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249 — Elliott Weiss, AKCNC BIS judge, on “Pleasing his Eye” | Pure Dog Talk

Elliott Weiss is Looking for the Dog that Makes the Picture In 1956, Elliott Weiss attended his very first dog show, Westminster Kennel Club, as part of an art class project. Weiss spent 24 years as a top professional handler from 1969 through 1993. Among his big accomplishments, he handled the Irish Setter, Ch. Meadowlark’s…
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247 — Christmas Dinner with Dogs and Why it Matters | Pure Dog Talk

Christmas Dinner and How that Applies to Dog Shows Now that most of us are home for a couple blessed weekends, we can all, even the most diehard of competitors, relax, restore, rest and recharge. The Christmas and New Year’s holidays give us a chance to take stock of the year past and plan for…
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245 – Saturday Symposium: Words of Wisdom from Judges Panel | Pure Dog Talk

Saturday Symposium: Words of Wisdom from Judges Panel Judges Stacey Davis, Fred Bassett, Darryl Vice and Doug McFarlane joined our panel at the Southern Oregon Kennel Club shows for a PureDogTalk Saturday Symposium discussion on mentoring the future. Each of the judges shared their history in purebred dogs. From Davis who was born into the…
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243 – Jet Setting Dogs: Advice for International Import/Export | Pure Dog Talk

Import/export tips and tools for success Marlene Weiss is a “pet escort” who flies with dogs internationally, for a fee, to ensure the dogs’ safe transport. This is a listener requested topic on the question of import/export recommendations. Weiss said one of the most important points is to start the import/export process as early as…
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241 – Southern Handlers Charity League Taking Care of Our Sport | Pure Dog Talk

Southern Handlers Charity League: It’s All in the Family Jill Bell, former professional handler, now working as a superintendent with Onofrio, joins me to talk about the good work of the Southern Handlers Charity League. Created in 2001 by a group of handlers in response to a death in the dog show family, Southern Handlers…
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240 – Human-animal bond will *literally* save your life | Pure Dog Talk

Human-animal bond will save your life The human-animal bond developed over the course of 30,000 years in which people and dogs co-evolved, according to Steve Feldman, executive director of HABRI. The Pet Effect Campaign, led by HABRI-founder Zoetis, is a multi-pronged campaign aimed to introduce pet owners to the health benefits of the human-animal bond, and to…
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239 – New School Programs Provide Kids with Facts and Fun | Pure Dog Talk

Public Education school programs reach out to the future Ashley Jacot, recently promoted to Director of Education at the American Kennel Club, joins me to talk about the exciting school programs that AKC has developed in the last year. Jacot, a former school teacher, was hired in 2017 to lead the development of new programs…
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220 – Take the Lead Charity Supports Dog Fancier “Family” | Pure Dog Talk

Take the Lead founder Tom Bradley on supporting our “family” of dog fanciers   Take the Lead started with a phone call. Tom Bradley shared his memory of receiving a call for help from a young friend in need. That one conversation, and the subsequent private assistance provided to this individual, launched an enduring gift…
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218 – Legendary Dog Man Peter Green Brings History to Life | Pure Dog Talk

Peter Green riffs on great dogs, great rivalries and great memories Join a wonderful conversation between legendary dog man Peter Green and his former apprentice Robert Paust, now an AKC judge in his own right. The two old friends reminisce about great dogs of the past, great wins, great friendships and great rivalries. Green’s Welshman…
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212 – Purebred Dogs Assist Wildlife Biologist’s Research | Pure Dog Talk

Bird Biologist’s Wildlife Research is Aided by Purebred Dogs Dominic Bachman, wildlife biologist, uses his German Wirehaired Pointers to help him conduct research on migratory bird species and habitat management. Bachman spent his childhood with dogs at a wildlife management area in northern Utah, where his father was the manager. “Any chance I get, I…
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