More about The Australian Cobberdog
Master Dog Breeders Association (MDBA)
What is an Australian Cobberdog?
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE BREED
The Australian Cobberdog has been developed to be a non shedding, low to no odor, allergy friendly dog who comes in three sizes - Miniature, Medium, & Standard.
Key features are a unique intuition demonstrated by his deep eye to eye connection with humans, a total lack of aggression, easy going ways, and a keen intellect in a mind which soaks up learning like a sponge. He has a comical side also, with a goofy fun loving sense of humor. He loves to make you laugh!
Because of his high intelligence, the Australian Cobberdog requires early training to occupy his mind and to avoid boredom. Athletic and graceful, he excels in dog sports, but is just as content to lay by your side as he is to go for a run. If a family member is sick this dog doesn't want to leave their side.
The Cobberdog Standard of Excellence is written as the ‘ideal goal’ for breeders to aspire to, breed standards are necessary to maintain a true breed type and preserve the important characteristics of the breed, For the Australian Cobberdog, it is temperament, non-shedding non odor, easy maintenance, allergy-friendly coat and its genetic health.
The breed standard faults, virtues and preferences are all to aid in maintaining a dog of healthy mind and body suited to the purpose it was created for – The Australian Cobberdog is an easy care, non-shedding family companion and a community service/assistance dog.
Lack of aggression should immediately impress when viewing this breed, with overall symmetry and balance, light footed athleticism and a lively, joyful aura. A sociable dog that is self–confident and ready to make friends with humans or other animals when invited to do so.
He may be exuberant, joyful and bouncy, but never hyperactive or busy, the moment you lay hands on him, he should melt in your hands directing his attention to you in a calm gentle way and immediately seek your eye contact. It is noted even young puppies will behave in the same way contrary to a normal confident puppy who will wiggly around in your arms and lick excitedly.
Their unique intuitive nature and the seeking of direct human eye contact should be easily discernible giving you a feeling of wonderment and respect. The Temperament of the Australian Cobberdog is truly unique and must be cherished and maintained as a priority in a breeding program.
The second distinctive feature of this breed is their coat. It should be single, minimal to completely non-shedding. It must be a fine silky fleece texture hanging in waves and swirls or loose large ringlets, [spirals] it may look abundant but in fact be fine with moderate volume; it should never be thick, heavy, harsh or dry to touch. The name Fleece came from the exquisitely fine glossy fiber grown on the Angora goat.
The third feature is its genetic health; The Australian Cobberdog breed development has enjoyed an era of modern technology and has benefited from rigorous genetic testing eliminating many hereditary disorders that have all but destroyed other breeds.
Preserving the Cobberdog Breed
Jae Australian Cobberdogs are members of the MDBA (Master Dog Breeders & Associates) and the Breed Advisory Committee. All of our dogs and puppies are registered with the MDBA and follow a strict Breeders Code of Conduct to ensure the health and well being of our dogs and our puppies. All of our dogs are DNA health tested and registered with the MDBA. This registry is the only place you can register an Australian Cobberdog.
The Australian Cobberdog is a registered Pure Breed
In 2012, The Master Dog Breeders & Associates officially recognized the Australian Cobberdogs as a pure breed in development. The MDBA is the only place in the world that can register Australian Cobberdogs. When an Australian Cobberdog is registered with the MDBA, this confirms that it is an authentic Australian Cobberdog.
The Australian Cobberdog Official Breed Standard
1. General Impression.
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
Even tempered, trusting, happy, loyal, confident and sociable, eager to please, observant, and adapts well to new situations and environments. Easily trained but can appear to be stubborn when confused. Full of vitality, energy and playfulness with clown like behavior when free but subdued and gentle when handled. Has the ability to make the humans in its life feel that it has a unique intuition, a mutual connection and that it can display an appropriate response to their emotional and physical needs. The Australian Cobberdog is easy to live with, an ideal family member and an excellent emotional support companion for those with special needs.
4. The Body
Free from exaggerations. Top line should remain level with strong loin and slightly sloping croup. Ribs should be well sprung but not barrelled. Overall the dog should appear square, balanced, athletic, and with good muscling. Tuck up is sufficient to enable the hind legs to reach well forward beneath the body when gaiting. The Croup only slightly tapers to the set on of tail.
Shoulders should have good angulation with firm elbows held close to the rib cage. Chest neither broad nor narrow, with brisket level with the point of elbow. Angulation of the shoulders is symmetrical to that of the femur and tibia bones in the hindquarters, with sufficient slope to allow maximum extension of the front limbs when trotting. The point of shoulder is in line with the pro sternum. Upper arms are evenly muscled, with elbows neither pinched into the sides nor protruding. Front legs are parallel to one another and straight to the ground with no deviation whether viewed from the front or the side. Cannons are strong and straight and only slightly longer than the pasterns.
Feet: Compact, either round or oval, with thick pads, well arched toes and short strong nails. Dewclaws are permitted on the front feet.
Medium angulation with strong hocks. Angulation of the femur and tibia bones is symmetrical to that of the scapula and humerus bones in the shoulders with sufficient slope to allow a long reaching propelling stride from the hind feet, which commences well forward beneath the body of the dog.
