Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT BREED IS YOUR PUPPY?

It is an Australian Cobberdog.

IS THE AUSTRALIAN COBBERDOG A REGISTERED BREED?

An Australian Cobberdog is a relatively new purebreed, still in the developing stages.

WHAT BREEDS MAKE UP THE AUSTRALIAN COBBERDOG?

There were many breeds involved in the early stages of development.  Now the Australian Cobberdog doesn’t really resemble any of those breeds.  We are many generations along now and it has it’s own unique genetic blueprint and characteristics which make them the ideal family/therapy dog:

- Sustained eye contact

- Emotional connection

- Intuitive - wonderful at reading our emotions

- High intelligence and trainability

- Calm and easy going natures means they are great with children and other animals.

IS IT A LABRADOODLE?

No, though I can see why this question is often asked.  Whilst they look similar and the Labradoodle was involved in the Cobberdog’s early development, the Australian Cobberdog has it’s own unique genetic blueprint and predictable traits.

The Labradoodle is a cross breed whilst the Australian Cobberdog is a pure breed in development.

ARE AUSTRALIAN COBBERDOG PUPPIES BORN WELL BEHAVED?

No! Australian Cobberdog puppies are completely normal cheeky, naughty puppies.  They will jump, dig up your garden, nip, bark, chew things they shouldn’t and will at times test your patience.  Our dogs love water and will roll in puddles at every opportunity. They are a work in progress and if you put in the time, patience, training and boundaries you will be rewarded with the most beautiful calm, slow moving and connected traits that this beautiful breed has been developed and is in such demand for.  The Australian Cobberdog comes into its own at around 18 months of age, and they are worth every second of the wait.

DO OUR PUPPIES COME WITH A PEDIGREE?
Yes.  We are members of the Master Dogs Breeders & Associates (MDBA) and as such we adhere to the strict requirements for pedigree registration.  Each owner is provided with pedigree papers for their puppy which provides peace of mind that your Karrah Creek puppy is a true Australian Cobberdog.

Please note that you will receive pedigree papers within the first couple of months of your puppy coming home to you.  We are unable to submit pedigrees until after the last puppy from the litter has left for it’s new home.  Once submitted the MDBA needs to process and send the pedigrees back to us which can take several weeks.  Once received we will then pass the pedigrees onto you.   For more info visit the MDBA website here.

DO PUPPIES COME WITH A HEALTH GUARANTEE?

We adhere to rigorous testing and care standards to ensure optimal health for our breeding dogs and puppies from birth through to their senior years.  This includes genetic and veterinarian testing for all known typical Australian Cobberdog breed health risks and is in accordance with MDBA requirements.

We offer a lifetime written health guarantee for all tested inheritable genetic diseases and guarantee that puppies are of sound and good health at the time of purchase, including a health check by a veterinarian.

Here at Karrah Creek we are also committed to carrying out hip and elbow testing (PennHip and OFA) to ensure that our breeding dogs have low risk of hip or elbow dysplasia.  You will find the individual results for each of our breeding dogs on their profiles here.

Please note - whilst we take the utmost caution to ensure the health and soundness of our puppies whilst in our home, any illness or injury once they leave our care, other than as outlined above, becomes the responsibility of the puppy owner.

 

WHEN CAN PUPPIES GO TO THEIR NEW HOME?

Our puppies can leave at a minimum of 8 weeks of age.  By this stage they will have had their health check, first vaccinations and are microchipped.  They will be up to date with their worming and we will provide a detailed schedule for when their next treatments are due.

DO YOU OFFER TRANSPORT?

We can help you arrange transport domestically and internationally.  Australian Cobberdog puppies tend to travel very well as they have been introduced to crate training from an early age.  The purchase price does not include transport costs.

Please note - COVID-19 impacts are continuing to cause transport delays which may impact puppy transportation.

ARE AUSTRALIAN COBBERDOGS SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES?

Yes, for the vast majority of people with dog related allergies Australian Cobberdogs are suitable.  The Australian Cobberdog is hypoallergenic and low to non shedding and most people with dog related allergies have no reaction to the Australian Cobberdog.

 

Please note - this does not mean that they are suitable to everyone with dog related allergies.  If you suffer from dog related allergies there is a possibility that you may be sensitive to dog saliva so this should be explored through allergy testing prior to purchasing a puppy.  We are happy to talk through some options to assist in determining if the Australian Cobberdog is right for you, feel free to get in touch.

ARE YOUR PUPPIES DESEXED PRIOR TO GOING TO NEW OWNERS?

We practice delayed desexing in the interest of long term musculoskeletal health.  Our puppies go home with a strict desexing contact.

HOW MUCH ARE PET PUPPIES TO PURCHASE?

Current prices for our Australian Cobberdog puppies is $6,000 AUD.  This is subject to change at any time.

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