The NOLA Krewe brags are ones I am very proud of. Their titles are the result of our journey together and reveal our path as we reach the goals that I have for NOLA Standards. It is the mission of NOLA Standards to breed to consistently produce "fine reds" - poodles with brilliant color, exceptional conformation, carriage and fabulous personalities while staying true to the purebred poodle. I swab for diversity and incorporate old and diverse bloodlines, often outcrossing to maintain the health and integrity of the Standard Poodle as I work to improve my beloved "color".
This past year was a good one! Lombardi now has 4 of his puppies who have achieved their Championships and others are in the AKC Show ring and well on their way to achieving their AKC Championships AND making Lombardi an AKC Top Producer! Brees also has colorful offspring in the ring and in the field, and maybe even more impressive, Brees has quite a few Little Breezies out there working with their owners as true service and emotional companions. Rex is not to be outdone and you'll soon see some outstanding Rex pups in AKC Shows around the country. For sure, "The Boys" are making NOLA Standards proud! Watch the NOLA Standards Face Book page for brags and breed news.
Once, I read a bumper sticker that said, "A well rounded dog is one with titles on both ends!" I do agree. Titles on both ends proves a well rounded animal. Both form and function. I'd love ALL NOLA's poodles to have multiple titles except for the limitations with my time and resources. Training requires time and dedication and skill and consistency. So does keeping coat for AKC Conformation and ring and table training. For now I chose conformation. It's a crazy passion, BUT I do strongly believe that breeders should be proving their breeding animals - and I don't mean proving they can breed! Rather prove their poodles are excellent examples of the breed standard by achieving their AKC Championships. In "the color" (which in poodles is any color EXCEPT black and white) achieving quality structure still needs to be a priority goal. As a rule, we remain far behind our standard poodle cousins in white and black. So while all poodles in the NOLA Krewe do not boast AKC Championships, many do. And those that do boast some land-mark titles and are some of the most re-knowned and finest apricot and red Standard Poodles in the World!
Putting the titles on the end of the NOLA Standard poodles are some of the best homes in the world! Families who love their NOLA Standards like a "fur human", who invest their time training, whether obedience for a trip to Lowes, or so they can hunt or work or even dance with their furry family members Thank you guys, for all the NOLA Standards with titles on the end of their names! You know who you are! Way to GEAUX!