For over 20 years, Asset Kennels has made it our utmost responsibility to provide families with loyal and loving companions. So if you’re looking for a smart and adorable 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 successful working 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 with full of affection and genuine care. This also means we only release our dogs to owners whom we can firmly trust and can give a lifetime commitment.
A big part of welcoming a puppy into your family home is being ready for the commitment down the road. If you have decided that the border collie is the breed for your family, we strive to produce the best for you. We have bred six generations of Border Collies , we know their temperments, quirks and characters. All of our dogs are raised and tested with the Vollard Test at 7 weeks. In addition, for our working lines, they are their instinct tested in 7-9 months if they are to become working geese dogs. All our dogs are pedigreed dogs, they are held to a higher standard at Asset Kennels, and believe us when we say: they always deliver. Whether you are looking for a family pet or working dog we have the different lines to produce for you.
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 certain toys.
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 construct a new, state-of-the-art kennel facility. Located on 18 acres of land, our kennel offers supreme light and space for puppies to roam. Each room is individually controlled to provide the correct heat or air conditioning and air exchange. Security cameras allow us to watch activities and keep them safe. We are also remotely alarmed for fire and smoke detection.
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 puppies, 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.
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
- Peterborough & District Obedience Club (PADOC)
- Purnia Professional Club
- Border Collie Society of America (BCSA)
- AKC Breeder of Merit
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 will meet our current dogs. 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.
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