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459 – Eurasiers: “Floofy,” quiet, mellow companions

Eurasiers: “Floofy,” quiet, mellow companions Pure Dog Talk listener Marissa Armstrong shares her passion for Eurasiers with host Laura Reeves. Developed in the 1960s in Germany, the Eurasier is a Spitz type breed with a double coat, a calm demeanor and a tendency to not bark. They are recognized in Canada, FCI and in the…

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458 — Dog Breeding: Back to Basics with Dr. Marty Greer

Dog Breeding: Back to Basics with Dr. Marty Greer Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for a review of breeding basics for our bitches. How old? How often? How many Csections? What about an oops? We start with these basic questions and detour into deep dives on critical micronutrients, breed specific cysts, what dog…

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457 – Breaking the Sounds of Silence

Breaking the Sounds of Silence Every single breeder I know has said at one point or another they want to “change the conversation.” To blunt the sledgehammer of the Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare message with John Q Public. To stand up for our legal rights. To champion the brutal hard work … the literal…

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456 – Rhonda Cassidy: For the Love of Dogs

Rhonda Cassidy: For the Love of Dogs Dog show photographer Rhonda Cassidy tells the story of the intersection between her lifelong passions for dogs and art. Starting with a newbie’s understanding of dog shows but a lifetime love of dogs and art, Cassidy’s humble beginning and dedication shine through her art in her forthcoming book,…

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455 – I’ll Be Home For Christmas and the Ghost of Christmas Past

I’ll Be Home For Christmas and the Ghost of Christmas Past For decades, coming home was the very best feeling. Long grueling days on the road gave way to hibernation on the deck …. Until the next time. 2020 has turned hibernation on the deck, home, our safe space – into a form of torture…

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454 – Danish Swedish Farmdogs – Friendly, Low Maintenance, Sturdy

Danish Swedish Farmdogs – Friendly, Low Maintenance, Sturdy Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the FSS breed with which she’s fallen in love. Danish Swedish Farmdogs date to the 1700s but were saved from extinction by the joint effort of the Danish and the Swedish Kennel Clubs in 1987. History Greer…

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441 – Veterinary Voice: Infertility in the Stud Dog

Veterinary Voice: Infertility in the Stud Dog November is all about boy dogs! Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about the causes of infertility in the stud dog. From poor...

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440 – Successfully Collecting, Shipping and Freezing “Swimmers”

Successfully Collecting, Shipping and Freezing “Swimmers” Shannon and Sydney Stone from ICSB NorCal join host Laura Reeves for a detailed and educational conversation about collecting, shipping and freezing a stud dog’s semen, aka “swimmers.”...

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439 — Throwbacks: Competition vs Collaboration; Safety and Grace

Throwbacks: Competition vs Collaboration, Safety and Grace Laura throws back to 2017 As the Wheels Turn columns touching on big topics to celebrate the final day of Back to School month. You Win. I...

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438 – Richard Reynolds – Rat Hunter of Manhattan

Richard Reynolds – Rat Hunter of Manhattan Richard Reynolds joins me for part two of our conversation. This time we’re talking rat hunting with Terriers in New York City. Listen to part one here....

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437 – Richard Reynolds on Foxhounds and Favors

Richard Reynolds on Foxhounds and Favors Richard Reynolds is joining us today. This is the first part of a two-part episode. We’re going to talk about rat hunting and foxhounds and all kinds of...

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436 – 10 Tips to Ease Your Journey in the Dog Show World

Laura on Etiquette – 10 Tips to Ease Your Journey in the Dog Show World Alright crew, we’re here in October, Back to School Month at Pure Dog Talk, and we’re going to touch...

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435 – Hot Topic: Are we “protecting our breeds into extinction”?

Hot Topic: Are we “protecting our breeds into extinction”? Join host Laura Reeves and Amanda Kelly of Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers for a conversation on the hot topic of “protecting our breeds into extinction”...

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434 – Bill McFadden on Dog Shows During Covid: Safety First

Bill McFadden on Dog Shows During COVID: Safety First and Other Observations Professional handler Bill McFadden has attended shows across the country in the four months since the “Learning Cluster” in Oklahoma. A two-time...

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433 — Five Tips for Staying Motivated During Uncertainty

Five Tips for Staying Motivated During Uncertainty The global Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a plethora of change. Staying motivated to train, groom and condition our dogs has been a challenge. Event cancellations,...

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