"Willow" GCH Amoure Beau's Along the Riverbank MX MXJ XF T2B November 8, 2008
Willow is the newest member of our family. We are very grateful to her breeder Anne Nettles for the opportunity to own such a beautiful girl for our first Papillon!
Willow is already proving to be a ton of fun...going Winner's Bitch her first time being shown by her breeder, Anne Nettles. Then, her next weekend out, she went Winner's Bitch again (also handled by Anne). Willow and I were able to repeat those performances, going Winner's Bitch 3 times, Best of Winners twice, and Best Puppy at the Greensboro shows in August, 2009. With 6 points down (all out of the puppy classes), we then returned to Korea to let Willow grow up a little. She was a perfect traveler on a very very long trip!
We moved back from Korea in December 2010. Willow quickly finished her AKC breed championship at the Atlanta Shows in February 2011 with back to back majors (owner handled). We moved her up to Specials and her next two times out she earned a four and a five point major for her GCH....one of the wins at the prestigious Papillon Specialty in Washington DC in February 2011. Daughter Keri then decided that she wanted to start showing Willow as a Special and she quickly finished her Grand Championship with just a couple of weekends of shows, finishing her at the Papillon Club of America Specialty in Perry, GA, in April 2011.
Willow was invited to Eukanuba in December 2011, and with Keri showing her, Willow was Best Opposite! Keri & Willow also attended Westminster in February 2012 and their first time at the Garden, they were Best Opposite!
Willow started her agility career in September 2011 and quickly moved through the classes. She is now in Excellent B in both Standard and Jumpers and is working on her MACH.
Willow will be taking a maternity leave of absence from agility in the Winter 2012-2013.
**In December 2011, Cassie became the first GSD breed CH to earn a MACH!!**