R.I.P. Mickie, UKC CH, was the most amazing boy and sire to many. It is not often a special dog who loved to give kisses crossed your threshold but we feel honored that Mickie did enter our lives and blessed us with his winning personality. He lives on in his descendants and we still have frozen semen from this special and versatile boy. His was so athletic and loved to hunt, swim, play, fetch, dock dive, and travel. He was an unusually low Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI) which is not easy to find in a parti-poodle stud dog. A low COI helps to produce puppies with a much lower risk of genetic health problems.
Mickie had the sweetest temperament and groomers just loved him but said it was sometimes difficult to groom him because he gaves so many kisses while being groomed. He loved the show ring and works the ring like all the great champions. He was been awarded UKC Best Poodle in Show and competed in the Group ring with success and ribbons. He was a really special, sweet boy with a calm, loving and kind personality. He was a proven sire with over 32 puppies on the ground.
Mickie was an easy breeder and was a gentleman to the ladies. He lived with our pet girls who were the boss over him and he learned a lot of respect for them. They taught him to be a perfect gentleman. He also lived and gets along with our Marty, our other stud dog, with no problems. They were always best friends. Our household misses Mickie terribly. He rests now next to his best poodle friend, Missie, who we lost in September, 2020.
Mickie was descended from ACK CH JC Pioneer Kaiser. JC Pioneer Kaiser was named the #1 standard poodle in 2003. He was honored with an invite and competed at the Westminster Dog Show in 2004. As an excellent example of a poodle that meets the PCA standards he was honored with a coveted placement on the cover of THREE Poodle Variety magazine issues. Pro Plan dog food also used his image on their products. This wonderful poodle was the whole package.
Mickie was fully health tested and was been awarded his CHIC #. Hips, elbows, thyroid, heart, eyes, all checked by University of Penn vets and all tests were clear and normal. NE and vWD clear. DNA for AKC done and registered as required for sires.
Mickie had a low COI as follows:
Genetic information for UKC CH Amandi's Mickie Michelet
The COI (Coefficient of Inbreeding) is calculated up to a maximum of 12 generations. However, if a generation is found where fewer than 75% of the dogs in that generation are known, the calculation stops just short of that generation. So if all dogs are known in the 5th generation but only half of them are known in the 6th generation, a 5-generation COI will be calculated. For dogs with more than 10 generations of pedigree information available, a 10-generation COI is also calculated for comparison and statistical purposes.
The COI is calculated entirely from the pedigree information present in the database, so if there are inaccuracies in the pedigree, there will also be inaccuracies in the COI. I try to run the COI every Saturday. The calculations take about 14 hours to run.
UKC CH Amandi's Mickie Michelet
Link to OFFA.org for Mickie Health Testing. His NE and vWD should be posted this week.