282 — John Reeve-Newson: Be Kind and Show Good Manners| Pure Dog Talk

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John Reeve-Newson: Be Kind and Show Good Manners John Reeve-Newson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1964 and soon after that returned to Toronto to establish The Animal Clinics One and Two, where he is still in active practice. He was also the founder of the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Clinic Partnership of Toronto,…

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281 – Karelian Bear Dogs Saving Lives in Washington | Pure Dog Talk

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Karelian Bear Dogs Saving Lives in Washington Nick Jorg is an officer in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife who works with Karelian Bear Dogs to manage bears and large predators in a non-lethal way. The Wildlife Service Dog (WSD) Program was established to provide an additional non-lethal option for resolving conflicts between humans…

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280 — Richard Lopaschuk on Form and Function, Education and Judging | Pure Dog Talk

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Richard Lopaschuk on Form and Function, Education and Judging Richard Lopaschuk, an all-breeds judge from Canada, said his priority in the ring is form and function. “All these breeds have a specific function,” Lopaschuk said. “If the form doesn’t match what they’re supposed to do, that’s how I assess what I have in the ring.”…

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279 – Brian Cordova on Poodles, PCA and the Definition of “Poodly” | Pure Dog Talk

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Brian Cordova on Poodles, PCA and the Definition of “Poodly” Miniature Poodle breeder Brian Cordova visits with host Laura Reeves about all things “poodly,” PCA (hint, Christmas in April!) and meeting “god.” Poodle Club of America, currently hosted at Purina Farms in Missouri, in the early days was an outdoor event on the East Coast,…

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278 — Pat Hastings Wants to Make YOU a Winner With New Book | Pure Dog Talk

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Pat Hastings Wants to Make YOU a Winner With New Book Author, breeder, handler, judge. Pat Hastings has worn an array of hats in the dog world. Her new book “Let’s Make You a Winner: A Judge’s Perspective on Showing Dogs” is the most recent offering in what she calls a sort of accidental journey.…

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277 – Hunting Poodles at Poodle Club of America: No, Really! | Pure Dog Talk

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Hunting Poodles at Poodle Club of America… No, Really! Jaci Bowman, owner, trainer and handler of hunting Poodles, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about retrieving, upland bird hunting and the history of poodle participation in hunt tests. Bowman began hunting with her poodles in the 1990s. She said that Poodle Club of America originally…

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273 — Herding Dogs: “Eye,” Competition and Genetic Instinct | Pure Dog Talk

Herding Dogs: “Eye,” Competition and Genetic Instinct Herding dog trainer and Shetland Sheepdog breeder Tammy Van Deusen joins host Laura Reeves to share her knowledge. “Give ’em the Eye” We talk about “eye” contact, the way Border Collies and Kelpies control stock, versus “loose eye” breeds such as Shelties and the Belgian breeds, that control…
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272 – Pam Bruce: Memories and the Essence of Style in Purebred Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Pam Bruce: Memories and the Essence of Style in Purebred Dogs Pam Bruce, fourth generation Canadian dog fancier, joins host Laura Reeves in part one of a wide-ranging very personal interview on history, people, judging, breeding and the essence of “style” in purebred dogs. The quintessential dog person, Bruce shares stories and humor and insight…
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271 — Jeff Pepper on PBGV and the Importance of Performance | Pure Dog Talk

Jeff Pepper on PBGV and Understanding Standards Through Performance Jeff Pepper, AKC judge, breeder and Take the Lead Treasurer, joined host Laura Reeves at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. Listen in for this absolutely fascinating conversation on the history and type differences of PBGV (petit basset griffon vendéen) and GBGV (grand basset…
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270 – David Fitzpatrick on Pekingese, the Palace Dogs of Peking | Pure Dog Talk

David Fitzpatrick on Pekingese, the Palace Dogs of Peking David Fitzpatrick, 2012 Westminster Kennel Club BIS winner with the Pekingese, Malachy, was obsessed with dogs as a child. Although his parents wouldn’t let him own a dog, he found ways to be involved  with them by walking and housesitting dogs in the neighborhood. His passion…
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269 – Authors: Clean Paws Are Very Important For a Scottie, You Know | Pure Dog Talk

Clean Paws Are Very Important For a Scottie, You Know Pilar Kuhn and Rod Ott, authors of the award-winning children’s book “Clean Paws are Very Important for a Scottie, You Know” joined host Laura Reeves live at Westminster Kennel Club. Scottie registrations are down, Kuhn said. The breed has witnessed an astonishing 70 percent decrease…
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268 – Veterinary Voice: Newborn Puppy Risk Factors | Pure Dog Talk

Managing the Neonate – Early Detection and Management of Newborn Risk Factors By Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD Breeders, experienced and inexperienced, will benefit from monitoring their newborn pups for the following parameters. This information is modified from recent research gleaned from Neocare in France. Having specific numbers to assess and monitor can be very…
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267 – Dog Friendly Adventure Travel Takes Off | Pure Dog Talk

Travel with your dog to see amazing sights David Blank founded Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours, designed specifically for people who want to travel and adventure with their dogs. Blank is a professional tour guide and dog trainer who has been to 49 US states and 45 countries. He has hitchhiked from the US to…
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266 – Westminster KC Treasure Trove: The VOICE of MSG and Yukon Vet | Pure Dog Talk

Westminster KC Treasure Trove: The VOICE of MSG and Yukon Vet “May we have the hound group please” may be the most thrilling line in dogdom. Westminster Kennel Club announcer Michael LaFave has been the announcer voice at Madison Square Garden for 18 years. Host Laura Reeves caught up with LaFave and Yukon Vet Dr.…
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265 – #takebackourstory: How YOU Can Help the Fight | Pure Dog Talk

#takebackourstory: how YOU Can Help the Fight for Breeders’ Rights AKC Vice President of Government Relations Sheila Goffe shares details about the Political Action Committee. This fund, administered by AKC, is another tool helping breeders #takebackourstory. “We are constantly fighting bad legislation,” Goffe said. “One of the things we can do that is the best…
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