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Pure Dog Talk is THE podcast on PureBred Dogs. We talk to the legends of the sports and give you tips and tools to create an awesome life with your purebred dog. From dog shows to preservation breeding, from competitive obedience to field work, from agility to therapy dogs and all the fun in between; your passion is our purpose. Pure Dog Talk supports the American Kennel Club, our Parent, Specialty and All-Breed Clubs, Dog Sports, Therapy, Service and Preservation of our Canine Companions.

Pure Dog Talk is THE podcast on PureBred Dogs. We talk to the legends of the sports and give you tips and tools to create an awesome life with your purebred dog. From dog shows to preservation breeding, from competitive obedience to field work, from agility to therapy dogs and all the fun in between; your passion is our purpose. Pure Dog Talk supports the American Kennel Club, our Parent, Specialty and All-Breed Clubs, Dog Sports, Therapy, Service and Preservation of our Canine Companions.
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Pure Dog Talk is THE podcast on PureBred Dogs. We talk to the legends of the sports and give you tips and tools to create an awesome life with your purebred dog. From dog shows to preservation breeding, from competitive obedience to field work, from agility to therapy dogs and all the fun in between; your passion is our purpose. Pure Dog Talk supports the American Kennel Club, our Parent, Specialty and All-Breed Clubs, Dog Sports, Therapy, Service and Preservation of our Canine Companions.

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237 — DNA Genetic Testing Prevents Bottlenecks, Promotes Diversity | Pure Dog Talk

11/19/2018
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DNA testing can provide useful information for all breeders Testing our dogs’ DNA provides details on everything from ancestry in mixed breeds to disease mutations and genetic diversity in purebred dogs. Dr. Angela Hughes, Veterinary Genetics Research Manager at Wisdom Health, talks about the different types of DNA genetic testing. “A breed is a specific combination of alleles,” Hughes said. “And 99 percent of the DNA in a Great Dane is the same as a Chihuahua. It’s that one percent that is...

Duration:00:31:33

236 – CHF Research Examines Neurological Diseases | Pure Dog Talk

11/15/2018
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Epilepsy is the number one neurological problem in dogs Dr. Diane Brown and the Canine Health Foundation are doing battle with neurological disease, specifically epilepsy, in an effort to improve the lives all dogs, and their people. “Epilepsy is a complex disease,” Brown said. “It presents in different ways. It is present in all dogs, mixed breed and purebred, and in people.” Epilepsy is a catch all term applying to different breeds, different ages, different causes of seizures. “Idiopathic...

Duration:00:23:47

235 – Finding Common Ground to Grow the Purebred Dog Fancy | Pure Dog Talk

11/12/2018
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Common Ground Brings Everyone to the Table Attorney Debra Hamilton finds common ground in the most challenging situations. Whether in interpersonal, transactional, public or even adversarial relationships, the solution, Hamilton suggests, is simple. Just listen! Can’t we all just get along? “We are so passionate as a sport that we sometimes can’t find common ground on which to speak with people who disagree with us,” Hamilton said. “How do we carry on a conversation that helps the...

Duration:00:24:04

234 – Raising Support for the K9 Reproductive Specialists of the Future | Pure Dog Talk

11/8/2018
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Supporting reproductive specialists for the future of our dogs Reproductive specialists in veterinary medicine are known as Theriogenologists. In a world where spay/neuter is the “popular” approach to veterinary care, the Theriogenology specialty was on the verge of collapse. The American Kennel Club and Canine Health Foundation have joined forces to support these “OB/GYNs of the dog world.” Many breeders know the frustration of trying to find a modern veterinarian who will work with them in...

Duration:00:26:11

233 – AKC’s Team Scores on Detection Dog Legislation | Pure Dog Talk

11/5/2018
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AKC’s Detection Dog Legislation Promotes Purpose Bred Dogs Sheila Goffe, AKC Vice President Government Relations, joins me for a conversation about legislation and the old adage about law making and sausage making. TSA came to AKC to address shortage of detection dogs in the USA several years ago. Dr. Carmen Battaglia led the development of the Detection Dog Task Force. The first legislation AKCGR worked on in this area was passed last year and required the government to provide a report on...

Duration:00:34:02

232 – Veterinary Voice: Nutritionally Mediated Dilated Cardiomyopathy | Pure Dog Talk

11/1/2018
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Dog Food and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) The UC Davis Cardiology Service has developed this document in response to the alerts from the FDA. These alerts identify an associated risk for some grain-free diets containing certain ingredients (legumes like peas, pea components, lentils; white potatoes, sweet potatoes) and a diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Taurine Test Results Are IN – and It’s Frightful FDA Alerts found here:...

