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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185 — Allan Reznik on Magazine and Advertising Tips | Pure Dog Talk

Allan Reznik on Magazine and Advertising Tips An affinity for stray dogs and a random encounter with Dog World magazine brought Allan Reznik into a lifetime of dogs. He talked his father into dropping him off at a dog show in Montreal, at age 12. An Afghan exhibitor recognized his interest, sent him in the ring…
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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…
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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,…
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182 – Love the Breeds: Clumber Spaniel Roundtable | Pure Dog Talk

Love the Breeds: Clumber Spaniel Roundtable Clumber Spaniels are not for everyone, these three breeders say, but for those who love them, they’ll never have another breed. Shedding, snoring and slobbering aside, they agree that the dedication and humor of the Clumber Spaniel is what endears them to their owners. “You can come home from…
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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…
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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…
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179 — Non Profit Foundations Benefit our Breeds | Pure Dog Talk

Non Profit Foundations Benefit our Breeds The Clumber Spaniel Health Foundation, created by members of the Clumber Spaniel Club of America, is a non profit organization dedicated to raising funds for health research in their beloved breed. A low registration breed with a relatively small gene pool, the breeders were making progress on the breed’s…
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178 — Bergit Coady Kabel: “Groomed to Perfection” | Pure Dog Talk

A Legend in the Terrier Ring The 2012 Winkie Award for Best Professional Handler, said it best: “A legend in the Terrier ring, Bergit Coady Kabel’s dogs are always groomed to perfection and flawlessly presented. Always polite and professional, she is totally dedicated to her dogs.” Hard Work and Dedication Bergit was someone I admired…
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177 — Developing An Eye For a Dog: Recorded LIVE | Pure Dog Talk

Developing An Eye For a Dog: Recorded LIVE San Mateo Kennel Club invited PureDogTalk to sponsor a live expert roundtable at its all-breed show in March. Exhibitors who participated were treated to a rare opportunity to interact directly with some of the most knowledgeable people in the sport. Judges Pat Trotter, Desmond Murphy and Ken…
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