Update 8/3/08

 AM CH, UKC GRCH, UCI Int. CH Tiara Nexus  

AKC PR04471801  AKC DNA V484562 CHIC #OFA 33174

OFA PO-15223G25M-PI Good   OFA PO-EL521M25-PI Normal  CERF POS-4347 04, 05, 06

Heart clearance: OFA PO-CA285/40M/C-PI-ECHO  VWD clearance: OFA PO-VW376/38M-PI Thyroid clearance OFA PO-TH682/25M-PI

Information regarding the stud:  CH Tiara Nexus, owned by Patricia “Trish” Williamson

 http://www.poodlepedigree.com/pedigree.asp?ID=111456

 
10-generation COI 4.42%
12-generation COI 8.83%

Top 5 ancestors contributing to COI, in order of influence:

AM/CAN CH Wycliffe Thomas 1.58%
AM CH Haus Brau Executive Of Acadia 1.01%
AM CH Wycliffe Jacqueline UD 0.93%
AM/CAN CH Wycliffe Ian 0.70%
AM CH Annsown Gay Knight Of Arhill 0.65%

Nexus is black and carries the brown gene.  With the Nexus/Tia breeding, the black coat color is dominant so the puppies could all be black, but it is likely there will be brown puppies.

Nexus has his AKC Championship, UKC Grand Championship and International Championship – a triple crown in the conformation arena.  Nexus finished his AKC conformation career in short order gaining prestigious wins at the Mission Trail Poodle Club Specialty in October, 2005 with a 4 point major win and finishing his show career at the Sun Maid Kennel Club Show in Fresno in March 2006 with a 5 point major win (the highest point award given at a show).  During this time he also earned his International Junghund Championship.  After receiving these titles, Nexus began his UKC show career where he achieved Champion and Grand Champion Titles in one year and the #9 Standard Poodle ranking in the country in 2007.

 

Nexus has been comprehensively tested for diseases that commonly affect poodles.  He is clear on all tests, making him a very desirable stud dog.  Given his genetic profile, his proven conformation, and performance potential, Trish believes Nexus has a lot to offer the breed.  However, Trish is very specific in her breeding goals and is making Nexus available only on a limited basis.  Ideally, Nexus’ offspring will be successful in the conformation and performance venues.  Marlene and Trish believe the Tia/Nexus breeding will produce puppies of outstanding mind and temperament and sound body.  It is anticipated that a few from this breeding will be stars in the conformation and agility venues.

Nexus is now concentrating on his agility career.  He has been training with and favorably evaluated by top USA instructors/competitors.  He does not have Tia’s focus yet, but he has great athleticism and drive.  While Tia is called “super poodle,” Nexus has been labeled “poodle of joy” by SoCal agility competitors.  He is often not accurate in running a course, but he is joyful when on course and charms the crowd with his antics.  His potential is readily recognized by those who watch him.  Nexus has earned his Novice Tunnelers title in NADAC and has earned qualifying legs towards additional NADAC titles.  He also competes in AKC and CPE agility trials.

Personality-wise, Nexus is a quick learner and likes to please.  He is affectionate and is a gentleman at home.  His “joie de vivre” has no bounds.  He is a remarkable companion.

 

"Nexus" showing as a puppy!!