Sinova is a kennel dedicated to breeding working Belgian Malinois and Australian Cattle Dogs. The name Sinova is derived from a combination of the names of Stephanie’s first Malinois (Nova) and first ACD (Simba). Through them she saw what she wanted and didn’t want in future dogs of each breed. Each dog impacted her vision of the breeds very strongly and so the breeding program was named in their honor. As breeders we strive to produce dogs with good working ability, appropriate temperament and good health. They are not dogs that make good “pets”. While some can live in the house with you, they require a lot of both physical and especially mental activity. They do not take a day off, even if you do! We strongly recommend you meet and spend time with some working dogs of the breed you are interested in before deciding to purchase one. Especially in the Malinois, many of the characteristics that make them good working dogs make them completely unsuitable as pet dogs. They typically require working / sporting / performance homes. These dogs have a degree of reactivity, often leading them to react to a situation before they think about it. Other characteristics include high prey drive, boundless energy and often perpetual motion, a hyper active brain, and strong desire for nipping / biting activities. Our breeding dogs are screened for health and temperament, and prove their working ability through competition and training. Our dogs and puppies actively train and / or compete in various venues, including: IPO, French Ring, Sport Detection, CKC and AKC Obedience and Rally, Tracking, and Agility. We welcome you to come and see our dogs work. All our puppies are socialized to people, dogs, sights, sounds, and surfaces, and evaluated for their drives and working ability, to enable us to place them in the proper homes. We are located near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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