Sports & Training

Versatile Companion Champion Dog

93 – Versatile Companion Champion Dog – What It Took To Be The First with Andrea Ford

Andrea (Kyllarova) Ford, newly immigrated from the Czech Republic, acquired a backyard bred Golden Retriever in 2000 as a companion. From those humble beginnings grew the very first AKC Versatile Companion Champion Dog team.
Tracking with Wally O'Brien

92 – Tracking: Testing Your Dog’s Ability to Scent with AKC Judge Wally O’Brien

Tracking: Testing Your dogs ability to scent is for just about any breed - even an Italian Greyhound and Yorkshire Terrier.
Leading Edge Allison Foley

91 – Dog Show Grooming, Poodle University, Online Handling and Allison Foley

Allison Foley has started Leading Edge Dog Show Academy to mentor exhibitors online for dog show grooming, junior handling, and handling for adults.
Dual Champions Melissa Newman

87 – Dual Champions: Melissa Newman – Laverack vs Llewellin

Continuing our conversation on the challenges of creating dual champions, Melissa Newman talks with us about her journey to build a family of dogs that meet this exacting goal. From a childhood spent hunting with her family through the trial and error of acquiring a good foundation for her breeding program, her story is inspiring...
Dual Champions

86 – Dual Champions: Preservation Breeders Proof of Form and Function – Frank Luksa

One key element of preservation breeding, for many fanciers, is working to maintain the “function” for which the “form” of the breed was originally developed. The English Setter standard, for example, describes a dog “conformed” a certain way because those details enabled the dog to best do the job for which foundation breeders developed it.
Obedience David Haddock

84 – Obedience at the Garden: David Haddock, AKC Judge

Obedience at the Garden: Obedience was not always offered at the Garden during Westminster Kennel Club dog show. David Haddock, Westminster member and AKC judge helped to include obedience competition.
New Group Ring

82 – New to Group Ring? 10 Tips to Survive and Succeed

New to the Group Ring? 10 Tips to Survive and Succeed and celebrate your best of breed win.
valerie nunes-atkinson handling seminars

79 – Valerie Nunes-Atkinson Handling Seminars: Ready to Handle Like a Pro?

Valerie Nunes-Atkinson Best known for CJ and his Westminster win, Valerie is a 2nd generation breeder with the passion for handling, training, breeding, and conditioning show dogs. Pay It Forward – Handling Seminars for Owner Handlers and Juniors Valerie has a deep love for her dogs, and a deep love for her sport.  She is…
dog grooming roberta lombardi

73 – Dog Grooming: Back to Basics for Better Coats

Grooming Back to Basics for Better Coats Grooming is as important a part of successful conformation presentation as handling. It doesn’t matter how gifted you are, you can’t make a silk purse out of sow’s ear in the 10 minutes you’re in the ring. It takes work. In many cases untold HOURS of hard work.…
Movement improvement

70 – Movement Improvement: Expanding Dog Show Basics with Laura Reeves

Movement Improvement with Laura Reeves Most important is to move properly for your breed.  Don’t follow the crowd. Basic Movement of the Dog – Episode 3 To refresh on the basics of moving your dog in the ring, listen to Episode 3 on PureDogTalk. Movement Improvement – Down and Back In episode 3, we covered…

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