The Australian Cobberdog is the result of years of well-considered crossings and so called infusions of at least 3 to 7 different breeds.
With a worldwide network of breeders focusing on temper, conformation and coat - it now has it's own DNA pool, qualities and identifying factors:
- Character: Social, soft, intuitive and gentle
- Coat: Soft, wavy fleece, allergy-friendly (*) and odorfree
- Conformation: Healthy, sound and proud with a form to function
- The X Factor : The soulstaring eyes, deep devotion and therapydog potential
We are registered and approved in the MDBA, meaning we only breed purebred cobberdogs here at Nordic Woodland Cobberdogs.
With the popularity of different mix/poodle breeds on the market, it is important to point out that the planning and approval of The Australian Cobberdog is as strict and regulated as any FCI/NKK registration. Only purebred cobberdogs are allowed to be registered in MDBA and before planning on litters, there is a set list of health requirements that needs to be fulfilled.
Here at Nordic Woodlands you are guaranteed that our puppies have been DNA tested, hip and elbow tested, and thorouglly checked by a veterinarian before approved.
The Australian Cobberdog comes in three different sizes. Mini, Medium and Standard. This year we will have medium litters, but we are hoping to start working on a mini line very soon.
(Picture from www.cobberdog.be)
The Australian Cobberdog carries a rainbow of colours. There are at least 3 genes responsible for the colour of a Cobberdog. Depending of the B, E and D loci in his genetic colour profile, he'll have a certain colour and/or carries colour(s) to pass to his offspring. But those 3 letters don't say everything, because two dogs with the same colour profile, can look completely different and dogs with a different colour profile, can look the same. On top of that, every breed chooses it's own name for a certain colour. Apricot (Poodle), Yellow (Labrador Retriever) and Ruby (English Cocker Spaniel) refer to the same tint. Breeders of the Labradoodle, often use different terms for the same colour. Confusing! As the Cobberdog is constituted of different breeds and multiple colours, it's not a surprise that there are so many colourtones in this new dogbreed.
SOLID = one even colour (Raven, Red, Chalk, Blue, Chocolate, Lavender, Caramel Warm and Ice)
SHADED = different shades of the same colour (Cream, Apricot, Silver, Black, Café, Parchment, Caramel Cream
WHEATERING = discolouration or bleaching of the coat, because of sun, wind and rain zon, in solid and shaded coats
CARAMEL = dilute variants of Red, Cream and Chalk, with greenish 'ghost' eyes and liver pigment
(Pictures and text from www.cobberdog.be)