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BREEDS & BREEDERS Latest

184 – Merriam: Guts and Governance, the Bull Terrier, Breeders | Pure Dog Talk

“Guts and Governance” of purebred dogs, the Bull Terrier and Breeders Hon. David Merriam was given a White Bull Terrier in 1953. “Gigi” was the gift that keeps on giving, starting a 65-year love affair with the breed and purebred dogs. When Merriam was given Gigi, he had some Collies. “They were not very good…

HEALTH & GENETICS Latest

180 – Veterinary Voice: Dr. Marty Greer Talks “Frozen Assets” | Pure Dog Talk

Dr. Marty Greer Talks “Frozen Assets” Frozen semen is an investment not only in one family of dogs, but in the future of the breed in question. Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD takes us through a checklist of important considerations for preserving genetic material from our best dogs. First, Greer said, be sure the semen…

LEGISLATION & BREEDERS RIGHTS Latest

176 — NAIA’s Patti Strand on Pet Expo for Public Outreach | Pure Dog Talk

Pet Expo Provides Public Outreach Opportunity Patti Strand, President of the National Animal Interest Alliance, has spent nearly 30 years attending America’s Family Pet Expo in Orange County, Calif. Instead of insisting that JQ Public meet purebred dogs only at dog shows, where most of us are too busy to actually interact with visitors, Strand…

BOOKS & REVIEWS Latest

183 — Solving the Mysteries of AKC Points and Divisions | Pure Dog Talk

Solving the Mysteries of AKC Points and Divisions AKC releases a new point schedule every year in May to determine how many entries it takes to earn championship points in each breed. Intermittently, the “divisions” that address alignment of regions in which certain point schedules apply are adjusted as well. On May 16 this year,…

PEOPLE & PLACES Latest

181 – Dog Show Judges, Family and Welcoming Exhibitors | Pure Dog Talk

Dog Show Judges, Family and Welcoming Exhibitors Dog show judges, their knowledge and skill level are a constant topic of conversation in purebred dogs. This isn’t a new discussion. From the days when new judges were hand-picked by one of the “in crowd” to today’s more egalitarian system, the role of adjudicating in a subjective…

SPORTS & TRAINING Latest

169 – Jessica Ajoux Westminster KC Agility Champion Talks Form and Function | Pure Dog Talk

WKC AGILITY WINNER SHARES HER THOUGHTS Jessica Ajoux and her Border Collie, Famous, won the WKC Master Agility Championship in February. She shares her insights on how a dog’s structure affects its performance on the agility course. Jessica Ajoux and Border Collie, Famous, are the WKC Masters Agility Champions PASSION FOR AGILITY STARTED EARLY This February…