Hops was born on Sept 10th, 2012 and is my 3rd agility dog and my 1st border collie. From the start he has been an amazing dog to play and train with. He is super smart and is very driven to do whatever work you want him to do. He won his first AKC National Agility Championship as a two year old, his second NAC at age three and won a spot on the AKC European Open Team just after he turned three. At six years old, Hops won his 3rd AKC National Championship and made the AKC World Team. He comes from a line of national champions, Solar and Stellar preceding him. He loves to bark the entire time he runs, whether on the course or just running around with friends. I could not have asked for a better first border collie, I love this boy!
2019 AKC World Team Tryouts
*Fourth place cumulative
2019 AKC National Championship
*20″ National Champion
*1st place in finals, 20″ NAC 3rd time!
2018 AKC World Team Tryouts
*Fifth place cumulative
2018 European Open Tryouts
2018 AKC National Championship
*2nd place, finals
2016 AKC National Championship
*1st place in finals, 20″ NAC 2 years in a row!
*Top cumulative dog in all 3 rounds
2016 European Open Tryouts
*1st place in rounds 1, 3, and overall
*Won a spot onto the 2016 USA EO Team!
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International Team Tryouts 2015
*Alternate spot on the 2015 EO Team
AKC Nationals 2015
*2015 AKC 20″ National Champion!
AKC titles: NAC3 Solar Hops For Joy RN MXS MJS MJB MXF T2B
*2nd in Steeplechase finals
*4th in Grand Prix finals
*1st in Steeplechase Semi Finals
*4th in Grand Prix Semi’s
*2nd in Grand Prix Quarter finals
*2nd in Team Jumpers
*2nd in MC Jumpers
*#1 overall 26″ Team dog
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*7th in Grand Prix Quarters
*Semi-finalist in Steeplechase
*Semi-finalist in Grand Prix
USDAA titles – MAD, TM-Silver, TM, Bronze, TM, MS, MJ, AS, AAD, ASA, AD, SSA
2019 FCI World Team Championships
European Open, Austria 2018
Border Collie Classic, Slovakia 2018
European Open, France 2016
*3 out of 4 clean runs! .5 sec out of finals
Americas e Caribe de Agility, Colombia 2016
*Silver Medal – Large Official Team
Americas e Caribe de Agility, Brazil 2015
*Bronze Medal – Large Official Team
*Silver Medal – Grand Jumping
*Open Individual Agility – 2nd place
Americas e Caribe de Agility 2015 in Brazil!