Shows Are Not Dying” and Other Punditry Professional handler, Jeff Heim, reflects on 50 years of learning, from cattle judging in FFA to observing handlers and judges at dog shows. As someone who is always willing to help, talk to a stranger or answer a question, Heim observed there is a fine…

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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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290 — Commentary: Fun Matches and Rethinking Rankings | Pure Dog Talk

Commentary: Fun Matches and Rethinking Rankings Host Laura Reeves sat down with Lori Wilson-Paust to talk about fun matches, the need for “picnics in the park” that build the sport from the ground up and rethinking the “rankings rat race.” For more thoughts on the topic, following is a reprint of an article Laura wrote…

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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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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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286 – AKC Vet at the Junction of Tradition and the New Millennium | Pure Dog Talk

AKC Vet at the Junction of Tradition and the New Millennium Jerry Klein, AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer, is at the junction of tradition and the new millennium. AKC created the position in 2015 to serve as a focal point for outreach to fanciers, veterinarians and the general public. Klein shares his history and journey in…

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