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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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Bo Bengston

76 – Bo Bengtson and Paul Lepiane: History and Future of Dog Show Competition

Bo Bengtson and Paul Lepiane: The History and the Future of Dog Show Competition Paul and Bo, whippet breeders and publishers of several magazines, share their thoughts on breed drift and the past, present...

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Edd Bivin

75 – Edd Bivin: Take the Lead and AKC Judge

Edd Bivin: Dedicated to the Sport of Dogs From Pomeranians to prestigious judge at Westminster and National Events, Mr. Bivin contributes to the sport through the Take the Lead Foundation.  Listen to episode 75...

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74 – Eugene Blake: International Judge and Best Dressed Gentleman

Eugene Blake – International Judge Eugene Blake is always dapper in appearance, impeccable in style, and a smile full of life and joy.  He is a lovely judge to show under, a man of...

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dog grooming roberta lombardi

73 – Dog Grooming: Back to Basics for Better Coats

Grooming Back to Basics for Better Coats Grooming is as important a part of successful conformation presentation as handling. It doesn’t matter how gifted you are, you can’t make a silk purse out of...

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Steve Gladstone

72 – Steve Gladstone: AKC Board of Directors and Cardigan Welsh Corgis

Steve Gladstone – AKC Board of Directors and Cardigan Welsh Corgis AKC Judges Biography Steven D. Gladstone, of Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, sits on the AKC Board of Directors. He has bred and shown Cardigan...

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top dog laura king

71 – Top Dog Dreaming: Professional Handler Laura King on the Road to #1 All-Breed

Dreaming of Top Dog #1 All-Breed? Professional Handler Laura King tells the fun and frustration, rewards and regrets, on the competitive road to be #1.

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Movement improvement

70 – Movement Improvement: Expanding Dog Show Basics with Laura Reeves

Movement Improvement with Laura Reeves Most important is to move properly for your breed.  Don’t follow the crowd. Basic Movement of the Dog – Episode 3 To refresh on the basics of moving your...

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Dog Savvy Lawyer

69 – Dog Savvy Lawyer: Jen Amundsen – Puppy Contracts, Estate Planning and Pet Trusts

Jen Amundsen is the Dog Savvy Lawyer and shows Clumber Spaniels. In this episode Jen covers puppy contracts, importance of pet trusts and estate planning.

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african basenji project

67 – African Basenji Project with Damara Bolte: Legendary Basenji Mentor

African Basenji Project and Damara Bolte journeyed to Africa to bring Basenji’s back to strengthen the gene pool against Fanconi Syndrome and hemolytic anemia.

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