We are a small scale breeder located in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada.
That non-dog in the photo above, is me, Crystalee. I am the heart and soul behind the idea, Heart Lake Australian Shepherds. I am so fortunate to be able to have a wonderful family, and dogs and cats, and I couldn't do it alone! Behind the lens, is my amazing fiancee, Kenn. He is one of my biggest supporters, and my right hand. But also a huge thank you to my other numerous cheerleaders supporting me through everything!
I chose the name "Heart Lake" in honor of my Father, who has since passed. Hart Lake is a beautiful place in Northern British Columbia, and it was a special place for my Dad and I. My Dad loved dogs, and he passed on that love to me.
We strive for low/medium drive, versatile, mid-sized Aussies that can perform any task or job that also make excellent companions. Genetic health and OFA testing are priority for us, secondly the breed standard, and lastly color.
Our dogs are family and live in our home with us, and puppies are raised in our home.
We strive to always learn more, always do better, always be present in the now, and raise the best puppies we can raise.
Pull up a seat and stay a while!