We began a search for the perfect family pet, and considered many breeds. We then found the Australian Shepherd, and were taken aback by their beauty, intelligence and willingness to please. We wanted something a little smaller and were referred to the Miniature American Shepherd. They fit the bill! An animal that was great with kids, energetic, intelligent and small enough to travel with. WE WERE IN LOVE! After endless hours of research we decided that the Miniature American Shepherd breed was the breed for us, and the rest has been history. We began our adventure in 2007 and have not turned back!
All of our dogs are family pets first and foremost. Puppies are raised indoors under the strict supervision of the family. Our little ones are socialized from birth (very minimally at first) with both adults, children and other dogs. We have only a few litters per year, making each new litter a celebration. Puppies are exposed to many different surfaces (wood, ceramic, grass, dirt, laminate, carpet etc.) throughout their time with us, making them more comfortable when being introduced to their new home. The intention of our program is to produce structurally sound dogs that conform to breed standard while remaining outstanding family pets!
Puppies photo's are posted on our website from birth, but no one is reserved until between 4-6 weeks as we feel that personality and energy level are VERY important when placing pets. Puppies are re-homed between eight and ten weeks. Each litter varies. If we do not feel a puppy is ready to go they will stay here until we feel they are ready. We enjoy having them!
We breed to the American Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club breed standards, and take pride in the quality of our animals. We breed for health, temperament, and structure!
This is not my job, but my hobby. I spend hours grooming, socializing, making vet trips, travelling to shows and spending quality time with my dogs. It isn't always easy to do it right, but ethical breeding practices are the rule here at Rocky Ridge.
All of my adults are health screened to ensure healthy and happy puppies. ALL of my adults are tested for genetic diseases common to the MAS breed (we are currently completing Pawprints breed panels) and have OFA hips/elbows/patellas completed. We use a combination of health testing and pedigree research in our breeding plans.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the breed, or our dogs. For information on future litters or available puppies please see our above tabs.
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Our Kennel includes bloodlines such as Pocket, Southern Cross, Away to Me, Legacy, Alta, Coattails, Pruitt & Kent. We couldn't be happier with the quality of Miniature American Shepherds we have here with us!
Located in beautiful Bancroft, Ontario!
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