Quality bred and well socialied

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

 

 

 

Ravine Acres Miniature and Toy Australian Shepherds

Above...2 very happy boys with their welcome home sign that they made for their new little friend.

Above...my kitchen floor when it is cooler outside.  Everyone enjoys to hang out with me.  Walking around at times is rather difficult.

Above...


This is what my couch looks like when I try to update the website.  Lots of helpers.  That are really not that helpful.  It makes it a much longer but far more enjoyable task.  Everyone tries to help, they get offended if I decline their offer to help.

Ravine Acres was established in 2007, our dogs are now 5 or 6th generation Ravine Acres dogs.  We offer a lifetime guarantee of guidance and aim to fit each one of our puppies into the right family situation in regards to mental and physical needs, not just any family. 


If you are interested in more information, please do tell us a little bit about you.  Location, lifestyle and personality preference of the puppy that you are hoping to adopt.  We aim to find each of our puppies the perfect spot and will not be adopting to those that do not have the lifestyle that will be required by this breed.  We are very good at matching your personality to the pup that you will be adopting.

All of my adult dogs have received hip/elbow/patella x-rays to reduce the potential genetic disposition of these common ailments in the breed.  As well, all of our breeding dogs have had a full genetic disease testing panel completed.  I guarantee that you will have a puppy free of all diseases that we can test for through Pawprints or Gensol genetics. 

September 22nd, 2021

CONTACT US: ravineacres@gmail.com

Available...


To the left is Bella.  She is available for either a guardian family on Vancouver Island, or to her own family with full ownership.


Bella is a beautiful red tri with 2 blue eyes.  She will be 16-17"? at maturity.  She has an amazing personality that will fit into an interactive family home.


She is a well rounded, interactive girl that will be an easy puppy to fit into many lifestyle situations.  She is very affectionate and interactive, however is also more than capable of self-entertaining if needed.  She is a very smart, calculating pup, initially I was going to keep her back for my breeding program however I have decided that I need to focus on giving some of my other dogs much needed 1 on 1 love and attention.  


If you may be interested in the co-own opportunity, please check out Co-ownership under the adoptions/informations tab.  If you are interested in taking her home as your family pet, she is priced @ $2900 pet priced or $4000 with full breeding rights.  


She is currently 8 weeks of age and ready to go at any time.  She is located at our home just outside of Edmonton, AB.  For any adoptive families that live between Edmonton AB and Nanaimo, BC (along highway 16 and highway 5) we will be making a delivery trip on the first week of October as a majority of our puppies live on the West Coast.  See the shipping/transportation page for more details.

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To the left is Rosco.  Rosco is a neutral guy.  He is both entertaining and loves affection...but is also ok to self-entertain while toddling around choosing a toy or wiggling around.  


He is a really happy, entertaining guy that will enjoy many types of family dynamics.   He really doesn't need anything specific.  Although he is quite chill and cuddle for hours, he'd also love a running or hiking companion.



Roscoe will mature to be about 13-14".  His copper highlights will become much brighter as he matures.  He is a red tri with beautiful green eyes. He will be ready to go around October 1st.  He will be kennel trained, have a good grasp of basic indoor potty habits, and will have received many interactive playdates with children, other pets (cats, kittens, dogs etc) as well as other adults that come by to visit.  He will be microchipped, have had his first vaccination and kennel cough vaccine.  He is priced @ $2650.


For any adoptive families that live between Edmonton AB and Nanaimo, BC (along highway 16 and highway 5) we will be making a delivery trip on the first week of October as a majority of our puppies live on the West Coast.  See the shipping/transportation page for more details.

To the left is Nala.  Nala is a very sweet little girl that has a lot of love and cuddles, wiggles and kisses to offer.  I guess I say the same about her sister above, really all 4 of the puppies in this litter are delightfully sweet.


She is a very happy girl that will enjoy many types of family dynamics.  She has unusually light coloration however I feel the copper highlights will darken somewhat as she matures.  Right now she looks like a carmel cotton ball.  She loves wiggling for you, belly rubs and cuddles are her favourite.  


She is very universal.  Just like her siblings, she will have the physical stamina and ability to run along with a quad or accompany a running partner, she will enjoy hikes and outdoor adventures as she is very tough.  She would also equally love to be a couch potato and cuddle bug.


Nala will mature to be about 12-13?".  Her copper highlights will become brighter as she matures.  She is a red merle with 1 blue eye, 1 green eye.   She is priced @ $3200.  She will be ready to go around October 1st.  She will be kennel trained, have a good grasp of basic indoor potty habits, and will have received many interactive playdates with children, other pets (cats, kittens, dogs etc) as well as other adults that come by to visit.  She will be microchipped, have had her first vaccination and kennel cough vaccine.


For any adoptive families that live between Edmonton AB and Nanaimo, BC (along highway 16 and highway 5) we will be making a delivery trip on the first week of October as a majority of our puppies live on the West Coast.  See the shipping/transportation page for more details.


Now accepting deposits for both small toy and medium/larger sized mini's, to be born October 1st and onward.  


Please email us @ ravineacres@gmail.com.  


I need from you:

-Your name and location

-your schedule and ideal take home time frame

-Your ideal personality and activity level in a puppy

-Your preferred maturity size for a dog

-Your living dynamics like how many children you have, work dynamics (how long will you be needing to leave a pet at home alone)

Ravine Acres has underwent some much needed changes.  We have downsized somewhat to enable more 1 on 1 love and attention to each puppy being raised.  Our mom dogs have various co-own families throughout Alberta (most of which are in the Edmonton area), Saskatchewan and soon to be on Vancouver Island.  Our main office is located just outside of Edmonton. 


The benefit of working with a co-own family is that the mom dog receives much needed 1 on 1 love and attention, the puppies benefit as well by receiving socialization by their foster families while they are growing up.


Due to the fact that 80% of our puppies live in BC or Calgary, we are now offering delivery service if there is a demand and I am able to line a few puppies up for delivery at the same time...or if I am already going that direction.


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 take turns indoors regularly on cold days (well, pretty much every day over the winter...my kitchen looks like a massive dog rug as they all loiter on the floor).  They are kenneled in our heated shop nightly.  In nice weather, they get to enjoy their choice of 6 XL 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 in the country, 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, we 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, we 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, all breeding dogs have received full genetic eye health testing that is available through Pawprings or Gensol Genetics.  Our dogs are healthy, happy, very interactive and social.  


For those that live further away, we do offer inexpensive shipping, we take care of all of the details.  Our puppies live Canada wide, some are now living in Europe, Mexico and USA.  


We are happy to offer unbiassed testimonial, we have many very happy adoptive families that offer feedback, do feel free to ask to join our facebook page to review any feedback.


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.  

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.