Des Moines Animal Control Officer’s Dog ‘Willow’ takes ‘Best in Show’


Des Moines’ Master Animal Control Officer Jan Magnuson – or should we say her dog Willow – took “Best in Show” Feb. 16 at the United Kennel Club’s recent Gun Dog Group competition at the Cowlitz County Event Center in Longview (click image to see larger version):

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Willow – a Weimaraner – also took “Best of Breed” and finished her UKC Championship with that win, as well as also taking first in the Gun Dog group – quite an accomplishment for a 13-month old pup.

“She’s still a wiggly puppy and I have trouble making her stand still,” Jan told The Waterland Blog at Sunday’s Poverty Bay Wine Festival. “What worked in her favor was that she was tired by the end of the day, so I actually got her to stand still for the judge!”

Willow has been in other shows – and has won before – but this is her first championship.

Jan plans on entering her in other shows, starting in June and July.

“Oh yes, we’ve only just begun,” Jan added.

Congrats to both of you!


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