Learn more about the founder of the Soldat d’Elite Kennel, Laurie McIntosh.

Meet The Breeder: Laurie McIntosh

My name is Laurie McIntosh, and I am the owner of the Soldat d’Elite Kennel. 

Dogs have always been a major part of my life, and I have been breeding and training dogs professionally for three decades.

Back in the 1990s, I bred German Shepherds which were sold and used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Some of these dogs even went on to compete in agility trials in the following years. I got involved in French Ring in the early 2000s, and this really sparked my interest in working breeds. I had been working with German Shepherds exclusively to this point, but with my passion for working breeds truly ignited, I actually acquired a Belgian Malinois shortly afterwards (and I would go on to have many more in the years to follow).

I first competed in French Ring competition in 2007. Since that point, I have competed over 100 times with five different dogs in countries across the globe, achieving the highest level possible in French Ring – Ring 3.

In 2019, I attended Highland Canine’s School for Dog Trainers division in Harmony, NC. Although I already had some experience training dogs, I wanted to attend the School for Dog Trainers to expand my knowledge. Originally, I was only going to attend the shorter, 18-week program – but ended up switching and participating in their 24-week Master Dog Trainer program

Contact Us

For more information on the Soldat d’Elite kennel, questions about working line puppies, or details of our upcoming litters, please reach out and contact us! You can call us on 1.403.710.9555 or email us at info@k9knoseit.com.