The day before she earned her UKC Championship, she was awarded BEST IN SHOW by Judge Gregory Storm at the American Pit Bull Terrier Club Show in Belleville Michigan on September 16th, 2023. We are so incredibly honored and proud of our little baby dog!
Although we took our sweet time getting her out to shows, Memrie earned her UKC Championship very easily in three show weekends against very nice competition. Each one of her competition wins were against other dogs in Full AKC Show coat! Every judge that has seen has has always complimented her lovely movement!
What do these numbers mean?
On average, Poodles test at 0.25 for Outlier Index (OI) which measures how common or diverse their genetics are compared to the rest of the gene pool. Diversity breeders aim to increase OI. Memrie tests higher than breed average.
Internal relatedness (IR) measures how in-bred or out-bred a dog is. The average IR for the breed is 0.02 and diversity breeders aim to decrease the IR or go below that average. Memrie has a negative IR which means she is out-bred.
Haplotypes are a gene associated with the dog's immune system. Certain haplotypes are associated with a slight increase risk of SA and/or Addisons and other haplotypes are rarer and considered protective. Memrie does not carry those risky haplotypes and one of her haplotypes is rare. The 1013/2003 haplotype is only carried by 0.89% / 10.79% of the poodle population!
Studies have shown that by increasing OI and decreasing IR and being mindful how we breed dogs with risky haplotypes, we can breed healthier poodles with less incidence of autoimmune disease like Sebacious Adenitis (SA) or Addison's disease.