Duration:00:27:36

231 – Researching Connections Between Ticks and Cancer, Other Disease | Pure Dog Talk

10/29/2018
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Research shows growing problem with ticks Ticks are creepy crawly creatures we all love to hate. But they are also dangerous disease vectors transmitting deadly organisms. Dr. Diane Brown, CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, shared incredibly valuable information about what her organization is doing to lead the fight against these diseases. CHF funded research has identified a class of tick-borne organisms, called Bartonella. Bartonella invades the host’s blood vessels and can cause...

Duration:00:29:00

230 – Storm Kloud Alaskan Malamutes: Continuation of a Dream | Pure Dog Talk

10/25/2018
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Storm Kloud team of Alaskan Malamutes proved their heritage in 1994 After two years and 3,000 hours of training, Nancy Russell’s Storm Kloud Alaskan Malamutes were ready to compete in the iconic Iditarod Race in 1994. Russell shares her stories of this epic journey, noting that she was proud to show that “Our dogs can still go on and do what they were bred to do.” Twenty below for eight days Russell and her crew drove with the five females and 10 males, all but one bitch intact, that made...

Duration:00:27:23

229 – Allison’s Insights from the World Dog Show | Pure Dog Talk

10/22/2018
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World Dog Show unites dog enthusiasts Allison Foley talks with host Laura Reeves about the incredible spectacle that is the World Dog Show. “The World Dog Show really does bring the dog world together in one place,” Foley said. She added that this year’s event in Amsterdam was particularly well attended by dogs and fanciers from North America due to the relative convenience. “There are lots of direct flights to Amsterdam,” Foley noted. “The show allowed dogs to be shown that are legally...

Duration:00:32:21

228 – Alaskan Malamute Breeder Pursued a Dream to Run the Iditarod | Pure Dog Talk

10/18/2018
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Legendary Storm Kloud Alaskan Malamute Breeder Nancy Russell Shares Her Story In 1994 Nancy Russell bred and fielded the only AKC registered Alaskan Malamute team to ever enter and compete in the Iditarod. In part one, today’s talk, she shares the foundation of that journey, her breeding program and some of the incredible stories along the way. In part two next week Russell takes us through the arduous process of actually competing in the greatest endurance race on Earth. Russell acquired...

Duration:00:34:42

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

10/15/2018
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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 dog was the foundation for Doberman Pinschers and Minature Pinschers. They are also split off as the “smooth coat” variety of the dogs that became the Standard...

Duration:00:36:00

226 – Jane Killion Shares the Evolution of Puppy Culture | Pure Dog Talk

10/11/2018
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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 do some performance sports with her famously not very tractable breed. So, she wrote a book called When Pigs Fly to help folks train their non-biddable dogs in...

Duration:00:29:30

225 – Fighting to Preserve our Breeds and their Purposes | Pure Dog Talk

10/8/2018
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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 Animal Rights extremists to define what constitutes humane treatment of animals, rather than breeders, owners and exhibitors, Newcome...

Duration:00:22:11

224 — Veterinary Voice: Pyometra is an Emergency | Pure DogTalk

10/4/2018
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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 resistance to infection. As a result, bacteria enter the fluid in the uterus and large volumes of pus can accumulate. Signs of Pyometra...

Duration:00:27:14

223 — Rhodesian Ridgeback: Power and Elegance | Pure Dog Talk

10/1/2018
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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, straight topline, gently sloped croup, slightly longer than tall, handy sized for trotting all day. Well angled. Not an empty front, moves freely...

Duration:00:33:44

222 — Lydia Hutchinson on Cairn Terriers and 54 Years Judging | Pure Dog Talk

9/27/2018
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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. A lifetime in dogs “I wasn’t quite born in to (dogs),” Hutchinson said, “But my parents got their first Cairn Terrier two months...

Duration:00:27:03

221 – Testing the Genetics and Biological Markers of Fear in Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

9/24/2018
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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 work with commercial kennels and is designed to investigate how to best identify dogs which can be successfully rehomed as adult dogs. Part of the Canine...

Duration:00:37:06

220 – Take the Lead Charity Supports Dog Fancier “Family” | Pure Dog Talk

9/20/2018
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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 to the entire dog community. Since 1993, according to Bradley, Take the Lead has distributed more than $5.5 million in assistance to dog fanciers around the country affected...

Duration:00:18:12

219 – Positive Solutions for Canine Aggression Issues | Pure Dog Talk

9/17/2018
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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 had aggression issues,” Moore said. “The old techniques I had used were not going to be effective without somebody getting hurt. This was my...

Duration:00:40:40

218 – Legendary Dog Man Peter Green Brings History to Life | Pure Dog Talk

9/13/2018
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Peter Green riffs on great dogs, great rivalries and great memories Join a wonderful conversation between legendary dog man Peter Green and his former apprentice Robert Paust, now an AKC judge in his own right. The two old friends reminisce about great dogs of the past, great wins, great friendships and great rivalries. Green’s Welshman brogue has blurred but not faded from his voice in the 50-plus years he’s been working with dogs in the U.S. Starting in dogs showing Welsh Terriers with his...

Duration:00:20:35