SIRE: CH Silversmith EZ Payment Plan, CD, JH, NSD, V, BROM
DAM: CH Sunmist Silver Shadow, CD, JH, NSD, V, BROM
DOB: 2/24/1991
Breeders: Jeanne & Roger Shelby
Owners: Jeanne & Roger Shelby & Keith Pautz

WCA Hall of Fame 2010

Lily finished her championship at 14 months of age and at 16 months was Best In Futurity and received an Award of Merit at the National Specialty. It was apparent she was a special girl so she was given to Keith Pautz to show. Within a couple of months of handling she won BOB every day at a 4 day circuit and placed in the group 3 times. Within a month she had back to back Best in Shows and a Maturity win.

Those who were friends of Lily called her "The Princess". She was truly one of a kind. Keith tells of a time when she just refused to go into the Group ring because there were dogs with hair around her trying to enter the ring. She would consistently shy away from dogs with hair. He finally picked her up, took her into the ring and set her down and she went on to win the Group. Once in the ring she was in her element and did her thing. Another time she was up for Best in Show in San Antonio under Jean Fournier when Keith dropped the lead. He told Lily to "stand and step". She did it perfectly and when she was awarded Best in Show the judge said, "You should do that more often".

In her career she had back to back National Specialty wins, 2 back to back Best In Shows, 76 Group 1's and so many Group placements, Sweepstakes and Specialty wins that we have long since lost count. She made it to #3 Sporting Dog and #11 in the All-Breed standings. She broke all breed records by the time she retired. She retired in 1995 after securing a Group placement at Westminster and her 15th Best in Show. She produced 9 pups and five became champions, giving her her BROM.

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