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Pure Dog Talk is the VOICE of PureBred Dogs. We talk to the legends of the sports and give you tips and tools to create an awesome life with your purebred dog. From dog shows to preservation breeding, from competitive obedience to field work, from agility to therapy dogs and all the fun in between; your passion is our purpose. Pure Dog Talk supports the American Kennel Club, our Parent, Specialty and All-Breed Clubs, Dog Sports, Therapy, Service and Preservation of our Canine Companions.
 
Discover Dogs 2018 takes place at ExCeL London 20-21 October 2018 Discover Dogs began in 1996 and has now become one of the must-sees in the canine calendar. It's a fantastic experience and one that can't be missed by any dog lovers. And now the countdown has begun for this year's show. Discover Dogs, organised by the Kennel Club, is London's leading dog event and this year, our 19th event will be showcasing 200 breeds of pedigree dog for visitors to meet, so if you like dogs you will love D ...
 
Get Fit With Fido encourages dogs and their owners throughout the country to get fit together. To kick-start Get Fit With Fido activity for 2015, we have planned a boot camp style event on Wednesday 21st January from 10am-2pm at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Edmonton, London. Exercising with your own Mr Muttivator costs little or no money at all and you will always have someone's wagging tail and eager eyes to spur you on. As part of the campaign we have a 'Slimmer of the Year Competition ...
 
Puppy Awareness Week: 1 - 7th September 2015 PAW aims to make sure that puppies live healthy, happy lives with suitable owners by spreading the 'be puppy aware' message. Being puppy aware involves making sure you know which dog and breed is right for your lifestyle so that you can care for it for life, and making sure you can separate responsible breeders from puppy farmers. Every year the Kennel Club holds a Puppy Awareness Week (PAW) to spread this message. STOP puppy farming Puppies from ...
 
Petlog, the UK’s largest database for microchipped pets is celebrating 10 years of National Microchipping Month - a campaign that encourages and promotes responsible pet ownership through microchipping as the preferred method of permanent pet identification.?With new legislation coming through for compulsory microchipping of all dogs, Petlog looks at public understanding of the microchip andhow much dog owners know about the legislation.
 
Crufts is one of the largest dog events in the world. No longer purely a dog show, Crufts celebrates every aspect of the role that dogs play in our lives. It has changed in ways that couldn’t possibly have been imagined when the show was set up in Victorian times by the late Charles Cruft. Although it was a very different event in 1891 Charles Cruft was a great showman and would surely have enjoyed the size and scope of the event today, which is an essential date in any dog lover’s calendar. ...
 
This podcast is brought to you on behalf of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Founded in 1995 by the American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation is the largest non-profit funder of exclusively canine research in the world. The foundation works to develop significant resources for basic and applied health programs with emphasis on canine genetics to improve the quality of life for dogs and their owners. The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research and supports canine health scie ...
 
Is your dog the next Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year? Scruffts, sponsored by James Wellbeloved, is the nation’s favourite crossbreed competition and is a great way to enjoy time with your dog and family. A crossbreed is a dog of mixed blood, whose parents are of two different breeds, or a mixture of several breeds. Scruffts was launched back in 2000 at Discover Dogs and is now celebrated with a grand final at Crufts. Scruffts 2014 Winner Wylie, a crossbreed dog rescued from Afghanistan, ha ...
 
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Allison On: Tips from the Top on Drop Coat Grooming Allison Alexander, founder of Leading Edge Dog Show Academy and President of the Canadian Professional Handlers Association, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about grooming drop coated breeds, from maintenance to polish. Allison’s years of experience provide enormous insight into the maintenance on…
 
Autoimmune Disorders: Thyroid Disease [caption id="attachment_8506" align="alignleft" width="199"] Dr. Robin Nelson, DVM and her GWP, Outlaw, CH/VC Scotian Tougher than Leather, JH, UDX.[/caption] Dr. Robin Nelson, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for a deep dive into the impacts of autoimmune mediated thyroiditis, both on individual animals and on bree…
 
Talk ON! Juniors and Canine Partners As part of Pure Dog Talk’s commitment to engaging conversations, modeling appropriate dialogue and encouraging thoughtful discussion, we are bringing you two sides of the currently white-hot topic in the dog world: AKC’s pilot program to allow junior handlers to exhibit Canine Partners in Junior Showmanship clas…
 
Genetic Ancestry – Deep Dive on Genetic Testing Aaron Sams, principal scientist at Embark, joins host Laura Reeves to take us through the algorithms and data sets that create the genetic codes for each purebred dog breed. “Dog population and dog evolutionary history is really complex,” Sams noted. “There's a lot of dogs in the world and most of the…
 
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 bodies are most difficult for…
 
