Evenstar Kennel was registered with the Canadian Kennel Club in 1983. At that time we had a beautiful Samoyed named Sheema.
We are a small hobby kennel. My dogs work for their keep (sometimes). We do Conformation Shows, Obedience Trials, Hunt Tests and a little Agility. I am qualified to judge Hunt Tests as well as Working Certificate Tests. I am a member of the Canadian Kennel Club, The Labrador Owners Club, The Horseshoe Hunting Retriever Club, The St. Catharines Kennel Obedience Club, Inc. and the Seaway Kennel Club Inc..
I try very hard to keep only 3 or 4 bitches as they all need individual care and lots of love and attention. They all live in the house with me and generally run my life. I breed on a limited basis, generally one, or occasionally, two litters a year. I select the stud dogs with great care. All breeding stock is registered with the Canadian Kennel Club. Eyes are cleared annually and hips and elbows are certified clear of dysplasia through Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph.
We pride ourselves on our natural rearing and holistic approach with our dogs. We have been feeding a raw diet since 1999. We have certainly noticed a difference with our own dogs as well as the puppies. We no longer have digestive issues, their teeth are clean, their breath is fresh and their bodies do not smell. Their coats are shiny and full and there is less shedding. The eyes are bright, alert and you know their brains are functioning at full speed. Their body and muscle tone are better. The puppies do not have that pudgy, fat, loose skin. They grow slowly and evenly as nature intended.
Our puppies are sold on a non-breeding contract that is registered with the CKC. I prefer that the puppies go to pet homes where they will be included in the day to day lives of their families. Puppies also need attention during the day and for those who are unable to provide some kind of daytime care I recommend an older puppy or adult who is already housetrained.
Owning a dog is a responsibility we do not take lightly. It is essential that we all learn to properly care for our dogs, just as we do our children.