273 — Herding Dogs: “Eye,” Competition and Genetic Instinct | Pure Dog Talk

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Herding Dogs: “Eye,” Competition and Genetic Instinct Herding dog trainer and Shetland Sheepdog breeder Tammy Van Deusen joins host Laura Reeves to share her knowledge. “Give ’em the Eye” We talk about “eye” contact, the way Border Collies and Kelpies control stock, versus “loose eye” breeds such as Shelties and the Belgian breeds, that control…

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272 – Pam Bruce: Memories and the Essence of Style in Purebred Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

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Pam Bruce: Memories and the Essence of Style in Purebred Dogs Pam Bruce, fourth generation Canadian dog fancier, joins host Laura Reeves in part one of a wide-ranging very personal interview on history, people, judging, breeding and the essence of “style” in purebred dogs. The quintessential dog person, Bruce shares stories and humor and insight…

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271 — Jeff Pepper on PBGV and the Importance of Performance | Pure Dog Talk

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Jeff Pepper on PBGV and Understanding Standards Through Performance Jeff Pepper, AKC judge, breeder and Take the Lead Treasurer, joined host Laura Reeves at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. Listen in for this absolutely fascinating conversation on the history and type differences of PBGV (petit basset griffon vendéen) and GBGV (grand basset…

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270 – David Fitzpatrick on Pekingese, the Palace Dogs of Peking | Pure Dog Talk

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David Fitzpatrick on Pekingese, the Palace Dogs of Peking David Fitzpatrick, 2012 Westminster Kennel Club BIS winner with the Pekingese, Malachy, was obsessed with dogs as a child. Although his parents wouldn’t let him own a dog, he found ways to be involved  with them by walking and housesitting dogs in the neighborhood. His passion…

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269 – Authors: Clean Paws Are Very Important For a Scottie, You Know | Pure Dog Talk

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Clean Paws Are Very Important For a Scottie, You Know Pilar Kuhn and Rod Ott, authors of the award-winning children’s book “Clean Paws are Very Important for a Scottie, You Know” joined host Laura Reeves live at Westminster Kennel Club. Scottie registrations are down, Kuhn said. The breed has witnessed an astonishing 70 percent decrease…

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268 – Veterinary Voice: Newborn Puppy Risk Factors | Pure Dog Talk

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Managing the Neonate – Early Detection and Management of Newborn Risk Factors By Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, JD Breeders, experienced and inexperienced, will benefit from monitoring their newborn pups for the following parameters. This information is modified from recent research gleaned from Neocare in France. Having specific numbers to assess and monitor can be very…

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256 — Jason Hoke: Just Judge the Dogs & Be Nice to People | Pure Dog Talk

Jason Hoke: “Just Judge the Dogs & Be Nice to People” Second generation dog breeder Jason Hoke grew up with German Shepherd Dogs. His family acquired Great Danes in the mid ‘80s and he now owns Whippets. “I think when I judge dogs, I’m very much a purist,” Hoke said. “I think handlers revert back…
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255 — Lost Dog Found: Tips for Success in Emergency | Pure Dog Talk

Lost dog found… Today host Laura Reeves visits with Allison Foley of Leading Edge Dog Show Academy about some of the important steps to quickly and successfully find a lost dog. The following is a partial reprint of Laura’s As the Wheels Turn column originally published in September 2015 for the online magazine Best in…
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254 – Purebred Dogs Get Their Own Super Hero Movie | Pure Dog Talk

Purebred Dogs Get Their Own Super Hero Movie Host Laura Reeves, live at the AKC National Championship brought to you by Royal Canin, visits with Daniel Ferguson, producer of the new super hero IMAX film — Super Power Dogs. An exciting joint effort with corporate sponsors including Mars Pet Care and Wisdom Panel, Super Power Dogs…
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253 — Winter Workouts with the Big Moose… Keep Your Dog Fit in January | Pure Dog Talk

Winter workouts: Keep your dog fit in January Kristin Sandstede, certified canine conditioning coach, says winter workouts featuring mental stimulation will help keep your dogs sane during dreary weather. Sandstede offers concrete projects you can do to have dogs use their brains, when it is rainy, gray, cold or nasty, without having to brave the…
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252 — Jackie and Terry Stacy on the Affenpinscher, Breeding & Mentoring | Pure Dog Talk

Jackie and Terry Stacy on the Affenpinscher, Breeding and Mentoring Jackie and Terry Stacy, of Tamarin Affenpinscher fame, bring a lifetime of experience to the sport. Terry started as a teenager and finished his first Cocker Spaniel in 1955. His career spans the breadth and depth of roles available to purebred dog enthusiasts. From professional…
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251 – Trainer Suzanne Clothier on Relationship Building with Your Dog | Pure Dog Talk

Suzanne Clothier Talks Relationship Building Suzanne Clothier has developed a training and assessment system built entirely around relationship building with our dogs. “Animals have been my whole life,” Clother said. “It’s a lifelong passion, that has informed a fascinating journey.” Clothier’s seminal book, Bones Would Rain from the Sky, was published in 1998. Her warm,…
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250 – Veterinary Voice: Prostate Problems, Prevention and Solutions | Pure Dog Talk

Prostate Problems, Prevention and Solutions Dr. Marty Greer gives us the low down on male dog prostate and reproductive issues. Additional discussion on emergency semen collection, dogs whose semen doesn’t extend well and more. “This is an area that is often misunderstood by the general practitioner vet,” Greer said. Symptoms Symptoms of a prostatic complication…
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249 — Elliott Weiss, AKCNC BIS judge, on “Pleasing his Eye” | Pure Dog Talk

Elliott Weiss is Looking for the Dog that Makes the Picture In 1956, Elliott Weiss attended his very first dog show, Westminster Kennel Club, as part of an art class project. Weiss spent 24 years as a top professional handler from 1969 through 1993. Among his big accomplishments, he handled the Irish Setter, Ch. Meadowlark’s…
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248 – LIVE: Laura on Breed Specific Presentation Featuring Sighthounds | Pure Dog Talk

Commonalities and Differences in Sighthounds Live from the Harvest Moon Cluster, your host Laura Reeves talks sighthounds. The seminar was sponsored by the Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco. Watch and listen to the entire seminar here. Temperament and showmanship are part of breed type. Our job as handlers is to showcase our breed’s character…
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