Idgie – Staffordshire Bull Terrier

About Idgie

June 27, 1999 – November 12, 2013

“Idgie was a fantastic family dog, companion and a phenomenal agility team mate since I brought her home from Bremerton, WA as a 7 week old puppy. Not only has Idgie enriched our lives but we have gained an immense amount of agility knowledge together.

Whoever would have thought I would have succeeded in training my very first agility dog to attend the prestigious FCI world agility championships twice in a 6 year span?

What an incredible adventure it has been! Idgie is truly a marvelous ambassador for the greatly misunderstood breed and we hope to inspire others to train hard to achieve similar goals with their dogs.”

– Karen Lau


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  • Call Name: Idgie
  • Registered Name: Canadian Ch Thunderstruck Dark Malice
  • Nicknames: Ms. Idgie, Ms. La Leng , Princess
  • Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Colour: Black Brindle with White Markings
  • Born: June 29, 1999
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Titles: ATChC, ADCH, AgMX, AgJX, OA, OAJ, EAC, WV-X, TUN-X, TNG-X
  • Favourite Game: chasing the soccer ball, kissing and licking babies, children and all her favourite people
  • Favourite Toy: any soft toy to shred into bits
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  • Most Impressive Trick: weaving through legs in motion; won Best Talented Dog contest in Vancouver (2004) and Surrey (2000)
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  • Owner: Karen Lau

Awards / Records

Idgie retired from competition at the end of 2009. Idgie’s accomplishments include many Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed records:

  • first SBT in Canada to get her Agility Trial Champion title in 2002 (Agility Association of Canada)
  • first SBT in North America to attend the World FCI Dog Agility championships in September 2005 and October 2006
  • first SBT to get her Show Champion and Agility Trial Champion title in Canada in 2004
  • first SBT in Canada to win the 2005 AAC Regional Championships in the Regular 16 inch class & won the Specials 10 inch class at the 2007 AAC BC Yukon Regional Championships
  • only SBT to run fast and clean at the 2006 FCI World championships in Basel, Switzerland
  • awarded USDAA Accomplished Tournament Dog title in 2009, Jumpers Master & Standard Agility Master