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194 — Andrew Brace “Totally Obsessed with Dogs” | Pure Dog Talk

“Totally Obsessed with Dogs” and Finding Quality Born to a long tradition of dogmen from Wales, Andrew Brace acquired his first Boxer in 1963 and began judging in the UK while still a young man. A strong voice in the international purebred dog community today, Brace is a long-time breeder, Best in Show judge and…

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192 – AKC President Dennis Sprung on Public Outreach | Pure Dog Talk

AKC President Dennis Sprung on Public Outreach President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Kennel Club since 2003, Dennis Sprung has ardently pursued projects designed to share the message of the human-canine bond. Starting in dogs with the Afghan Hounds of Grandeur in the late 1960s, Sprung was mentored by the legendary Sunny Shay….

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189 – Ins and Outs of RV Parking at Dog Events | Pure Dog Talk

RV Parking Crews Not “Parking Nazis” Bert and Bruce Rettick, dog show RV parking mavens in Northern California, share their knowledge and advice about safe parking of rigs at events. “We take the responsibility off of club members,” Bert said. “If you take two or three club members and put them out in an RV…

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188 – Bruce Schultz’s Secret – Be Happy for the Other Guy | Pure Dog Talk

Bruce Schultz’s Secret to Success and Longevity – Be Happy for the Other Guy Bruce Schultz is a living legend in the world of professional handlers. Still actively showing dogs, Schultz said the secret to his longevity is being happy for the winner. “You’ve gotta be happy for the other person,” Schultz said. “I think…

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187 – Reznik Pt. 2: Ad Design Success, Reading & Dreaming | Pure Dog Talk

Ad Design Success, Reading & Dreaming Magazine editor and writer Allan Reznik is back with part two of his fun and helpful interview. His advertising “best practices” tips are outstanding suggestions about when to advertise and how to design a successful ad. His Reading List recommendations are insightful and his Dream BIS lineup is a…

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185 — Allan Reznik on Magazine and Advertising Tips | Pure Dog Talk

Allan Reznik on Magazine and Advertising Tips An affinity for stray dogs and a random encounter with Dog World magazine brought Allan Reznik into a lifetime of dogs. He talked his father into dropping him off at a dog show in Montreal, at age 12. An Afghan exhibitor recognized his interest, sent him in the ring…

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181 – Dog Show Judges, Family and Welcoming Exhibitors | Pure Dog Talk

Dog Show Judges, Family and Welcoming Exhibitors Dog show judges, their knowledge and skill level are a constant topic of conversation in purebred dogs. This isn’t a new discussion. From the days when new judges were hand-picked by one of the “in crowd” to today’s more egalitarian system, the role of adjudicating in a subjective…

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178 — Bergit Coady Kabel: “Groomed to Perfection” | Pure Dog Talk

A Legend in the Terrier Ring The 2012 Winkie Award for Best Professional Handler, said it best: “A legend in the Terrier ring, Bergit Coady Kabel’s dogs are always groomed to perfection and flawlessly presented. Always polite and professional, she is totally dedicated to her dogs.” Hard Work and Dedication Bergit was someone I admired…

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177 — Developing An Eye For a Dog: Recorded LIVE | Pure Dog Talk

Developing An Eye For a Dog: Recorded LIVE San Mateo Kennel Club invited PureDogTalk to sponsor a live expert roundtable at its all-breed show in March. Exhibitors who participated were treated to a rare opportunity to interact directly with some of the most knowledgeable people in the sport. Judges Pat Trotter, Desmond Murphy and Ken…

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174 – 65-Year Love Affair Started with a Brittany | Pure Dog Talk

65-Year Love Affair Started with a Brittany When Loraine Boutwell and her husband, Victor, acquired their first Brittany in 1953 they paid $35. The puppy traveled by train from Oklahoma to Topeka, Kansas in what Loraine describes as something like a wooden orange crate Victor Boutwell, who passed away in 2003, owned a Brittany as…

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