Asset Border Collies & Goose Dogs

For over 20 years, Asset Kennels has made it our utmost responsibility to provide families with furry and loving companions. So if you’re looking for a cuddly new addition to your home, you’ve come to the right place.

As a business, Asset Kennels has proudly made a name for itself throughout Ontario by breeding beautiful border collies and goose dogs. And yet, we’ve made it our lifelong commitment to go far beyond that reputation. We’re not seeking recognition—we’re raising a family. This means all of our puppies are born into a home full of affection and genuine care. This also means we only release our dogs to owners whom we can firmly trust.

A big part of welcoming a puppy into your family is being ready for the wonderful commitment down the road. If you have a certain breed and temperament in mind for your dog, we will strive to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. All of our dogs are raised and trained to pass the Vollard Test at 7 weeks. In addition, they have their instinct tested in 7-9 months. As pedigreed dogs, they are held to a higher standard at Asset Kennels, and believe us when we say: they always deliver.

Currently owned and operated by Heather Williams, Asset Kennels grew out of a true canine companion story. Heather’s first puppy was a brilliant border collie named Tessa. She would always light up a room and make everyone feel at home. But after 15 years of life with Heather, Tessa sadly passed away. “Asset,” or Tessa spelled backwards, was then born as a homage to our unforgettable puppy.

Today, Asset Kennels pays respect to Tessa by treating each and every one of our dogs with only the highest level of attention and consideration. When handling such intelligent breeds, it’s important that one knows much more than just the temperament of the dogs. That’s why we pay attention to even the slightest detail. If your dog has a unique white spot on its belly, you’ll know upon picking it up. If he or she prefers a certain kind of food or music, we can happily help determine that for you.

At the end of the day, we know that raising the best puppy comes down to the healthy and warm nature of our caretaking. This is one of the reasons why we chose to start constructing a new, state-of-the-art kennel facility, which is opening this upcoming summer. Located on 18 acres of land, our kennel offers supreme light and space for puppies to roam.

During transitional periods, we believe it’s important for dogs to feel secure in their surroundings. So whether you’re looking to adopt one of our breeds, or board one of your own, you can rest easy knowing that your puppy is living in the most comfortable place while away from your arms.

Aside from the environment itself, Asset Kennels also values the importance of overall health upkeep. With that said, your border collie or goose dog will receive constant oversight while under our supervision. We are certified in geese management with the NWCOA Dogs. In addition, we maintain our status as members in good standing with a list of the following organizations:

  • Canadian Kennel Club (CKC)
  • American Kennel Club (AKC)
  • Canadian Border Collie Association (CBCA)
  • Peterborough & District Obedience Club (PADOC)
  • Purnia Professional Club

Additionally, we conduct frequent health testing sessions with the organizations below:

  • Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF)
  • Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, Inc. (OFA)
  • Optigen, LLC (DNA)

Asset Kennels is proud to report we continue to breed the ideal blend of a working and pet dog. For years, we’ve taken the best care of our border collies and goose dogs, because we understand the happiness and utility these breeds can bring to a home.

If you’re in search of a healthy, loyal and quite charming dog, we suggest you take a look at our “Border Collies” tab above. There, you’ll find the latest list of our in-house boy and girl pups, with each one looking to be loved. Feel free to click on any image to take a closer look. Additionally, if you live on a farm or have trouble with managing local birds, our “Goose Dogs” tab will describe precisely how our working border collies have been trained to protect your home from encroaching geese.

Aside from impeccable breeding, Asset Kennels also specializes in comfortable boarding for dogs all year round. Our rates work very much like a hotel, meaning you will be charged the day of your dog’s arrival. This helps us ensure that all of our kennels are kept clean and open for your dog, as well as all other incoming guests. We always like to remind our customers that if you come before 10AM on the day of pick-up, you will not be charged for that day. Furthermore, if you live within a 90 minute radius of Cobourg, we’ll happily come and pick up your puppy for boarding that day.

More information about our daily rates can be found in the “Boarding” tab at the top of the page. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Asset Kennels at (613-661-1815). We also frequently check our emails, so feel free to shoot us a quick message at

As a final note, we always like to make sure our prospective clients understand what we’re truly about. This organization was started in the memory of Tessa, so we see the value in caring for every dog with the same kind of respect and adoration. We’re happy to say that we’re more like a family than anything. We welcome you to join us today.

— Asset Kennels