Quality bred and well socialied

  Quality bred and well socialized          *loyal    *loving     *highly addicitve                 




Ravine Acres Miniature and Toy Australian Shepherds

Pictured above: for public speaking in 4-H, Cherese talked how to train your dog.  She placed first for club level, first for district level, and first for North West Regional division, the most competitive level in her age division.  She is a dedicated and knowledgeable trainer, loves working with the dogs and puppies.

Our puppies are kid tested and mother approved!  Pictured above is my nephew Taiquito with Jack.  Taiquito LOVED the puppies, truly put them to the childproof test.  We found that puppies can bounce, be stepped on, squished somewhat without permanent damage.  They LOVED the attention.  

Pictured above is our little Wiggles and her bestest doggy friend Willow.  Their most favorite thing in the world is playing.  They play.  And play.  And play.  They don't ever get tired of playing.  Sometimes it looks like they are trying to eat each other, but looks can be deceiving.  They are just playing.  

October 17,  2014

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly @ racene3@gmail.com.  

PUPPIES ARE HERE!!  I can't believe how fast they grow!  2 days ago they laid like fat lumps in their puppy bed.  Today they are wrestling and trying to bite each other on the face!  Little growl noises come out as they play, it is very cute to watch.  

 Deposits are being accepted for choice colour/sex currently.  

Below is a posting for a good friend, please contact Kristen if you feel Typhoon may fit into your family.  He is a fantastic, loving, goofy, wiggly guy.  He is the happy fellow in the picture directly above.  Email kristen.mckenna@live.ca or 780-200-5559 

Typhoon is looking for a great home!
Adoption fee applies
Age: 12 months
Breed: Miniature Australian Shepherd (known history and parentage)
Size: 16 - 17" 

Ty was pulled from a shelter when his previous owner couldn’t cope with his deafness. He has spent 5 months with a professional trainer and is now ready for his new permanent home! 

Ty comes with the following benefits:
• He will never be afraid of thunder or other loud noises!
• He LOVES kids, LOVES dogs, LOVES strangers, LOVES attention, LOVES playing ball/disc/agility
• He enjoys sleeping in, in the morning
• He knows plenty of sign language to communicate with you, and checks in with you frequently in case you have anything to say.
• He is ‘Force Free’ trained and LOVES to offer you appropriate behaviours
• He is neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped, and obedience trained (kennel, sit, down, stay, touch, leave it, heel, fetch, as well as a bunch of fun tricks)

He comes with the following vices:
• When you leave the house he barks for approximately 10 seconds, he also does this when he gets in the car. He then settles.

Typhoon is a fabulous dog and has started agility training (has everything except for independent weave poles) and is almost trained in flyball (he still requires a ball grab from the box and passing at the line – if you’re interested in that kind of thing). He’s a medium energy dog, but can really turn it on if you want to play, or he can sit and cuddle – he loves the cuddling. Despite being deaf he doesn’t startle at anything, and has done really well at doggy day care. He is very socially appropriate with people and other dogs.

I would love to keep him but I have another dog with special needs coming into my care that needs my attention. Typhoon is no longer special needs, he’s an awesome dog needing a home.

Pictured to the left...Cherese  (11 in the photo) and Tsu competing at the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Championship Qualifier summer 2013.  She placed first in the Junior division and third in the Sport division/Novice class.  She earned a place in the Worlds Championship in Tennessee, USA.  We did not attend the Worlds Championship, perhaps when she is a little older.

Our doggies go on to a variety of vocations.  Pictured above is a pretty gal that was raised here, Ravine Acres Harley.  Harley lives with her mom's and has a fantastic, fun acting career.  She is a happy, interactive dog that loves playtime, adventure and of course pleasing her people.  Her dad is Buddy, mom is Pepper.

