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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Steve Gladstone

80 – Steve Gladstone: In His Words

Steve Gladstone, AKC Judge, Breeder of Cardigan Welsh Corgis and AKC Board of Directors member passed away in Australia while on a judging assignment. Perhaps his final interview, this was recorded only a few weeks prior to his passing.

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Bo Bengston

76 – Bo Bengtson and Paul Lepiane: History and Future of Dog Show Competition

  Bo Bengtson and Paul Lepiane: The History and the Future of Dog Show Competition Paul and Bo, whippet breeders and publishers of several magazines, share their thoughts on breed drift and the past, present and future of dog shows in this wide ranging, thoughtful intervi­ew. We discuss why some breeds drift *a lot* and…

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