Life is a celebration (Vita Celebratio Est) at Kilkenny Farms in beautiful Aldergrove, BC. Our farm was named in recognition of our Irish heritage and after the town of Kilkenny Ireland which has celebrated over 400 years of Civic history.

Miniature Australian Shepherds For Pet, Performance & Show
Cream Chow Stud Service • Dorset Sheep
Thoroughbred Racing Stock • Bloodstock Consultant

Site Last Updated: February 27, 2014

Marilyn R. Baird B.A. (Hons.) LL.B.
Farm: (604) 857-5085

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About Kilkenny Farms & Marilyn

I have been involved with dogs all my life. At age 12 I was given my first registered dog, a Scotch Collie named Ascot Golden Rob Roy (Laddie). At 16 my Dad purchased a registered breed/show quality Boxer puppy for me. I showed her and her puppies and received my first taste of breeding and showing a champion at 18 years old. Busy with a small family I had dogs as pets and purchased a show / breed quality Bullmastiff when my children were grown. I bred and showed Simmental Cattle and horses (mainly Thoroughbred and some Arabians). My first Simmental heifer calf became a National Champion. My ongoing involvement with Miniature Australian Shepherds was initially to replace my involvement with the cattle industry. My research led to Linda Perry of Patchwork Farms and resulted in my acquisition of two beautiful pups from her. I also acquired outstanding breeding stock from other breeders.

Thank you to Linda Perry, Brenda-Lee Hoskins and Kim Gardner. 

Words cannot express the world that opened up for me through getting to know

the Miniature Australian Shepherd. Here at Kilkenny Farms we strive not only for

beauty, sound health and ability, but consider temperament as always in the

foreground of our efforts to develop a true versatile Miniature Australian

Shepherd of the highest quality.

Our golden Chow boy, Mi-Pao’s Cream Wolf placed in his group at championship show in 2011 under Judge Letitia Bette, Ontario, Canada. Handled by Wally Kiselbach.

Thank you Paul and Minnie Odenkirchen for “Wolf”.

I visited the 50th Anniversary of the Chow Club of Canada on June the 4th at Mississaga Ontario and saw Paul Odenkirchen show and win the Specialty with “Mojo”. What a thrill!

Our Wolf is a one-half brother to Mojo through Suzette, Mojo’s dam and Dior is a one-half sister to Mojo through Czardas, Mojo’s sire.

This is where the Kilkenny dogs roam!


Here are some of the Kilkenny dogs that roam the farm.

Jayde and Taffy 

Jayde and Brinn 

Gordon and Bert


Our advertisement for the 2011 Nationals being held at

Buellton, California mid-October

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Wally K. and Kilkenny Farms were fortunate enough to acquire a new Chow from Mi-Pao Kennels. Mi-Pao Dior Red is a light red female puppy born August 27, 2011.

Thank you Paul and Minnie for this opportunity!

Look for her in the show ring!

I also visited the show of Mini Aussies at Ancaster, Ontario, the next day and saw Ch. McGuffin’s Sonny’s Side Up’s son, Gr. Ch. Stoverley’s Jazz da’Man win Best of Breed and the group. The day before Brinn’s son, Larry finished his championship and won Best of Breed and placed 2nd in the group.

More News: The first American Kennel Club show that allowed our breed to enter as 4-6 month old puppies was held in Texas this month. The Mini puppy, out of 49, won Best Puppy In Show and won the group even over adults.

<< Update:


Hollywood Hit

did not make the Nationals but plans on making his show debut in Vancouver on April 14 - 15, 2012. Didn’t make this show either due to show cancellation.

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This is Sadie who lives in Fernie - see how beautifully she has developed. She is the puppy with the stick in the river in the gallery. She will have a playmate from the current litter.

National catalogue advertisements showing the progress of Kilkenny Farms and the kindred spirits that reside there.

Our advertisement for the 2010 Nationals

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Our advertisement for the 2012 Nationals

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Dior at her first show!

Wolf, on the weekend at the largest dog show in Canada, held at Tradex, Abbotsford, BC, garnered 2 more points towards his championship - only 2 more points to go!

