~A picture is worth a thousand words!
UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Trick Dog, UKC Rally Obedience I, UKC Agility I, Therapy Dog International certified
Although it was never our goal to raise or sell the Show Dog–Jan Magnuson has done more than we could have ever imagined with her Willow. What an extraordinary career she has had on every level. Even with Jan’s retirement, she and Willow are out in the community doing service work. We cannot thank Jan enough–and this wall attests to all they have achieved together. (The above photo is not the most recent, but it is Jan and my favorite moment in her career–well, one of the favorite moments.)
~As Jan puts it…
Willow has been a superstar her entire life! She has attained many titles and awards (see above) for Conformation, Obedience and Rally Obedience, Agility, Tricks, and Good Citizen, and include 5 UKC Altered Best-In-Show and 14 Altered Reserve Best-In-Show awards!
Willow is very active as a certified Therapy Dog, and we do visits at retirement, assisted living, and memory care facilities, schools and daycares, and community events. I have served 30 years as a Law Enforcement Officer, and Willow has accompanied me on duty as a Therapy dog on calls and out in the community, and at the police department.
Willow has matured and continues to do well in competition. Jan and Willow didn’t stay for the entire show this time but still came home with some nice ribbons. You might remember (a much younger) Willow earned Best of Show in January. Click here to read a bit about the previous achievement. In addition to her show career, Willow has other areas of responsibility. She assists Jan at work, and during her obedience classes: this includes a lot of community outreach. Willow is kid-friendly. Visit Jan’s website where you can see Willow featured on her home page and read more about the amazing achievements.
Recently, Sucia, another OwyheeStar girl attended Jan’s class and graduated. Willow and Sucia are great friends. Thank you Jan for your help when we need it, and for all you have done, and will continue to do with Willow. We are glad she is a blessing to your heart.