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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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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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