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

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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

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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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305 — Anne Katona on judging, retirement, owner handlers | Pure Dog Talk

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Anne Katona on judging, retirement, owner handlers Long time judge Anne Katona shares her insights about judging, announces her planned retirement in January 2021 and offers encouragement for owner handlers. Famous for her greetings in the ring, where she reminds every exhibitor that “wiggles are allowed,” the perennially cheerful Katona noted that she’s “never known…

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304 – Bulldogs, professionals and imprinting type with Jay Serion | Pure Dog Talk

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Bulldogs, professionals and imprinting type with Jay Serion Specialist Jay Serion talks about bulldogs, having pride as a handler, starting in the trenches and establishing a vision of type from understanding the standard. “At my first dog show, my dog was third out of three,” Serion said. “I came out of the ring thinking, ‘we…

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303 – Canine dentistry: What you need to know about oral health | Pure Dog Talk

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Canine dentistry: What you need to know about oral health By listener request, here’s everything you need to know about oral health with Veterinary Dental Specialist, Dr. Jeff Schreiber. “Periodontal disease is very painful for the dog,” Schreiber said, but “Our pets are stoic. They don’t show pain very well.” Schreiber emphasizes that the best…

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302 – Vet Voice: Pre-breeding Protocols, Folic Acid and More | Pure Dog Talk

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Pre-breeding Protocols, Folic Acid, Cleft Palate and More Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD, joins us for an important conversation about pre-breeding protocols. Greer provides insight on what to do (hint: folic acid!) and what not to do to help ensure a healthy litter. Bitches who are to be bred should be started on a protocol…

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21 – Norma Smith: Footsteps of George Alston

Protege of the renowned George Alston, Norma Smith helps owner handlers to achieve competitive skills through her seminars and ringside mentoring.
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20 – Bomb Proof Your Puppy: Dr. Gayle Watkins #4

How to socialize and prepare your puppy during the critical sensitive period up to 16 weeks of age. Understand the difference between Startle and Fear, what age they occur, how to train Following, and create great temperaments for life.
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19 – AKC Judge Suzanne Dillin: Speaks the Hard Truth

  Mrs. Suzanne Dillin AKC Judge, Vintage Breeder of Pugs and English Cockers, and Animal Artist, speaks the hard truth, straight to the point on a variety of subjects. Standards, mentors, clubs, breeders, linebreeding, stories of favorite dogs that epitomize the love of this sport… and more in this captivating interview. Recorded at AKC Nationals…
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18 – Jr Handler to Pro: 10 Tips to Beat the Odds

Junior Showmanship is the training grounds for future professional handlers and judges. Laura Reeves, PHA, and second generation handler, reveals 10 tips to consider when making the jump from junior to pro.
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17 – Dr. Gayle Watkins: Transition Period in Puppies – Part 3

Dr Gayle Watkins has been breeding and showing multipurpose golden retrievers for 38 years under the kennel name Gaylan’s. Driven by a passion for science, she has taken her background as both a researcher and teacher, and applied it to breed and raise healthy, stable dogs. With the help of hundreds of wonderful Gaylan’s owners,…
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16 – Bill Shelton: How to Create a Family of Dogs

AKC Judge Bill Shelton - Coventry Corgis - Master Breeders and Renowned Kennels build on successive generations to create a Family of Dogs. Curators and preservationists, Championship Breeders use 21st Century toolboxes to preserve health, purpose and type.
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15 – Become a Master Handler – the 4 Levels of Handling

The Four Levels to Become a Master Handler - Each level is a unique step to success, each with unique problems, goals, focus, and achievements. Listen as Laura coaches four handlers - beginner, experienced, competitive and master - through planning to succeed at their level.
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14 – Dr. Gayle Watkins #2 – Breeder’s Guide to Neonatal Puppies

Dr. Gayle Watkins continues with the neonatal period of puppies - the first two weeks. Mothering, improving stress management as adults, Early Neurological Stimulation, Early Scent Introduction, Avoidance of Hip Dysplasia with proper whelping box traction.
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13 – Legendary AKC Judge Virgina (Ginny) Lyne

AKC Judge Virginia Lyne Takes Us to School! Miss Lyne, with almost 50 years of judging, speaks directly to judges and exhibitors on fascination with dogs, critiques, hands on training, judges study groups, breed comparisons and joy.
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