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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30 – Hit Me with your Best Shot: Get Winning Win Photos of You and your Dog

Do you know how to get the best shot? What good is a win photo that doesn't show how spectacular your dog is? Does your dog look great but you look dead? Pro Photographers tell you like it is!
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29 – AKC’s Top Dogs – the Dog Show Superintendents with Becky Sumner of BaRay Event Services

BaRay Event Services, Becky Sumner tells all about who really runs the show, what the dog show superintendents do, how they help the clubs, and AKC licensing. Lots of work and detail goes into putting on a great dog show, and, yes, it is in the details.
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28 – Luc Boileau: Westminster Winner, Master Breeder and AKC Judge

Luc Boileau stories competing against Pat Craige (Trotter) for Best in Show at Westminster in 1990, importance of being a breeder before being a judge, learn learn learn, joy of finding young-to-be-great dogs in the show ring, and generations of multi breed champions from Knolland Farm.
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27 – Ringcraft: How to Read the Judge’s Mind

Yes, you can read the dog show judges mind! Laura Reeves lets you in on the secrets of ringcraft - master level skills of understanding the judges hands, gestures, and procedures. More on proofing a dog that has not been properly prepared for life as a show dog....or just a great companion.
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26 – Winners of Westminster Dog Show: Bill McFadden, Valerie Nunes Atkinson, Andy Linton

Winners of Westminster: Dreams do come true and how to get there. Past winners Bill McFadden, Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, and Andy Linton talk about their experience in the Westminster Dog Show spotlight, their moment on the green carpet, and the moment they won.
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25 – Patricia Trotter: Legendary Breeder, Author, and AKC Judge – Vin-Melca’s Norwegian Elkhounds

Patricia Trotter is a true legend in the sport of dogs. Breeder of the legendary line of Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds, Author of "Born to Win, Breed to Succeed", AKC All-Breed Judge and successful Owner-Handler long before there was such a thing.
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24 – Number 1 What?: Right Dog, Right Timing, Wrong Plan

Do you have the right dog, at the right time, competing with the right plan? Good or great breed type, handling skills or professional handler, all breed or number one in breed competitions and how to determine the best route.
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23 – Our Breeds are Endangered: Preservation Breeding-Bill Shelton

  Purebred Dogs Headed for Extinction? The need for Preservation Breeding has never been greater.  Not only has science revealed genetic traits and health testing, but the need for learning how to integrate genetic mapping into tradition breeding traditions. AKC Judge Bill Shelton of Coventry Corgis and co-breeder Dr. Beckie Williams, DVM with special interest…
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22 – You Have a Voice: Pat Laurans – Power of the AKC Delegate Role

Delegates represent your voice to the AKC - Understand the power of the delegates role, and how the delegate body steers the AKC. Creation of Take the Lead and Pet Disaster Relief Trailers.
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