Janice Gunn's Golden Retriever Billie

Remembering Billie

Billie 2016-12-30T11:44:39+00:00

Billie

billie-after-cancer-diagnosisFTCH AFTCH MOTCH Tanbark’s Orange Crush, OBHF, FDHF, MH Am. OTCH, UDX, OM1, OBHF***

Just had to share this photo of Billie and I that was taken the weekend after her cancer diagnosis.

It was the weekend that Raisin stepped in and ran as Master test dog for her, which sent me back into training Raisin for her Master Hunter title and achieving her title it only 2 months later (6 passes in 6 tests) This was a very special and emotional weekend for Billie and I, and this picture says so much. It was taken in the holding blind as she and I were waiting to demo the quartering test, something she was still physically able to do, and she loved it!

It is almost 1 year since she has been gone and I continue to miss her tremendously.

Golden Retriever BillieJune 13/02 – August 7/12 “Billie”

On July 7th, 2012 Billie earned a 199.5 in Open B, exactly one month later, on August 7th, 2012 she passed away from stage 4 Lympohma. It still doesn’t seem this could be possible.

Billie did it all, from Field Trial Champion, Master Hunter and Obedience Trial Champion, something no other Golden bitch has ever done. She worked from her heart and she was a sweet, kind, soul.

She went out of her way to ensure that she made each person she met feel special. the picture above in the header is my all time favorite pictures of Billie. Her eyes burn a hole thru my heart and it captures perfectly her beauty and softness.

The picture to the right is one taken only a few days after her diagnosis.

Billie, we all miss you so much. Run free my girl, you’ll find Boomer waiting for you.

Billie’s Honorifics

Billie was a very pretty girl with a full light colored ruff, pants, and flowing tail. She stands 21″ high and weights 61 lbs.  She was a very friendly, yet loyal golden retriever, whom loved to cuddle and smile.

 

  • Billie wins the Open BC Amateur trial July 1, 2005
  • Billie Qualified to run US Special and Limited Stakes
  • Billie completes the 8th series at Cdn Open National 2006
  • Billie has earned 4 perfect 200 scores
  • November 18, 2006 – Billie completes US OTCH title 
  • Billie completes FTCH AFTCH titles Sept 2, 2007
  • Billie is the #1 US Open field golden female for 2007
  • May 3, 08 – Billie completes MOTCH title
  • Billie has been Invited to the 2008 AKC National Obedience Invitational    
  • Billie qualified to attend the 2009 AKC National Obedience Championships
Golden Retriever Billie after her cancer diagnosis

Billie’s Gallery

 

Billie’s Obedience Trial Results

Date Club Level Placement
July 7, 12 Timberland, Wa Open B 199.5
May 27, 12 Greater Victoria Obedience Club Trials Open B 199.5 – HIT
May 26, 12 Greater Victoria Obedience Club Trials Open B 198
April 1, 12 WSOTC, WA Open B – 198 HIT
Mar 31,12 WSOTC, WA Open B 199.5 tied HIT
Nov. 20, 11 Nanaimo Kennel Club Open B 198
Nov. 19, 11 Nanaimo Kennel Club Open B 198.5 HIT
Nov. 6, 11 Chuckanut trials, WA Open B 199.5 – HIT
Nov. 5, 11 Chuckanut trials, WA Open B 197.5 – HIT
Oct. 8, 11 Fraser Valley Dog Fanciers Open B Perfect 200 score
Aug. 21, 11 Olympic Kennel Club, WA Open B 198.5
Aug. 20,11 Olympic Kennel Club, WA Open B 197.5
July 24, 11 Portland Kennel Club, OR Open B 199.5 – HIT
May 29, 11 Spokane, WA Open B 198.5
May 28, 11 Spokane, WA Open B 198.5
May 27, 11 Spokane, WA Open B 197 – HIT
Apr 30, 11 OVOTC Open B 198 – HIT
May 1, 11 OVOTC Open B 200 score – HIT
Apr. 3, 11 WSOTC, WA Open B 197
Apr. 2, 11 WSOTC, WA Open B 198 – HIT
Mar. 19, 11 GRCBC, BC Open B 198.5 – HIT
Jan. 16, 11 Tacoma, WA Open B 199 – HIT
Nov 7, 10 Chuckanut, WA Open B 197
Nov. 6, 10 Chuckanut, WA Open B 198 – HIT
Oct. 31, 10 LMDF Open B 199
Oct. 30, 10 LMDF Open B 199
Oct. 29, 10 LMDF Open B 198
Oct 10, 10 Fraser Valley Open B 198.5
Oct 9, 10 Fraser Valley Open B 198.5
Sept 30, 10 GRCA Speciality Open B 197.5
July 25,10 Portland Kennel Club Open B 198
July 17, 10 Sporting Dog Show, BC Open B 198
May 30, 10 Spokane, WA Open B 198 – HIT
May 29, 10 Spokane, WA Open B 199.5 – HIT
May 28, 10 Inland Empire, WA Open B 197.5 – HIT
April 3, 10 WSOTC, WA Open B 198.5 HIT
Mar 20, 10 Peninsula DF, WA Open B 199 – HIT
Mar. 20, 10 GRCBC trials Open B 198.5
Nov. 15, 09 Nanaimo Open B 198 – HIT
Nov 14, 09 Nanaimo Open B 198.5 – HIT
Nov. 1, 09 Lower Mainland shows Open B 199 – HIC
Oct 30, 09 Lower Mainland shows Open B 197
Oct 11, 09 Fraser Valley Open B 199 HIT
May 24, 09 Spokane, WA Open B 199 HIT
May 23, 09 Spokane, WA Open B 199 HIC
May 22, 09 Spokane, WA Open B 197.5 HIT
May 22, 09 Spokane, WA Utilty B 196 HC
Jan. 18, 09 Portland, OR Utility B 197.5 – HC
Jan. 18, 09 Portland, OR Open B 199 – HIT
Jan. 16, 09 Portland, OR Utility B 197 – HC
Jan. 16, 09 Portland, OR Open B 198 – HIT
Jan. 11, 09 Puyallup, WA Utility B 197 HC
Jan. 11, 09 Puyallup, WA Open B 199 HIT
Jan. 10, 09 Puyallup, WA Open B 198
Nov. 16, 08 Nanaimo KC Open B PERFECT 200 SCORE
Sept. 7, 08 FPOTC Open B 199 – HIT
Sept. 6, 08 FPOTC Open B 198 – HIT
Aug 17, 08 Olympic KC Open B 198.5 – HIT
May 25, 08 Spokane KC, WA Open B PERFECT 200 SCORE
May 24, 08 Spokane KC , WA Open B 199 – HIT
May 23, 08 Inland Empire, WA Open B 198.5 – HIT
May 4, 08 OVOTC Open B 199
COMPLETES MOTCH TITLE
May 3, 08 OVOTC Utility 196
May 3, 08 OVOTC Open B 199 – HIT
Mar 30, 08 WSOTC, WA Open B 199.5 – HIT
Mar 29, 08 WSOTC, WA Open B 199 – HIT
Mar 29, 08 WSOTC, WA Utility B 198.5 – High Combined
Mar 16, 08 GRCBC Trials Open B 199.5 – HIT
Mar 15, 08 GRCBC Trials Open B 199 – HIT
Jan. 13, 08 Puyallup, WA Open B PERFECT 200 – HIT
Jan, 13, 08 Puyallup, WA Utility B 198 HC
Jan. 11, 08 Tacoma KC Utility B 198