Ravine Acres Farm & kennel is located east of Millet, Alberta (40 minutes south of Edmonton).  It is a family farm, my husband (Jerry) raises beef cattle and has a mixed grain/hay operation.  I am home full time as well as the dogs and kids keep me quite busy.  We have 3 children Tristan (16), Cherese (13) and Kelsen (10) that help with the dogs, when they are puppies, they require a LOT of love, attention, stimulation, cuddles and playtime.  

Our dogs are first and foremost our family pets.  They are not kennel dogs, they have a good life of running, playing, quadding with us, horseback riding with us and swimming at the lake.  When we go camping, we usually have 2 or 3 (and puppies if at that time we do have puppies).  They come into the house for playtime and visits on cold days.  They are kenneled in our heated garage on cold nights.  In nice weather, they get to enjoy their choice of 6 XXXL dog runs that are decorated with agility structures, dog houses, chew bones and balls.  They are normally out in the yard with us when we are outdoors.  Being that we are on the farm, we have a very active, outdoor family life.  

Our dogs are chosen for their laid back personality, willingness to learn and loving personality.  Most all of our mini or toy australian shepherds will have the same interest and ability in physical activity, however they don't 'need'  to work such as most mini or standard australian shepherds tend to.  They are a herding dog, I however like to produce puppies with reduced herding instinct as most of our families don't have cattle in their back yard.  If you are looking for an active and able working dog, I do have a couple of females that will produce what you are looking for, just ask.  We do have a couple hundred cows here on the farm, the dogs have the instinct to work and willingness to try, just don't 'need'  to.

We have taken our dogs on extended hikes (up steep hills, mountainous terrain), quadding, bike riding, they are EXCELLENT activity partners.  Can keep up with just as much vigor and enthusiasm as the big dogs.  And if you are not able to get out there, they are just as interested in cuddling on the couch, receiving attention and love.  Typical of an aussie as they tend to have an 'off' switch, don't need to go and go.

Since a dog usually has a 6 month heat cycle, every 6 months about 1/2 of our dogs will come into heat.  3 months later the other half will come into heat.  Because of this cycle, we will have multiple litters (2 or 3...sometimes 4), then be puppy free for 2-3 months.  My females are ideally bred every 12-18 months, some every 2 years.  

Our breeding males and females are chosen for quality health and  confirmation, CERF eye certified, OFA tested for hips, healthy, happy, very interactive and social.  Although distance may make it difficult, if not impossible to come to visit, we welcome all prospective families out to the farm to meet the parent dogs in person as I feel it is important to ensure your future family companion is from a good, healthy environment.  For those that live further away, we do offer inexpensive shipping, I take care of all of the details, just ask if you may be interested.  Our puppies live Canada wide, some are now living in Europe, Mexico and USA.  

We work with the 'puppy puzzle'  stimulation techniques that help your puppy adjust to new stimuli with confidence and an open mind.  Puppies that are handled with this type of stimulation are reported to be 35% smarter and more trainable than puppies that have not received this type of stimulation from a very young age.  As well, we introduce cats, other dogs, livestock, chickens, pigs, multiple ages/sizes of people and children to our puppies.  Visits to the elementary school, seniors home, soccer field are all very normal for our puppies, it is important to help build a well rounded, confident individual.  

Our dogs have went on to be show dogs (top MASCA Canadian/USA dual champion female 2011), service dogs (autism, hearing impaired), frisbee (disc) champions, agility, flyball and working stock dogs.  Our adult dogs are registered with MASCA or ASDR, some dual registered.

We offer a health guarantee and lifetime support of your doggy family member.  And always welcome your dog back to our farm if in the future a situation may arise that makes it difficult for you to keep/care for your dog.  We will often times do an evaluation, socialization and training, screen and fit the dog with a new suitable placement.  

Attention:  miniature/toy aussie breeders...

I am looking for a 11-14" red or black tri (red factored)  blue eyed NATURAL BOBTAIL puppy or adult male.  Anywhere in Canada or US would be considered.  MUST be well socialized and able to interact well with other dogs on a daily basis.  Please email me with any information you may have.  :)