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Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar

~ At 7.5 Years

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
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.  Now that I have retired (as of two weeks ago!), we continue to do those same type of activities, just not in uniform!  
She is always so gentle and sweet, and allows (and enjoys) folks to pet and fawn over her, making them smile and laugh! 
In addition, she is a beloved “furry family member”, and goes with me almost everywhere I go.  She loves riding in our truck, going for walks and hikes, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and just hanging out at home with me and her two “little sisters”, a Papillon and a Japanese Chin.  
Willow is now 7-1/2 years old, and continues to be energetic, healthy, sound, and happy!  I look forward to many more years with my dear girl, who always brings a smile to everyone she meets!  Jan~

Jan MagnusonSUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Training
P.O. Box 98072Des Moines, WA 98198206 241 2908

Breeder Comment

From the Archives

Okay–Willow is one in a million, but without Jan Magnuson none of this would have been possible. They have had a fabulous run together–and it continues. Typically we do not post names and contact information; however, as you will notice, Jan is a dog trainer. We wanted those who live near her to be able to quickly set up training.

Thank you, Jan for everything you have done with Willow and to help us. We appreciate this lovely update.

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.