902 758-3511



Watch for our road side sign...
Watch for our road side sign...
Ruff Country Services:

Boarding - We've been providing quality care for our boarding clients for over 20 years. Our boarding facility is a small, family-run establishment with 17 boarding kennels. Each dog has his/her own kennel and all dogs are exercised four times per day, in a large fenced-in area.


Breeding - Ruff Country is a quality breeder of Labrador Retrievers & German Short Haired Pointers (latest GSP puppies expected SOLD Fall of 2015).


Training - Hunting Dogs are working dogs, and workers deserve the best training for enjoyment and safety.  Kennel co-owner Don Arsenault is recognized as an above average trainer - you'll see the difference in your dog! ae 

Locally grown fire wood provides a lot of our heat!

Fall 2016 - GSP pups expected!

'New Arrivals' for Spring 2016...

Welcome to Ruff Country Kennel!


Our Hours








8:00 - 12:00 & 4:00 - 6:00

8:00 - 12:00 & 4:00 - 6:00

8:00 - 12:00 & 4:00 - 6:00

8:00 - 12:00 & 4:00 - 6:00

8:00 - 12:00 & 4:00 - 6:00

8:00 - 12:00 & 4:00 - 6:00

8:00 - 12:00 & 4:00 - 6:00

All other times by appointment only please.

Ruff Country Kennel is centrally located in picturesque Nova Scotia, Canada. We're just a half hour drive from the Robert L. Stanfield International Airport and about 30 min from the hub-town of Truro.  Our country property meanders along the beautiful Shubenacadie River. 


Once a working farm owned by the Rose family in historic Douglas Township (today's East Hants County), Ruff Country today provides the ideal location for a kennel.  Plenty of fresh air to romp in and nature all around to watch, winding forest paths and waterways for exercise & training ensure the 'old farm' enjoys an extended life well into the modern age.  Farm dogs were some of the very earliest working partners of people as human civilization evolved, and we think there's no better place than a farm for healthy, happy canines.


We maintain garden

beds at the entrance

off Highway 102, and

grow a significant

portion of our produce

out in the field past the

barn, currently using

container gardening

as a 'greener' way to

crop.  The Country Life

is reflected in the care and health of our own dogs and our visitors as well.


Enjoy true countryside in Nova Scotia...

Our boarders have a spacious yard...

We breed happy, healthy dogs!

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