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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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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

217 – Crate Training, Jumping Up, Digging and Behavior Analysis | Pure Dog Talk

9/10/2018
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Behavior analysis and positive reinforcement create success Animal behaviorist Lara Joseph shares her expert knowledge on understanding our dog’s behavior, how to read signals from the dog and use behavior analysis to shape a new future. Joseph knows for a fact that positive reinforcement training works. She uses it extensively with zoo animals and exotics, as well as companion dogs. “You can’t use force or aversives on exotics,” Joseph said. “You know you can make your dog sit by pushing...

Duration:00:41:18

216 — Vet Voice: Blastomycosis and Other Fungal Infections | Pure Dog Talk

9/6/2018
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Blastomycosis is deadly hazard for dogs Dr. Marty Greer, DVM, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of deadly Blastomycosis and other fungal infections. Greer notes that fully 25 percent of dogs affected by this disease will die. Greer is notably not an alarmist, but she is adamant that Blastomycosis is a deadly and dangerous disease. Specific areas of the country, including the upper Midwest and South/East River valleys, are most commonly affected. This particular fungal infection is...

Duration:00:21:54

215 – Lowchen in Danger: Could be Extinct in our Lifetime | Pure Dog Talk

9/3/2018
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Ancient Lowchen breed holds threatened future Alexia Rodriguez, breeder and Lowchen Club of America Director, talks about these non-shedding, healthy, active “best kept secret” little lion dogs. With depictions dating to the 1400s in Germany, Lowchen see only 80 dogs total registered annually in the U.S. Rodriguez said that in 2015, only 18 litters of Lowchen were whelped in the US, with an average litter size of only three puppies. On its current path, the club estimates Lowchen could...

Duration:00:28:26

214 – Dancing with Dogs: Jere Marder, Lambluv OES | Pure Dog Talk

8/30/2018
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Her Dance Partner is Her Dog Jere Marder was a high school teacher when her husband brought her an OES puppy as a Christmas present. Her world renowned Lambluv Old English Sheepdogs are the result of a gift that has kept on giving for more than 40 years. She managed a successful breeding and show program for much of that time from a condo near Chicago. But before that, she choreographed school musicals and taught at her own dance studio in the city. Lambluv dogs have reached #1 in both the...

Duration:00:30:17

213 – Scottish Deerhounds in Obedience with Record-Making Trainer | Pure Dog Talk

8/27/2018
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Training Scottish Deerhounds for obedience competition requires patience The “otherworldly” grace of Scottish Deerhounds first appealed to Debbie Cutter in the early ‘80s as she sought a dog to compete in obedience. Her original breeder told her “do not try to do obedience with deerhounds. They aren’t good at it and they don’t like it.” In the intervening 35 years, Cutter has finished eight UD titled Scottish Deerhounds, including the first and only two UDX deerhounds. While there has never...

Duration:00:33:14

212 – Purebred Dogs Assist Wildlife Biologist’s Research | Pure Dog Talk

8/23/2018
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Bird Biologist's Wildlife Research is Aided by Purebred Dogs Dominic Bachman, wildlife biologist, uses his German Wirehaired Pointers to help him conduct research on migratory bird species and habitat management. Bachman spent his childhood with dogs at a wildlife management area in northern Utah, where his father was the manager. “Any chance I get, I try to bring my dogs into my life,” Bachman said. Bachman spent his days with his father in the WMA. He watched his father incorporate their...

Duration:00:28:36

211 – Dwarfism: When the Right Gene Goes Wrong…. | Pure Dog Talk

8/20/2018
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The Dark Side of the Dwarf Gene Dr. Theresa Nesbitt talked last week about the purpose-bred dogs that evolved with short legs to do very specific jobs. Today she talks about “the dark side of the dwarf gene” and what happens when things go wrong when you’re trying to do it right. Dwarf genes have been around for more than 4000 years, Nesbitt said. They are solidly entrenched in some breeds that are specifically “fit for function” for the job they were meant to do. “Everything that isn’t...

210 – Bob & Polly Smith: Foxhounds and Dog Shows | Pure Dog Talk

8/16/2018
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Foxhounds, Fox Hunting and Dog Shows Two of the most revered and well-known all-breed judges in the American Kennel Club system, Dr. Bob and Polly Smith share their journey starting as breeder-owner-handlers in American Foxhounds. Polly was started by a Chow Chow breeder who tutored her for school. She showed her first dog at the National Capitol Kennel Club when she was 4 years old and won a blue ribbon. She was hooked from that moment. Bob had dogs all his life, eventually adopting a War...

Duration:00:44:25

209 – Made in the USA: Breeding Our Own Bomb Dogs | Pure Dog Talk

8/13/2018
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Bomb Dogs: Purpose bred, purpose raised, purpose trained Mark Dunn, AKC’s Executive Vice President, has been leading the charge to develop a program to produce purpose bred, purpose raised and purpose trained dogs domestically for explosives detection work. “There is a growing demand for dogs who can help protect us,” Dunn said. “It is driven by companies and organizations, as well as police and military. Universities, arenas, sports leagues – they are all requiring detection dogs to clear...