Ch Am Ch Araki Fabulous Willy
25.04.01 – 04.12.08
OUR DOGS was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the Crufts Supreme Champion 2007 ‘Fabulous Willy’
Willy was bred by Ken Sinclair and owned by Ken, John Shaw, Maria Francis and Neil Smith. His highest accolade was being awarded Best in Show Crufts 2007 by Zena Thorn-Andrews.
Prior to this, Willy amassed a total of 41CCs and holds the UK Breed record, three times Best in Show all breeds at general championship shows, Top Tibetan Terrier for four years consecutively, Best of Breed at Crufts for three years, Top Sire winner, Top Utility winner in 2003 (the only TT to have done so), as well as Best in show at the Contest of Champions.
Although Willy was never used at public stud, he has sired several CC winners and Champions and leaves the Araki kennel with some exceptional offspring, including the current top dog in the UK, Ch Araki Wicked Willy
Ken Sinclair told OUR DOGS ‘It is with regret that we had to say goodbye to Willy due to a severe kidney infection. We are truly grateful to have owned, bred and lived with a once in a lifetime dog. Willy will be remembered not just for his showmanship, but for the loyalty and admiration he gave to us and all who loved and adored him from all over the world.’