March 2017 news - this summer, we will be repeating the cross that produced Riot and Ozzie in 2015. Whether you are looking for a serious hiking/ backpacking buddy or a top performance dog, this is a cross proven to produce solid, smart, energetic dogs capable of doing it all!!! Outstanding, low COI pedigree combining top show and performance lines.
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 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 true to the Breed Standard. We have been accomplishing our goals for 5 generations over 18 + years, by daily feeding a quality, vet formulated raw diet, prepared with fresh, human grade ingredients and by surrounding our beloved companions in a chemical free environment.
#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)
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.