315 — Dr. Adam King on Eye Emergencies in Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

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Dr. Adam King on Eye Emergencies in Dogs Dr. Adam King, DVM, is a veterinary ophthalmologist and a Havanese breeder of merit. He talks with host Laura Reeves about the various eye emergencies that can develop with our dogs. Corneal Ulcer Any corneal ulcer should heal in three days, King said. All dog owners, but…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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297 – Standards: Reading, Interpreting and Understanding the Blueprint | Pure Dog Talk

Standards: Reading, Interpreting and Understanding the Blueprint Nannette Newbury, judges education coordinator for United States Australian Shepherd Association, breaks down breed standards. Newbury’s presentation will help you understand: What are the parts of the standard, what’s a good and bad breed standard, what’s open to interpretation and what isn’t. Breeders use the standard one way,…

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296 – Pat Trotter, Dorothy Macdonald and Kim Meredith Speak at Forum | Pure Dog Talk

Pat Trotter, Dorothy Macdonald and Kim Meredith Speak at Forum Today’s episode is part one of a Pure Dog Talk Friday Night Forum at Del Monte Kennel Club in 2017. The panel features Pat Trotter, Dorothy Macdonald and Kim Meredith addressing the topic of the “Judge-Exhibitor Relationship.” Learn about the background and priorities of these…

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295 — Dogs Just Want to Have Fun: Increasing Focus in Performance | Pure Dog Talk

Dogs Just Want to Have Fun: Increasing Focus in Performance Dogs Dr. Paige Pierce, veterinary behaviorist, speaks to the topic of increasing focus in overly social dogs during performance events. This presentation was sponsored by the Clumber Spaniel Health Foundation at the 2018 Clumber Spaniel Club of America National Specialty. Owners and exhibitors of the…

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294 – Veterinary Voice: Brachycephalic Breeds’ Health and Legislation | Pure Dog Talk

Veterinary Voice: Brachycephalic Breeds’ Health and Legislation Dr. Marty Greer visits with host Laura Reeves about the health and recent international legislation impacting Brachycephalic breeds. Pugs In Holland Recently the Dutch Pug Club announced, with immediate effect, that the breeding of any pug with a nose less than a third of the length of the…

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293 – Coloring the Future: Artist Creates Purebred Dog Designs | Pure Dog Talk

Coloring the Future: Artist Creates Purebred Dog Designs Sandy Mesmer is an artist, Silky Terrier breeder and purebred dog enthusiast who has designed and published the first of a planned series of coloring books for each group. “Color Me Canine: a Coloring Book for Dog Lovers of All Ages!” is Mesmer’s debut book in the…

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292 — Jeff Heim: “Dog Shows Are Not Dying” and Other Punditry | Pure Dog Talk

Jeff Heim: “Dog Shows Are Not Dying” and Other Punditry Professional handler, Jeff Heim, reflects on 50 years of learning, from cattle judging in FFA to observing handlers and judges at dog shows. As someone who is always willing to help, talk to a stranger or answer a question, Heim observed there is a fine…

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291 – Shetland Sheepdog – Smart, Versatile, Adaptable | Pure Dog Talk

Shetland Sheepdog – Smart, Versatile, Adaptable Host Laura Reeves visited the American Shetland Sheepdog Association National specialty for a multi-generational roundtable discussion of Shelties — what makes them good companions, fancy show dogs and fierce competitors in performance events. The roundtable participants captured the breed beautifully. Shelties are “fancy for their size,” “athletic and eager…

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

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

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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