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398 – Getting Under the Skin: Demodex and other Mites

Getting Under the Skin: Demodex and other Mites Dr. Marty Greer talks about Demodex, demodectic mange and other skin mites that can cause problems in dogs. “We can start with the history of Demodex, which used to be very serious. When a dog was diagnosed with Demodex back in the day, it was sometimes a…

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397 — Planning Your “Family” of Dogs: Style and Health

Planning Your “Family” of Dogs: Style and Health Our topic is breeding. With an emphasis on planning your family of dogs. The question: is consistency of style more important than consistency of health and/or quality? How do you get to your desired goals? Today’s guests are Amanda Kelly, Wendy Paquette and Chris Heartz. This is…

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396 – “Doggedly” Pursuing Preservation of Purebred Dogs

“Doggedly” Pursuing Preservation of Purebred Dogs Host Laura Reeves and Denise Flaim, author of “Doggedly: Musings on the Breeding, Judging and Preservation of Purebred Dogs,” cover a lot of ground in their own musings on these topics. What do respect, breed standards, judging, cooking, jazz music, period furniture and museums have in common? Listen in…

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395 – Is Your Dog an Introvert or an Extrovert?

Is Your Dog an Introvert or an Extrovert? Kristin Sandstede from Big Moose Dog Training joins host Laura Reeves to talk about setting dogs up for success and having a plan before your guests arrive for summer gatherings. Recorded before the lockdowns began, this episode also provides valuable insight for introducing new dogs to new…

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394 — Chongqing Dogs: Saving a Primitive Breed from Extinction

Chongqing Dogs: Saving a Primitive Breed from Extinction Chongqing Dog enthusiast Brandi Miller is working to save this ancient and primitive breed from extinction. Dating back an estimated 2,000 years, and believed to be a progenitor of the Chow Chow and Shar Pei breeds, the Chongqing Dogs hail the from eponymous province in China, Miller…

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393 – Gayle Watkins on Educating Breeders AND Buyers

Gayle Watkins on Educating Breeders AND Buyers Dr. Gayle Watkins of Avidog and host Laura Reeves talk about the importance of educating both breeders and puppy buyers. “We have to take step back,” Watkins said, “and realize how complicated our world is and how UNobvious it is, to even smart people that aren’t engaged with…

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Gail Miller Bisher

112 – A New Perspective on Westminster Kennel Club: Gail Miller Bisher – Director of Communications

A new public perspective and perhaps public outreach opportunity is offered by Gail Miller Bisher, the Director of Communications for Westminster Kennel Club, in this episode of Pure Dog Talk.
Winning Westminster Dog...

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Gretchen Schultz

111- Gretchen Schultz: The “Queen of Slobber” – PHA Hall of Fame Inductee

Gretchen Schultz grew up with 50 German Shorthaired Pointers, but started her junior showmanship career with an English Cocker Spaniel, because the German Shorthairs were too big for her. She credits her mother with...

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Cherrie Spring How To Talk to The Animals

110 – Cherrie Spring: How To Talk To the Animals – English Springer Spaniels and Animal Communicator

Cherrie Spring – From English Springer Spaniels to Talking with the Animals. Handing her English Springer Spaniel to professional handler Gary Zayac at the National, vaulted Cherrie Spring into the world of dog shows....

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social media sportsmanship

109 – Social Media Sportsmanship: Dog Show Forum and The Dog Judges Report Card with Jacqueline Zwirn

Jacqueline Zwirn, administrator of Dog Show Forum and The Dog Show Judge’s Report Card, is 3rd generation dog shows… literally “whelped” into dogs. A successful junior handler of her mom’s Great Danes, Jacqueline continues...

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Bill Ellis Junior Showmanship

108 – Bill Ellis and Junior Showmanship: How Junior Showmanship Prepares You For Life Outside the Ring

Bill Ellis and Junior Showmanship: How Junior Showmanship Prepares You For Life Outside the Ring. Bill Ellis, once a former junior showmanship competitor, is currently Communications Coordinator for the American Kennel Club he talks...

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bathe dry dog

107 – How To Properly Bathe and Dry Your Dog with Laura Reeves

How to Properly Bath and Dry Your Dog with Laura Reeves gives tips and correct methods to prepare and maintain your dog’s coat.

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Sheila Goffe AKC

106 – Sheila Goffe – AKC Vice President Government Relations: How to Impact

Sheila Goffe, Vice President AKC Government Relations, provides us with specific, actionable projects to impact the world around us.

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kennel clubs

105 – Where have All The Kennel Clubs Gone…

Have we lost the purpose of kennel clubs? Are kennel clubs just for “putting on shows”? Should kennel clubs be or regain their position as a local service and educational organization?

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naia patti strand

104 – NAIA: Patti Strand Asks “What is YOUR Elevator Speech” for Purebred Dogs

NAIA President Patti Strand shares elevator speech strategies for talking with the public and gives PureDogTalk listeners the inside track on breaking news about upcoming legislation.

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