THE QUALITY DOG
An Australian Cobberdog is the Labradoodle with a quality guarantee
The Australian Cobberdog is the registered Labradoodle breed.
THE AUSTRALIAN COBBERDOG IS THE PURE BREED LABRADOODLE
The Australian Cobberdog
is a pure breed
recognized by the MDBA
(Master Dog Breeders and Associates) since 2012, and has its own DNA sequence. The MDBA is also the institution responsible for ensuring correct breeding procedures to guarantee quality of life for future generations of the breed, through good breeder practices, whose breeding criteria must be that the puppies have a good personality and be in good health. Only MDBA breeders have the legitimacy to guarantee that their dogs are purebred Australian Cobberdogs. In turn, this guarantees the quality of the dogs.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LABRADOODLE AND THE AUSTRALIAN COBBERDOG
|Labradoodle is the name popularized by the cross made by Wally Conron, the creator of the breed.
|The name references the cross between the Labrador and Poodle.
|The Labradoodle is not a breed, its characteristics are unstable, and anyone can call their dogs Labradoodle.
|The Labradoodle became popular, and many people started to breed them with no criteria other than aesthetics.
|The labradoodle was developed and mixed with more nervous breeds besides the Labrador and Poodle. This multigenerational cross was called the Australian Labradoodle.
Labradoodle will never be an name accepted by pure breed registers, since it creates confusion by referring to the first cross of breeds, and there is no clear standard in existence to define it.
|Australian Cobberdog is the name to designate a pure breed Labradoodle.
|The breed's name refers to its mission as a therapy dog. Cobberdog means dog-friend.
|The Cobberdog is a pure breed with its own stable DNA stable, and only registered breeders who are members of the MDBA can issue Australian Cobberdog pedigrees.
|Fundamental criteria for the breeding the Australian Cobberdog are the selection of a temperament suitable for a therapy and assistance dog, and a hypoallergenic coat.
|The Cobberdog was developed with a genetic diversity different from the Labradoodle's, in order to obtain a breed that maintained the Labradoodle's initial objective: to be the perfect therapy and assistance dog.
|The Australian Cobberdog is registered with the MDBA as a pure breed and has a unique breed standard and a stud registry of parentage.
THE ORIGIN OF THE
Of the first breeders who worked on developing the Labradoodle
breed, we have Mellodie Wooley. Along with her mother, Beverley Manners, she set out to develop and consolidate the breed going further than a simple cross between a Labrador and Poodle.
However, upon witnessing the popularity and consequential overexploitation of the term Labradoodle
and how it was losing its original meaning, they reframed the concept of the breed. They decided to rid themselves of all the negative connotation that had been unjustifiably acquired by the Labradoodle, and created a new nomenclature for the breed that would disassociate it from unscrupulous breeders. The name for this genetically different line of dogs, bred under a breeding programme in accordance with its objective as a therapy and assistance dog, was Australian Cobberdog
WHY NOT SIMPLY CALL IT A LABRADOODLE?
Many breeders caught Labradoodle fever
and their bad praxis began to taint the breed's name, calling any cross of Labrador and Poodle a Labradoodle without any criteria. It was then clear that many of the dogs were too nervous to be therapy dogs, and only some of them were hypoallergenic. In addition to this, confusion regarding the breed grew even more when different clubs and associations set their own rules and standards. No institutions accepted the name Labradoodle in their registry of breeds. The dog's objective had been devalued, and thus arose a need to create a new name to restore the Labradoodle of quality
: the Australian Cobberdog
THE COBBERDOG BECAME AN OFFICIAL BREED
The Australian Cobberdog is a pure breed recognized by the MDBA and it has its own DNA sequence. The MDBA agreed to register it under the condition that the word "Labradoodle" would not be used in its registration, given all the chaos, incoherent generalization and confusion surrounding it. Thus, the name Australian Cobberdog was born to refer to the Labradoodle. It complied with the original objective for which it was created: to be hypoallergenic dogs that did not shed hair, had great intelligence and intuition, was gentle and generous in nature and had great potential to become therapy and assistance dogs. Only registered MDBA breeders that guarantee a breeding programme that complies with the breed standard can issue the Australian Cobberdog pedigree.
WHERE DOES THE NAME AUSTRALIAN COBBERDOG COME FROM?
Australian Cobberdog is the name that honours the enormous task that the breed was designed for: to perform therapy and assistance tasks. Cobber is a typical term in Australia used to refer to a friend, which is indeed what the Australian Cobberdog is - a friend that you can always count on.
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THE AUSTRALIAN COBBERDOG
The Australian Cobberdog is a wonderful family dog even though the breed was developed to get the optimum characteristics needed in order to be excellent at doing its work as a therapy and assistance dog. It is a dog with the ideal amount of energy to serve as an assistance dog, it is very intelligent and quick to learn how to do its work, is hypoallergenic and is available in 3 different sizes. It also shows great sensitivity to children and seniors.
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