Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Australian Cobberdog

Information and Pictures

A white Australian Cobberdog is sitting in front of a wood texture background. The words - Rutlans Sensation August 2014 - are overlaid on the image.

Sennie the Australian Cobberdog at 18 months old-"Sennie's registered name is 'Rutlands Sensation'. She is a registered Australian Cobberdog. The Cobberdog descended from the authentic strains of the Australian Labradoodle and was officially recognized as a pure breed in development in January 2012. Sennie has a non shedding, allergy friendly coat which is called a 'Wavy Fleece'. Her colour is Caramel, which means that she is a dilute cream, with brown nose and pigment. What we love most about Sennie is her beautiful nature, which is loving, full of fun and goofy. She is very eager to please and usually only needs to be shown something once and remembers it. When we come home from being out shopping, she runs to find a toy and picks it up and brings to us as a gift. If there are no toys handy she will pick up a stick or even a leaf and sit in front of us offering it up as a gift. We LOVE it!"

Temperament

The Australian Cobberdog is good with children and is easy to train. It gets along well with other dogs. It is extremely clever, sociable and joyful, and quick to learn unusual or special tasks. Active, with a comical goofy nature, it loves to make people laugh., it can attempt to outsmart its owner if undisciplined. It is very important that you are this dog’s firm but calm, consistent pack leader and provide him with daily mental and physical exercise to avoid behavior issues. Friendly, though obviously loyal to its own family, this dog is non-aggressive. It is known for its intuition which makes it particularly suitable as a Therapy Dog, Medical Alert Dog and Assistance Dog, the purposes for which it has been developed.

Height, Weight

Standard: Height 22 - 24 inches (53 - 60 cm)
Standard: Weight Females 45 - 60 pounds (20 - 27 kg) 55 - 77 pounds (25 - 35 kg)
Miniature: Height 16 – 18 inches (40 - 45 cm)
Miniature: Weight 25 – 35 pounds (11 - 16 kg)
There is no appreciable difference in size between males and females

Health Problems

This breed has been meticulously DNA health screened for generations with carriers of known diseases removed from the breeding programs of MDBA registered breeders. MDBA registration of breeding dogs requires DNA identity profiling and DNA clearance of diseases which have appeared in the breed, including PRA-prcd. An annual blood test for Addisons disease is recommended for breeding dogs.

Living Conditions

The Australian Cobberdog will do okay in an apartment if it gets enough exercise, mental and physical. Mental stimulation is essential, and close human contact as a true family member will prevent over-activity and the need for excessive exercise.

Exercise

This breed will enjoy a long daily walk. It does not need as much exercise as its forebears, the Australian Labradoodle. Mental exercise, close family contact, early training and moderate exercise will keep them content.

Life Expectancy

About 13-15 years

Litter Size

About 4 to 10 puppies

Grooming

Curly coats need regular grooming with a slicker brush at least every two weeks and maybe two to three times a year, a trim, scissoring or clipping to keep tidy. The correctly bred Australian Cobberdog does not have a hair coat, but rather a fleecy or wooly coat which does not shed, and are allergy friendly in the majority of cases. If a person has an allergy to dog saliva this breed will be of no particular advantage as far as triggering allergies is concerned.

Origin

The Cobberdog was descended from the authentic strains of the Australian Labradoodle and was officially recognized as a purebred in development in January 2012 by the Master Dog Breeders and Associates (MDBA) Global Pure Breed registry.

Group

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MDBA = Master Dog Breeders and Associates

Close Up - A white Australian Cobberdog that is sitting and looking forward.

Sennie the Australian Cobberdog at 18 months old

Close up - Head shot of a white Australian Cobberdog, its head is slightly tilted to the right.

Sennie the Australian Cobberdog at 18 months old

Extreme Close up - The face of a white Australian Cobberdog that is looking forward.

Sennie the Australian Cobberdog at 18 months old

A brown with white Australian Cobberdog puppy is laying back in the arm of a person that is holding it up.

