Phoenix Award


PHOENIX 1985 – 2000


“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 given to the Highest Scoring Shetland Sheepdog in a Backyard Agility Dogs trial.  This distinction was first presented in Cornwall, Ontario in 1997.


Past Recipients:

1997                        Alanna Riff & Rookie

1998                        Louise Jourdeuil & Trekker

1999                        Penny Hewitt & Zachary

2000                        Diana Pierce & Heather

2001                        Robin-Ann Young & Shelby

2002                        Kim Knox & Taylor

2003                        Gillian Shields & Myda

2004                        Laurie Keith & Argus

2005                        Joyce Blackburn & Pablo