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Guardian families wanted:
Now and then we are looking for a co-own (guardian) family.
Formerly our co-owner option was available to those that already own one of our dogs or are good friends of someone that owns one of our dogs, and live with in 1 hour (give or take a bit) from Edmonton. We have expanded and now offer co-ownership to those that reside on Vancouver island as well as Edmonton.
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Updated June 13th, 2021
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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.
Our spring/summer puppies have arrived. Currently we are accepting a few more deposits for blue merle and black tri pups, most of which are female. I am still learning their personality...so have not posted them quite yet. Take home dates will be between the middle of June and July. Our puppies will be lovingly raised indoors by their co-own families allowing them to enjoy much needed 1 on 1 love and attention. At this point I do have room for deposits for all colors. Featured below are a few of the pups that I do not have deposits for currently...
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.
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 south of Edmonton AB and south of Parksville BC.
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. We will be tentatively planning a trip to Vancouver Island in July, drop off's along the way are also welcome. See our Shipping/transportation page for more details.
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.