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471 – Myth Busting in Veterinary Medicine

Myth Busting in Veterinary Medicine Dr. Marty Greer, our veterinary voice, joins host Laura Reeves for a fun episode by multiple listener request. They tackle old wives tales and do a bit of myth busting on veterinary medicine. Q: Do bitches in season cycle together? Yes. “I think it’s true. I really do believe that…

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470 — Molosser Breeds Evoke Old World Characteristics

Molosser Breeds Evoke Old World Characteristics “The Neopolitan Mastiff is an old-world breed. The Neo is opera, it’s an aria, it’s primal, it’s about all those earthy emotions.” Denise Flaim, creator of Modern Molosser, Rhodesian Ridgeback breeder and AKC judge, joins host Laura Reeves to share a passionate understanding of the Molosser breeds. “The name…

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469 – Curating Living History Through Purebred Dogs

Curating Living History Through Purebred Dogs “Purebred dogs are the only living museum of mankind’s journey on Earth.” Dr. Richard Meen Amanda Kelly, Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers in Canada, and host Laura Reeves take a deep dive on the history of purebred dogs. From the Victorian era, through the Industrial Revolution to today, we discuss…

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468 – Bloat 911: Know the Signs, Be Prepared

  Bloat 911: Know the Signs, Be Prepared Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for a primer on one of the most terrifying and emergent situations we can encounter with our dogs – bloat. Most noted in large and giant breeds of middle to advanced age, Greer notes that small dogs and puppies…

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467 – Proposed CA Legislation Radically Regulates All Dog Breeding

Proposed California Legislation Radically Regulates All Dog Breeding California’s AB702 threatens to decimate the hobby breeder population in the state, according to Patti Strand, President of the National Animal Interest Alliance. Learn more and find contact information for YOUR legislator at NAIA Trust. Text of the bill is below. Please read the bill. Listen to…

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466 – Borzoi: Epitome of Elegant yet Powerful Hound

Borzoi: Epitome of Elegant yet Powerful Borzoi breeders Kristina Terra and Corrine Miller join host Laura Reeves to learn more about the powerful, elegant sighthounds made popular by Russian  nobility. Once known as the Russian Wolfhound, the Borzoi’s history provides a fascinating study of the Russian aristocracy. “I think the Russian Wolfhound, it’s a bit…

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462 – Talk ON! Juniors and Canine Partners

Talk ON! Juniors and Canine Partners As part of Pure Dog Talk’s commitment to engaging conversations, modeling appropriate dialogue and encouraging thoughtful discussion, we are bringing you two sides of the currently white-hot topic...

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461 — Genetic Ancestry – Deep Dive on Genetic Testing

Genetic Ancestry – Deep Dive on Genetic Testing Aaron Sams, principal scientist at Embark, joins host Laura Reeves to take us through the algorithms and data sets that create the genetic codes for each...

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460 — New Airline Regulations on Service Dogs

New Airline Regulations on Service Dogs “All dogs are therapy dogs, most just freelance.” Sarah Howard, educator and advocate for people with disabilities, joins host Laura Reeves to discuss the new airline regulations regarding...

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459 – Eurasiers: “Floofy,” quiet, mellow companions

Eurasiers: “Floofy,” quiet, mellow companions Pure Dog Talk listener Marissa Armstrong shares her passion for Eurasiers with host Laura Reeves. Developed in the 1960s in Germany, the Eurasier is a Spitz type breed with...

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458 — Dog Breeding: Back to Basics with Dr. Marty Greer

Dog Breeding: Back to Basics with Dr. Marty Greer Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for a review of breeding basics for our bitches. How old? How often? How many Csections? What about...

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457 – Breaking the Sounds of Silence

Breaking the Sounds of Silence Every single breeder I know has said at one point or another they want to “change the conversation.” To blunt the sledgehammer of the Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare...

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456 – Rhonda Cassidy: For the Love of Dogs

Rhonda Cassidy: For the Love of Dogs Dog show photographer Rhonda Cassidy tells the story of the intersection between her lifelong passions for dogs and art. Starting with a newbie’s understanding of dog shows...

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455 – I’ll Be Home For Christmas and the Ghost of Christmas Past

I’ll Be Home For Christmas and the Ghost of Christmas Past For decades, coming home was the very best feeling. Long grueling days on the road gave way to hibernation on the deck …....

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454 – Danish Swedish Farmdogs – Friendly, Low Maintenance, Sturdy

Danish Swedish Farmdogs – Friendly, Low Maintenance, Sturdy Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the FSS breed with which she’s fallen in love. Danish Swedish Farmdogs date to the 1700s...

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