Caninature - Farm Stay & Sheepdog Training Centre


We love dogs!


We love playing with dogs, working with dogs, observing dogs and trying to understand what goes on between their furry/floppy/pointy ears.


Most of all we love seeing a dog grow and develop its full potential to become the dog, the colleague and the member of the family and the society that it was meant to be. We have a special place in our hearts and home for "difficult" dogs.


We have built our training and rehabilitation centre in the beautiful Trussy Farm where we have some 30 hectares of fields along the river Avre and several flocks of different types of sheep for herding, several smaller fields for education and training, a full agility course and a large wooded park for play and relaxation.


You are welcome to stay in our guesthouse with your dogs and take the opportunity to discover this beautiful part of France between the ocean and Paris.


We love dogs, and we invite you to come and share this passion with us, and make your relationship with your dog the best it can be!




Guest house


Stud dogs



Dog food



May 1, 2020

End February Sabine drove Tia to Wales for a romantic rendez-vous with a handsome farm boy and in the middle of lock-down and lambing, Tia had a litter with 6 beautiful puppies. You find all the information about her babies here.

October 17, 2019

The 4th Mediterranean Championship was held in Italy, and for the 3d time Nell was representing France. The trial was held only one week after the French nationals, so it was a bit rough to only have a couple of days to go home and repack before heading out for another...

October 1, 2019

4 different qualifier trials held all over France during the summer 2019 decided which dogs were called upon to represent France in the world trial 2020. In the last world trial, 2017, both Jim and Nell were in the French team and it would have been so nice to have the...

May 31, 2019

Daddy Jim retired from trialing last year and since in France only two dogs per handler are allowed to qualify for the big championships, this was Skye's first chance to try to get in the team and he managed! He'll be representing France in the European championship in...

October 1, 2018

This weekend Nell represented France in the Mediterranean championship, featuring France, Spain, Italy and Portugal. She did a great job in the qualifiers and easily made it to the double-fetch final, but there a stubborn ewe that eventually had to be led off the field...

September 1, 2018

As the only handler in France, Sabine managed to qualify 4 dogs to the French nationals: mom Nell, dad Jim, son Skye and daughter Maya. With only two dogs per handler being allowed, Sabine decided it was time for 10-year old Jim to retire from trialing so finally Skye...

August 16, 2018

As usual the whole pack crammed into the van came August and headed for the hills in Wales. In our first trial, the classic 150 year old Vivod,  Maya did us proud by getting into the final for the second time. 

February 21, 2018

Sabine was tempted with an invitation to go give some clinics in the US during a period with many trials, so Jim and Nell packed their food balls and boarded the plane with Sabine, from a freezing and snow gloppy France to 30 degrees and palm trees in Florida. 


December 1, 2017

Tia and Illyn are very happy to announce the birth of their first litters! You find all the info about Tia's pups here and Illyn's babies here

November 13, 2017

Both Jim and Nell, as well as 3 daughters, were qualified to the French nationals this year. ^_^ Jim ran in the nationals for the 6th time, ran like a young man, made it to the finals and ended up 5th overall. We're very proud of our granddad! <3 Daughter Illyn was 4th...

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Training centre for dogs and owners, open every day of the year.


We speak English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish and Japanese.



3 route du Mesnil
27 320 St Germain sur Avre
0033 2 32 39 25 20

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