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, talked on 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!  Over the years, we found (not on purpose of course) that puppies can bounce, be stepped on, squished somewhat without permanent damage.  They LOVE the  attention. 

Updated July 31st, 2016

Currently accepting a couple more deposits for our fall/winter litters (not sure on due dates yet, will be planning 3 litters...estimated to be here between August 30th &  December 1st), at this point we have a handful of openings.  (Will take a couple more deposits, depending on colour/sex/size requested).  

As always, prior to your decision of placing a deposit, you are welcome out to meet the parents of upcoming litters, past siblings (if any), and the rest of our doggy family in general.  Most all of the puppies will be sold in advance to birth with deposits, if you are interested in adopting, a deposit is strongly recommended. 

Adult available for adoption:

Hershey is a healthy, interactive neutered boy, just shy of 2 years old.  He is about 16" tall and 26? lbs (have to weigh him again, put him on a diet!)

Hershey had a family that had to surrender him due to a huge change in family dynamics.  He loved and was devoted to their 3 and 5 year old kids, however just could not accept the new baby.

Hershey is currently residing with a trainer that has been helping him through these issues.  That being said, he is best recommended for families with no young children.  Hershey needs a family that is consistent as he does not embrace changes very easily.  He likes routine and consistency.  

Hershey is ok with other pets, however would do best in a family with a minimal amount of other pets (was overwhelmed with the other 14 dogs when he stayed here).  Hershey gets along great with cats.

Once he gets to know you, he loves endlessly, is very sweet and delightful.  He enjoys playing with toys, likes catch, loves attention and great off leash (currently working on leash manners with the trainer as well).  His safe zone is his crate, enjoys private time in there with his toys or bones.  

Hershey is an indoor dog, enjoys outdoor adventures, however not meant to be a full time outdoor dog.  Hershey has a lot to offer to the right family.  Let me know if you feel you have the family dynamics that will suit this young man, we can set up an introduction with him and his current foster mom (trainer).  email racene3@gmail.com please.  Hershey's adoption fee is $350.

We are looking for a co-own families for some of our upcoming litters.  Click on the pretty little pup to the left for more information.  

Our co-owner option is available to those that already own one of our dogs, and live with in 1 hour (give or take a bit) from our kennel location.  

Email me directly if you may have any questions!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly @ racene3@gmail.com.  If I don't reply, please re-send!  My messages sometimes come in on the same thread as another, so I occasionally miss mail.

I prefer emails as frequently my kids listen to phone messages and neglect to let me know.  I don't get the message for 2 weeks...then have discouraged or upset people.

Pictured above...Cherese and Tsu competing at the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Championship Qualifier summer 2015, it was a very windy day, some of the throws got a little displaced.  She earned a place in the Worlds Championship competition in Tennessee, USA. 

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 (18), Cherese (15) and Kelsen (12) 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.

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.  

Our doggies go on to a variety of vocations.  Pictured below 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.