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