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Randy Roberts Dog Show Photography

121- Randy Roberts Dog Show Photography Expert Tips and the Wet Towel Trick from Allison Foley

Randy Roberts Dog Show Photography is highly respected as a wildlife and dog photographer. Randy gives tips on how to get the best shot of your dog.

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Desi Murphy

117 – Desi Murphy: AKC Judge, Breeder Showcase and Grooming Tip of the Week with Allison Foley

Desi Murphy is 3rd generation in dogs, AKC judge, lover of terrier and bully breeds, and co-chair of Santa Barbara Kennel Club Breeder Showcase.

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Laura Reeves

113 – Laura Reeves: On the Road Less Traveled – Stories of Dog Show Journeys

On the Road Less Traveled, Laura Reeves reminds us of take-aways from the dog show journeys themselves, and inherent dangers too.

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Gail Miller Bisher

112 – A New Perspective on Westminster Kennel Club: Gail Miller Bisher – Director of Communications

A new public perspective and perhaps public outreach opportunity is offered by Gail Miller Bisher, the Director of Communications for Westminster Kennel Club, in this episode of Pure Dog Talk.
Winning Westminster Dog Show, or affectionately known as, the Garden, has been the dream of many breeders and exhibitors. Any change to the perceived purity of the “Garden” may be met with resistance from the sport. But as we listen to Gail Bisher, consider this… Westminster has the public’s eyes and ears. Who better than Westminster to be the positive voice, to bring heartwarming stories of the love and dedication of our purebred dogs and fanciers. While the Garden will always be… the Garden, maybe the show of shows has a greater role to play.

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Gretchen Schultz

111- Gretchen Schultz: The “Queen of Slobber” – PHA Hall of Fame Inductee

Gretchen Schultz grew up with 50 German Shorthaired Pointers, but started her junior showmanship career with an English Cocker Spaniel, because the German Shorthairs were too big for her. She credits her mother with teaching her about breeding dogs and her dedication to her parents’ memories is obvious. Despite an attempt to break away from the allure of the dog show world, traveling the world and some wild adventures, Gretchen couldn’t stay gone for long. Her passion for the sport runs deep and wide.

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Cherrie Spring How To Talk to The Animals

110 – Cherrie Spring: How To Talk To the Animals – English Springer Spaniels and Animal Communicator

Cherrie Spring – From English Springer Spaniels to Talking with the Animals. Handing her English Springer Spaniel to professional handler Gary Zayac at the National, vaulted Cherrie Spring into the world of dog shows. Balance in dogs, and balance with and through her skills as an animal communicator was not always easy. But just as show dogs learn to use themselves well, Cherrie has honed her communication skills to answer questions between owners and animals. In addition to her work as an animal communicator, Cherrie Spring has a long, diverse history involved with purebred dogs. She agreed to share some of her most powerful lessons with our PureDogTalk listeners. Enjoy this wonderful tribute to her mentors! Laura Reeves

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social media sportsmanship

109 – Social Media Sportsmanship: Dog Show Forum and The Dog Judges Report Card with Jacqueline Zwirn

Jacqueline Zwirn, administrator of Dog Show Forum and The Dog Show Judge’s Report Card, is 3rd generation dog shows… literally “whelped” into dogs. A successful junior handler of her mom’s Great Danes, Jacqueline continues today to show Miniature Pinschers under the Sidel Miniature Pinschers prefix. Junior Showmanship taught… SPORTSMANSHIP Sportsmanship is ethics, etiquette, manners, losing and winning with dignity and the strive and drive to improve.

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Bill Ellis Junior Showmanship

108 – Bill Ellis and Junior Showmanship: How Junior Showmanship Prepares You For Life Outside the Ring

Bill Ellis and Junior Showmanship: How Junior Showmanship Prepares You For Life Outside the Ring. Bill Ellis, once a former junior showmanship competitor, is currently Communications Coordinator for the American Kennel Club he talks with Pure Dog Talk’s Laura Reeves of fond memories and how what he learned through Junior Showmanship prepared him for life outside the ring.

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Pure Dog Talk 100

100 – Pure Dog Talk – Celebrate Our 100th Episode – Laura Reeves

Pure Dog Talk Celebrates 100th Episode! Laura Reeves reminisces and reminds our listeners about summer, dog shows, and celebrations.

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Randy Benns Luke Baggenstos

81 – Social Media Challenge from Randy Benns and Luke Baggenstos

Social Media Challenge Randy Benns and Luke Baggenstos are both members of the Professional Handler’s Association. Luke Baggenstos Luke literally was born into dogs. His parents and stepmother are all dog people. He worked for dad, Rick, and stepmom Dinah,  both PHA handlers, and followed in their footsteps. In fact, the bulk of his extended…

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