Windy was the foundation bitch for Savanna Belgians.
We knew she was special from day one...but everyone should feel that way about their puppy, shouldn't they?
Windy was confident and self-assured. She was always eager to try new things and her enthusiasm was never dampened by the corrections or crashes in life that she encountered along the way. While we did not purchase her for the conformation ring, we agreed to finish her. She enjoyed showing, and because of her numerous successes in this venue, we decided to continue to Special her. She did quite well playing with the boys and received .multiple group placements. Windy was also invited to participate in the inaugural AKC/Eukanuba Classic in Orlando in December of 2001. Windy won Best of Opposite Sex and an Award of Excellence there.
Windy had a wonderful show career. She was nationally ranked in conformation for a number of years, winning multiple Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, and many group placements along the way. In 2002, she was the ABTC's (and also the AKC's All-breed) #1 bitch and top 10 Tervuren. She was also nationally ranked in herding. Thanks always to Roxanne Chumbley for her unwavering faith in Windy and skilled handling in the conformation arena-- they were a team that was hard to beat! We also offer our sincere gratitude to Sharol and Sean Hathaway for teaching and trialing Windy in herding, and helping her to develop her natural talent on sheep, earning multiple High and Reserve High in Trial awards along the way. Although she worked successfully at the Advanced level, she ended her competition there without completing her HX title – not bad though -- for a city girl!
Windy produced well in the whelping box. In two Litters, she has produced multiple champions - including multiple Best in Puppy Sweepstakes and Best in Specialty show offspring. Many of her kids and grandkids have completed their championships and grand championships with multiple group placements, performance titles in agility, rally and herding, with more to come! River, from her second litter was the first Grand Champion bitch of the breed. We are excited to share some of these grand pups with their families, and plan to have a Windy baby or grand baby with us for many, many years to come!
More important than any rosette or group placement though, was that Windy's temperament was second to none. She loved people of all ages and sizes, although she used discretion when evaluating whether someone new was friend or potentially a foe.