2017 Phoenix Award


Congratulations to Carol Taylor & JETT–recipients of the 2017 Phoenix Award at the Backyard Agility Dogs August 19 & 20th AAC Trial. And thank you to all the wonderful shelties and their handlers who participated in this annual event!



“Phoenix” (CH. OTCH Alfenloch Rio Lane Phoenix) was the first recipient of the Canadian National Agility Trial Champion title, awarded on August 26, 1990 in Manotick Ontario.   Phoenix was owned and handled by Pierre Lalonde.
In loving memory and recognition of Phoenix, The Phoenix Award will be awarded annually to the Highest Scoring Shetland Sheepdog entered in a Backyard Agility Dog AAC Trial. This distinction was first presented in Cornwall, Ontario in 1997.