(in other words, other miniature poodles actually showed up so that there were POINTS available), "our" boy Ryder, who lives in Alaska with Erin and Ian, went Best of Breed/Variety twice this past weekend, bringing home eight points and both of his required "major wins" for his owners, who did all the grooming, conditioning, handling, etc. themselves. *I* don't even do all that!
To put it in layman's terms, he's now, after just one weekend, more than halfway to his Championship, and if he has another weekend like this, he will be FINISHED. Hooray, Ryder, and congratulations Erin and Ian! You are doing our boy proud, and we are thrilled to have him in such a wonderful home.