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February 24, 2020 27 min
Judges Share View from the Center of the Ring[caption id="attachment_7733" align="alignleft" width="240"] The Prairie Christmas Dog Show judging panel on "pajama day"...[/caption] These judges share their 411 stories and their views from the center of the ring. This is part one of two from our panel discussion at the Prairie Christmas Dog Show in Regina, Saskatchewan. Our panelists sh...
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Beauceron: Rustic Farm Dog and Living FenceOur Love the Breeds panel discusses Beauceron, the ancient French farm dog described as a “living fence” in their native country. [caption id="attachment_7723" align="alignleft" width="300"] Beauceron may be shown with cropped or uncropped ears. This is a litter with dam at center bred by Elaine Giannelli.[/caption] According to breeder Elaine Gianne...
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Healthy, Happy Travels to Westminster Kennel ClubDr. Marty Greer provides thorough and thoughtful advice for keeping your dog healthy and happy on the way and at the big show. Preparing the DogEnter the dog. Assure the entry has been accepted. Arrange travel. Have an appropriate travel bag or crate, depending on if the dog will travel in the cabin under your seat or in cargo, with or without you on the airplane. Do NOT tr...
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363 -- Reactive Dogs: Learn to Speak “Dog” for Better Outcomes | Pure Dog Talk   Distance increasing and distance decreasing body language   Hard, sharp barks, showing teeth are distance increasing   Hip check is friendly, shoulder check is not   Circle wags are good   Play bows are good   Avoid threshold to reaction for best results   Some dogs don’t want to put money where their mouth is   Has dog ...
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Specialty vs All Breed Part 2: Identifying SolutionsOur experts are back to help us identify solutions to the dilemma of specialty versus all breed shows. Part one is available for listening here (https://puredogtalk.com/podcast/360-specialty-vs-all-breed-shows-pure-dog-talk/) . All breed shows offer a moderating influence on the extremes that can reign at specialty shows. They also enable judges and owners to see the quality of...
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Specialty vs All Breed Dog ShowsIn certain breeds, the judging of breed specialists and at specialty shows draws higher entries and is of greater interest to the exhibitors than the day in, day out all-breed shows with which most of us are familiar. In part one of this panel discussion, three exhibitors and judges from some of these breeds share their thoughts about why this is so. "We wanted to take back ownership of our b...
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“Space Whippet,” Insta Celeb, Provides Social Media TipsBeth Gordon acquired a race-bred whippet after her mixed breed rescue developed IVDD (intervertebral disc disease). Kuiper the Space Whippet's rise to fame on social media provides a blueprint for others to follow in promoting purebred dogs. “I wanted a healthy dog I could do sports with. It’s ok to not want a project. We’ve spent as much as my college education on our o...
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Genetic Testing Helps You Swipe Right for Your DogToday’s dog breeders are getting a boost from the burgeoning field of genetic testing. (https://www.dobermandiversityproject.org/) co-founder Sophie Liu talks about her work using advanced tools to improve genetic health issues in Doberman Pinschers. Liu was a vet student researching her next dog when she became aware of the multitude of health challenges facing Dobermans. Ac...
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Soul Dog: Investigative Journalist’s Poodle JourneyEmmy award-winning investigative journalist Elena Mannes shares her story of the journey on which she embarked with her first dog, a Standard Poodle. (http://mannesproductions.com/soul-dog-a-journey-into-the-spiritual-life-of-animals-new-book-by-elena-mannes/) chronicles Mannes’ determined quest to harness her inner dog whisperer by learning to decipher the unspoken language pre...
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Scott Sommer on the Owner/Professional Handlers RelationshipScott Sommer, handler of two different Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show winners is back for the third and final installment of his conversation with host Laura Reeves. Today we’re talking about owner handlers and professional handlers. Plus, Sommer talks about the most difficult trimming techniques he learned and offers invaluable tips from an experienced veteran abo...
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Veterinary Legislation is Slippery Slope for Pet OwnersDr. Marty Greer, DVM, NAIA (National Animal Interest Alliance) board member, puts on her legislative hat and talks with host Laura Reeves about proposed legislation in New York and around the US regarding crop, dock, declaw, bark softening and more. “As soon as they start dictating to us what veterinary care we need and need not do, we are on a slippery slope we aren’t going ...
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Scott Sommer: Work Hard and Never Stop TryingScott Sommer, one of only a handful of people to show multiple dogs to Best in Show at Westminster Kennel Club, offers his best advice for success. Both JR, the Bichon Frise and Stump, the Sussex Spaniel were surprise, dark horse winners at the Garden in their respective years. JR won under Dorothy MacDonald, defeating Mick, the incomparable Kerry Blue Terrier, handled by (https://pu...
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Attitude of Gratitude at the Holidays Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, blessed holy days, praise the universe for Winter Solstice and a joyous new year to one and all. As we celebrate the fourth Pure Dog Talk Christmas, I am focused on an Attitude of gratitude. Number one Gratitude to my listeners who encourage me, share the love, provide GREAT ideas and support the show financially through our (https://patron.podbean.com/pured...
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Australian Cattle Dogs and the History of AustraliaAuthor, researcher and purebred dog enthusiast Guy Hull shares the fascinating history of the development of Australian Cattle Dogs and how they helped build a fledgling nation. Today’s episode is brought to you in cooperation with (https://www.facebook.com/groups/caninecandc/) Facebook group. Hull is the author of (https://www.amazon.com/Dogs-That-Made-Australia-Transform...
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