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Wet Dog Food: The Top Five Brands

image source: unsplash Meta: The best wet dog food brand for your pet depends on their dietary needs and age. In this article, we’ll help you narrow down the list to the top five options to try first.  Even though dog food seems simple, locating the perfect...

Brain Teasers – Why Show Dogs Need Puzzles

By Nina Ottosson Why do show dogs thrive with puzzles and brain teasers? Dogs as well as humans need activity. But it’s important to find a balance of activity and inactivity, so the dog does not get stressed by under- or over activity.  Finding that balance is...

How To Leash Train A Dog – Everything You Need To Know

I love working out, and part of that involves walking my dog. However, it’s been difficult trying to get my dog to stop pulling the leash. Although I got a few pointers from a dog walker, I decided to do some more research, and here’s everything I learned on how...

Dual Champion Dogs – Best in Show Dual Champions

Dual Champion Dogs, Best in Show Dual Champions and the People who Love Them DUAL CHAMPION ANY DOG THAT HAS BEEN AWARDED THE TITLE OF CHAMPION OF RECORD (CH.) MAY BE DESIGNATED AS A "DUAL CHAMPION," AFTER IT HAS ALSO BEEN AWARDED THE TITLE OF FIELD CHAMPION (FC) OR...

Canine Epidemics: Breeding Stock Safety in Jeopardy?

Canine Epidemics: Breeding Stock Safety in Jeopardy? Mary Albee Canine Epidemics affecting our breeding stock are not new to the dog world.  Those who have been around remember the arrival of parvovirus from Europe in 1978 and the rapid spread of kennel cough to...

Pure Dog Talk #45 – Canine Conditioning: Eight Simple Exercises to Condition Your Dog

Fit Dog for All Sports Show Dogs, Agility Dogs, Frisbee, Dock Diving, Field, Herding and Outdoor Adventurer Dogs all need canine conditioning to keep them fit and balanced.  Traditionally, fitness has not even been considered or was achieved by "road-working" on...

Pure Dog Talk Podcast #43 – How to Use Animal Rights Big Business Tactics to Promote Purebred Dogs

For years, the Animal Rights organizations such as PETA and HSUS, have methodically used brilliant marketing techniques to sway the public. Language invented by Animal Rights groups such as “Adopt, Don’t Shop” and heart-wrenching commercials of mistreated animals reinforce the “rescue good, breeders bad” mentality now commonplace with the public.

Pure Dog Talk Podcast #42 – Junior Handlers Speak Out: Listen to the Wisdom

Many of our top handlers, breeders and judges today started in the AKC junior showmanship ring. This sport is specifically targeted for children ages 9 to 18. The classes are designed to judge the child’s skill and teamwork with the dog, rather than the dog’s adherence to a breed standard.

In researching a PureDogTalk podcast, I recently asked a simple question of a handful of current and former junior handlers which turned into a tremendously powerful discussion.

How to Enter an AKC Dog Show – the Entry Form

Welcome to the sport of dog shows. To enter a dog show all you need to do is fill out the AKC Entry Form, which is located in the show's PREMIUM LIST, and submit it with payment for the entry fees.  Most shows can be entered by mailing the printed form, or online....

Dog Show 101 – How to Count AKC Championship Points

WHAT ARE AKC CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS? An AKC Championship requires 15 total points.  Points are awarded to the Winners Dog and Winners Bitch based upon the number of dogs competing in each sex.    Dogs that are excused or absent do not count. Points are determined by...

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2016 Norwegian Elkhound National Winner – June Taylor

2016 Norwegian Elkhound National Winner – June Taylor

Norwegian Elkhound Club Celebrates 2016 National Champion American GCH and Canadian CH. June Taylor (aka "June") won top honors of Best in Specialty Show at the Norwegian Elkhound Club of America Nationals in St. Charles, Illinois. The Winning Experience I always love...

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American Kennel Club Recognizes the Pumi

American Kennel Club Recognizes the Pumi

On July 1, the American Kennel Club will recognize the Pumi, the newest addition to the Herding Group. History of the Pumi The Pumi (plural - Pumik) is one of three Hungarian herding breeds (Puli, Pumi, and Mudi) descended from dogs that migrated from the areas of...

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