245 – Saturday Symposium: Words of Wisdom from Judges Panel | Pure Dog Talk

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Saturday Symposium: Words of Wisdom from Judges Panel Judges Stacey Davis, Fred Bassett, Darryl Vice and Doug McFarlane joined our panel at the Southern Oregon Kennel Club shows for a PureDogTalk Saturday Symposium discussion on mentoring the future. Each of the judges shared their history in purebred dogs. From Davis who was born into the…

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244 – CHF Hemangiosarcoma Initiative and Matching Funds | Pure Dog Talk

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Hemangiosarcoma Strikes Quickly and With No Warning Canine Health Foundation (CHF) CEO Dr. Diane Brown talks with me about the most current research into hemangiosarcoma. CHF is funding a major initiative dedicated to moving the needle on this deadly disease. Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive, silent killer, Brown said. This particular cancer is specific to dogs and…

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243 – Jet Setting Dogs: Advice for International Import/Export | Pure Dog Talk

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Import/export tips and tools for success Marlene Weiss is a “pet escort” who flies with dogs internationally, for a fee, to ensure the dogs’ safe transport. This is a listener requested topic on the question of import/export recommendations. Weiss said one of the most important points is to start the import/export process as early as…

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242 – Veterinary Voice: K9 Flu and Puppy Vaccination Protocols | Pure Dog Talk

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K9 Flu Is Serious Risk Because Dogs Have No Natural Immunity Dr. Marty Greer takes us through the outbreaks of Canine Influenza (K9 Flu) in the United States. She also offers recommended vaccination protocols for adults and puppies. Outbreaks of two different strains of Canine Influenza have left U.S. dog owners struggling with if and…

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241 – Southern Handlers Charity League Taking Care of Our Sport | Pure Dog Talk

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Southern Handlers Charity League: It’s All in the Family Jill Bell, former professional handler, now working as a superintendent with Onofrio, joins me to talk about the good work of the Southern Handlers Charity League. Created in 2001 by a group of handlers in response to a death in the dog show family, Southern Handlers…

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240 – Human-animal bond will *literally* save your life | Pure Dog Talk

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Human-animal bond will save your life The human-animal bond developed over the course of 30,000 years in which people and dogs co-evolved, according to Steve Feldman, executive director of HABRI. The Pet Effect Campaign, led by HABRI-founder Zoetis, is a multi-pronged campaign aimed to introduce pet owners to the health benefits of the human-animal bond, and to…

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57 – Best in Show: How an Owner-Handler Competes with the Pros – Tricia Stanczyk

Ready to Win Best in Show as an Owner Handler? Tricia Stanczyk says “You Can Do It Too!” From English Setters to Parson Russell Terriers, Tricia Stanczyk is an Owner Handler with multiple Best in Shows and a National Specialty win. Learn by Watching – Practice by Doing Learning by watching and asking questions is…
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56 – Stud Dog Series: Fresh, Fresh Chilled and Frozen – Do’s Don’t and Why-Nots

What's Best for Your Stud Dog? Fresh, Fresh Chilled or Frozen? Semen Quality Fresh is Best... but not always an option. Fresh semen, of lower quality, might need a little reproductive vet help to improve the chance of getting your bitch pregnant.
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55 – Seizures and Epilepsy: Genetic Testing for the Cause – Liz Hansen

  Canine Epilepsy: Bring the Breeders to the Scientists Liz Hansen, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Genetics Lab, and breeder of Standard Schnauzers and Berger Picards, is helping to coordinate the international consortium on epilepsy. Affected and Family Members Blood Samples Needed DNA Banking of affected dogs and their immediate affected or non-affected…
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54 – Why National Specialties are Mentor Magic – Eileen Hackett

National Specialties and Mentor Opportunities: Eileen Hackett Where but a National Specialty can you pull up a ringside chair, in the company of top breeders, and watch hundreds of dogs in your breed? Where but a National Specialty can you see two or three generations of progeny from a stud or dam? Where but a…
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Stud Dog Series Management for Better Semen Production

53 – Stud Dog Series #2: Management for Better Semen Production

  Learn How to Increase Your Stud Dog’s “Stuff” Healthy Semen 101 Sirius Canine Fertility returns for Part 2 of our Stud Dog Series. LISTEN to episode #53 and learn: Reproductive Soundness Collection Do’s and Don’ts Environmental Conditions Stress Managing Stud Dogs around Breeding Bitches   READ FULL ARTICLE HERE SIRIUS CANINE FERTILITY
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52 – Simple Tips on Whelping Puppies: Myra Savant Harris

Whelping puppies is often panic time for even experienced breeders. Myra Savant Harris, RN, gives simple tips on the do's and dont's of whelping puppies. What is the green fluid and is it an emergency, to don't swing the puppy, to gurgling pups, to stuck pups... Myra covers it all.
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51 – Finding the Genetic Test: Pat Fendley’s Fight Against Cerebellar Ataxia in Spinone Italiano

  But I Don’t Have Spinone Italiano’s? Every breed has something lurking in it’s DNA.  Pat Fendley’s sacrifice to “save” her breed is a lesson for all breeders. Cerebellar Ataxia Cerebellar Ataxia is a horrific disease that affect puppies.  They start with wobbling or stumbling.  Within months, the disease rapidly progresses until the young dog…
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50 – Stud Dog: Progesterone – 4 Part Series with Sirius Canine Fertility

Progesterone: Part 1 of 4 on Stud Dog Management Sirius Canine Fertility Welcome to the first of four Friday episodes on understanding stud dog management and insemination techniques. Bridgett Higginbothm, AKC Judge, Bulldog breeder, licensed Vet Tech, and owner of Sirius Canine Fertility (formerly ICSB Grass Valley) and Shannon Stone guest on PureDogTalk and answer…
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49 – What Was the Dog Show Judge Thinking? AKC Judge and Dog Show Mentor Lee Whittier

  From the Judges Perspective As an AKC Judge, Lee Whittier often saw quality, but untrained dogs with exhibitors that could use some help.  Digging a little deeper, Lee realized that the exhibitors that really needed a mentor were not just the beginners, but the Owner-Handlers that have been showing for 5-15 years. Owner Handlers…
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