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459 – Eurasiers: “Floofy,” quiet, mellow companions

Eurasiers: “Floofy,” quiet, mellow companions Pure Dog Talk listener Marissa Armstrong shares her passion for Eurasiers with host Laura Reeves. Developed in the 1960s in Germany, the Eurasier is a Spitz type breed with a double coat, a calm demeanor and a tendency to not bark. They are recognized in Canada, FCI and in the…

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458 — Dog Breeding: Back to Basics with Dr. Marty Greer

Dog Breeding: Back to Basics with Dr. Marty Greer Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for a review of breeding basics for our bitches. How old? How often? How many Csections? What about an oops? We start with these basic questions and detour into deep dives on critical micronutrients, breed specific cysts, what dog…

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457 – Breaking the Sounds of Silence

Breaking the Sounds of Silence Every single breeder I know has said at one point or another they want to “change the conversation.” To blunt the sledgehammer of the Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare message with John Q Public. To stand up for our legal rights. To champion the brutal hard work … the literal…

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456 – Rhonda Cassidy: For the Love of Dogs

Rhonda Cassidy: For the Love of Dogs Dog show photographer Rhonda Cassidy tells the story of the intersection between her lifelong passions for dogs and art. Starting with a newbie’s understanding of dog shows but a lifetime love of dogs and art, Cassidy’s humble beginning and dedication shine through her art in her forthcoming book,…

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455 – I’ll Be Home For Christmas and the Ghost of Christmas Past

I’ll Be Home For Christmas and the Ghost of Christmas Past For decades, coming home was the very best feeling. Long grueling days on the road gave way to hibernation on the deck …. Until the next time. 2020 has turned hibernation on the deck, home, our safe space – into a form of torture…

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454 – Danish Swedish Farmdogs – Friendly, Low Maintenance, Sturdy

Danish Swedish Farmdogs – Friendly, Low Maintenance, Sturdy Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves to talk about the FSS breed with which she’s fallen in love. Danish Swedish Farmdogs date to the 1700s but were saved from extinction by the joint effort of the Danish and the Swedish Kennel Clubs in 1987. History Greer…

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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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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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