Vita -- Thanks for the pedigree link.Excerpt: "Siba, who competed under the full entry name "GCHP CH Stone Run Afternoon Tea," was born in March 2016. She is co-owned by Connie Unger — who was the handler at Madison Square Garden — and William Lee."
And here's her pedigree link:
I was thrilled to see a gorgeous well bred Standard poodle won.Nice to hear! My poodle is purely a pet, but like so many, she's the daughter of GCH Wildrose Bar-None Most Wanted, so she thinks she's a winner -- and that dogs that aren't poodles aren't really worth speaking to. It amazes me that she can tell -- she likes doodles and even mutts with a bit of poodle in them, but other dogs? Nah!
She is retiring from the show ring, but I have to assume that she is not retiring from breeding. My guess is that the owners and handlers have a detailed plan for breeding. They said that Siba will live with the handlers, but we don't know how breeding decisions, ownership of puppies, and financial benefits will be handled. My guess is that handlers and owners will both be well compensated, and that Siba will have the luxury of having puppies in her own home supported by the family that she knows and loves.Does that mean Siba won’t be bred, if she is retiring with the handler? Seems wildly generous of her owners. Not sure how this works.
I doubt her puppies will be any more expensive that others of similar quality. I will be interested to see what dog they choose to breed her to. She goes back to a wide variety of beautiful poodles.I think they mean retired from showing, not breeding. They'll make a small fortune with those pups!
Quite the Merry is also Gilligan's grandfather Gilligan is very picky about what dogs he associates with. He hates the cockapoo across the street, but loves the cockers next doorI was thrilled to see a gorgeous well bred Standard poodle won.
Your post made me laugh, my Leonard is much loved pet, but he knows he is handsome his daddy is GCH Rodell's Quite the Merry and has an opinion on other types dogs as well.