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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264 — Carlos Puig: All About Dachshunds and Getting in a Dog’s Head | Pure Dog Talk

Carlos Puig: All About Dachshunds and Getting in a Dog’s Head Anyone who watched the joy with which the Longhaired Dachshund, Burns, showed at Westminster Kennel Club last week, or loves Dachshunds in general, will appreciate this talk with handler Carlos Puig. A Dachshund fancier, breeder and handler for 45 years, Puig brings out the…
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263 – Flying the Not so Friendly Skies with Dogs PLUS Woof by WoofWest | Pure Dog Talk

Flying the Not so Friendly Skies with Dogs PLUS Woof by WoofWest Sheila Goffe, AKC Vice President of Government Relations, shares what she’s learned from the airlines about flying with dogs, what her team is doing to help the purebred dog fancy and what we can do to help. March 1 is the date Delta…
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262 — Will Alexander on Grooming, Handling and Heroes | Pure Dog Talk

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

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

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

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

“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

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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257 – The Ancient Breed Believed to Predate all European Hunting Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

The Ancient Breed Believed to Predate all European Hunting Dogs Dating back 2500 years, the Bracco Italiano is one of the world’s oldest hunting dogs. Host Laura Reeves is joined by Bracco Italiano Club of America member Marilyn Vinson to learn more. Braccos are frequently compared to the Spinone Italiano, but Vinson said the similarities…
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