505 – Front and Center with Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath

Front and Center with Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath and host Laura Reeves are back, chasing squirrels and discussing the single most important part of canine structure and anatomy: the front assembly. “If you have a bitch and her front assembly is not what you really want,” Hedgepath said, “what you gotta do is…

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504 – Dog Trainers and Dog Breeders Working Together

Dog Trainers and Dog Breeders Working Together Kayley Paylor, like many professional dog trainers, started in her profession after acquiring a rescue dog that had issues. She became a huge advocate for the predictability and reliability of well-bred purebred dogs as a result. Paylor joins host Laura Reeves to tackle the “elephant in the room”…

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503 – Examining the History of Sighthounds with Bo Bengtson

Examining the History of Sighthounds with Bo Bengtson Bo Bengtson, author, publisher and Whippet breeder, attended his first dog show in 1958 in his native Sweden. He joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive into the intricacies of sighthounds. “It was, right away, like lightning struck,” Bengtson said. “I was 14 years old and…

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502 – Seizures in Dogs: Causes, Treatments and Considerations

Seizures in Dogs: Causes, Treatments and Considerations Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for this month’s Veterinary Voice talking about seizures in dogs. Type of seizure, age of onset, causes and treatments are all up for discussion today. “Seizures can be actually epilepsy, which has probably got a genetic component to it,” Greer said.…

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“The Rest of the Story” — From Craigslist to Number One Field Spaniel

“The Rest of the Story” — From Craigslist to Number One Field Spaniel Mikala Seymour and her Field Spaniel, Riley, are an impressive team. Riley, GCHB CH Bruce’s Living the Life @ Upland, is currently the number one field spaniel all-systems and a national specialty winner, entirely owner-handled. This is a significant accomplishment for anyone.…

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Episode 500!!! Celebration of Pure Dog Talk!

Episode 500!!! Celebration of Pure Dog Talk! Welcome to Pure Dog Talk! I am your host Laura Reeves….. These words hit the airwaves for the first time almost exactly five years ago … Five HUNDRED times later, I still have to think about my tone and cadence and inflection. Maybe just a bit less these…

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496 — Owner Handlers: Make a Plan, Manage Expectations

Owner Handlers: Make a Plan, Manage Expectations Amanda Kelly of Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers joins host Laura Reeves for some final thoughts on Owner Handlers and how they can earn the advantage in the ring. Have Fun “There is nothing more eye catching than looking in the ring and seeing a dog that is having…

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495 — Amanda On… Owner Handlers, Winning, Losing and Fun

Amanda On… Owner Handlers, Winning, Losing and Fun Amanda Kelly, breeder-owner-handler of Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers in Canada, joins host Laura Reeves for a pragmatic, insightful and realistic discussion on the challenges and assets owner handlers bring to the competition. “You really need to examine how are you viewing winning and losing as a first…

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494 — Traveling with dogs – Pro Tips, Life Hacks and Tools for Success

Traveling with dogs – Pro Tips, Life Hacks and Tools for Success Forget Football and Pumpkin Spice, it’s actually National Specialty season! We’ve talked a number of times over the last few years about the *reasons* to travel to National Specialties and the JOY of traveling generally. So now let’s talk about the practical requirements…

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493 – Leptospirosis: Deadly Disease for You and Your Dog

Leptospirosis: Deadly Disease for You and Your Dog Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for deep dive and myth busting conversation about the dangers of the deadly leptospirosis infection in dogs AND humans. “Years ago leptospirosis was in pretty significant disease,” Greer said. “And then we saw it kind of decline in frequency….

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492 – Made in America: Western Ranch Dogs Go Mainstream

Made in America: Western Ranch Dogs Go Mainstream Nannette Newbury, Australian Shepherd breeder under the Stone Pine banner and AKC judge, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about two breeds developed in the Western US and exploding in popularity. “We’re kind of a unique breed, in that we were developed solely in the United States,…

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491 – Show Dogs or Breeding Dogs: the Same Dogs?

Show Dogs or Breeding Dogs: the Same Dogs? “We’re not breeding dogs for ribbons, we’re breeding dogs for their purpose.” Dale Martenson, breeder of the famed Touche Japanese Chin, joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about the “bitches we breed and the bitches we show.” “Whether that’s a companion dog or that’s a hunting…

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490 – History, High Fashion and Legends at Morris and Essex

History, High Fashion and Legends at Morris and Essex Lorraine Bisso, specialty chair and board member for Morris and Essex Dog show, joins host Laura Reeves to share the history of the event, fashion tips and goose bump worthy stories of the legends who have shown and judged there. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, who founded the…

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489 – Lorraine Bisso on the Irish Setter: “most beautiful of all dogs”

Lorraine Bisso on the Irish Setter: “most beautiful of all dogs” AKC judge and Irish Setter breeder Lorraine Bisso shares her passion for the breed with host Laura Reeves. “The standard tells you that it’s termed by artists, the most beautiful of all dogs,” Bisso said. “I tell people when I do judge’s education, when…

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488 – Veterinary Voice: Congenital and/or Hereditary Definitions

Veterinary Voice: Congenital and/or Hereditary Definitions Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive on the question of congenital vs hereditary disease definitions. “So congenital is something you’re born with, not necessarily inherited, but something you’re born with. Genetic is something that you carry the DNA for,” Greer said. “If you’re…

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