name is Susie Osburn and I have been breeding Apricot and more recently, Red standards under the LIDO name for 25 years. I compete
in breed, obedience, rally, and agility. I have produced more than a dozen American champions,
and many champions in Canada, Mexico
and Bermuda. I have close to 20 FCI International champions including the 1999 World
Champion, CH Lidos Tiger Lily, which I won in Mexico City.
I compete equally in obedience
with my apricots with dozens of CD's, many CDX's, several UD's, and one UDX. I have gone onto become an AKC obedience
judge and I more recently have taken on Rally as an exhibitor and as a judge. I enjoy competing and judging equally.
I have more experience with the apricots, I have recently gotten involved with the reds. Attached is a picture of the
first red that I bred and the first one I started showing. Because I show quite a bit internationally, I had a choice
to make at the time I registered her; register her as a red which she obviously is or register her as an apricot so I could
show her outside of the US. I choose
to register her as an apricot so I could compete with her and I have had no trouble with her color in the ring.
So my question is why is it OK for me to compete with a red, as
long as she is registered as an apricot? I think the right thing to do is to allow the red poodles to be registered
so they can compete under the color they really are so as breeders; we don't have to lie about it anymore.
Thank you for your time.
4048 Pepe Circle
Las Vegas, NV 89121