Billie’s Field Trial Results

Date Club Level Placement
Sept. 20, 09 GRCBC Test Master Hunter Pass
Jun 27, 09 Logan Lake Ret. Club Amateur 4th
May 16, 09 Spokane, WA Open Jam
Feb 20, 09 Sacramento Trial, Calif Open Jam
Aug 2, 08 NW Trial, WA Amateur Jam
June 14, 08 Logan Lake Ret. Club Amateur 2nd
April 19, 08 BC Gun Dog Amateur Jam
Sept 18, 07 GRCA Speciality, WA Amateur 2nd
Sept 17, 07 GRCA Speciality, WA Open 2nd
COMPLETES FTCH & AFTCH TITLES
Sept 2,07 A.R.C.A , AB Open 2nd
Aug 30,07 Red Deer, AB Open RJam
Apr. 29, 07 BC Gun Trial Open 4th
Apr. 29, 07 BC Gun Trial Amateur RJam
Feb. 16, 07 Saghens, CA Amateur Jam

Pedigree of FTCH AFTCH MOTCH Tanbark’s Orange Crush, OBHF, FDHF, MH Am. OTCH, UDX, OM1, OBHF***

Parents Grandparents Great-Grandparents Great-Great-Grandparents
AFC FC Glenhaven Htrs Mn Baronet OS/FDHF
***
AFC Glenhaven Devil’s Advocate UDT MH WCX
OS/FDHF
Smoke’ N Red Apache*** WCX OS AFC Yankee’s Smoke N Red Devil OS
Tartan Golden Molly
OTCH Meadowpond Especial One UDT SH WCX
OD/OBHF
AM CAN CH Laurell’s Especial Jason UDT WC OS/SDHF
AM CAN CH Chafa Honeybun of Jungold CDX TD WC OD
Hunter’s Moon Tam O’Shanter** Wraith’s Duncan MH OS NAFC FC Topbrass Cotton OS/FDHF
Emberainn Lady Nell CD OD
Hunter’s Moon Madcap OD *** FC AFC Windbreakers Mighty Mo OS/FDHF
Meadowpond Scotch Mist CD TD WC OD
OTCH Tanbarks Somethings Burning UDX FTCH AFTCH Cedarpond Brasador Skywalker FTCH AFTCH Shurmark’s Split Decision FTCH AFTCH Mioak’s Shake ‘n Jake
Sun Fire Sure Mark Tess ***
NAFTCH FTCH Brasdor’s Razzl Dazzl AFC Yankee’s Smoke’ n Red Devil
FC Windbreaker’s Razzmatazz
Tanbark’s Comin Around Again OD OTCH Locknor B-Fifty Two Bomber OTCH Meadowpond Stardust Reggie OS OHOF
OTCH Wynwood Two Double Zera
Tanbark’s Frisbee Fetcher OD OTCH Shoreland’s Five Card Draw
OTCH Duster’s Amber Starburst OD OHOF