Lima, OH
Gypsy Vanners
Australian Shepherds
Giant Schnauzers
Northern Lights RanchNorthern Lights Ranch
The Gypsy Vanners of Northern Lights Ranch are a combination of years of careful breeding, selection and putting together color with heavy old style breeding.  We have recently sold the majority of our horses and have retained only a select few to take us into the future.  We have 6 outstanding stallions and colts available for your selection, offering outside breedings year round. Our mares that we have retained were chosen specifically to complement the stallions that we have.  We will remain a smaller breeding program for the forseeable future, and hope to see you in the showring in the coming year.
Welcome to Northern Lights Ranch, located in Lima, Ohio on 30 acres of land.  We are a small family run farm, specializing in Gypsy Vanner horses, raising and training Australian Shepherds & Giant Schnauzers, and of course our Service and Working dog programs.  We hope you enjoy what you find on these pages, and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions at info@northernlightsranch.net
We have very carefully put together a strong program with our Australian Shepherds.  Big, blocky and proper, nice and square with good solid bone, beautiful heads and most importantly, Health Testing.  Our dogs have excelled in the showring, performance ring and as service dogs for the disabled.  The average for a litter to go into service is greater than 50% certified by the age of 2.  We test for 13 genetic diseases, use OFA x-ray, soft tissue and dentition databases, as well as now their eye exams.  The focus for our program is a well rounded, trustworth and stable dog that you can count on, no matter what your focus is.  Our aussie pups come with a lifetime guarantee against hereditary ailments, 2 year temperament guarantee and a show/working guarantee as is appropriate for each individual placement.  These dogs have far exceeded our expectations, and we could not ask any more from them. 
The very first thing that strikes many people about our Giant Schnauzers is their amazing color.  We hear all the time about how Black & Silver Giants aren't "accepted".  There are organizations that will not acknowledge them, and even disqualify them from the showring. However we have successfully shown in UKC, with many Grand Champions, Best In Show Winners, and Best Giant in UKC for 2013.  Even more important however, is their build, their health, fully health tested for each genetic disease currently available to Giants, and their temperament.  Most of our breeding dogs are also working dogs, the show and performance rings are a bonus.  We breed for the farm guard, the companion, the partner and a proper healthy dog.  We will stand behind our dogs and we invite you to look through the information we have gathered regarding this fantastic color and meet our wonderful dogs.
Our working dog programs are very unique, they are customized to each individual person or team and their specific needs.  We train service, search, therapy, facility, trauma response and in home assistance, to name a few.  Many of the dogs we use are from our health tested and proven bloodlines, raised right here on the ranch.  Puppies raised up with their families to dogs raised and trained here, there are many options to obtaining your new partner.  These types of dogs are placed on suitability, not on availability and not on sex or color.  Applying for one of our working dogs isn't difficult, but may include several interviews and when a dog will be placed will vary greatly upon many factors.  The right pairing makes the difference between success and failure no matter the job, so please come into this aware that it may not be a quick fix.  We specialize in multiple disabilities, medical alerts, ptsd and autism type dogs, but have a wide variety of dogs working under our program in many jobs across the country and europe.  If we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us, if we are unable to assist you, we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
Gypsy Vanners
Australian Shepherds
Giant Schnauzers
Working Dog Programs
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