An Astounding 2022 Recap!

2022 RECAP

First, I’d like to recognize all of our wonderful owner/handlers and their accomplishments in 2022.

Bred-by our friend and partner at Meeker’s Ridge Standard Poodles:

Bayou & Alex (U-GRCH Meeker’s Smoking Gun Silver Briar CGC x AKC-CHAMPION BCAT UKC-NBOB MBIS MRBIS RBISS SAPPHIRE GRAND CHAMPION RACEA Canen Gossamer Stardust Of Forest Lakes CGC SPOT-ON VIP-VCX):

● AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
● UKC Champion title
● UKC Grand Champion title (at 10 mos)
● UKC Reserve Grand Champion award – Retriever Specialty at Premier Nationals
● UKC Award of Merit – Poodle Specialty at Premier Nationals
● UKC 2 Best of Breed awards
● UKC 1 Group 2 award
● UKC 1 Group 3 award
● NTD
HUGE congrats!
Dior

And our SPFL Bred-by pups and their owner/handlers. We are so proud of all the work you accomplished in such a short time (these pups were only 7 months in December)! You are AMAZING! And as a team, you are PHENOMENAL!

Gemini & Elizabeth (U-CH RACEN Sarafina Amaris Noir of Forest Lakes CGC ATD RN TKI SPOT-ON VIP-VCX [Piper] x U-CH RACEN Meeker’s Dark Knight of Forest Lakes CGC TKN [Deacon]):

  • ● AKC TKN
    ● AKC TKI
    ● AKC TKA
    ● AKC VHMP
    ● AKC VHMA
    ● AKC VSWB

Ellie & Michael (U-CH RACEN Sarafina Amaris Noir of Forest Lakes CGC ATD RN TKI SPOT-ON VIP-VCX [Piper] x U-CH RACEN Meeker’s Dark Knight of Forest Lakes CGC TKN [Deacon]):

  • ● AKC TKN
    ● AKC VHMP
    ● RATI
    ● UKC RBISP
    ● UKC 2 Best of Breed awards
    ● UKC Champion title

Arlo & Vivian (U-CH RACEN Sarafina Amaris Noir of Forest Lakes CGC ATD RN TKI SPOT-ON VIP-VCX [Piper] x U-CH RACEN Meeker’s Dark Knight of Forest Lakes CGC TKN [Deacon]):

  • ● AKC TKN
    ● AKC VHMP
    ● AKC CGC
    ● AKC CGCA

Hobbes & Jan (U-CH Alice in Wonderland Mon Salai CGC TKI ATD [Penelope] x AKC-CHAMPION BCAT UKC-NBOB MBIS MRBIS RBISS SAPPHIRE GRAND CHAMPION RACEA Canen Gossamer Stardust Of Forest Lakes CGC SPOT-ON VIP-VCX [Romeo]) **

  • AKC CGC
  • AKC TKN

Finally, I’d like to thank our wonderful co-owners for all of their support throughout the year and for loving these dogs as much as I do! I attended 9 shows this year, but most of the dogs only attended a few of those and some were just a one-day drop in. Shows:  AABC, K9 Fanciers, MAPBT, K9 Fanciers, Premier, K9 Fanciers, AABC, K9 Fanciers, One Paw Forward

 

Rhett: U-GRCH BCAT Sapphires Hard to Get CGCA TKN SPOT-ON

(U-GRCH Jewels Mtn Country Roads x RBIS IntCH/NatCH/HnrCH RACES URO2 UWPCH AP CA PTN EGRCH Sapphire’s Love Me Like Music CGCA CGCU TKP RATN DCAT TDN VCX RUNA VSWB SPOT-ON ICN AKC Achiever Dog Total Dog x 7) from Sapphire Poodles

  • ● AKC BCAT
    ● UKC 2 Best of Breed awards
    ● UKC 2 Group 4 awards

Blaze: U-GRCH En Tour’s Trail Blazer of Forest Lakes CGC TKN SPOT-ON

(En Tour’s Ahead of the Game x En Tour’s Cherry Jubilee) from En Tour Poodles 

  • ● AKC TKN
    ● UKC SPOT-ON
    ● UKC 4 Best of Breed awards
    ● UKC 2 Group 1 awards
    ● UKC Grand Champion title

Feia: U-CH Wish Upon a Firestar Reverie of Forest Lakes NA AXJ NF CGC

(U-CH Alice in Wonderland Mon Salai CGC TKI ATD [Penelope] x AKC-CHAMPION BCAT UKC-NBOB MBIS MRBIS RBISS SAPPHIRE GRAND CHAMPION RACEA Canen Gossamer Stardust Of Forest Lakes CGC SPOT-ON VIP-VCX [Romeo]) @ Gossamer Poodles 

  • AKC OAJ
  • AKC AXJ
  • AKC NF
  • AKC NA

Quil: U-CH BCAT PP’s Tranquility of Forest Lakes DM HDN TKE VHMA VHMP CA VSWB RATO NTD BTC24 VCM

(U-CH Alice in Wonderland Mon Salai CGC TKI ATD [Penelope] x AKC-CHAMPION BCAT UKC-NBOB MBIS MRBIS RBISS SAPPHIRE GRAND CHAMPION RACEA Canen Gossamer Stardust Of Forest Lakes CGC SPOT-ON VIP-VCX [Romeo]) @ Pawsable Prospects 

