The Functional Breeding Podcast
Doodles Part 1 - Amy Lane: The Goldendoodle Association of North America

Doodles Part 1 - Amy Lane: The Goldendoodle Association of North America

July 20, 2020

Amy Lane is the founder of the Goldendoodle Association of North America and the creator of the mini goldendoodle. GANA acts as a breed club for goldendoodle breeders, providing a registry, health testing guidance, and education. In this episode, Amy tells us all about goldendoodles, covering the genetics of shedding, what it means to call a doodle "hypoallergenic," and how GANA provides some really exceptional support to its members. You can learn more about GANA at https://www.goldendoodleassociation.com/ and about Amy at https://www.goldendoodles.net/.

Sophie Liu, DVM: The Doberman Diversity Project

Sophie Liu, DVM: The Doberman Diversity Project

July 13, 2020

Sophie Liu, DVM, is the founder of the Doberman Diversity Project. The DDP seeks to collect information in a single place about Dobermans for use to researchers who want to better understand the genetics of Doberman health issues. Sophie has some very cool specific, actionable plans for helping improve the breed's health, and in this episode, we talk about those plans, why Dobermans are great, what their health is like currently, and how hard it is to organize dog owners to get you the data you need.

Linda Seaver: Berner University

Linda Seaver: Berner University

July 6, 2020

Linda Seaver is the founder of Berner University, a two-day educational conference which convenes once each year at the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America National Specialty. Berner U aims to educate Berner owners and breeders about their dogs, including information from veterinarians, behaviorists, and experienced breeders, among others. Berner U couldn't happen in person this year due to the pandemic, but they are putting educational materials online. You can learn more about Berner U at http://berneru.org.

Jenna Dockweiler, DVM, DACT: Theriogenology, the Study of Beast Making

Jenna Dockweiler, DVM, DACT: Theriogenology, the Study of Beast Making

June 30, 2020

Jenna Dockweiler, DVM, DACT, is a theriogenologist working at Ethos Veterinary Health in Wheat Ridge, CO. What is a theriogenologist, you ask? In this episode, Jenna tells us what a theriogenologist does, how she became one (hint: lots and lots of school), and what theriogenologists have to offer breeders.

Sara Reusche: Breeding Mixy-Mix Sports Dogs for the First Time

Sara Reusche: Breeding Mixy-Mix Sports Dogs for the First Time

June 22, 2020

Sara Reusche, CPDT-KA, CVT, ANWI owns Paws Abilities Dog Training, LLC in Rochester, Minnesota. Sara writes, teaches - and is the happy owner of two intentionally-bred sport mixy-mix dogs, one of whom she bred herself. In this episode, Sara talks about getting a dog who was bred to be a fabulous pet first, a sport dog second, and her experiences with her first breeding.

Jane Russenberger: Managing a Population of Guide Dogs

Jane Russenberger: Managing a Population of Guide Dogs

June 15, 2020

Jane Russenberger is the Senior Director of Genetics and Breeding at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, one of the largest guide dog schools in the United States. Over her decades working at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Jane has shepherded a population of hundreds of guide dogs (mainly Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds) in the direction of increasingly solid genetic foundations for doing their jobs. In this episode, Jane talks about her job and management strategies for selective breeding.

Trish McMillan, CPDT, CDBC, ACCBC: Where Do Good Dogs Come From?

Trish McMillan, CPDT, CDBC, ACCBC: Where Do Good Dogs Come From?

June 8, 2020

Trish McMillan is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, and an Associate Certified Cat Behavior Consultant. She is also an internationally known speaker and behavior consultant who has been involved with animal sheltering for more than twenty years. Trish is one of the founding board members of the Functional Dog Collaborative. You can find Trish at https://trishmcmillan.com/.

Deb Jones, PhD: Good Traits for a Sports Dog (and Pet)

Deb Jones, PhD: Good Traits for a Sports Dog (and Pet)

June 1, 2020

This week we talk with Deb Jones, PhD, about the behavioral traits that make a good sports dog, particularly a sports dog who you can live with. Deb has a PhD in social & behavioral psychology, and worked as a professor for more than 20 yrs at Kent State University. She has been in dog sports for more than 25 years, competing in obedience, rally, and agility. Deb is the author of 12 books about dog training, and currently teaches both online and in person. You can find her at http://k9infocus.com.

Julie Norman Jenkins: Breeding Dogs as Athletes and Pets

Julie Norman Jenkins: Breeding Dogs as Athletes and Pets

May 16, 2020

Julie Norman Jenkins runs Quicksilver Dogs, where she breeds border collies and border collie mixes. Her dogs have gone on to achieve top titles in flyball and agility, but are also fabulous pets. Julie talks about perceptions of breeding mixes and what she does with her own breeding program. You can learn more about Julie's breeding program at http://quicksilverdogs.com/, her internationally recognized flyball team Fur Fun Flyball at at http://furfunflyball.com/, and her training facility Quicksilver Canine in Julian, NC at https://quicksilvercanine.com/.

Introduction to the Functional Dog Collaborative

Introduction to the Functional Dog Collaborative

May 15, 2020

What is the Functional Breeding Podcast about? In this episode, Jessica says hello, and introduces the podcast's parent organization, the Functional Dog Collaborative (http://functionalbreeding.org).

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