Welcome to Ruff Country Kennel
on the famous Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia...

Kim & Don Arsenault, Providing quality care for over 20 years.

Ruff Country News - Fall & Winter 2015
  • December - now booking Holiday Boarders - minimum FIVE day stays
    November - Puppy News - Sorry all those lovely GSP are off to new homes.
  • October - Puppy News!  Yes, Wrain delivered a lovely litter of German Shorthaired Pointer pups, 7 female & 2 males, on September 29.  All but two of these pups are already bespoke... 
Winter 2016
  • January/February - sorry we won't be boarding during the month of January, and into early February.  Accepting boarders again Feb 20th.
Spring 2016
  • 'Expecting' more puppy joy at Ruff Country with both GSPs and Labs!
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.
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!
We are open year round and our hours are 8:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00am to 8:00pm daily including weekends.
To reserve a boarding space for your dog (s) please call or text  902-758-3511
Golden Labrador Retriever Golden Labrador Retriever

Boarders are well socialized amongst themselves with separation options too.

Ruff Country 'Recess' for our dogs in their own yard is a 'constant-motion-machine'.

Borders are exercised four times a day in their large & sunny private yard.

We are also breeders of quality field / hunting lines of Labrador Retrievers (blacks & yellows), German Short Haired Pointers, All our pups come with a three year health guarantee and we ask new owners to sign a non-breeding contract. All dogs are registered either with the Canadian Kennel Club or the American Field Dog Stud Book.

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Ruff Country Kennel

11911 Hwy. # 215 Urbania, Nova Scotia

Email Us: ruffcountrykennels@hotmail.com

Phone or Text Us @: 902-758-3511
We look forward to seeing you soon...
Ph. 902.758.3511
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