Rouge the Australian Cobberdog puppy at 8 weeks old-"Rouge is a purebred Australian Cobberdog female puppy, with a red fleece coat which is non-shedding and friendly to allergies. She is very loving and affectionate and smart too. Show her something once and she knows it. So it's very important that she has early consistent training, because she can learn the things we don't want her to, just as quickly as the things we do want!"

The right side of a milk chocolate Australian Cobberdog that is running across a yard.

Kaya the Australian Cobberdog at 3 years old-"Kaya is the colour of milk chocolate, and her eyes are always bright and shining, she has a great personality and she loves to make us laugh. She will do all kinds of antics until we laugh and then she twirls around in happy little circles with her tail wagging around and around like a helicopter. When she gets into trouble (which isn't often, but sometimes she does like to counter surf if there is something tasty sitting on the bench!) she will pull silly faces so that we laugh and forget to be cross with her. She's a very clever girl and even when she's naughty we can't resist her cute ways."

A white Australian Cobberdog is assisting an ampuitee with a broken foot. They are standing in a street and looking at each other.

Seanna the Australian Cobberdog at 4 years old-"Seanna is an Australian Cobberdog, a breed which was officially recognised as a Pure Breed in Development in January 2012. She was bred to be a Medical Alert Dog for people with Diabetes and an Assistance Dog. Seanna has a coat which is non shedding and allergy friendly, which is a hallmark of her breed. It is very helpful for disabled or ill people who have dog related allergies. What we love most about Seanna is her gentle ways and sweet nature. She is lovely with little children and very sociable with other animals. She wouldn't know how to be nasty to anything or anyone. Seanna loves a good game of fetch and is active and graceful, pretty to watch as she seems to glide when she runs. But she is just as content to lie down quietly beside you for as long as you need to be quiet."

A white Australian Cobberdog is laying across the lap of a little girl. They are sitting on a couch.

Seanna the Australian Cobberdog working as a Medical Alert Dog for people with Diabetes and an Assistance Dog

A white Australian Cobberdog is on a couch with its paws laying on the shoulders of a little girl who is sitting on the floor.

Seanna the Australian Cobberdog working as a Medical Alert Dog for people with Diabetes and an Assistance Dog

The left side of a white Australian Cobberdog that is reading a book under a bed with a little girl.

Seanna the Australian Cobberdog working as a Medical Alert Dog for people with Diabetes and an Assistance Dog

The back of a working Australian Cobberdog that is being pet by a baby and an adult.

Seanna the Australian Cobberdog working as a Medical Alert Dog for people with Diabetes and an Assistance Dog

The front right side of a brown Australian Cobberdog that is sitting on grass with a little girl.

Zenith the red Australian Cobberdog at 5 years old-"Zenith is a red Australian Cobberdog. The Cobberdog was recognized as a Pure Breed in Development in January 2012 and was developed to be an Assistance Dog and Medical Alert Dog for people with Diabetes. Zenith has a gentle and very sweet nature, especially for a male dog. He has his funny side too, and can be very goofy and make us laugh out loud several times each day. But when you're not feeling well, he is mellow and happy to lie down beside you for hours. Zenith learned to 'alert' for diabetic hi's and low's by the time he was six months old. He is very clever and loves to please. We love the way he gazes directly into our eyes to see what we would like from him."

The front right side of an Australian Cobberdog that is laying down on a blanket with a little girl using it as a pillow as she reads a book.

Zenith the red Australian Cobberdog at 5 years old working as a Medical Alert Dog for people with Diabetes and an Assistance Dog

The front right side of a brown Australian Cobberdog that is sitting on a blanket with a little girl reading book.

Zenith the red Australian Cobberdog at 5 years old working as a Medical Alert Dog for people with Diabetes and an Assistance Dog

The back left side of a brown Australian Cobberdog that is assisting an amputee who is in a wheelchair.

Zenith the red Australian Cobberdog at 5 years old working as a Medical Alert Dog for people with Diabetes and an Assistance Dog