WELCOME TO AMBLECROFT

  Our 200 year old farmhouse is situated on 4 idyllic hectares (10 acres) in the beautiful rolling hills of Northumberland County.  Bordering the
the 11,000 acre conservation lands known as the Ganaraska Forest we enjoy hiking
  and exploring the 400 miles of public trails.

Please come and visit with us and meet all the animals and spend the rest of the day discovering this beautiful part of Ontario.

 

  

  OUR TERROIR HARMONIOUSLY SUPPORTS:



CHAPARRAL  KENNELS


CANADA'S  PREMIER  KENNEL OF
France's talented little Sheepdogs the "BERGERS DES PYRENEES" (PYRENEAN SHEPHERDS)  since 1995
and the small French hunting dog the "PETITS BASSETS GRIFFONS VENDEENS" (PBGVs) since 1985



chaparral@sympatico.ca
705-932-1004


 
PRIVATE  IN-HOME  BOARDING & TRAINING

Give your dog a vacation with us.



 

       It is our pleasure to provide your dog with an environment in which to enjoy his most relaxing state of mind -- just being a dog.  Walks every day, tree-shaded fenced yard to play in or chasing chipmunks. Lots of quiet nooks to relax in the sunshine or under the shade of a tree.
A large in-ground pool with steps or their private wading pool and sandbox clean provide lots of entertainment for the playful at heart. 
A safe house environment with comfy couches and dog beds to rest at the end of the day.  Plenty of stable, like-minded individuals, some young, some old, to socialize with.  On the other side of the fenced yard the dogs are entertained by the antics of our sheep and chickens.

Rates: $35 /day overnight; $25 single day care; or $55 for two dogs/day overnight.  Centrally located between Port Hope and Peterborough.  One hour drive from Toronto.  We have regular, loyal customers from Ottawa to Toronto that enjoy a stay with us. We also offer bathing and nail trimming.

705-932-1004 or 905-522-0590 to reserve your dates
or email chaparral@sympatico.ca



 TRAINING AND SOCIALIZING WITH OUR PACK

Walking with your dog should be a peaceful, enjoyable outing. 
Join us with your dog as we walk along quiet country roads and woodland paths.  Studies have proven the theraputic nature of Nature!
 Along the way you will get 1 hour of private instruction providing you with a better understanding of yourself, your dog and his needs
.

One starts with tapping into all the natural senses of our dogs and using them all to teach and train our dogs
Their first senses are experienced inside the dam relating to her mental happiness and physical well-being which is the same as our aura/human energy.  A relaxed and confident trainer and owner is most effective. 
Then the puppy naturally experiences the mother's touch (our rewarding pats), her scent (our comforting body & food), her taste (our food rewards or incentives), her sounds (our verbal praises) and her appearance (our body language and smile).
Using all these these senses as a means to aid us in training your dogs we develop a wonderful and stable companion for all to enjoy.


Everybody benefits from fresh air and a walk in the country building a bond and training your dog calmly, the natural way.
Join us with your dog for a one hour private tutoring to learn how to manage your dog's behavior problems, big or small.
$50.00 / hr.
 


Our annual New Year Day Walk sets a healthy tone for the upcoming new year. 
Family and friends enjoy a cozy bonfire, hot cider and cheese fondue.







BASQUE  &  AMERAUCANA  CHICKENS
  PHOTOS & INFORMATION



EUSKAL OILOA (BASQUE HENS) and AMERAUCANA (the EASTER EGG LAYERS)

FERTILE EGGS for hatching $40/doz, unsexed CHICKS $5, sexed CHICKS $10 and ADULTS FOR SALE $15-25


 


  
Our broodie hen with her brood of Basque and Ameraucana chicks


Contact us chaparral@sympatico.ca 
705-932-1004
if you are interested in purchasing chicks or eggs.

SHEEP & SHEPHERDING


 Our Shetland and Shetland X  flock are taken out to graze daily.
The best lesson --
Patience is a virtue.
Pastoral Times at Amblecroft Part I
 Pastoral Time at AmblecroftPart II
NEEDLE  FELTING with our wool







2015
 

SUSAN'S  CUSTOM  SIGNS
GORGEOUS  FAUX  "WROUGHT-IRON  LOOK"  SIGNS  FOR   YOUR  FARM  OR  BUSINESS
 




These letters are mounted on a rustic pine board approximately 12" deep X 8, 10, 12' long.  Outstanding black lettering, maintenance-free and weatherproof.  Moulded into script and securely fastened onto the pine board for you to mount on your location. 



Very striking and easily legible from a distance.

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