Did you know......

All Australian Cattle Dog puppies are born white.  The only markings you will see are eye, ear or tail patches.  Body spots are acceptable, but not preferred.  As the weeks progress the colours will start to show through their white coats. Usually by  two to three weeks of age you will really start to see the colours come through.  There are two main colours, blue and red.  Variations to these colours include mottling and speckling.


Planned Parenthood

  Please contact Lorraine for more information at 705-374-3989 or email lorraine.norris@sympatico.ca or message via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.norris.56

FALL 2017/SPRING OF 2018

Please contact us directly for our next planned litter for the fall of 2017 or spring of 2018


Contact Vanessa Downing (see contact information to the right) about two red puppies she has available from her mid July litter of 2017.  These pups are related to dogs from my kennel.

Tudi - Red Female

Rufus - Red Male

The grandmother on these's pups mother's side is from my kennel and the grandmother on the father's side is also from my kennel.  Very nice breeding.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agassiz's Planned Parenthood or Other Agassiz Dogs Available for Adoption


At Agassiz we take pride in breeding and raising our canine companions.  We carefully plan our breedings. All our breeding dogs are selectively chosen, striving to achieve and work towards preserving the integrity of the purebred Australian Cattle Dog.  We are dedicated to helping others and ensure that all our puppies are placed in caring and loving homes.  Our pups are raised with lots of love and are well socialized.  Owning a dog is a long term commitment and all prospective puppy clients must respect our advice and answer lots of questions!  We offer very limited stud services and we only allow our studs to be bred to purebred, registered (CKC, AKC or other recognized affiliations) Australian Cattle Dogs that have authorized breeding rights and required health clearances.

Our breeding dogs have had health clearances for hearing (BAER), hips (OVC or OFA certification) and eyes (CERF or PRA and PLL DNA tested).  Since the DNA testing is now available for the genetic determination of Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd and rcd4), we will only now breed dogs that will either produce clear or carriers of the eye abnormality.  We will not knowingly breed any dogs that may produce the disease.  A carrier will not become an affected dog.

Pups are released to their new homes at about 8 weeks old.  Before placed, pups have dewclaws removed, vet checked, dewormed, hearing tested, microchipped and first set of puppy shots. Our ACDs have a natural tails - no docking. Pups are sent home with a comprehensive puppy package, including medical record, feeding and vaccination schedule, puppy toys, leash, collar, biscuits, food, blanket, etc.

Before six months of age, pups will be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), a pedigree is provided.  All pups are sold on a Non Breeding Contract, filed with the CKC.  If purchased for showing or breeding, this contract may be lifted at the owner's expense.  We take our non breeding contract very seriously.  We do not allow any dogs from our kennel to be cross bred with another breed. Please click this link to read our purchase agreement.  Contract.  Our contract also outlines our specific health guarantee.   A deposit is required to hold a reservation for a pup.

Dogs sold for breeding must comply with certain conditions, as we like to remind others that breeding dogs is a huge commitment and requires lots of time, patience and support.  You must be committed that if a pup is born and sold under your care,  then you have to be prepared if something goes wrong to mitigate the problem, possibly taking the dog back.  It takes a long time to establish a good breeding program with lots research.  There are way too many "backyard" breeders, ultimately many of those dogs are found in rescues (or worse situations) and possibly have health issues that could have been avoided.  If you are considering breeding, think about it seriously, don't just jump into "collecting" dogs.   Find mentors (not just an ACD breeder), people that will honestly tell you that sometimes the "trials" far exceeds the "tribulations".  

On occasion we may have an older dog that is available to be placed in an approved home. Please call us for details.  We never have pups available at the winter holiday season, please reconsider buying any pup around Christmas time.  Life is way too busy that time of year and buying one on impulse as a gift often is not a good idea.

Send us an e-mail or give us a call if you would like more information about the planned breedings.  We sometimes get very busy around here, so if we don't respond via e-mail right away, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

lorraine.norris@sympatico.ca or call 705-374-3989

You may also wish to contact the following breeders to inquire about their upcoming litters: 

Vanessa Downing, RiverWild Kennels, Alberta.  downing-v@hotmail.com 780-897-7297 TWO PUPS STILL AVAILABLE FROM HER MID JULY 2017 LITTER...see pictures to the left.

Dianne Devison, Blu4ewe Kennels, Pickering, Ontario.  blu4ewe@hotmail.com  905-839-7139 

Tammy McGarry, Preistcreek Kennels, Val Des Mont, Quebec.  819-457-2563 or e-mail at tmcgarry@magma.ca

Lea Malo-Poirier, Beechgrove Kennels, Quyon, Quebec  beechgroveacd@outlook.com

Jeremy Browne, Byeyo Kennels, London, Ontario.  519-644-1199  jbrowne519@gmail.com  

Margaret Ure, Uretopia Kennels, Ridgetwon, Ontario  519-674-2461 or email at uretopia@gmail.com