The Ranch is known as "Spotted Gait Ranch" is nestled in the rolling hills north of Leslieville, Alberta, Canada and here the Dalmatians and Wander West Miniature Appaloosa Horses have lots of room to run and play.
The Dalmatians are the main focus here on the ranch and the Miniature horses are a side line and they are the reason why we have to get outside and exercise.
But don't be fooled....we raise some of the most beautiful Miniature Appaloosa horses in Canada.
As far back as Bonnie can remember, there has always been a dog in her life, from Terriers, Boxers, Labs, Collies and mixed and breeds, but in 1989 her search for a Dalmatian launched us into the world of show dogs.
We are firm believers that the dogs are first and foremost our friends and companions so all of our Dalmatians are house dogs having their own couch in the T.V. room.
They also have their own bedroom with their own crates. (Blankets included!)
Our puppies are raised in our home, and as they grow older their territory expands to include the whole house including stairs. The puppies have a crate as a bed, thus beginning their crate training.
All breeding stock are OFA hips/elbows or PennHIP Evaluation, OFA evaluation based on BAER test, OFA Thyroid evaluation from an approved laboratory, ACVO Eye Exam
Results registered with OFA, vet checked before they are considered for breeding.
The puppies produced are vaccinated, microchipped, Baer tested, vet checked and guaranteed for both health and temperament and we offer continue support to all puppy buyers for the life of the puppy.
When it comes to the show ring each dog is owner-handled by either John or Bonnie as it is a hobby we both enjoy.
Dog shows are fun, and we try to keep the fun there whether we win or lose.
We compete in conformation, and use to dabble in obedience, agility, tracking and pheasant hunting.
Most of all the Dals enjoy camping or hunting gophers and mice while playing with their human companions on the ranch.