Am/Can Ch Reserve BIS Int’l Ch BIS-GrCH Alchmys Magic Tin Nick-L Blues Am/Can RA CGC JHD TDI DN RATO NI NV NE VCX
(Am/Can Ch Reserve BIS Int’l Ch BIS-GrCH)
CKC New Champion
AKC New Champion
Spray up for going into the Best In Show Ring
UKC New Grand Champion
Look Ma….. No Hair Spray!
Eukenuba International Invitational Show
Because Nickel was show in AKC exclusively in the Bred By Exhibitor (BBE) class she was one of 25 standard poodles invited to competing at the Eukenuba Show. One of my dreams for showing was to show a poodle to its championship in a Historical Clip. It didn’t take long to realize that I had no hopes to finish a championship this way due to politics so I felt that the Eukenuba show was a way to satisfy this goal as it gave me the opportunity to show a proven champion in this clip.
Waiting in the Grooming area
We were positioned between two world-class MBIS Champions, Micah and Yes…. A little intimidating to say the least. For me it was like being on the Red Carpet in Hollywood surrounded by all the Stars.
I heard comments from every angle. I had judges come up to me in the grooming area and THANK me for doing this. I had other exhibitors and guests do the same. I also heard nasty comments behind my back. But that’s okay because I knew that showing in the HCC would annoy a few people. My sister was at the show with me, video tapping Nickle and I in the ring. Later, while watching the film we heard someone ask, “Why is that poodle in that kind of clip?” and the answer came from someone I’ve known for years (she has BIS well-known dogs) say, ” She’s clipped like that because the owner is too lazy to keep up a show coat.” That’s the sad attitude about Poodles in the show world. Sadly I wasn’t too surprised to hear such a comment as they say, “If you want to show you must have a leather hide.” Bringing Nickel to that show and showing her in an HCC was one of the highlights of showing. The other highlight was going into tan AKC Best In Show Ring after having won Group First over a nationally known American Eskimo. Nickel was as high as a kite and so was I. But enough of the show talk! Let’s have some fun……
Bred By Exhibitor
Puppy Group 1st & 2nd
Group 1st & 2nd
Group 1st & 3rd Puppy
Peach of a Puppy (out of 36 puppies)
Reserve Best in Show
Bred By Exhibitor Best In Show
Reserve Best Puppy In Show
Best in Show x 2
Multiple Group 1, 2 & 3
CGC: Canine Good Citizen
AKC & CKC RA: Rally Obedience Advanced
JHD-s: Junior Herding Dog sheep
TDI & Delta Dog: Therapy Dog International
VCX: Versitility Poodle Certificate Excellent
NW1: FIRST LEG *Pronounced*
UKC SCENT WORK: FIRST LEG
DN : Dock Dog Novice
Agility: legs toward NA and NAJ
RATO: Barn Hunt Open
NI NV NE: UKC Nosework Novice Interior, Vehicle, Exterior
Nickel was the 6th poodle in the country to get her JHD title. TinTin was the 5th! The JHD is the highest certificate title given out by the All Breed Herding Association. This association accepts Poodles as a Herding Breed.
I was showing Nickel in AKC and CKC conformation while she was taking herding lessons. She finished her AKC championship and of course I wanted to cut off all that ridiculous hair but I decided that it would be fun to film Nickel herding in full show coat. Click the picture to see….
It’s fun to watch the other breed owners when they see a poodle on the dock and can’t believe what they’re seeing. We went to one trial in Eastern Washington… it was sponsored by a hunting group. I had Nickel wear her camo neoprene vest and the announcer kept calling her Rambo. ha ha ha.
UKC Scent Work: 1st place indoor search competing against 34 other dogs!
Nickel and her daughter Ally: Winners at latest Barn Hunt competition. Nickel earned her Open title with a first place and High In Class.