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The Australian Cobberdog is the most versatile dog in the world

The Australian Cobberdog comes in 3 different sizes and many colours and shades, making each one a unique specimen
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When looking at an Australian Cobberdog , its symmetry, balance and happy character should stand out. It is a sociable dog, confident and always ready to make friends with other animals and humans. It will seem enthusiastic and happy, but never hyperactive. Always wanting to be pet, it has a natural intuition to seek out eye contact with humans. Its coat has only one layer and doesn't shed or change. Its fur should be uniform and very soft and silky, falling in waves or loose curls. It is athletic and agile, and it should seem to move effortlessly with a constant cadence and cheerful attitude.

Australian Cobberdog sizes


General balance and symmetry are more important than absolute size. The length of the Australian Cobberdog must be a little more than its heght, with a proportion of 12 to 10. There should be no difference in temperament among the different sizes. 
  • Miniature: from 33cm to 42cm 
  • Medium: from 42cm to 51cm 
  • Standard: from 51cm to 61cm 

The sex of the dog does not affect size, but in general, females have a slightly lighter complexion than males.
Curly hair and wavy hair of the Australian Cobberdog


There are two types of coats accepted for the Australian Cobberdog. In general terms, its hair is soft and silky. It should not produce an odour or be spongy.

  • Smooth coat with shape : It is straight with body and a soft wavy touch. When cut the wavy shape becomes more visible, but if left long the wave spreads out and relaxes.
  • Wavy mantle : They are more accentuated waves that, when cut, intensify and give the mantle a greater density.


There are two types of colours for the Australian Cobberdog, solid colours, which can be combined and are known as parti-colours, and, shaded colours, which have various tones of the same colour. Some colours can be associated with a black pigmentation (black, red, gold and cream) or pink (chocolate, gold and cream).  Australian Cobberdog dog coat color palette
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Hypoallergenic hair

This breed was created to make a hypoallergenic dog that could work as an assistance or therapy dog. Its coat doesn't shed or change, and its hair doesn't fall out. This means it doesn't give off allergenic particles and its skin almost never peels. This is why the the Australian Cobberdog doesn't provoke an allergic reaction in most people with an allergy to dogs.

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In general terms, it is fine and shiny. It is pleasant to pet, soft and silky in texture. This doghair never stops growing, even though it does grow slowly. The hair of the Australian Cobberdog tends to become stringy when it isn't brushed, but it always maintains its humidity. This makes it pleasant to touch, with no dry or brittle feeling. When wet, it dries easily and doesn't produce any odour.
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The Australian Cobberdog can wear its hair long or short, according to preference. The best way the dog looks is keeping its long hair, as it is soft to touch and beautiful to the eye. It is also recommended to keep its hair long, even in summer, as it protects their sking from sun rays. It is highly advisable to brush their hair every day or every other day to avoid knots or tangles, as well as going to the groomer every 30-45 days to keep the hair tidy and hydrated and shiny.

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