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About MorningDove Aussies

MorningDove Aussies is located on our 55-acre horse farm in Fergus, 1 hour northwest of Toronto, Ontario. We are dedicated to breeding healthy, well adjusted, and beautiful Australian Shepherds for active companionship, conformation, and performance. MorningDove strives to breed Australian Shepherds that are beautiful, sound in mind and body, true to the breed standard, and versatile - able to shine on the family couch, in the show ring, and in sports venues of all kinds. Our aussies compete in conformation, obedience, rally, dock diving, and coming soon….agility!


MorningDove was established in 2015 with my lovely girl “Dove” MBIS UKC Ch/AKC Ch/CKC GCh Ninebark Make A Wish ASCA/CKC RN CGN. Dove is my first Aussie and a dream come true. She came to me in 2012 from Ninebark Aussies. Dove was my first conformation dog, first agility dog, and first dock diving dog. She’s been an absolute blast and is my true heart dog. I grew up with numerous different breeds and always trained in obedience - but Aussies have stolen my heart. Their strong desire to please and versatility make them my ideal working dog and companion.


Our Aussies live in our home and not in a kennel. They live with 2 young boys, cats, and horses. They enjoy a central place in our hearts and home, as cherished companions. We raise our Aussies in a manner that we feel is most conducive to their happiness, health, and longevity. This means:


  • a diet of raw foods and appropriate supplements

  • minimal vaccination protocol as per Jean Dodds DVM

  • no maintenance drugs

  • an environment that is as free of toxins as possible

  • breeding practices (mate selection) that include longevity as one piece in the program puzzle


All breeding stock are conformation Champions and have health clearances, including:


  • OFA hips and elbows

  • Yearly eye clearances

  • DNA tests for Hereditary Cataract, Collie Eye Anomaly, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy

  • MDR1 DNA test


I am a member of the Central Ontario Australian Shepherd Club (COASC), and proud member in good standing of the following clubs:


  • Canadian Kennel Club (CKC)

  • Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA)

  • American Kennel Club (AKC)

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