332 — Secret to Success with Owner-Handler Matt Palmer | Pure Dog Talk

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Secret to Success with Owner-Handler Matt Palmer The 2019 Secret to Success award goes to owner-handler Matt Palmer winning Best of Breed at Westminster Kennel Club with his first show dog. Host Laura Reeves gets up close and personal with everyone’s newest hero. A Missouri State Public Defender, Palmer discovered Golden Retrievers at the Kennel…

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331 – John Buddie part 2: Respect, Reverence and Romance | Pure Dog Talk

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John Buddie part 2: Respect, Reverence and Romance Master Breeder, John Buddie, Tartanside Collies, talks about the three “Rs”: Respect of the individuals who went before, reverence of finding and holding these people in high regard, and the romance of the history and studying the lore of the breed. “If it’s all statistics and numbers…

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330 – Breeding Rules from John Buddie, Tartanside Collies | Pure Dog Talk

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Breeding Rules from John Buddie, Tartanside Collies John Buddie has spent a lifetime with Collies. His Tartanside family of dogs is world famous and widely respected. His Breeding Rules are a distillation of more than 50 years’ experience and success. This is part one of a two part series. Buddie’s original breed mentor gave him…

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 329 – Dogs Saving Cats: Livestock Guardians and Cheetahs | Pure Dog Talk

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Dogs Saving Cats: Livestock Guardians and Cheetahs My very special guest today is Dr. Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. We discuss her work with Cheetahs and “dogs saving cats”… dogs as “emotional support” animals for Cheetahs raised in captivity, as livestock guardians for flocks in Namibia so the farmers don’t kill the Cheetahs…

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328 – Poopy Happens: Puppy Diarrhea Causes and Treatments | Pure Dog Talk

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Poopy Happens: Puppy Diarrhea Causes and Treatments Puppy diarrhea can be serious and dangerous due to dehydration risks, says Dr. Marty Greer, DVM. While “poopy happens” is a pretty common issue in a litter of puppies, some causes are more serious than others. Causes of “bad potty” can range from the benign to the deadly…

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327 – MORE on Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? | Pure Dog Talk

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MORE on Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? Today we have more lively conversation. Pure Dog Talk’s host Laura Reeves moderates part 2 of a Saturday Symposium panel discussion at the Rogue Valley Kennel Club show on the topic of “Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do?” Panelists are Ed Thomason, professional handler and…

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314 – Dog Shows Through the Eyes of Newbies | Pure Dog Talk

Dog Shows Through the Eyes of Newbies I was honored to visit with four brand “newbies” recently in a panel discussion format. These folks shared truly valuable information about what got them started, what they love and even what they don’t. Huge thanks to listener Dr. Clifton Jamil Kenon Jr whose idea this was. The…

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313 — Falconry: Relationship of Human, Dog, Bird of Prey | Pure Dog Talk

Falconry: Historic Relationship of Human, Dog and Bird of Prey   Steve Layman, raptor expert, shares the fascinating history of falconry and its symbiotic relationship between man, dog and bird of prey. Natural history Layman, a zoologist who has worked with raptors and dogs for nearly 60 years, said that the teamwork between bird, handler…

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312 — Susan Giles on the Lhasa Apso, Grooming and Breeding | Pure Dog Talk

Susan Giles on the Lhasa Apso, Grooming Secrets and Breeding Susan Giles, Lhasa Apso breeder for 45 years, shares her grooming and breeding secrets, as well as the history of this ancient breed. The Lhasa Apso is thought to have been the alert dogs in Tibetan monastaries, where they would bark to alert their larger…

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311 – Rescue Overreach: Prevention Best Recourse | Pure Dog Talk

Rescue Overreach: Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure Dog Savvy Lawyer Jen Amundsen joins host Laura Reeves for a frank and, frankly, frightening conversation about what recourse we have as breeders if one of our dogs lands in a shelter or rescue which refuses to return it to us. What happens when a…

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310 – Vet Voice: Breed Specific Anesthesia Fact and Fiction | Pure Dog Talk

Breed Specific Anesthesia Fact and Fiction Dr. Marty Greer brings us information about breed specific anesthesia myths and realities to provide peace of mind and knowledge. “Everyone has an opinion and an experience,” Greer said. “Anesthesia is controlled death. We have to be respectful and appreciative of the advances in medicine. Your vet wants to…

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309 — Breeding for type, consistency while keeping a low COI | Pure Dog Talk

Breeding for type, consistency while keeping a low COI Victor Stora, Shetland Sheepdog breeder, AKC/CHF Residency Recipient and Veterinary Geneticist at University of Pennsylvania, shares concrete information on breeding for type and consistency of style while keeping a low COI (Coefficient of Inbreeding). Stora observed that many breeders fall in to one of two categories.…

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308 – Bill Shelton, chapter 3: bottlenecks, marketing, adaptability | Pure Dog Talk

Bill Shelton, chapter 3: Genetic bottlenecks, marketing, adaptability Renowned breeder and judge Bill Shelton and host Laura Reeves finish up their wide-ranging conversation on dog breeding and marketing in the 21st century. “How do we move the bar from healthier to typier to sounder? We have to breed,” Shelton said. “We have to be accountable…

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307 – Bill Shelton, part 2: Breeding for Genetic Diversity | Pure Dog Talk

Bill Shelton on Breeding for Genetic Diversity, Breeding Up and More In part two of our series, Bill Shelton, leading advocate for preservation dog breeders, and host Laura Reeves have a spirited conversation about how to improve the health of our breeds while maintaining genetic diversity. “Leading theriogenologists say breeders are suppressing genetic diversity,” Shelton…

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306 – Bill Shelton on Positive Messaging in Purebred Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Bill Shelton on Positive Messaging in Purebred Dogs Bill Shelton imparts his wisdom in part one of a three-part series from a wide-ranging conversation about positive messaging in purebred dogs. People respond to positive messages, Shelton said, which will allow us to change perceptions within the general public. Words like preservation and purpose bred dogs…

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