While many people will confuse the Australian Cobberdog with the Labradoodle, they are two distinctive breeds. The Australian Cobberdog has been recognized by the Master Dog Breeders and Associates (MDBA) since 2012 and a DNA sequence has been established to ensure pure bloodlines. Breeders must be in good standing with the MDBA in order to register their Australian Cobberdogs and subsequent litters. These dogs are larger, very friendly, and outgoing. They make excellent family pets, especially for families that have children. The Australian Cobberdog does require a lot of attention and exercise. They will need a large fenced yard to run and play to expel some of that energy.
Australian Cobberdog Dog Names In Pop Culture
Most people do not know the history of the Labradoodle, they simply see a cute Poodle and Labrador cross and know these mixes are popular, especially with young families. The Australian Cobberdog originated from the Labradoodle cross and Wally Conron, the original creator of the Labradoodle, has written about his experiences with these crosses and how it led him to the creation of the Australian Cobberdog. As it has been stated, the Australian Cobberdog is a recognized breed with a breed standard and standardized breed traits and conformation. A Labradoodle does not have standardized breed traits or conformation; there is no guarantee of the personality or appearance of a Labradoodle. Highlands Australian Cobberdogs recognized the difference and has specialized in the Australian Cobberdog. They are the only MDBA registered breeder of the Australian Cobberdog in Colorado. Ellie, or Highlands Ellie, is one of the puppies they have produced from the Australian Breed Founders’ lineage. Ellie is dark caramel in color with the typical wavy coat. She was born March 9, 2019 and is already showing great promise to help promote the Australian Cobberdog. Highlands Australian Cobberdogs is located in Elizabeth, Colorado and has the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop to the 40 acres where the dogs play and roam. Highlands Australian Cobberdogs is committed to maintaining the integrity of the breed and following guidelines developed by the Rutland Manor and Tegan Park Breeding Facilities in Australia. All Australian Cobberdog breeders are expected to follow these guidelines.
Another prominent breeder of the Labradoodle, Mellodie Wooley and her mother, Beverley Manners began working with Wally Conron to develop a breed that was more than simply a cross between Poodles and Labradors. They were interested in developing a breed that was not as over-bred as the Labradoodle and working toward creating a breed with the positive breed traits of the Labradoodle without the negative stigmas that had attached themselves to these energetic crosses. Thus, the Australian Cobberdog was created with an emphasis on developing a dog that was genetically sound with a temperament that was family-friendly. Careful breeding records were kept and bloodlines were purged of any outside influences. After three generations of breeding pure Australian Cobberdogs, the MDBA began the process of DNA testing the dogs within the program to set the breed’s DNA profile. Then the MDBA agreed to officially recognize the Australian Cobberdog on the condition that the name Labradoodle was never used or associated with the breed.
Australian Cobberdog Dog Name Considerations
If you like the idea of the Labradoodle, but have qualms due to the negative publicity the breed has gotten for being overexploited, you may want to research the Australian Cobberdog. This breed is what the Labradoodle was meant to be when the crosses were first made. They are healthy, smart, and family-friendly dogs that have a specific look and disposition. Surprisingly, there are a few Australian Cobberdog breeders in the United States. A true Australian Cobberdog breeder will have MDBA registered dogs so you know you are purchasing a purebred Australian Cobberdog.
Once you have located your new puppy, it will be time to start searching for the perfect name for them. Take some time to get to know your new Australian Cobberdog’s personality. They will have cute little personality quirks that will help you find the right name for them. Keep the name short, usually one to two syllables, so you do not have to shorten the name or give them a nickname. Do not pick a name that sounds similar to any commands you will be using in their training. You do not want to confuse them. Most importantly, pick a name that the whole family likes; your new Australian Cobberdog will be with you for several years and everyone should like the name you pick.