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431 – Dalmatians: the “Brilliant, Spotted, Energized” Dogs of Croatia

Dalmatians: the “Brilliant, Spotted, Energized” Dogs of Croatia Dalmatians are our Love the Breeds topic today with enthusiasts Meg Callea, Molly Spengler and Stephanie Podejko joining host Laura Reeves for a timely conversation ahead of the release of the “101 Dalmatians” remake. History “Dalmatians have kind of … a mixed historical background,” Callea noted. “There…

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430 — Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned from My Dog

Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned from My Dog Kelly Lyn Marquis, professional dog handler and life coach, joins host Laura Reeves for an uplifting, insightful and powerful conversation about our messaging to ourselves and how everything we need to know about life, we can learn from our dogs. “This is a…

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429 – Tough Talk on Big Questions

Tough Talk on Big Questions: How To’s from Judges and AKC Rep This is part two of our panel discussion on the “Road to Center Stage” featuring audience Q&A with AKC judges Brian Meyer and Sylvie McGee, and AKC Rep Bryan Martin. How to approach judges with questions Bryan Martin: “If you’re not proactive by…

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428 — The Versatile, Velcro Vizsla: Hunting Dog of the Magyar

The Versatile, Velcro Vizsla: Hunting Dog of the Magyar Vizsla enthusiasts Kathy Rust, Ashley Uffman and Vizsla Club of America President Melissa Lembke join host Laura Reeves for a conversation about this medium sized, short coated versatile hunting dog. From the Vizsla Club of America website: “The Hungarian or Magyar Vizsla … is mentioned in…

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427 – The Road to Center Stage

Road to Center Stage: Panel Discussion on the Process to Become a Judge Throwback to a Friday Night Forum when we could all go to dog shows. Bryan Martin reviews the judging application process that was put in place most recently. Martin gives a thorough overview of the various systems that preceded the current updates.…

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426 – Love is in the Air: Genetic Testing Offers “MatchMaking”

Love is in the Air: Genetic Testing Offers “MatchMaking” Adam Boyko, chief science officer at Embark, joins host Laura Reeves for a science geek out session. “There’s really three important reasons to do genetic testing,” Boyko said. “The first is the health component that you get from genetic testing. In almost every purebred breed there…

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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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free stack perfection

66 – Free Stack Perfection: Dog Show Basics Expanded with Laura Reeves

Nailing the free stack in the dog show conformation ring makes your dog stand out from the rest. Laura Reeves gives your advanced practice tips to nail it every time.

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Purina Farms Event Center

65 – Purina Farms Event Center: Canine Competition Destination with Kaite Flamm

Purina Farms Event Center was years in the making to be the all-inclusive canine competition destination. It is THE Best-in-Class facility designed by dog people for dog people.

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bloodhound mantrailing

64 – Bloodhound Mantrailing and Canine Health Foundation Tick Program with Susan Hamil

Bloodhound Mantrailing, Canine Health Foundation Tick Program and more with Susan Hamil Bloodhound Mantrailing vs. AKC Tracking Bloodhound Mantrailing is a Bloodhound Club breed specific performance trial that differs from AKC Tracking.  AKC Tracking...

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