202 — Mentoring the Future LIVE at the Copper Classic | Pure Dog Talk

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Mentoring people in the sport will keep it alive PureDogTalk host Laura Reeves moderated a LIVE Saturday Symposium sponsored by the Copper Classic in Prescott, Ariz. on the topic of Mentoring the Future. Judges Joyce Vanek, Cindy Vogels and John Wade headlined the panel. Become the change you want to see Anna Mysliwiec, Prescott Arizona…

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201 – Exhibitor Education Courses Come Online | Pure Dog Talk

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“Crowdsourcing” Knowledge for Exhibitor Education Vicki Ronchette, author of “From Shy to Showy,” has created a new exhibitor education resource with online college-type classes available on a wide variety of topics. New owners, exhibitors who want to improve their performance and experienced members of the fancy who want to hone their skills will all find…

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200 – Celebrate 200th Episode with a Positive Outlook | Pure Dog Talk

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200th episode? Celebrate with a positive outlook Let’s talk about the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” And making a positive outlook YOUR approach to life and to this sport. How can this be possible??? Wasn’t it just yesterday that Mary randomly set up next to me at a dog show in Southern…

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199 – New Resource Launched for Dog Community | Pure Dog Talk

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New Resource Launched for Worldwide Dog Community Third generation dog breeder Cheryl Krajcar has created a fascinating new community on the information super highway, just for dog people. Her fledgling start-up has “great bones” and tremendous potential for dog people everywhere. On the chain gang “I remember, as a little girl, being drug to FT,…

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198 – Vet Voice: Dog Days of Summer Precautions | Pure Dog Talk

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Dog Days of Summer Precautions Dr. Marty Greer, DVM takes us through a few summer dangers, how to avoid them and some excellent tricks to solve some of them. Listen to find out why canned spinach and Dawn dish soap are on her “must have” list. Hot cars “Nobody leaves a dog in the car…

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197 – Local Legislative Liaison Defends Our Rights | Pure Dog Talk

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New Legislative Advocate in Our Corner Robert Miller, AKC’s new legislative analyst and outreach coordinator, is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breeder of merit and hunter. His background in legislative work and public information is being put to use on the west coast to provide proactive involvement with fanciers. Legislation is constantly popping up that affects…

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194 — Andrew Brace “Totally Obsessed with Dogs” | Pure Dog Talk

“Totally Obsessed with Dogs” and Finding Quality Born to a long tradition of dogmen from Wales, Andrew Brace acquired his first Boxer in 1963 and began judging in the UK while still a young man. A strong voice in the international purebred dog community today, Brace is a long-time breeder, Best in Show judge and…
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193 – Barnhunt Founder Nuttall Created Fast Growing Sport | Pure Dog Talk

One Person Making a Difference In just five years of existence, the sport of Barnhunt has taken off like wildfire. Founder Robin Nuttall, the archetype of “one person can make a difference,” said she created the sport to test the natural instincts of her new Miniature Pinscher. A Doberman Pinscher fancier for many years, Nuttall…
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192 – AKC President Dennis Sprung on Public Outreach | Pure Dog Talk

AKC President Dennis Sprung on Public Outreach President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Kennel Club since 2003, Dennis Sprung has ardently pursued projects designed to share the message of the human-canine bond. Starting in dogs with the Afghan Hounds of Grandeur in the late 1960s, Sprung was mentored by the legendary Sunny Shay.…
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191 — Love the Breeds: German Shorthaired Pointer Roundtable | Pure Dog Talk

German Engineered for Versatility German Shorthaired Pointers are “energetic and athletic,” “full of vim and vigor” and “need a little room to burn off energy *every* day,” according to the experts. PureDogTalk caught up with three long time GSP breeders at their national specialty show in Boise, Idaho in May. Char Rutar, AKC Conformation judge,…
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190 – Leptospirosis symptoms, treatments and prevention | Pure Dog Talk

Leptospirosis symptoms, treatments and prevention Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD joins us again for our monthly Veterinary Voice. Our topic this month is the potentially deadly zoonotic disease, leptospirosis. Resurgent disease Aka Lepto, this bacterial infection is found primarily in areas of standing water and within about 18 months of major flooding. Desert and dry…
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189 – Ins and Outs of RV Parking at Dog Events | Pure Dog Talk

RV Parking Crews Not “Parking Nazis” Bert and Bruce Rettick, dog show RV parking mavens in Northern California, share their knowledge and advice about safe parking of rigs at events. “We take the responsibility off of club members,” Bert said. “If you take two or three club members and put them out in an RV…
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188 – Bruce Schultz’s Secret – Be Happy for the Other Guy | Pure Dog Talk

Bruce Schultz’s Secret to Success and Longevity – Be Happy for the Other Guy Bruce Schultz is a living legend in the world of professional handlers. Still actively showing dogs, Schultz said the secret to his longevity is being happy for the winner. “You’ve gotta be happy for the other person,” Schultz said. “I think…
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187 – Reznik Pt. 2: Ad Design Success, Reading & Dreaming | Pure Dog Talk

Ad Design Success, Reading & Dreaming Magazine editor and writer Allan Reznik is back with part two of his fun and helpful interview. His advertising “best practices” tips are outstanding suggestions about when to advertise and how to design a successful ad. His Reading List recommendations are insightful and his Dream BIS lineup is a…
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186 — Canalizo: Ghosts of the Past and Breeding for the Future | Pure Dog Talk

Ghosts of the Past and Breeding for the Future Legendary breeder, handler and dog man, Michael Canalizo is most associated with the Afghan Hounds of Grandeur. He handled the iconic Afghan bitch, Ch. Tryst of Grandeur, to the pinnacle of all-time top winning hound. He spoke with PureDogTalk about breeding, handling, history and the wave…
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