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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245 – Saturday Symposium: Words of Wisdom from Judges Panel | Pure Dog Talk

Saturday Symposium: Words of Wisdom from Judges Panel Judges Stacey Davis, Fred Bassett, Darryl Vice and Doug McFarlane joined our panel at the Southern Oregon Kennel Club shows for a PureDogTalk Saturday Symposium discussion on mentoring the future. Each of the judges shared their history in purebred dogs. From Davis who was born into the…
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244 – CHF Hemangiosarcoma Initiative and Matching Funds | Pure Dog Talk

Hemangiosarcoma Strikes Quickly and With No Warning Canine Health Foundation (CHF) CEO Dr. Diane Brown talks with me about the most current research into hemangiosarcoma. CHF is funding a major initiative dedicated to moving the needle on this deadly disease. Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive, silent killer, Brown said. This particular cancer is specific to dogs and…
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243 – Jet Setting Dogs: Advice for International Import/Export | Pure Dog Talk

Import/export tips and tools for success Marlene Weiss is a “pet escort” who flies with dogs internationally, for a fee, to ensure the dogs’ safe transport. This is a listener requested topic on the question of import/export recommendations. Weiss said one of the most important points is to start the import/export process as early as…
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242 – Veterinary Voice: K9 Flu and Puppy Vaccination Protocols | Pure Dog Talk

K9 Flu Is Serious Risk Because Dogs Have No Natural Immunity Dr. Marty Greer takes us through the outbreaks of Canine Influenza (K9 Flu) in the United States. She also offers recommended vaccination protocols for adults and puppies. Outbreaks of two different strains of Canine Influenza have left U.S. dog owners struggling with if and…
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241 – Southern Handlers Charity League Taking Care of Our Sport | Pure Dog Talk

Southern Handlers Charity League: It’s All in the Family Jill Bell, former professional handler, now working as a superintendent with Onofrio, joins me to talk about the good work of the Southern Handlers Charity League. Created in 2001 by a group of handlers in response to a death in the dog show family, Southern Handlers…
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240 – Human-animal bond will *literally* save your life | Pure Dog Talk

Human-animal bond will save your life The human-animal bond developed over the course of 30,000 years in which people and dogs co-evolved, according to Steve Feldman, executive director of HABRI. The Pet Effect Campaign, led by HABRI-founder Zoetis, is a multi-pronged campaign aimed to introduce pet owners to the health benefits of the human-animal bond, and to…
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239 – New School Programs Provide Kids with Facts and Fun | Pure Dog Talk

Public Education school programs reach out to the future Ashley Jacot, recently promoted to Director of Education at the American Kennel Club, joins me to talk about the exciting school programs that AKC has developed in the last year. Jacot, a former school teacher, was hired in 2017 to lead the development of new programs…
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238 — The friendships and journeys of a successful owner-handler | Pure Dog Talk

Sealyham Terrier owner-handler at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Olga Forlicz and Leslie Jaseph, Sealyham Terriers breeders, share stories about the international friendships and journeys of a successful breeder owner-handler. Details matter Jaseph shares her experience showing in the hyper competitive East Coast terrier groups, many of which are dominated by top professional handlers. “You…
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237 — DNA Genetic Testing Prevents Bottlenecks, Promotes Diversity | Pure Dog Talk

DNA testing can provide useful information for all breeders Testing our dogs’ DNA provides details on everything from ancestry in mixed breeds to disease mutations and genetic diversity in purebred dogs. Dr. Angela Hughes, Veterinary Genetics Research Manager at Wisdom Health, talks about the different types of DNA genetic testing. “A breed is a specific…
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