I've been reading for the last week or two and decided to say hello.
My name is Kathy and I have a 15 week old brown and white standard partipoo named Nigel. He is so smart, loving, fun and adorable.
I purchased from a breeder who shows in UKC (partis\solids) & AKC (solids). Nigel joined our family 2 weeks ago.
I also have two Giant Schnauzers and showed them in AKC conformation.
Gus is 7 yrs old and a finished CH. Riley is 5yrs old and pointed but didn't enjoy showing. She is a very conformationally correct and beautiful pet.
She & I took agility classes but never competed. My third GS girl Vixen died after a bout with toe cancer at the age of three. It was very heartbreaking for us. I saw the GS thread and could give lots of insight on the breed so if anyone wants more info pm me.
Last December I opened a SSDW/Grooming salon/natural pet food store/boutique
and am there literally 6 days a week all day, so haven't been able to participate in any dog sports. I'm hoping over the next year to be able to step back a bit and would love to do Rally or even dock diving with Nigel.
Both Gus & Nigel are the store greeters & make quite the stunning pair.
If anyone is in the Schaumburg area look us up, All Things Woof.
I plan on attending IKC this coming year, to visit with all my conformation friends, so if any poodle folks on this forum attend would love to see your poo's.
I am married and have two sons who also love our dogs.
Hope this isn't too long.