Featured Dog Gallery
down to enjoy a stroll through the dogs in our gallery.
2008 Featured Dogs
March - HiQ Amaze - Turbo
April - HiQ Zephyr - Zephyr
May - HiQ Communicator - Ben
June - HiQ Fergus - Fergus
July - HiQ Wilderness Trek - Trekki
August - HiQ Omnipotent - Q
September - HiQ Bogey - Bogey
October - HiQ Milkyway - Rosy
November - HiQ Tinker Toy - Tink
Oct 08 Featured Dog HiQ Milkyway
It didn't take long to realize that Rosy was a very talented dog and soon the titles started to role in.
Master Agility Dog USDAA 2000
Then she earned more titles!
Outstanding Elite Jumpers (NADAC)
Elite Agility Dog (NADAC)
Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards of Merit 2002
Lifetime Achievement 2003
AAC Hall of Fame 2003
After earning about every title possible in agility Rosy took up a new hobby and earned titles in sheepherding from AKC in both 2004 and 2005!
Rosy entered the fun and highly competitive Modified Equine Relay at the Royal Winter Fair in 2005. This is a fantastic event where the top dogs in the country are teamed up with the top International Stadium Jumping horse and riders. Watch Rosy compete in this event by clicking here! Rosy showed eveyone that she was not ready for retirement by winning this event too!
Aug. 08 Featured Dog HiQ Omnipotent
1995 - 2008
We lost our wonderful "Q" on
August 22nd 2008
not even one month after we lost her mother Trekki
We miss her so much.
We invite you to find our more about this special dog by visiting her page.
To go to "Q's" page click here
June 2008 Featured Dog HiQ Fergus
Fergus joined the Knox family in 2001
Fergus with his mother Q and his grandmother Trekki in 2002
Then when Susan's husband, Chris, showed an interest in running agility Fergus began to run for him. In 2008 it was Chris that took Fergus to the Ontario Regionals and once again Fergus qualified for the Nationals!
Fergus at the AAC Nationals 2007
Fergus is well known at agility trials for his "run for anybody" happy outlook, but don't be fooled, he is a great competitor. The Knoxes say that Fergus thinks he is a person. This is reflected in the fact that at agility trials he never thought a crate was a suitable place for him to wait, not when there were perfectly good chairs there!
Soon everyone was saying that Fergus needed his own chair... so he got one!
Fergus in his own chair
Fergus is a stealth kisser and it is a rare person who can sneak by without Fergus planting a big wet kiss on them! The Knoxes say he seemed to just instinctively know not to steal food or do mischievious things and they never had to train him not too. Fergus never lets you down. He always does his best and he is a very honest dog. He could not care less about other dogs, he only cares about pleasing HIS humans.
Fergus with his brothers, sister, mom and grandmother
from left to right
Zed, Tribble, Trekki (Q is behind her) Gem and Fergus
Fergus loves agility and now has his AAC Silver Award of Merit. His love of agility is quickly followed by his love of Fisbees and he is a CDDA Champion Disc Dog. His next love is SWIMMING!!
Fergus will soon be joined by a new little gaffer. The Knoxes have decided that one of Tribble's upcoming puppies should go home with them too. That little puppy will have a great "big brother" to look up to.
Since Fergus was first featured here he has continued to compete and he has been doing fabulous! He placed 9th at the 2009 AAC Ontario Regional Championships, did extremely well at the Nationals and has earned his GOLD AWARD OF MERIT from the Agility Association of Canada. WOW!
Susan Knox and Fergus are tops! HiQ Fergus is the
2009 TOP AGILITY BORDER COLLIE IN CANADA
with 173 Q's, and he is also the #1 GAMBLING DOG,
#3 In Challenge, and #5 in Steeplechase!!! Wow!!
EVEN MORE UPDATES!!!
Fergus earned his AAC
LIfETIME AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
on April 30, 2010
YUP, MORE UPDATES!!!
Fergus placed and amazing 1st at the
AAC Ontario Championships!
Fergus & Susan are unstoppable!
Fergus placed 4th at the
AAC Canadian National Agility Championships
at Spruce Meadows, Calgary
May 2008 Featured Dog HiQ "Ben"
Ben recently passed away.
We extend our sympathies to Ben's Family
and hope you enjoy this small celebration of his life.
Our Ben would have been thirteen next month -
my wife (girlfriend at the time) and I got him from you
(HiQ Borders) when we were just starting university.
He lived half his life in Toronto, as one of the city's great cultured urban dogs,
and an outdoorsman to boot.
He came everywhere with us in the city, acted in plays, climbed the highest mountains in eastern North America, guided us on countless mountain bike rides, and paddled all the major rivers in southern Ontario.
He was a gentle, welcoming friend to everyone.
For the last seven years, we've lived in Nova Scotia on an old farmstead.
Ben loved the beach and soon the kids that came along in our lives.
He was a great mentor to all the Border collie foster dogs that
have come through our house through the rescue.
We knew his time was coming -
Ben enjoyed a last trip to Toronto recently to see his family
and died of heart failure at home 3 days after our return
(he had tumours around his heart).
He was a super guy and we miss him very much.
Dave R. Nova Scotia, Can. (Ben – Trekki X Boscoe)
We are pleased to add that Dave and his family now have a new HiQ addition!
Little Bean, Twigg's puppy recently joined their family.
We hope Bean will have the same full life as Ben
and continue to bring joy to her new family
April 2008 Featured Dog HiQ Zephyr
Erin and Zephyr are a great team. Erin calls Zephyr her once in a lifetime dog! Zephyr is a loving dog at home and is best friends with Liam the newest addition to the family.
Erin says he makes them laugh daily, but when it comes to competing he is very honest and gives it his all! He is a very fast high drive sports dog and he has an excellent off switch both in his crate at trials and in the house. He loves everybody and is great with children.
Zephyr is red and white and is a neutered male. His parents are HiQ Omnipotent "Q" and Kyle of Lochalsh.
Zephyr also herds sheep and studies hard!
Despite Erin's busy schedule, having a baby, and being seriously injured in a car accident Erin has still somehow found the time to sneak out to some trials. Zephyr has earned the following titles
FdCH-S-Flyball Dog Champion Silver
ADC-Agility Dog of Canada
AGDC-Advanced Game Dog of Canada
MJDC-Master Jumper Dog of Canada
MSCDC-Master Steeplechase Dog of Canada
JHD-Junior herding dog
HTAD1-S-Herding Trial Arena Dog on sheep
AAC Ontario Regional Championships in Steeplechase.
Click here to see his run
He placed in the AAC National Agility Champioships and was in the top 15 overall!
Click here to see his 1st place run at the Nationals
Zephyr also placed 3rd in the 2007 Canada Cup.
WAY TO GO ERIN AND ZEPHYR!!!!
March 2008 Featured Dog HiQ AMAZE
Turbo and Redas take Lithuania by storm!
Find out more about our featured dog below!
Turbo is a HiQ Puzzle and Tripp puppy that has just reached the age that he can start to compete and, wow, has he started with a bang! He entered his first official agility competition in Europe and WON! Even though he is not a very big dog all the dogs in Europe have to jump 26". Turbo is having no trouble holding his own over the 26" jumps against much bigger dogs. Although agility is his main activity Turbo also does some herding. As part of the European breeding rating system all dogs must compete in conformation. We don't breed for show conformation, but we know that our dogs are structurally strong and well put together. The Europeans obviously agree as Turbo went Best in Breed in his first show! Congratulations Turbo and your talented owner Redas!
UPDATE: REDAS AND TURBO COMPETE ON THE WORLD TEAM AT THE
2010 FCI WORLD AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GERMANY