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Terwin Aussies

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About Terwin

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Terwin is dedicated to producing quality Aussies for health, temperament, conformation, performance & companionship. Our Australian Shepherds are registered with the CKC, AKC & ASCA.

We are nestled in the valley of the Northumberland Hills in Central Ontario, just outside the small village of Keene Ontario, Canada 30 km’ s east of the city of Peterborough. I have owned various breeds of dogs my whole life and was introduced to the Australian Shepherd in 2003 and purchased one as a pet. While living in the Ottawa region I apprenticed as a dog trainer with my new Aussie puppy Bosco. He became my training demo dog. He learned at least 82 commands, has been trained in agility, freestyle dance, rally O, obedience and disc dog. Two short years after I purchased my first Aussie, I thought it would be a great idea to get a second one, a female as a companion to my male. I was now owned by two Aussies and I've never looked back. I truly love this breed and can’ t imagine my life without them. I went from pet owner and dog trainer to breeder before I knew what hit me. These versatile, Intelligent, energetic beautiful little dogs will win your heart. To ensure this is the right pet for you, please take the time to learn about this breed as they are not for every household. These are highly intelligent animals that require a great deal of time, exercise, mental stimulation and obedience training.


If you don't want a shadow 24/7 then don't get an Aussie.

Based on a poem about Australian Cattle Dogs by Lyn Melenchenko

I am not a dog. I am an Australian Shepherd. I'm half wolverine, half barb wire, and all attitude. I am either your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on YOUR attitude. I can herd the wildest cows or the gentlest sheep with equal determination. I can work all day in snowstorms, pouring rain, or blistering heat, and then ask you to throw the ball when we get done. I will argue with you at every turn. After all, I know what I'm doing and the best way to getter done. I am easy to feed. I will eat your steak or the dead, rotten gopher I found in the field. You will never be without a navigator in the truck. I will protect you from burglars, grizzly bears, badgers, and that strange shadow in the corner of the barn. I will hog the bed and the couch. I will steal your sandwich, your chair, your boot, and your heart. You will never have to go to the bathroom alone. I will lick your face right after I eat fresh cow shit. I will sleep next to you when you are sick and heal you with my love. Respect me. Love me. But NEVER underestimate me.