290 — Commentary: Fun Matches and Rethinking Rankings | Pure Dog Talk

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Commentary: Fun Matches and Rethinking Rankings Host Laura Reeves sat down with Lori Wilson-Paust to talk about fun matches, the need for “picnics in the park” that build the sport from the ground up and rethinking the “rankings rat race.” For more thoughts on the topic, following is a reprint of an article Laura wrote…

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289 — Insurance Plans Go to the Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

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Insurance Plans Go to the Dogs  PetPartners President John Wycoff joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the how’s and why’s of insurance for our dogs. “Pets can get most of the same treatments people can get,” Wycoff said. “Costs of those treatments can be prohibitive.” Cost Prohibitive Treatments From foreign body ingestion surgery to…

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288 — Hounds on the American Frontier with Custer | Pure Dog Talk

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Hounds on the American Frontier with Custer  Author Brian Duggan’s journey to the publication of General Custer, Libbie Custer and Their Dogs: A Passion for Hounds, from the Civil War to Little Bighorn was launched by Hickory the Scottish Deerhound’s Best in Show at Westminster Kennel Club. Editor Denise Flaim asked Duggan for an article…

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287 — Tibetan Spaniels: From Monastery Walls to the Back of the Sofa | Pure Dog Talk

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Tibetan Spaniels: From Monastery Walls to the Back of the Sofa Host Laura Reeves caught up with three longtime breeders of Tibetan Spaniels, Kay Dickeson, Mallory Driskill and Carol Tyte, at the 2019 National Specialty in Albany, Ore. Tibbies, as their owners call them, are a small, low-maintenance, long-lived, affectionate but independent breed. The breed’s…

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286 – AKC Vet at the Junction of Tradition and the New Millennium | Pure Dog Talk

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AKC Vet at the Junction of Tradition and the New Millennium Jerry Klein, AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer, is at the junction of tradition and the new millennium. AKC created the position in 2015 to serve as a focal point for outreach to fanciers, veterinarians and the general public. Klein shares his history and journey in…

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285 – Type vs Style in the St. Bernard: Breeders’ Discussion Panel | Pure Dog Talk

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Type vs Style in the Saint Bernard: Breeders’ Discussion Panel Host Laura Reeves moderated a Breeders’ Discussion Panel at the 2018 Saint Bernard Club of America National Specialty. Three long-time breeders talk type versus style in this fascinating conversation. Type defines a breed. Style informs the breeders’ understanding of the standard. A conversation with successful…

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58 -Be the Expert That John Q. Public Needs: Michelle Santana and Foxfire Dobermans

Be the Expert That John Q. Public Needs Michelle Santana – Foxfire Dobermans 35 Years in Dobermans, inherited the love of the breed from her mother, Michelle Santana is dedicated to the future of her favorite breed. While Michelle tried a brief stint in Collies, she returned committed to her mother’s breeding program, and describes…
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57 – Best in Show: How an Owner-Handler Competes with the Pros – Tricia Stanczyk

Ready to Win Best in Show as an Owner Handler? Tricia Stanczyk says “You Can Do It Too!” From English Setters to Parson Russell Terriers, Tricia Stanczyk is an Owner Handler with multiple Best in Shows and a National Specialty win. Learn by Watching – Practice by Doing Learning by watching and asking questions is…
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56 – Stud Dog Series: Fresh, Fresh Chilled and Frozen – Do’s Don’t and Why-Nots

What's Best for Your Stud Dog? Fresh, Fresh Chilled or Frozen? Semen Quality Fresh is Best... but not always an option. Fresh semen, of lower quality, might need a little reproductive vet help to improve the chance of getting your bitch pregnant.
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55 – Seizures and Epilepsy: Genetic Testing for the Cause – Liz Hansen

  Canine Epilepsy: Bring the Breeders to the Scientists Liz Hansen, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Genetics Lab, and breeder of Standard Schnauzers and Berger Picards, is helping to coordinate the international consortium on epilepsy. Affected and Family Members Blood Samples Needed DNA Banking of affected dogs and their immediate affected or non-affected…
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Eileen Hackett and English Setter

54 – Why National Specialties are Mentor Magic – Eileen Hackett

National Specialties and Mentor Opportunities: Eileen Hackett Where but a National Specialty can you pull up a ringside chair, in the company of top breeders, and watch hundreds of dogs in your breed? Where but a National Specialty can you see two or three generations of progeny from a stud or dam? Where but a…
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Stud Dog Series Management for Better Semen Production

53 – Stud Dog Series #2: Management for Better Semen Production

  Learn How to Increase Your Stud Dog’s “Stuff” Healthy Semen 101 Sirius Canine Fertility returns for Part 2 of our Stud Dog Series. LISTEN to episode #53 and learn: Reproductive Soundness Collection Do’s and Don’ts Environmental Conditions Stress Managing Stud Dogs around Breeding Bitches   READ FULL ARTICLE HERE SIRIUS CANINE FERTILITY
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52 – Simple Tips on Whelping Puppies: Myra Savant Harris

Whelping puppies is often panic time for even experienced breeders. Myra Savant Harris, RN, gives simple tips on the do's and dont's of whelping puppies. What is the green fluid and is it an emergency, to don't swing the puppy, to gurgling pups, to stuck pups... Myra covers it all.
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51 – Finding the Genetic Test: Pat Fendley’s Fight Against Cerebellar Ataxia in Spinone Italiano

  But I Don’t Have Spinone Italiano’s? Every breed has something lurking in it’s DNA.  Pat Fendley’s sacrifice to “save” her breed is a lesson for all breeders. Cerebellar Ataxia Cerebellar Ataxia is a horrific disease that affect puppies.  They start with wobbling or stumbling.  Within months, the disease rapidly progresses until the young dog…
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50 – Stud Dog: Progesterone – 4 Part Series with Sirius Canine Fertility

Progesterone: Part 1 of 4 on Stud Dog Management Sirius Canine Fertility Welcome to the first of four Friday episodes on understanding stud dog management and insemination techniques. Bridgett Higginbothm, AKC Judge, Bulldog breeder, licensed Vet Tech, and owner of Sirius Canine Fertility (formerly ICSB Grass Valley) and Shannon Stone guest on PureDogTalk and answer…
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