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Novacoast Australian Shepherds

Proudly Producing Some Of Canada's Top Australian Shepherds



Australian Shepherds are known as an eager to please, alert and loyal breed. They have strong guardian instincts and can be reserved with strangers. Early socialization is important with this breed.


The aussie is a relatively healthy breed but breeders should test for hip and elbow dysplasia and perform yearly eye testing by a board certified ophthamologist. There is DNA testing for common issues in the breed as well.
Two common issues in the breed that cannot be tested for are epilepsy and certain forms of cancer.


The Australian Shepherd is a medium sized dog. The preferred height, at the withers, for an adult male is 20 to 23 inches. The preferred height, at the withers, for a female is 18 to 21 inches. Size is never to be sacrificed for quality.


Aussies are alert, highly intelligent and easy to train but they do need an experienced, dog savvy owner. They are masters of manipulation and will quickly take over a household if given the slightest opportunity.

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Why Choose Novacoast Australian Shepherds?

Breeder Of Top Quality Australian Shepherds

Canadian Hall Of Fame II Kennel

Proudly Producing Some Of Canada's Top Australian Shepherds

Knowledgeable And Active In The Breed

Works Hard To Support And Protect The Breed

Proudly Supporting The National Breed Club And Active In All-Breed Clubs

Lifetime Breeder Support

24/7 Support For Puppy Owners

Puppy Owners Become A Part Of The Novacoast Family

Where Versatility meets Beauty & Grace...Aussies that can do it all


Hear what they have to say about Us!

"Angela and Collin took the time to understand what we were looking for in a dog and they matched us with Shyrah who really is the perfect dog for our family. I am amazed at the endless knowledge they have about this breed." "In 2016 our youngest daughter became very interested in Junior Handling, a sport we were not previously familiar with. Angela and Collin have significant involvement in dog shows and provided her with lots of guidance on how to show dogs and have always been willing to lend her a hand."<br> "If you are looking for an Aussie, look no further! We cannot say enough about the kind, caring way they have with their dogs and with us as owners. We feel very honored and proud to say we have two Novacoast Aussies."
Randy & Leanne MacKay
"If you are reading this, what an exciting time it is for you and in my opinion, you should look no further for a reputable breeder because you have found the best!" "Aside from her matching ability, I believe Angela’s greatest quality is her constant support for her dog owners. This is where you feel the love and you know that their entirety is invested in their dogs." "We have told Angela and Collin that we hope and pray that they never stop breeding Aussies because we will never obtain a dog from anyone else. I truly believe neither should you if you are considering an Australian Shepherd. You will not find a better quality dog or more ongoing support than Angela and Collin."
Valerie & Brian Mackie
"When Angela contacted me and let me know they had the perfect puppy for me… my adventure with Lucy began. Angela and Collin have been nothing but helpful and supportive. They were able to teach me how to show, how to groom and always welcomed my 100 cute photos I sent of Lucy. Lucy and I have been able to accomplish so much more than I ever imagined, and it is all because of their passion, hard work and dedication towards this breed and their dogs. These two are some of the nicest people I have met, always very knowledgeable and well liked in the dog community. If you are looking for an Aussie, this is your final stop! They produce gorgeous, friendly, well trained dogs but best of all, a family member."
Allison Mair

Novacoast Australian Shepherds is an Australian Shepherd breeder located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Focusing on producing healthy, top quality Australian Shepherds with excellent temperaments from health tested parents. Active members in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club, Canadian National Australian Shepherd Association, Australian Shepherd Club Of American, Maritime Group 7 and the South Shore Kennel Club.

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