"A gracefully athletic and balanced dog, free of exaggeration, with a luxurious non-shedding, odourless coat. They are generally recognized by furnishings with the “groomed look” a fresh rounded appearance rather than droopy. Their innate desire and aptitude for training, is expressed through their sociable, joyful and friendly nature. They have a desire for close human companionship and an instinct to seek intimate eye to eye contact"
The Australian Cobberdog has been developed by a core group of foundation breeders, who have as their primary focus, the temperament and health of the dogs whilst striving toward the long term vision for the breed. The vision for the breed to produce true to type companion animals with characteristics that make for an ideal family companion, support or therapy dogs.
- Innate desire and aptitude for training
- Strong human connection (intuitive)
- Seek sustained eye contact
- No to low shedding
- Hypoallergenic coats
- Fun loving, social, gentle behaviour
Martha at 9 weeks old
The Australian Cobberdog was officially recognized as a pure breed in development in January 2012 by the Master Dog Breeders and Associates (MDBA) Global Pure Breed registry. (http://australiancobberdogs.com.au/)
From the Breed Standard
Measure from floor to top of shoulder at the wither.
Australian Cobberdogs come in three sizes
Miniature 33cm - 42cm Weight: 6-13kg
Medium 42cm - 51cm Weight: 7-22kg
Standard 51cm - 61cm Weight: 20-35kg
Australian Cobberdogs come in a variety of colours which can be solid or parti. From cream, through to beautiful golds, cherry red, dreamy chocolate, striking raven and black. The official colours of the breed standard:
White, Cream, Gold, Red, Black, Silver, Blue, Brown, Cafe, Parchment, and Lilac.
The Australian Cobberdog is distinguished by a luxurious low to non shedding coat. Full coat will grow to approx 4 inches long, often kept in a 'cobber' clip for ease of maintenance. The coat itself does not hold odour or dirt and looks spectacular when well groomed and left long. the three main coat types:
- Straight Fleece
- Wavy Fleece
- Curly Fleece
The breed standard states "visual wavy coats with furnishings are most preferred" and adds " a dense rough feeling wool coat and a flat coat with no furnishings are highly undesirable".
More information on Australian Cobberdogs a breed in development with the MDBA can be found at www.australiancobberdogs.com.au