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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 a double coat, a calm demeanor and a tendency to not bark. They are recognized in Canada, FCI and in the…

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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 an oops? We start with these basic questions and detour into deep dives on critical micronutrients, breed specific cysts, what dog…

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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 message with John Q Public. To stand up for our legal rights. To champion the brutal hard work … the literal…

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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 but a lifetime love of dogs and art, Cassidy’s humble beginning and dedication shine through her art in her forthcoming book,…

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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 …. Until the next time. 2020 has turned hibernation on the deck, home, our safe space – into a form of torture…

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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 but were saved from extinction by the joint effort of the Danish and the Swedish Kennel Clubs in 1987. History Greer…

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450 — Lancashire Heelers: Scrappy, Smiling and Opinionated

Lancashire Heelers: Scrappy, Smiling and Opinionated Sheryl Bradbury, President of the United States Lancashire Heeler Club, joins host Laura Reeves to share details about this little known, small-package dynamo aiming to join AKC’s herding...

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449 – Dr. Jerold Bell: Popular Sire Syndrome Defined

Dr. Jerold Bell: Popular Sire Syndrome Defined Dr. Jerold Bell, adjunct professor of veterinary genetics, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University joins host Laura Reeves for a “hot topic” discussion of Popular...

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448 – Nutrition Recommendations in Breeding Dogs

Nutrition Recommendations in Breeding Dogs Dr. Marty Greer and Sheryl Bradbury, owned brands manager at Revival Animal Health, join Host Laura Reeves for a discussion about micronutrients and supplements for breeding dogs. “One of...

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447 — Giving Thanks in a Pandemic

Giving Thanks in a Pandemic With a nod to all my Deadhead friends out there, “what a long, strange trip it’s been….” As the year draws to a close, even the most unprecedented, whacko,...

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446 – Mentoring How Tos: How to Give and How to Receive

Mentoring How Tos: How to Give and How to Receive Amanda Kelly, Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers, is back for Part 2 of Stud Dog Shopping with host Laura Reeves, discussing how to give and...

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445 – Stud Dog Shopping with Amanda Kelly

Stud Dog Shopping with Amanda Kelly Amanda Kelly, Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about their favorite thing, shopping! Not for shoes but for stud dogs. Finding the right dog...

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444 – Stud Dog Contract Do’s and Don’ts

Stud Dog Contract Do’s and Don’ts D’Arcy Downs-Vollbracht joins host Laura Reeves for a detailed conversation on stud dog contracts. She shares her expertise as an attorney to give useful tips, as well as...

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443 – A Summertime Garden Party with Westminster KC

A Summertime Garden Party Gail Miller Bisher, Westminster Kennel Club Director of Communications, joins host Laura Reeves to fill in some of the “behind the scenes” details on the unprecedented summertime events for the...

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442 – How to Prioritize the Males in a Breeding Program

How to Prioritize the Males in a Breeding Program Dale Martenson, renowned breeder at Touche Japanese Chin, joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about when, why and how to prioritize male dogs in...

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