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225 – Fighting to Preserve our Breeds and their Purposes | Pure Dog Talk

Inside the battle to preserve racing Greyhounds Jennifer Newcome, chair of the committee to support greyhounds, joins me to talk about the fight to preserve Greyhound participation in a sport they love and the current ballot initiative in Florida to ban betting on Greyhound racing. The proposed legislation is a Constitutional amendment that effectively allows…
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224 — Veterinary Voice: Pyometra is an Emergency | Pure DogTalk

Pyometra is a life threatening disease Pyometra is a severe bacterial infection with accumulation of pus within the uterus. Though it often occurs with middle-aged or older unspayed females, younger dogs are sometimes affected. Pyometra most commonly develops a few weeks after a heat cycle. The condition results from hormonal changes that decrease the normal…
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223 — Rhodesian Ridgeback: Power and Elegance | Pure Dog Talk

Balancing act of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Denise Flaim, Rhodesian Ridgeback breeder, judge and historian, shares her knowledge as the RRCUS National Specialty kicks off in Colorado. The first impression of a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Flaim said, is a “smooth dog with an unbroken fluid line from the top of the head, lovely crested neck, smooth withers,…
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222 — Lydia Hutchinson on Cairn Terriers and 54 Years Judging | Pure Dog Talk

Loving life and living for Cairn Terriers I visited with Lydia Hutchinson, renowned AKC judge and breeder, owner, handler of Wolfpit Cairn Terriers, at Westminster Kennel Club earlier this year. After a day of stewarding, this enthusiastic septuagenarian was bubbling with enthusiasm about pedigrees, breeding and the sport of conformation dog shows. Watch the video.…
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221 – Testing the Genetics and Biological Markers of Fear in Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

Research to develop scientifically based information about fear in dogs Candace Croney is one happy researcher. Her team has received a grant for a ground-breaking study on the genetics and biological markers of fear in dogs. “This study is going to give us information nobody has,” Croney said. The $2 million grant will continue Croney’s…
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220 – Take the Lead Charity Supports Dog Fancier “Family” | Pure Dog Talk

Take the Lead founder Tom Bradley on supporting our “family” of dog fanciers   Take the Lead started with a phone call. Tom Bradley shared his memory of receiving a call for help from a young friend in need. That one conversation, and the subsequent private assistance provided to this individual, launched an enduring gift…
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219 – Positive Solutions for Canine Aggression Issues | Pure Dog Talk

Tips and tools for managing canine aggression using positive reinforcement   Lisa Moore is a canine behavior counselor who works regularly for clients dealing with aggression issues in their dogs. She uses positive reinforcement and counter-conditioning methods to bring these dogs to a point at which they can be safely managed. “One of my Belgian Tervuren…
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218 – Legendary Dog Man Peter Green Brings History to Life | Pure Dog Talk

Peter Green riffs on great dogs, great rivalries and great memories Join a wonderful conversation between legendary dog man Peter Green and his former apprentice Robert Paust, now an AKC judge in his own right. The two old friends reminisce about great dogs of the past, great wins, great friendships and great rivalries. Green’s Welshman…
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217 – Crate Training, Jumping Up, Digging and Behavior Analysis | Pure Dog Talk

Behavior analysis and positive reinforcement create success Animal behaviorist Lara Joseph shares her expert knowledge on understanding our dog’s behavior, how to read signals from the dog and use behavior analysis to shape a new future. Joseph knows for a fact that positive reinforcement training works. She uses it extensively with zoo animals and exotics,…
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216 — Vet Voice: Blastomycosis and Other Fungal Infections | Pure Dog Talk

Blastomycosis is deadly hazard for dogs Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of deadly Blastomycosis and other fungal infections. Greer notes that fully 25 percent of dogs affected by this disease will die. Greer is notably not an alarmist, but she is adamant that Blastomycosis is a deadly and dangerous disease.…
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