Kynic Stockdogs is a small kennel of Border Collies and (so far) one Australian Working Kelpie, located near Kingston, Ontario. Our dogs work stock daily on our farm, and do agility and other dog sports in their spare time. All of our dogs live in the house with us and are companions and friends first and foremost. That said, we couldn’t manage our livestock without them and they are an integral part of our homestead!
Our mission is twofold:
1) To build and strengthen the human-animal bond through deep understanding and clear communication, and to share what I learn with others so that they may do the same. I strive to take the most current, science-based understandings around learning and teaching, and apply it to my relationship with my dogs. And I am constantly seeking to improve my skills, and to find new and innovative ways to work with my animal companions.
2) To raise and (occasionally) breed the healthiest, most talented working dogs possible. We are deeply committed to the philosophy of natural rearing as a clear, sound mind and a strong, healthy body results in a calm, confident, eager to learn working partner.
As such, our dogs (and all our animals, as well as our humans!) are raised naturally without drugs or chemicals, are fed a species appropriate raw diet, and we use holistic medical treatment as our frontline approach.