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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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first aid for dogs

94 – First Aid for Dogs – Are you Ready for Field and Show Emergencies: Dr. Cynthia Heiller, DVM – Part 1

First Aid for Dogs – Are you Ready for Field and Show Emergencies: Dr. Cynthia Heiller, DVM – Part 1 First Aid for your dogs… Are you ready? Dr Cindy Heiller, DVM is an...

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Versatile Companion Champion Dog

93 – Versatile Companion Champion Dog – What It Took To Be The First with Andrea Ford

Andrea (Kyllarova) Ford, newly immigrated from the Czech Republic, acquired a backyard bred Golden Retriever in 2000 as a companion. From those humble beginnings grew the very first AKC Versatile Companion Champion Dog team....

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Tracking with Wally O'Brien

92 – Tracking: Testing Your Dog’s Ability to Scent with AKC Judge Wally O’Brien

Tracking: Testing Your dogs ability to scent is for just about any breed – even an Italian Greyhound and Yorkshire Terrier.

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Leading Edge Allison Foley

91 – Dog Show Grooming, Poodle University, Online Handling and Allison Foley

Allison Foley has started Leading Edge Dog Show Academy to mentor exhibitors online for dog show grooming, junior handling, and handling for adults.

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AKC Government Relations

90 – AKC Government Relations is Fighting for You! – Phil Guidry, J.D.

Junior Handler, Cocker Breeder to help lead the fight as attorney at AKC Government Relations, Phil Guidry’s heart and soul is committed to the preservation of our breeds.

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Italian Greyhounds

89 – Italian Greyhounds and Lilian Barber: From the Holocaust to La Scala Italian Greyhounds

Italian Greyhounds Lilian Barber is a breeder and AKC judge. Lilian escaped the Nazi’s as a child and fled to the US. Author of the “bible” on Italian Greyhounds.

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Laura Reeves

88 – Wire Coated Breeds and How to Work With Them

Wire Coated Breeds require special grooming techniques and tools to keep the coat in top condition and shape that the breed standard requires.

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Dual Champions Melissa Newman

87 – Dual Champions: Melissa Newman – Laverack vs Llewellin

Continuing our conversation on the challenges of creating dual champions, Melissa Newman talks with us about her journey to build a family of dogs that meet this exacting goal. From a childhood spent hunting...

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Dual Champions

86 – Dual Champions: Preservation Breeders Proof of Form and Function – Frank Luksa

One key element of preservation breeding, for many fanciers, is working to maintain the “function” for which the “form” of the breed was originally developed. The English Setter standard, for example, describes a dog...

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