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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227 — German Pinscher: All-Purpose, Robust Dog for Active Owners | Pure Dog Talk

German Pinscher is up for anything, but not for everyone I visited with German Pinscher fanciers at the GPCA national to learn about this ancient breed. Valerie Vihlen Schluter and Janet Oatney were kind enough to share their enthusiasm and words of advice for potential owners. German Pinschers date to the 1800s. This family farm…
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226 – Jane Killion Shares the Evolution of Puppy Culture | Pure Dog Talk

Jane Killion on Puppy Culture for New and Experienced Breeders Alike One of my most frequently requested interview subjects, Jane Killion, author and breeder, joins me today to talk about how Puppy Culture got started and why even experienced breeders should check it out. Killion is a Bull Terrier breeder since 1997. She wanted to…
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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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