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, For the Love o…
 
Drentsche Patrijshond: Hunting Dog, Property Dog, Family Dog Rare breeds spotlight continues with the “Drent,” short for Drentsche Patrijshond, the all-purpose hunting dog of The Netherlands. Brian and Jenna O’Connor join host Laura Reeves to share their passion for this ancient breed. “(The breed is) about 350, almost 400 years old,” Brian said. “…
 
445 – Stud Dog Shopping with Amanda Kelly Amanda Kelly, Fwaggle Toy Manchester Terriers, joins host Laura Reeves to talk about their favorite thing, shopping! Not for shoes but for stud dogs. Finding the right dog for your specific bitch, your breeding program as a whole and the breed in general, is a process that takes time and effort. “When you'v…
 
How to Prioritize the Males in a Breeding Program Dale Martenson, renowned breeder at Touche Japanese Chin, joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about when, why and how to prioritize male dogs in a breeding program. Everyone knows to keep a bitch. But it can be much more challenging to keep good stud dogs to move a breeding program forward. W…
 
Veterinary Voice: Infertility in the Stud Dog November is all about boy dogs! Dr. Marty Greer joins host Laura Reeves for a conversation about the causes of infertility in the stud dog. From poor collection technique to managing enlarged prostate and more uncommon problems, Greer provides invaluable insight into the causes and potential treatments …
 
Successfully Collecting, Shipping and Storing “Swimmers” Shannon and Sydney Stone from ICSB NorCal join host Laura Reeves for a detailed and educational conversation about collecting, shipping and freezing a stud dog’s semen, aka “swimmers.” Mother and daughter share their vast experience with different extender media, freezing methods and tips and…
 
Throwbacks: Competition vs Collaboration, Safety and Grace Laura throws back to 2017 As the Wheels Turn columns touching on big topics during the final day of Back to School month. You Win. I Lose. Many of us involved with purebred dogs find purpose, excitement and enjoyment in the heat of competition. The adrenaline rush is part of the passion we …
 
Richard Reynolds – Rat Hunter of Manhattan Richard Reynolds joins me for part two of our conversation. This time we’re talking rat hunting with Terriers in New York City. [caption id="attachment_8391" align="alignleft" width="224"] Richard Reynolds with a Jagd Terrier, shown in FSS at Open Shows.[/caption] “Quite fairly there was never a transition…
 
437 – Richard Reynolds on Foxhounds and Favors Mr Richard Reynolds is joining us today. This is the first part of a two-part episode. We're going to talk about rat hunting and foxhounds and all kinds of fabulous historical stuff, because he is a brain trust of all things history in purebred dogs. Reynolds said his involvement in purebred dogs “star…
 
Bill McFadden on Dog Shows During COVID: Safety First and Other Observations Professional handler Bill McFadden has attended shows across the country in the four months since the “Learning Cluster” in Oklahoma. A two-time Westminster Kennel Club BIS winning handler, lifetime participant in the sport and all-around good guy, McFadden’s observations,…
 
Product Review: Summit Joint Performance Brings Fast Results Host Laura Reeves visits with Dorian Farmer and Rhonda Arza talk about Summit Joint Performance. This is a chondroitin product, used for years in Olympic horse circles, but now available for dogs and, hopefully, humans in the near future. “This particular product was actually made to go i…
 
Infertility Issues: Regular, Random and Rare Causes Dr. Marty Greer, DVM joins host Laura Reeves for a wide-ranging conversation on the causes of infertility in our breeding bitches. From split seasons, ovarian and uterine cysts, to semen allergy and genetic incompatibility, we cover a lot of ground. Marty was kind enough to provide the following "…
 
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 [caption id="attachment_8353" align="alignleft" width="225"]…
 
Genetic Testing Offers “MatchMaking” Capabilites 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 are inherited dis…
 
Find a Spot, Make a Spot: Sniffspot for Dogs and Their People David Adams, founder of SniffSpot, joins host Laura Reeves to share details of the hot new alternative to dog parks. “The easiest way to say it is AirBNB for dog parks and here's how it works,” Adams said. “So the people that are using Sniffspot to rent yards, they’re dog owners, they’re…
 
Living History on the Silk Road Landrace or Breed in Asiatic Sighthounds Dedicated dog enthusiast and researcher Neil Trilokekar joins host Laura Reeves on the fascinating topic of Asiatic Sighthounds and their development from the landrace dogs of the Silk Trail over the Millenia. Listeners may remember Trilokekar as part of our panel discussion o…
 
Juniors: Skills That Apply in High Powered Careers Carley and Cameron Simpson join Laura Reeves for a frank, inspiring conversation on how the skills they acquired as top tier junior handlers have influenced their high powered career paths 20 years later. Work ethic, timeliness, handling disappointment, setting goals, confidence and the edge of det…
 
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