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                    NEWS FLASH!!!

These two lovely boys were born November 7th 2018 and are 16 days old in this picture. Please contact me for availability.

Our ASCA/AKC kennel, Crystal Canyon Australian Shepherds, is located in southern Oregon, in the beautiful  Cascade Mountains where our Aussies thrive along with our small herd of grass fed, all natural beef cattle and our organic gardens. Crystal Canyon is the home of multiple Agility Trial Champions, High In Trial and finals qualifying agility and obedience Aussies plus herding, rally and conformation titled dogs. Our Australian Shepherd puppies are strong, healthy individuals with awesome temperaments, bred specifically for an active lifestyle, whether backpacking and hiking in the mountains, horse back riding and running, or competing in canine performance sports.

                    Here is how Crystal Canyon is very different from most kennels you will see on the web –

 #1 – We are deeply committed to this breed’s integrity and specifically focus on producing long lived, healthy dogs with outstanding temperaments, true to the Breed Standard. We have been accomplishing our goals for 5 generations over 21 + years by daily feeding a quality, vet formulated raw diet, prepared with fresh, human grade ingredients,surrounding our beloved companions in a chemical free environment and breeding genetically sound individuals.

 #2 – We breed only mature, healthy dogs, 4 years old and older with OFA Good or Excellent  hips and eyes cerfed clear  

#3 -  We are a performance/hobby kennel, not a commercial breeding kennel . We do not, and never have, mass produced litter after litter of puppies. We recognize that every pup is a unique individual and as such, deserves to be matched to their special forever home because of their individual personality. Each puppy is tested using the Volhard Puppy Aptitude test to ensure a good match for each family. A copy of this form is included in every puppy packet along with each puppy's cerf paperwork, pedigree and registration forms. Pups all are started on leash training, paper training, crate training and have a good recall(come) We socialize the pups with other dogs and people and they receive lots of adventures out in nature, including walks to the creek and in the woods and play time in the agility ring.

Please be sure to check out the page" Important Buyer Information " as you search for an Aussie to add to your family, whether from Crystal Canyon or another kennel.

                               Leonard and Janet Hanson -Trail, Oregon - crystalaussie@gmail.com

 This is Ozzie, a three year old Annie son, as is Woodrow, the black tri in the following picture. The blue puppy below is  Gus, also an Annie pup from her 2018 litter.

This is Ozzie, a three year old Annie son, as is Woodrow, the black tri in the following picture. The blue puppy below is Gus, also an Annie pup from her 2018 litter.

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 This is Crystal Canyon's Gold Nugget UD. This lovely girl earned her obedience UD title and was High In Trial at the local April 2016 trial in Grants Pass. Linda and Nugget are a great team for sure!

This is Crystal Canyon's Gold Nugget UD. This lovely girl earned her obedience UD title and was High In Trial at the local April 2016 trial in Grants Pass. Linda and Nugget are a great team for sure!

    

        First and foremost, the Aussies of Crystal Canyon are wonderful companions and outstanding farm dogs.They accompany us on our daily chores, enjoy our Oregon beaches when we can get away and merrily run amok on our daily walks in the woods. They eagerly snuggle up with us by the wood stove in the winter. Secondly, they are my treasured teammates in my chosen sport of agility. I do successfully compete in other dog sports, but for me, there is no greater thrill than developing the necessary bond to compete at the highest level of agility with a keenly intelligent, enthusiastic  athlete I have bred for that purpose.  

 Our victory lap- agility photos courtesy of Barb Riebold taken in Yamhill Oregon 2012

Our victory lap- agility photos courtesy of Barb Riebold taken in Yamhill Oregon 2012

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 From left to right - ATCH 4 Cruiser, Nitro, ATCH Katy and Hellon. Hellon, Katy and Cruiser are full siblings and were my competition dogs for years until retirement. Hellon's stock titles finished my HOF kennel title. The youngster of this picture, Nitro, at four,is titled through elite agility and is part way through his CDX.

From left to right - ATCH 4 Cruiser, Nitro, ATCH Katy and Hellon. Hellon, Katy and Cruiser are full siblings and were my competition dogs for years until retirement. Hellon's stock titles finished my HOF kennel title. The youngster of this picture, Nitro, at four,is titled through elite agility and is part way through his CDX.