262 — Will Alexander on Grooming, Handling and Heroes | Pure Dog Talk

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Will Alexander on Grooming, Handling and Heroes Canadian dog handling legend, Will Alexander, shares his memories, his handling tips and grooming tools that have brought him significant success in the last 25 years. “My heroes were people like George Alston,” Alexander said. “He basically taught me to trim Irish Setters over the phone.” “I always…

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261 – AKC Doubles Your Cancer Research Dollars with a Matching Grant | Pure Dog Talk

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AKC Doubles Your Cancer Research Dollars More than 50 percent of dogs over 10 years old will be diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Diane Brown from AKC Canine Health Foundation wants to change that statistic. AKC has pledged $250,000 in matching funds this year toward research into prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of all cancers in…

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Allison & Laura Handicap the Line Up at Westminster Kennel Club | Pure Dog Talk

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Special: Allison & Laura Handicap the Line Up at Westminster Kennel Club Special edition!! Allison & Laura jam on the Westminster Kennel Club show, the fabulous contenders and who may or may not rise to the top of the pack. Las Vegas oddsmakers have occasionally offered up a “line” on the Garden. But those are…

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260 – Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is More Than Old Age | Pure Dog Talk

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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is More Than Old Age Dr. Marty Greer, DVM is back with this month’s Veterinary Voice topic, Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. Canine Cognitive Dysfunction/Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome: (CDS) is a neurobehavioral disorder affecting geriatric dogs and cats that is characterized by an age-related decline in cognitive abilities sufficient to affect functioning, with behavior changes…

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259 — LIVE from Canada: “Judges Were Not Hatched From an Egg” | Pure Dog Talk

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“Judges Were Not Hatched From an Egg” Host Laura Reeves moderates an international judges panel discussion at the Regina Kennel Club in Saskatchewan, Canada. The panel includes Lee Anne Bateman, Saskatchewan, Linda Buckley, Australia and  Tabatha Buckley-Bettis, United States. The panel discussed their views on how to “mentor the future” of purebred dogs. Bateman noted…

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258 — Mari-Beth O’Neill: AKC’s Own Guardian of the Galaxy | Pure Dog Talk

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Mari-Beth O’Neill: “Guardian of the Galaxy” American Kennel Club Vice President of Sport Services, Mari-Beth O’Neill, is the walking, talking institutional memory of the organization. One of the longest serving current staff members, O’Neill is also a second-generation AKC employee. Her father was Executive Vice President of the organization and show chair of the AKC…

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254 – Purebred Dogs Get Their Own Super Hero Movie | Pure Dog Talk

Purebred Dogs Get Their Own Super Hero Movie Host Laura Reeves, live at the AKC National Championship brought to you by Royal Canin, visits with Daniel Ferguson, producer of the new super hero IMAX film — Super Power Dogs. An exciting joint effort with corporate sponsors including Mars Pet Care and Wisdom Panel, Super Power Dogs…
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253 — Winter Workouts with the Big Moose… Keep Your Dog Fit in January | Pure Dog Talk

Winter workouts: Keep your dog fit in January Kristin Sandstede, certified canine conditioning coach, says winter workouts featuring mental stimulation will help keep your dogs sane during dreary weather. Sandstede offers concrete projects you can do to have dogs use their brains, when it is rainy, gray, cold or nasty, without having to brave the…
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252 — Jackie and Terry Stacy on the Affenpinscher, Breeding & Mentoring | Pure Dog Talk

Jackie and Terry Stacy on the Affenpinscher, Breeding and Mentoring Jackie and Terry Stacy, of Tamarin Affenpinscher fame, bring a lifetime of experience to the sport. Terry started as a teenager and finished his first Cocker Spaniel in 1955. His career spans the breadth and depth of roles available to purebred dog enthusiasts. From professional…
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251 – Trainer Suzanne Clothier on Relationship Building with Your Dog | Pure Dog Talk

Suzanne Clothier Talks Relationship Building Suzanne Clothier has developed a training and assessment system built entirely around relationship building with our dogs. “Animals have been my whole life,” Clother said. “It’s a lifelong passion, that has informed a fascinating journey.” Clothier’s seminal book, Bones Would Rain from the Sky, was published in 1998. Her warm,…
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250 – Veterinary Voice: Prostate Problems, Prevention and Solutions | Pure Dog Talk

Prostate Problems, Prevention and Solutions Dr. Marty Greer gives us the low down on male dog prostate and reproductive issues. Additional discussion on emergency semen collection, dogs whose semen doesn’t extend well and more. “This is an area that is often misunderstood by the general practitioner vet,” Greer said. Symptoms Symptoms of a prostatic complication…
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249 — Elliott Weiss, AKCNC BIS judge, on “Pleasing his Eye” | Pure Dog Talk

Elliott Weiss is Looking for the Dog that Makes the Picture In 1956, Elliott Weiss attended his very first dog show, Westminster Kennel Club, as part of an art class project. Weiss spent 24 years as a top professional handler from 1969 through 1993. Among his big accomplishments, he handled the Irish Setter, Ch. Meadowlark’s…
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248 – LIVE: Laura on Breed Specific Presentation Featuring Sighthounds | Pure Dog Talk

Commonalities and Differences in Sighthounds Live from the Harvest Moon Cluster, your host Laura Reeves talks sighthounds. The seminar was sponsored by the Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco. Watch and listen to the entire seminar here. Temperament and showmanship are part of breed type. Our job as handlers is to showcase our breed’s character…
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247 — Christmas Dinner with Dogs and Why it Matters | Pure Dog Talk

Christmas Dinner and How that Applies to Dog Shows Now that most of us are home for a couple blessed weekends, we can all, even the most diehard of competitors, relax, restore, rest and recharge. The Christmas and New Year’s holidays give us a chance to take stock of the year past and plan for…
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246 – WSU Researcher Discovered the MDR1 Gene that Saves Lives | Pure Dog Talk

Meet the Researcher Who Discovered the MDR1 Gene Herding dog owners everywhere should know their dogs may be sensitive to ivermectin, the powerful antiparasitic drug common in most worming medication. Now you can hear directly from the researcher who discovered the MDR1 gene mutation that causes this reaction. Washington State University’s Dr. Katrina Mealey, Ph.D.,…
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