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408 – Janina Laurin Reflects on a Lifetime in Dogs, the Belgian Breeds

Janina Laurin Reflects on a Lifetime in Dogs and the Belgian Breeds Second-generation Belgian Tervuren breeder and judge, Janina Laurin, joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about the four Belgian herding breeds, including the newly recognized Belgian Laekenois. Between the four breeds, the basic differences are coat and color, Laurin said, “But the basic…

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407 – Canine Action Photography Tips, Tools and Rules

Canine Action Photography Tips, Tools and Rules Action photographer Bret Cody joins host Laura Reeves to talk great photos and how to capture them yourself. Bret’s Action Photography rules: Rule #1: Get down to eye level (it’s painful, but it’s worth it.) Rule #2: Pay attention to your background. Attempt to pick a complimentary color.…

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406 – Veterinary Voice: Scary weird stuff that happens to girl dogs

Veterinary Voice: Scary weird stuff that happens to girl dogs Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about some of the scary, unusual medical emergencies and conditions which can affect our breeding bitches. On our list are prolapsed uterus, vaginal hyperplasia, inguinal hernia with the uterus in it, torsioned uterine horn, ovarian…

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405 – Black at the Dog Show. What you see and what it is.

Black at the Dog Show. What you see and what it is. “We can be opponents and not be enemies” Professional handler Randy Benns joins host Laura Reeves for a frank and open discussion about race, dog shows, the past and the future. Benns started in dogs working for the world-renowned Miss Dorothy Nickles. Asked…

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404 – The Athletic, Wicked Smart, Primitive Xoloitzcuintli

The Athletic, Wicked Smart, Primitive Xoloitzcuintli Host Laura Reeves visits with passionate fanciers Barbara Griffin and Giovanna Suedan, a self-proclaimed “xolo-aholic,” about the Xoloitzcuintli. According to the Xoloitzcuintli Club of America, this is “one of the world’s oldest and rarest breeds, with statues identical to the hairless variety dating back over 3,000 years. These clay…

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403 – Virtual Reality: Step by Step to a Rally Title for Your Dog

Virtual Reality: Step by Step to a Rally Title for Your Dog Trainer Gabi Vannini from What A Great Dog! walks us through the process to earn a virtual rally title for your dog. Below is a short excerpt from our conversation. Listen in to the podcast for excellent training tips, rally performance do’s and…

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40 – Breed the Best, Love the Rest: Doug and Michaelanne Johnson on Old English Sheepdogs and Bouviers

A Family Affair: How to Balance Family and Breeding Recorded LIVE at Westminster Dog Show. Doug and Michaelanne Johnson of Old English Sheepdog and Bouvier des Flandres fame raised 5 children while handling show...

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39 – Jody’s Juniors: Teaching our next generation of Dog Show Handlers

Jody Davidson – Jody’s Juniors Once upon a time a Junior Handler herself, Jody Davidson is a professional dog trainer, member of Assoc of Professional Dog Trainers and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.  Located in...

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38 – Throw a Party with a Premium List: Betty-Anne Stenmark’s Guide for Dog Show Chairs and Clubs

A Dog Show Should Be Fun Listen to Episode #38 of Pure Dog Talk as Betty-Anne Stenmark shares lessons learned of how to throw a party with a premium list; a dog show that...

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37 – Foundation Stock Service: The Pumi and Rare Breeds Journey to AKC Recognition

From Foundation Stock Service, to Miscellaneous to AKC Recognition, Chris and Tom Levy brought the Hungarian Pumi, a herding dog, to full AKC Recognition.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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