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November 27, 2017 — Cypress and Willow



~Veterinary Visit News

(November 14, 2017) — I weighed Cypress at the vet today, she weighs 31 pounds!!!  OhMyGoodness!!!  And there is not a speck of fat on her…


(December 1, 2017) — Cypress had her sixteen-week titer and it came back fabulous so she won’t need another DAP right now.  We did her rabies vaccine, so she is set for a while.  I plan to do the two-vaccine Lepto in a bit, as we do have Lepto in this area, it is not a combo vaccine (I did that with Willow too).  Cypress is very healthy, no signs of parasites and she is gaining weight. Her condition and coat are beautiful.  She is very clumsy, she is like a foal or a fawn, she trips over her own feet and legs sometimes!  She is around 35 pounds now at four months.

~At Class With Jan

I took her to obedience class this week, she is just learning her basics and I was able to use her for demos.  I am happy now that Cypress’s immunity is in full swing, she can meet more (safe) dogs.  She is kinda shy and reserved at first with people and new situations, she is more that way than Willow was, but she is coming around.  With that type of temperament comes the very positive aspects where she stays close to me and doesn’t wander off, checks for my approval constantly, and is VERY bonded with me.  She is VERY biddable.

~Cypress and Willow (with Daisy)

24172987_10214230882749296_630886405484584027_oCypress and Willow and Daisy adore each other, they all play and play, and they all have similar gentle play styles.  I chuckle that at first Daisy was unimpressed with a new puppy in our family, but within a very short time, they became fast friends!  Willow is the best big sister ever, she is so gentle and patient with Cypress, I am so happy.  I always make sure to give each dog their separate, special time with me, while I leave the other two outside or whatever- I feel that is one of the reasons I have always had multiple dogs that get along.

Talk to you soon, Hugs, Jan  

PS: I am always happy to be a reference as you know!  

Jan Magnuson
SUNSTAR All-Breed Dog Training

P.O. Box 98072, Des Moines, WA 98198 (206) 241-2908
-Home of “Willow”- UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial
Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, CGC, TKN, URO1, UAG1, TDI


I love her so much ❤️    Jan

Breeder Comment

We are beyond blessed. Thank you, for all your help over the years–support, encouragement, referrals, endorsements, and what you do with your OwyheeStar Weims. It means more than words on a page can express. We wish you continued success in your journey. We are ecstatic about the titles and the joy you find in all you do with the girls.

Champion Willow

Brings Home the Ribbons and Trophies

Here she is today with her bounty- lots of nice ribbons and two pretty hand-blown glass vase trophies. Good Girl Willow! UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, CGC, UROI, TDI 

May 31, 2015 -- UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, CGC, UROI, TDI

May 31, 2015 –UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, CGC, UROI, TDI

Fun at the American Eskimo Dog sponsored UKC shows in Chehalis

My friend Patricia showed her and Anna Daly‘s Flatcoated Retriever “Moss” and I showed OwyheeStar Weimaraners my beautiful girl “Willow”. It is so great that UKC offers Altered (spayed/neutered) classes now so that those of us with altered dogs can still show in conformation. Moss took two Group Firsts and Willow took Altered Best In Show and Altered Reserve Best In Show, we were so proud of them! 



It was a totally fun but exhausting, long day yesterday at the shows!  My friend Patricia, and I went down together. We took Willow, Moss (and my little Daisy just for fun.)  It was at a fairgrounds in Chehalis and was a nice venue, the weather was perfect and we visited and snacked and sat in the sun while watching the shows ringside.  Patricia took two Group 1’s with her Flatcoat; they had a lot of quality competition and they were very nice wins.   

I am happy that UKC is now offering altered classes, there was not much competition but we had a blast and as I said in my prior emails, Willow took Altered BIS and Altered RBIS, we have a pile of cool ribbons and two beautiful glass trophies–the ones you see in the photo at the top of this blog.  
The judges had such nice comments for us- one said she has the most beautiful coat she has seen on a Weimar (thank you longhair gene!)  They both asked about why she was spayed because she was such a gorgeous dog, and obviously they both really liked her to give the awards they did.  Willow was the perfect girl, as soon as I put her show collar and leash on she knows what to do, she stacks herself and gaits like a dream.  We always get comments about her balanced, sound movement.
As always at dog shows, there were spectators and children there, and lots of people were petting Willow and I told them she is a certified Therapy Dog.  She took everything in stride and was the perfect lady!
Breeder’s Comment: Thank you Jan and Willow for making us look good. We appreciate your efforts, and achievements. You are both awesome.