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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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402 – Insight on the Genetics of Hairlessness in Dogs

Insight on the Genetics of Hairlessness in Dogs Adam Boyko, Chief science officer and co-founder of Embark, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the Fox I3 gene, that causes hairlessness in many dog breeds. “So it’s a gene that’s gonna be involved in what we would call ecto dermal differentiation,” Boyko said. “So it’s…

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401 – How to Train 15 Tricks for a Virtual Trick Dog Title

How to Train 15 Tricks for a Virtual Trick Dog Novice Title Kristin Sandstede, of Big Moose Dog Training, is back to give us a tutorial on training tricks for our dogs. Since the explosion of interest in AKC’s Virtual Trick Dog Novice title during the hiatus of dog events, people everywhere are training, or…

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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...

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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...

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27 – Ringcraft: How to Read the Judge’s Mind

Yes, you can read the dog show judges mind! Laura Reeves lets you in on the secrets of ringcraft – master level skills of understanding the judges hands, gestures, and procedures. More on proofing...

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26 – Winners of Westminster Dog Show: Bill McFadden, Valerie Nunes Atkinson, Andy Linton

Winners of Westminster: Dreams do come true and how to get there. Past winners Bill McFadden, Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, and Andy Linton talk about their experience in the Westminster Dog Show spotlight, their moment on...

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25 – Patricia Trotter: Legendary Breeder, Author, and AKC Judge – Vin-Melca’s Norwegian Elkhounds

Patricia Trotter is a true legend in the sport of dogs. Breeder of the legendary line of Vin-Melca Norwegian Elkhounds, Author of “Born to Win, Breed to Succeed”, AKC All-Breed Judge and successful Owner-Handler...

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24 – Number 1 What?: Right Dog, Right Timing, Wrong Plan

Do you have the right dog, at the right time, competing with the right plan? Good or great breed type, handling skills or professional handler, all breed or number one in breed competitions and...

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23 – Our Breeds are Endangered: Preservation Breeding-Bill Shelton

Purebred Dogs Headed for Extinction? The need for Preservation Breeding has never been greater.  Not only has science revealed genetic traits and health testing, but the need for learning how to integrate genetic mapping...

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22 – You Have a Voice: Pat Laurans – Power of the AKC Delegate Role

Delegates represent your voice to the AKC – Understand the power of the delegates role, and how the delegate body steers the AKC. Creation of Take the Lead and Pet Disaster Relief Trailers.

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21 – Norma Smith: Footsteps of George Alston

Protege of the renowned George Alston, Norma Smith helps owner handlers to achieve competitive skills through her seminars and ringside mentoring.

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