I caught up with Monster, one of the featured Superdogs, the other day. Here’s what he had to say.

1. What breed of dog are you?
I am a papillon, which is one of the oldest breeds of toy spaniels.

2. Who is your trainer?
My mum and trainer is Shannen Jorgensen.

3. How long have you been a super dog?
I have been a Superdog for 3 years now.

4. What is your favorite part of the show?
Hearing people cheer for me and the rest of the dogs. It is very encouraging; I love to run and jump.

5. How do you prepare for a show?
My mum keeps me in top shape all the time so I am always ready when it is show time!

6. Which of the other Superdogs is your greatest competition?
Earmuffs. He tries to get mum’s attention too. When one of us gets to come out and run, I don’t like it when mum picks Earmuffs instead of me for an event. Mum likes us to take turns so we don’t get too tired out.

7. What do you like most about coming to the Calgary Stampede?
It is a wonderful environment full of excitement and fun. The audience appreciation and enthusiasm makes for a great Stampede. Calgary is my home, so I love being able to show off on my home turf.

8. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I compete in agility trials now and I am training to hopefully compete at my first agility national championships later this year.

9. What is your favourite treat?
A ball or a frisbee. Playing both with mum means I get a big treat reward.

10. Who is your best friend?
My mum. I live with other papillons and they are good friends too.
Be sure to check out Monster and the other super dogs as they present Holly-woof High! at the Calgary Stampede. The show runs daily in the Big Four Building and admission is free, though do come early to get your free ticket!