Romeo has earned 61 Best of Breed (BOB) awards, 3 Best in Show (BIS), and 6 Reserve Best in Show (RBIS/RBISS) with a UKC Nationals Best of Breed award (NBOB) which earned him the UKC Emerald and then Ruby Gemstone Grand Champion titles. Romeo stood as the #1 Standard Poodle in the nation for almost half of 2021, but relinquished his spot to Rhett’s breeder and co-owner Wendy for her lovely brown girl. He finished 2021 as UKC’s #2 Standard poodle.
In March 2022, Romeo embarked on his AKC career with a spectacular debut, winning Best of Winners over 6 other dogs both days, as well as Best of Opposite over a special! Romeo finished his championship with Ann Rairigh, AKC Professional Handler, in April 2022 at his third show with a 4-point major!
We are honored that Romeo attended Poodle Club of America’s National Specialty in April 2022, where he was awarded 2nd place in the American Bred class. The photographers captured some spectacular images!
Romeo loves his people, and his ladies, and he seriously loves to cuddle. He is quite a clown at times and you would be surprised such a showy dog can also be a total goofball. Watching him on his back, rubbing all over the couch or bed, and snorting/honking his pleasure will make anyone laugh out loud! He loves toys and playing fetch – oh, how he loves the chase which is why he is so successful in precision coursing and FastCAT.
In October 2022 Romeo returned to the UKC show ring and earned a Reserve Best in Show in a large lineup of wonderful dogs. This win finished out his Sapphire Gemstone!