Ch. Rosend's Key Largo  x  Rosend's Simply Irresistible

February 6, 1999 - April 16, 2002



Billie's star shone so bright God wanted her to help light the heavens...taking her life, along with too many of her doggie buddies, too soon in a devastating fire. Goodnight beautiful girl...you will live on through your babies.



At only 6 months and 13 days old, Billie was awarded Grand Sweepstakes over an entry of 35 by breeder-judge Cora Verhulst. She went on to win her class of 9 in the Specialty. Two weeks later Billie continued her winning ways, garnering a 3-pt. major at just barely 7 months of age. At the age of just 11 months, she was awarded Best Puppy in Specialty and RWB at the Oregon Boxer Club under prestigious breeder/judge Larry Sinclair. She has 3 other major reserves from the puppy classes.

Continuing her incredible winning ways, Billie, at just 12 months and 2 weeks old, was awarded WB/BOW at the Golden Gate Boxer Club under acclaimed breeder/judge Cheryl Robbins for a 4-pt. major. The very next weekend, Billie finished in grand style, going WB/BOW/BOS at the San Diego Boxer Club Specialty. Finishing with 3 majors, 2 Specialty BOW--she is indeed an extraordinary young lady, much like her namesake, the great Billie Holiday.

During her show career Billie achieved much: Best 15-18 at 2000 Futurity, an Award of Excellence at the 2001 National, 3 BISSs, multiple BOBs and Group placements.  She is always shown by her Mom and Dad, Wendy and Jim Bettis. Billie retired from the campaign trail following her extraordinary recognition at the National.

Billie has had the following health checks: 1) cleared of SAS by a board-certified cardiologist, 1/25/01, with no abnormalities detected (OFA pending); 2) hips certified "good," OFA-BX-2358G24F-PI; 3) DNA profile # P76026.

Billie already has one champion from her one and only litter (ex Ch. Jems Pearl Jam, SOM)...Ch. Irondale's Poetry In Motion, who finished at just 16 months of age.

Please visit the rest of Billie's litter sired by Ch. Jems Pearl Jam, SOM.