One of our river adventures.  The dogs LOVE every moment of our adventures.  They know when we are about to go, there is so much excitement when the doors of the car open.  Everyone jumps very eagerly into their kennels, every car ride is an adventure opportunity!

About us

If you are interested in adoption information, some information that I will need from you:

-Your name and location

-your schedule and ideal take home time frame (if you wish to place a deposit for a future litter)

-Your ideal personality and activity level in a puppy

-Your preferred maturity size for a dog

-Your preferred color (if any)

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


Our telephone contact information will be shared privately with all adoptive families.

We are passionate about matching the right activity partner with each adoptive family.  

Ravine Acres started as a hobby kennel near Millet, AB in 2007. Initially we wanted to produce fantastic family pets...little did we know how much things would grow and change!  Due to well rounded healthy genetics, fantastic puppy socialization program (thanks to the kids and their buddies), and some very active people in the dog community we quickly earned the a top spot in the dog show and therapy dog world.  

So much has changed and transformed along the way.  We moved the entire kennel in 2017 to a spot north of Edmonton, and again in 2022 to our new farm near Merville on Vancouver Island.

Our dogs are not kennel dogs, but rather cherished family members.  We are on a hobby farm that allows the dogs many outdoor adventures and lots of exploration.  They take turns coming on daily adventures with us and thoroughly enjoy coming along on vacation when we go backcountry camping.  They LOVE quading and camping.  They enjoy loitering around our yard with us during the day, they are not stuck in a kennel like many breeding dogs may be.  The social interaction helps build mentally healthy, very happy, loved dogs.  

We do hip, elbow and patella xrays to prevent breeding any dogs with a pre-disposition to hip, elbow or patella misplacement. 
We do full genetic health testing for the following:
We do genetic testing for:
Collie Eye Anomaly Aliases: Choroidal hypoplasia, CEA, CH
Degenerative Myelopathy (Common Variant) Aliases: Canine degenerative myelopathy, DM
Hereditary Cataracts (Australian Shepherd Type) Aliases: Early onset cataracts, Juvenile cataracts, HC, HSF4, JC
Hereditary Ataxia (Australian Shepherd Type)
Hyperuricosuria Aliases: Urolithiasis, HUU
Intestinal Cobalamin Malabsorption (Border Collie Type) Aliases: Cobalamin deficiency, Cubilin deficiency, Imerslund-Grasbeck Syndrome, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, I-GS
Multidrug Resistance 1 Aliases: Ivermectin sensitivity, MDR1 gene defect, Multidrug sensitivity, MDR1
Multifocal Retinopathy 1 Aliases: Canine multifocal retinopathy 1, CMR1
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration Aliases: PRA-PRCD
Degenerative Myelopathy (Common Variant)

Our parent dogs are purebred 5th and 6th generation Ravine Acres dogs (bred by us), registered with ASDR.  If puppies are sold with a spay/neuter contract, limited registration applications are available upon request at no cost.  If puppies are sold with a non-restricted breeding contract, full paperwork applications are an additional $500 to the quoted pet price of the puppy.  Please ask for additional details.