It’s March Madness!

May madness is now in full swing!

Bob and Meryl co-owned with Tom Kravik in Maple Ridge are the proud parents of puppies.

Bob is a black tri and Meryl is a red merle. Puppies were born on May 17, 2013 - 9 puppies - 3 red tri’s, 3 black tri’s, 3 merle’s - Meryl can count! Mother and babies are doing fine. Puppies have been named with red as the theme.


Many puppies are reserved, phone for up-to-date information.

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Bandit with doggie friend Deb - Deb owns Chelsea and Roxy from Kilkenny Farms. Chelsea is a top agility and flyball young dog and a video of her agility prowess will be posted soon.

Sadie and her younger Kilkenny puppy buddy, Finn.

At the recent Eukanuba World Challenge in Florida the 2012 Champion was the Australian Shepherd “Reckon” - he is a red merle and the foreign judge noted in hims comments “He simply flew around the ring giving his all.” THAT SAYS IT ALL! This is what this beed is all about - they give their all.

For more details please phone, DON’T EMAIL, Marilyn at 604-857-5085. Best times to reach Kilkenny Farms are 8-10am or 6-9pm or please leave a message.

Announcing St. Patrick’s Day litter is here!

Picasso’s Plum Pretty at Kilkenny (Trixie) with her 6 puppies born March 14, 2013 by: Multi Ch. HHC I Only Date Models (Brinn).

Kilkenny’s Irish Gypsy with her 6 puppies born March 23, 2013 by: Multi Ch. Teacup Treasures Hitch En Up (Traylor)

Patchwork’s Let’s Go Blue at Kilkenny with her 7 puppies born March 27, 2013 by: Traylor

Blue’s half-brother, Patchwork’s Ripley Believe it or Not at Karma, has amassed close to every performance title possible in Canada.

Congratulations Megan Coste!

The Newest Feature Picture

Shakespeare owns McBurney Junction and sells beautiful high-end furniture and Pandora jewellery. Location - Langley, BC.

Our advertisement for the 2013 Nationals
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Perfection is not attainable but if we choose perfection we can achieve excellence.

                                 ~ Vince Lombardi


Kim Gardener of Teacup Treasures won BOB Puppy in the pre & post shows, Puppy Sweeps BOB & MASCA Nationals BOB Puppy with a Sonny grandson. Sire is “Nitro”, dam is Kilkenny’s Curtain Call at Teacup Treasures, a Cori/Brinn daughter.

And the beat goes on - the Irish luck at Kilkenny continues to build...

Top left to right Brinn, Sonny son, multi-champion, Ch. Sonny, the grand old man himself and Karma’s, Sophie, Sonny granddaughter, newest big show winner, major-pointed and, the newest kid on the block Strawberry (for the lack of a better name) Sonny great grandson with the same colouring including the brilliant blue eyes as Sonny himself

And this is Sophie - the drama GROWS...

UPDATE - Strawberry - now Kilkenny’s Revolutionary aka “Red” has been placed in a wonderful home on a big ranch - he has decided to go ranching!

Running with great gusto with his Aussie friend on his new ranch and enjoying every minute of it!


Please note that all registration papers will be late, very late,

as the registries are swamped.

Two Thoroughbred yearlings enjoying a stroll during the sunny days of the waning summer.

Left: Paisley’s Diva - Filly

Right: Red Rory - Colt

Wow - will you look at my beautiful big red bull!!

Spring isn’t here yet - an unexpected snowfall in February - the Kilkenny dogs are enjoying it immensely.

Rory is really enjoying ranching and is being very successful by the new calf.

Pam with Jessie on a Holiday in the Mountains

May/June 2014

My long-time friend and fellow dog and horse enthusiast, Edie with her Kilkenny puppy.

Rusty and Judy at home in Kelowna

Kilkenny’s little sweetheart - Carmen


AUGUST 29, 2014!

8 Puppies:

4 blue merles, 4 black tris.

See Puppy page for pictures!

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