331 – John Buddie part 2: Respect, Reverence and Romance | Pure Dog Talk

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John Buddie part 2: Respect, Reverence and Romance Master Breeder, John Buddie, Tartanside Collies, talks about the three “Rs”: Respect of the individuals who went before, reverence of finding and holding these people in high regard, and the romance of the history and studying the lore of the breed. “If it’s all statistics and numbers…

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330 – Breeding Rules from John Buddie, Tartanside Collies | Pure Dog Talk

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Breeding Rules from John Buddie, Tartanside Collies John Buddie has spent a lifetime with Collies. His Tartanside family of dogs is world famous and widely respected. His Breeding Rules are a distillation of more than 50 years’ experience and success. This is part one of a two part series. Buddie’s original breed mentor gave him…

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 329 – Dogs Saving Cats: Livestock Guardians and Cheetahs | Pure Dog Talk

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Dogs Saving Cats: Livestock Guardians and Cheetahs My very special guest today is Dr. Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. We discuss her work with Cheetahs and “dogs saving cats”… dogs as “emotional support” animals for Cheetahs raised in captivity, as livestock guardians for flocks in Namibia so the farmers don’t kill the Cheetahs…

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328 – Poopy Happens: Puppy Diarrhea Causes and Treatments | Pure Dog Talk

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Poopy Happens: Puppy Diarrhea Causes and Treatments Puppy diarrhea can be serious and dangerous due to dehydration risks, says Dr. Marty Greer, DVM. While “poopy happens” is a pretty common issue in a litter of puppies, some causes are more serious than others. Causes of “bad potty” can range from the benign to the deadly…

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327 – MORE on Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? | Pure Dog Talk

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MORE on Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? Today we have more lively conversation. Pure Dog Talk’s host Laura Reeves moderates part 2 of a Saturday Symposium panel discussion at the Rogue Valley Kennel Club show on the topic of “Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do?” Panelists are Ed Thomason, professional handler and…

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326 – Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? Discussion pt. 1 | Pure Dog Talk

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Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do? Pure Dog Talk’s host Laura Reeves moderates a Saturday Symposium panel discussion at the Rogue Valley Kennel Club show on the topic of “Preserving Our Breeds. What can WE do?” This is part one of the discussion. Part two will post next week. Panelists are Ed Thomason, professional…

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36 – Bird Crazy Dogs? Learn from a Master of Bird Dogs: Ray Calkins, DVM

Bird Dog Mentor: Ray Calkins Mentors Who Last a Lifetime by Laura Reeves Ray and Lynn Calkins, Cascade GWP, were among my very first breed mentors. Back in the mid-‘80s, I acquired my first Wirehair when I was a teenager. She was eventually bred to the Calkins’ first Wirehair, the dog who would be the…

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35 – Dogs to the Rescue: Firefighters, First Responders and Pluis Davern

Listen as Pluis Davern brings her devotion and wonderful spirit to Pure Dog Talk #35.  Part Two of Sussex Spaniels, Spaniel Hunt Tests, and the formation of the Search and Rescue Canine program. Pluis Davern 2011 AKC Breeder of the Year – Sundowner Sussex Spaniel First Sussex Spaniel, Vicar of Lexxfield CD was first Sussex…

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34 – Sussex Spaniels, Hunt Tests, Search and Rescue: Pluis Davern Tells All

When good dog people do good things – Pluis Davern succeeded with Sussex Spaniels, helped create AKC Spaniel Hunt Tests, and then helped to start the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation.

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33 – The Voice of Westminster Goes Hollywood: David Frei and Kennel Club of Beverly Hills

  Was the “Voice of Westminster” Your First Mentor? David Frei was “The Voice of Westminster”. For 27 years, David opened our eyes to the traits, instincts, stories and wonder of purebred dogs.  From David we heard about border collies and herding, Belgian Malinois as police dogs, golden retrievers, fox terriers, bloodhounds, siberian huskies, and…

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32 – Katie Campbell: Why the Public Shows Up at the Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show

Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show Rocks! Katie Campbell is a second-generation dog breeder and has been exhibiting and breeding under her own TAJI prefix since 1991. Though known worldwide for her highly acclaimed Basenjis, she is also a Breeder of Merit in Ibizan Hounds and Poodles. She has also judged across the USA and around…

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31 – Not a Gene Pool…a Gene Puddle: Betty-Anne Stenmark on Dandie Dinmont Terriers

  Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark wrote the book on Dandie Dinmont Terriers…literally.  Under the King’s Mtn. kennel name, a long line of champions have been bred and an endangered breed preserved to this day. We don’t have a gene pool, we have a gene puddle. Dandie Dinmont Terriers are a low-entry breed.  A…

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30 – Hit Me with your Best Shot: Get Winning Win Photos of You and your Dog

Do you know how to get the best shot? What good is a win photo that doesn’t show how spectacular your dog is? Does your dog look great but you look dead? Pro Photographers tell you like it is!

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29 – AKC’s Top Dogs – the Dog Show Superintendents with Becky Sumner of BaRay Event Services

BaRay Event Services, Becky Sumner tells all about who really runs the show, what the dog show superintendents do, how they help the clubs, and AKC licensing. Lots of work and detail goes into putting on a great dog show, and, yes, it is in the details.

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28 – Luc Boileau: Westminster Winner, Master Breeder and AKC Judge

Luc Boileau stories competing against Pat Craige (Trotter) for Best in Show at Westminster in 1990, importance of being a breeder before being a judge, learn learn learn, joy of finding young-to-be-great dogs in the show ring, and generations of multi breed champions from Knolland Farm.

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