'Izzy' - Loved by Dan, Martine, and Noémie of Moncton, New Brunswick. Photo courtesy of Daniel Cormier
'Izzy' - Photo courtesy of Daniel Cormier
Photo gallery of Toby - Courtesy of the Gibbons Family, Oakville, Ontario
It seems hard to believe that it has been 10 years since we brought our first Aussie pup, Toby, home from CedarPaws. He grew into a handsome dog with beautiful, multicoloured eyes that still draw attention almost every day on our walks (where he takes every opportunity to bask in the attention and get a few extra pats!). Toby is a very sociable fellow who loves everyone.
He is always ready for a game of Frisbee, a day at the office or a special trip to the DQ drive thru with his best friend, Border Collie, Max.
He won't let you forget that 5pm is dinner time. He has his family well trained! We have never had a dog so easy to train, eager to please and, most of all, so intelligent.
~ The Gibbons Family, Oakville, Ontario
'Fynney Green' - Photo courtesy of Patrice Tardif
My love affair with the Australian Shepherd started in 1994 when I saw my first red merle while walking through a park in Ottawa. It was love at first sight. I imagine that her owner was used to being “interrogated” by admirers of his lovely girl but I must have kept him there for a full half-hour, poor guy. I knew then and there that I’d found my next dog, only I had a very healthy and amazing terrier schnauzer that completed our family and I’d have to wait.
I’ve had many dogs in my life, a beagle, a few shelties, an English sheep dog, an Afghan, a Great Dane, and several more of the Heinz 57 variety, but I knew in my heart of hearts that the Aussie was what I had been looking for. It was 7 years, and much studying up on the breed, before I brought my first Aussie into the family, one
So, who is my latest love? You guessed it, another red merle female – I’m nothing if not consistent! I am having the time of my life with Miss CedarPaws Fundy Girl – my Fynney Green. Thanks to L’Académie Chien in Ste-Thérèse, Québec, and its owner Melanie Boucher (who is the proud mom of another CedarPaws pup, Mr. CedarPaws Crimson Tide – Denzel, Fynney’s littermate), Fynney and I are active in obedience, free style and rally-O. We’ve done some agility too, plus Fynney Green gets to spend some time with her brother – it’s the best of all worlds.
That brings me to CedarPaws and Jim and Karen Cunningham. Saying I was lucky to find Karen is an understatement. Her dedication to her dogs and her assiduous breeding program are nothing short of extraordinary. The support she gave me during Fynne’s puppyhood speaks not only to her exemplary dedication and her amazing knowledge but to her dogged integrity as well – no pun intended. Not only did I find my breed back in 1994, but I found my breeder in 2014, and a great friend to boot! Thank you, Karen. Love you loads.
When our 'Merle' (yes, that was her name) passed away at 12 1/2 years old, we lost a best buddy. Devastated, I went on the search for another Aussie and met up with Karen and CedarPaws. We went on a three-hour drive - there and back - with our new Aussie CedarPaws She's A Gem 'Maia'. Karen gave her that registered name without knowing that John met me when he started working for the same company and that we made instruments called gems! :)
Well, Maia's been with us for just over 5 years now. She's great at Frisbee, ball, loves a good hike and of course camping. I also take her to
'Maia' - Photos courtesy of Lisa Susin, Ridgeway, Ontario
'Tucker' - Photo courtesy of Vanessa Smart, Richmond, ON
'Samson' - Photos courtesy of Katie Bettridge, London, Ontario
'Echo' and Kim - Photo courtesy of K. Holden, Carp, ON
'Sparks' - Photo courtesy of Heather Ardies, Roseneath, ON
'Sparks' - Photo courtesy of H. Ardies, Roseneath, ON
Little Sparks had her first photo shoot today!
"A lady came to take my portrait and it only took an hour of running around to get me to stay still for thirty seconds!"