  • AKC CGC
  • AKC BCAT
  • AKC TKP
  • DS
  • VSWB
  • RATO
  • CA
  • AKC TKE
  • BTC24
  • NTD
  • DM
  • VIP VCX
  • VIP VCM
  • HDN
  • A+
  • REGIONAL AND NATIONAL INVITES

Callista: U-CH Asha Over the Moon (at Forest Lakes) 

(Asha High Mesa By St. Etienne’s x RUS CH, RKF CH, UA CH, RUS/UA/RFK/UK JCH, Am CH Amore Bello Jazz Mann) from Asha Poodles

  • UKC Champion (at 7 months)
  • UKC 3 Best of Breed awards

And of course, our very own:

Romeo: AKC-CHAMPION BCAT UKC-NBOB MBIS MRBIS RBISS SAPPHIRE GRAND CHAMPION RACEA Canen Gossamer Stardust Of Forest Lakes CGC SPOT-ON VIP-VCX

(MACH PACH En Tour Gossamer Love That Boy MXB MJB MXP5 MXPS MJP5 MJPS PAX XFP CGC ATD x Canen Coco Giselle of Forest Lakes TDI)

1st generation Bred-by

  • AKC Champion title
  • AKC BCAT title
  • VIP VCX award
  • UKC Sapphire Grand Champion title
  • UKC 14 Best of Breed awards
  • UKC 6 Group 1 awards
  • UKC 4 Group 3 awards
  • UKC 2 Group 4 awards
  • UKC 2 Reserve Best in Show awards
  • UKC Award of Merit – Poodle Specialty at Premier Nationals

Porsche: U-GRCH BCAT Canen Gossamer Starlight of Forest Lakes TKN ACTJ1

(MACH PACH En Tour Gossamer Love That Boy MXB MJB MXP5 MXPS MJP5 MJPS PAX XFP CGC ATD x Canen Coco Giselle of Forest Lakes TDI)

1st generation Bred-by

  • UKC Grand Champion title
  • AKC BCAT title

Piper: U-CH RACEN Sarafina Amaris Noir of Forest Lakes CGC ATD RN TKI SPOT-ON VIP-VCX

(Crossbrook Jazzy’s Tiger Eye Armani x Jazzy’s Laney Parti With Style)

  • AKC TKI
  • VIP VCX

Katie: U-GRCH Katmary’s Rainbow (of Forest Lakes) CGC TKN

(BIS CH, INT CH, CH Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland, JrCH Russia Star Sapphire Big Deal With The Wones x Best Junior of Breed Eurasia 2018, Class Winner at EDS 2018, Belarus Winner 2018, JrCH Russia-Belarus, CH Poland-Belarus-Russia-RKF Nord Forest Makes People Talk)

  • AKC CGC
  • AKC TKN
  • UKC Grand Champion title (at 11 months)
  • UKC 4 Best of Breed awards
  • UKC 1 Group 2 award

Dior: U-CH Sophia Tigrato Dior of Forest Lakes

(U-CH RACEN Sarafina Amaris Noir of Forest Lakes CGC ATD RN TKI SPOT-ON VIP-VCX x AKC-CHAMPION BCAT UKC-NBOB MBIS MRBIS RBISS SAPPHIRE GRAND CHAMPION RACEA Canen Gossamer Stardust Of Forest Lakes CGC SPOT-ON VIP-VCX)

  • UKC Champion (at 10 months)
Dior

 

And of course, we will not forget our beloved dogs who moved on. First there was our matriarch Gigi – our foundation girl. We didn’t think she would ever leave, but a family in need reached out through a mutual friend. Gigi filled a hole in her mom and dad’s heart, and is a beloved companion at home and at their cabin. Then there’s sweet princess Penelope who captured our hearts and helped us heal. When a person reached out with specific needs, Penelope was matched to this wonderful retirement home where she is a constant companion to her mom, is training for service work, and still loves to be treated as a princess. And finally, Archie – the endlessly happy and optimistic boy who captured my heart. We accepted Archie back into our home when his mom could no longer care for him. He loved the open acreage although he never wandered far from me. Archie was never meant to stay here though, and one week after his service dog evaluation, he went to his forever home. Hugs and kisses to Gigi, Penelope and Archie!

    Standard Poodles of Forest Lakes LLC and I also earned recognition in 2022:
    ● AKC Breeder of Merit
    ● AKC Registered Kennel Name
    ● 2022 Best of Big Rapids Township Business Award
    ● 4-H Volunteer Leader (Dog Club)
    ● UKC SPOT Evaluator
    I participated in more training this year; I learned how to ring steward and assist a nosework judge, and completed the following courses:
    AKC Canine Breeder Excellence Seminars:
    ● Pearls and Pitfalls of Progesterone Testing
    ● Canine Brucellosis
    ● How Studly is Your Stud?
    ● C-Sections to Maximize Your Breeding Program
    ● Canine Pregnancy Diagnosis and C-Section Staging
    ● Best Practices for Timing Canine Chilled or Frozen Breedings
    ● Canine Neonatal Resuscitation and Coefficient of Inbreeding – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    Good Dog:
    ● Your Litter A to Z
    ● Breeding Foundations
    ● Transformational Dog Breeding
    ● Puppy Training Program
    ● Savvy Socialization
    Monique De Roeck’s Detection Dog Training Academy:
    ● Hands-on Detection Dog Training Workshop
    ● Art of Scent Work Coaching Program

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