My name is Sue and my husband is Roy.
I am a professional breeder who is striving to produce Australian Shepherds
correct in structure, looks and temperament while having a variety of sizes
available to suit different needs. I follow the written breed standards as set out
by my breed clubs.
My main focus is the Miniature Australian Shepherd ranging in size from
14 to 18 inches at the withers. In order to keep the correct structure in my
dogs, and to add diversity to the gene pool, it is necessary to sometimes breed
to the larger sized Aussies. When this is done I can not guarantee the size of
the puppies. Also when breeding to dogs who knowingly produce smaller sizes,
you will sometimes get very small puppies who do not reach the minimum 14
inches required to be a "mini" Aussie. These dogs are labeled as "Toys". I do
not often breed specifically to get toy sized dogs, but they have shown up in
the past and will again in the future. They are in every way pure bred, they are
not crossed with any other breed of dog. They will be registered and can do
everything their siblings can do, they are just smaller.
I occasionally compete with my breeding dogs in conformation. I feel that if you
are breeding dogs and not constantly comparing your dogs to other dogs of the
same breed in the conformation ring, you will not know if your dogs are up to
the current standard of quality or not. To say you do not need to show your
dogs to know they are quality is a lazy mans way of saying they don't care
what quality they are breeding. Every breeder should be able to have their
breeding dogs pointed and even obtain championships if they are in a breeding
program. To have dogs that continue to show against others and continue to
get beaten means that the quality of your dogs conformation ( the way he is put
together structurally ) is substandard and you should rethink it's place in a
I breed for brains and intelligence above all else. My dogs are bred to be
smarter than your average dog and they LOVE to work with you. I breed dogs
to be active in every aspect of the performance world even if it's just for fun.
They play disc (frisbee), agility, flyball, dock diving, herding and tracking/scent
detection. We are very proud of how smart and versatile our dogs are, this can
not be said for every other breeder, many are focusing on making their mini's
lazy so they appeal to city dwellers and their sales go up. My dogs are not for
everyone, they are smart, active and need homes who want to interact and
engage with them. If you are looking for a lazy couch warmer of a dog, please
do not contact me, you will not be happy with a puppy from me and my puppy
will not be happy in your laid back lie style.
My dogs all live in the house. We only live with a small number of dogs
ourselves and the rest live with partner families to allow them to all be spoiled
family pets. They are all house pets first and foremost. Breeding and showing
is their secondary lifestyle. They are not kept in "show" condition day to day.
My guys love to get dirty and roll in the mud. They are dogs and are allowed to
act like dogs.
Puppies are bred, born and raised in our home. They are raised as pets and
will be sold as such. Even dogs who are sold to other breeders as show/breed
animals will be sold as house pets first and are not to be kennel dogs.
All the information you could ever want on me and my dogs is here in this
What really sets us apart from your average breeder is GENETIC TESTING.
We actually do it, not just say we do, and we provide proof in writing as well as
posting scanned copies of those tests on each dogs individual page. We test
every single puppies eyes before we sell them and to our knowledge we are
the only breeder in all of Ontario doing this with the Mini's and Toys. The
reason this is so important is that there are many things you can not see with
the naked eye. Iris Coloboma, Small Optic Nerves, Retinal Folds etc are just a
few of the things we look for and have found in the past. Without the 7 week
eye test our buyers would have been paying full price for a puppy who
deserved to be discounted due to an eye anomaly that only an ophthalmologist
Many breeders are opting not to test hips and not to test puppies eyes.
BEWARE of these breeders, they can talk up a good story to back up being
unethical just to take your money and get a puppy sale with maximum profit!
Thanks for stopping by.
Located In Midland, Ontario, Canada
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|Here are Stoverly we pride ourselves on not cutting corners.
We want to do what ever is necessary to provide you with the BEST quality
puppies possible. We NEVER skip health testing to save money. We do not
sacrifice our dogs temperaments just to produce puppies. We do not deviate
from the written breed standard by "preferring" prick ears or breeding
unrecognised colours and passing them off as rare.
We will not sell you a cheaply bred puppy.
Our moto is
Even if it just a family pet, it deserves to be the BEST quality possible
and we stand behind that statement!
We chose our kennel name very carefully to set us apart from other breeders.
Anyone can throw two dogs together and produce puppies, that part is easy,
but to produce great quality puppies who will leave their mark on the world
takes a very different type of breeder and we want that to be us.
We use the term STOVERLY as an adjective
an adjective is a descriptive word that describes a noun, our noun is our dogs.
When you hear it is a STOVERLY dog, we want you to think of great things.
For our owners only
A private website (log in required)
We have created a new partner website
loaded with training information in video
format. Basic manners, grooming needs,
obedience and tricks.
I have been training dogs since I was 16
when I bought my first pure bred Sheltie. I
have done obedience, agility, flyball, disc,
demo's at fall fairs. I was a member of
CAPPDT and an obedience instructor with the
Simcoe County Obedience Club when it was
running and then I moved on to private
training. I only stopped public training
services when we moved to Midland. I hope
my background in dog training can help my
buyers have fantastic relationships with their
You will get log in information when you pick
up your puppy. :)