Upper thighs are broad, tapering only slightly into the second thigh. When viewed from the rear, the thighs are in a direct line behind the forearms of the front legs and are free of bowing or curvature.
Length is similar to that between point of elbow and pastern joint on the forequarters with sufficient angulation to smoothly transmit impulsion from the rear of the dog through to the front limbs.
Close to the same length as the pasterns on the forequarters. Hocks are parallel to one another and straight to the ground when viewed from the rear or the side.
The tail should be plumed and sabre shaped. It should follow the top line when at rest. The last two thirds may be above the dog’s back when excited or in movement but should not curl completely over the back. Tip should not touch the back nor curl upon itself.
Compact with thick pads, well arched toes and short strong nails. No dewclaws on hind feet
Elegant, with firm skin and a gentle arch. Neither long nor short. Flows naturally into the withers on the top, and down into the point of sternum on the underside without the appearance of being ‘stuck on’.
Slightly square, free from exaggerations and in proportion to the size of the dog. Length from tip of nose to the inner corner of the eyes only slightly shorter than from the inner corner of the eyes to the point of the occiput. Nasal bones are broad and flat, with frontal bones a similar width to the side bones which have flat muscling giving a sculptured appearance. Skull gently rounded and of similar width to the frontal bones of the face with furnishings.
Blunt but well defined with a very slightly indented brow between the eyes.
A distinct feature. Expression of the eyes is open, gentle, soulful, confident, and friendly with a sparkle of fun. Preferred shape is oval, with long sweeping eyelashes and set well apart but not to the extreme side of the head. Expression and seeking intimate contact with human eyes is more important than exact shape.
More broad than narrow, but not to excess. Lips firmly fitting and rims lined with unbroken pigment.
A Distinct Feature. Noticeably large and fleshy with open nostrils and rich unbroken pigment. Broken pigment is non desirable.
Drop ears with long silky furnishings and a slightly elevated set-on at the base, which is even with or only slightly above the outside corner of the eyes. Leather fine and pliable, with its tip at least mid-way down the face, when gently drawn forward should reach the top canine tooth but not extending below the nose. Furnishings may extend below this point. Ear canals free from thick hair and of an average width rather than narrow. When inquisitive and alert the ear set should rise to the top of the head. Ear leather reaching beyond the tip of nose is considered a severe fault.
As the genetic values stabilize the ideal is soft, luxurious and smooth textured wavy or curly fleece, single coat [no undercoat]. Very low to no shedding with very low to no odour. Visual wavy coat with furnishings most preferred.
A dense rough feeling wool coat and a flat coat with no furnishings are highly undesirable
All colours are acceptable. Pigment should be solid. Butterfly or Parti Nose not desirable.
This breed’s movement is characterised by a joyous bearing, with a light footed, airy and tireless, long reaching and effortless stride that appears to float above the ground and to be going somewhere with purpose.
The full trot is a true two-time action with no sign of ambling or pacing and the hocks do not wobble or bump together when viewed from the rear but move directly forward in line with the front legs.
Seen from the side, in a trot or a gallop the topline remains level with a minimum of up and down movement and the head and neck are extended rather than being unduly raised. Each of the four legs steps forward long and low without dishing or plaiting.
Prancing mincing or high stepping are non-desirable.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded must be taken in consideration of its potential impact and effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and the breed. Consideration must also be given to the dog’s ability to carry out the functions for which the breed is intended.
Jae Australian Cobberdogs
We are a small breeder in eastern Kansas, raising miniature and medium Australian Cobberdogs. Jae Australian Cobberdog parents have DNA health testing completed to ensure the health of our puppies. We are NOT a kennel, wholesaler of dogs, or a pet shop. All our dogs and puppies are our pets raised inside our loving home. They are very well socialized with people and other animals. We are on the Australian Cobberdog Breed Advisory Committee and work with the MDBA to preserve and protect the true nature, linage and genetic makeup of this great breed. The Australian Cobberdog is a great therapy and service dog, easily trained medical alert dog, and overall excellent family companion. We provide a lifetime of friendship and support. References are available upon request.
Jae Australian Cobberdogs does not do early spay/neuter on our puppies. We do not think it is in the best interest of the puppies health. Most veterinarians will confirm that spaying before four months of age may affect the health of the dog later in life. All of our puppies are sold under a neuter/spay contract that requires them to be neutered/spayed by 6 months of age. Males may be neutered as early as four months, females as early as six months.
Australian Cobberdogs are allergy friendly and shed none to very little and will require brushing weekly and perhaps trips to the groomer every two to three months.
Your new puppy comes with
* 1 year genetic health guarantee
* Pedigree Certificate
* Registration with the Master Dog Breeders and Associates (MDBA)
* Membership to MDBA smart dog owners club
* Microchipped for Petkey lifetime protection registration
* Vet checked and current vaccinations and worming
* Completely socialized and loved
* Potty training started
* A lifetime of continued customer support
* All puppies are currently priced at $2,500 (deposit of $300, balance due at pickup. Price does not include any delivery charges)
* Weekly text and picture/video updates of your new baby
* Airport & ground delivery available (I will deliver your puppy & meet with you to answer any questions)
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Cobber - Wiktionary:cobber (plural cobbers). (Australia) A pal, buddy, mate, friend.