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will start with my mistress Ginette Plouffe. Since her youth,
she always lived with animals. In her home there were always
two or three dogs. She developed a big interest for these living
1984, she and her husband, Bertrand Coutu, bought their first
house. Having two children at this time, she wanted them to know
the real pleasure of living with a dog. She then acquired a Bouvier
des Flandres dog called " Rocky ". Not having all the
knowledge on dog education she took in 1986 obedience courses.
Because of Rocky's beauty, she also followed conformation courses
with Mr. Dubois, to be able to present him at shows.
Rocky and Ginette preferred to improve at obedience and to get
titles. They got the title of C.D. (Companion Dog). After two
years of course, she was hired as assistant professor, to become
then specialized professor for puppies 3 to 6 months. All this
beautiful experience lasted 10 years thereabouts, in the School
195+ of Joliette that saw an average of 350 dogs per year.
the time of graduating at obedience, dogs who were the best were
often the Shetland Sheepdogs. Then after the premature death
of Rocky, in 1993 she decided have a Shetland sheepdog. And that
was naturally me and I didn't disappoint her. WOUF! WOUF! WOUF!
was charmed by my fidelity, my big capacity of training and to
perform. The interest for my breed -full of charm, dignity and
distinction- became quickly a passion.
now my mistress is very active in conformation with my descendants.
In addition to specialize in this breed, she does grooming part-time
at the veterinary clinic.
speak a little of Shalligy.
name Shalligy is often wrongly pronounced and I am going to explain
you how it was choosen. My mistress wanted to honor me and decided
to put my name, Shally, and she wanted to include a little about
her and added the first two letters of her name "Gi":
that is Shalligy. You should pronounces it "Shalli-jee"
but not Shalliguy.
is located in St-Thomas of Joliette about 80 km North of Montreal
Downtown. We live in this township for 1984 that was once recognized
as the tobacco capital of Canada.
are members of the Canadian Kennel Club (C.K.C.), the Canadian
Collie and Shetland Sheepdog Association (CC&SSA) as well
as the Canadian Shetland Sheepdog Association (CSSA).
of the Association Professionnelle des Éleveurs et des
Éducateurs Canins du Québec
goal is toward physically and mentally correct dogs. Each of
our dogs undergoes health tests before reproducing.
Hips X-rays (OFA)
Eyes exam (DERF)
Thyroid Test (blood analysis)
their comfort some of our studs are placed with families. It
is very important for my mistress that everybody receives all
the love and attention we need. She only think of our well-being.
WOUF! WOUF! WOUF!