Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) health records

Canine Genetic Diversity – OI: 0.18, AGR: 0.03, IR: -0.06

Romeo – BIS RBIS RBISS RACEA RGCH Canen Gossamer Stardust Of Forest Lakes CGC SPOT-ON

Romeo and his litter mates are the result of many months of planning and a wonderful partnership with my first mentor, a retired breeder with 30+ years of experience breeding and showing. Our Giselle (Gigi) is the dam, and the litter of black puppies was born and raised in our home at Forest Lakes. Romeo was one of two ‘keeper’ pups, although the entire litter was exceptional! Romeo, his littermate Porsche, and I attended Obedience I and handling classes during their first year (for conformation). Romeo and I also attended Obedience II, and at the conclusion of the second obedience class he earned his Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title.

Romeo and I started showing in Conformation in December 2019; we earned his champion title by 14 months and grand champion title by 16 months. We intended for him to go to my mentor’s AKC handler, but COVID-19 changed those plans.

Romeo finished 2020 as the #6 standard poodle and was invited to UKC Premier Nationals to compete in the Top Ten Invitational. At the Poodle Specialty hosted by UKC and the United Poodle Association he won Grand Champion, Best of Breed, and Reserve Best in Specialty Show.

He has earned 32 Best of Breed (BOB) awards, 3 Best in Show (BIS), and 5 Reserve Best in Show (RBIS) awards which earned him an Emerald and then a Ruby Gemstone Grand Champion title. We are working toward his Sapphire now. Romeo currently stands as the #1 Standard Poodle in the nation for 2021.


Strengths:  squareness, chin, eyes, head, neck, chest, rib spring, shoulder layback, topline, feet, tail set, rear angulation and coat


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Romeo Awarded his 3rd Best in Show (BIS) in Charlotte, MI 9/26/2021

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It’s Official: Romeo’s Ruby Grand Champion title is here!

It's Official: Romeo's Ruby Grand Champion title is here!We are so excited to share Romeo’s UKC Ruby Grand Champion title arrival!We attended an AKC show this past weekend and stayed for an extra day to take advantage of the health clinic. Romeo, Piper and Penelope...

Romeo Rises to #1 in the Nation for 2021

Romeo Rises to #1 in the Nation for 2021Winning back-to-back Best in Show awards at the Lake Shore Siberian Husky Club show was such a thrill and honor! And seeing Romeo rise in the rankings warms my heart – I love this boy! He now holds 3 Best in Show and 7 Reserve...

Romeo pups available at Meeker’s Ridge Standard Poodles

Romeo pups available at Meeker's Ridge Standard Poodles​ Visit Meeker’s Ridge Standard Poodles at facebook.com/MRSTPoodles for your own little Romeo! Whether you want to show, participate in performance sports or just have a companion, these pups can do it all! Four...

Romeo earns his Ruby Gemstone Title

It was nearly 90 degrees but Romeo earned his Ruby Gemstone Grand Championship on August 21, 2021! Each level of the Gemstone titles is increasingly more difficult. The next level is Sapphire which requires wins at larger shows (requires more competition). Our goal is...

Romeo Takes Home A Reserve Best in Show over +- 200 dogs!!

​ All American Bulldog Club – United Kennel Club show in Shipshewana July 15-18, 2021 Amanda and I had a great weekend in Shipshewana. Not only did we show Piper and Romeo in conformation, but we also passed our Socialized Pet Obedience Test with all OUTSTANDING marks...

Continuing Education

asic Continuing Education Continuing Education is very important to Standard Poodles of Forest Lakes. I have taken every opportunity to learn from highly regarded resources, in addition to the very important knowledge base provided by my mentors who have over 100...