Australian Cobberdogs Sizes, Colours, Coat Types, Cobberdog Traits
- Australian cobberdogs come in 3 main sizes.
- Miniature :Height: 33cms to 42cms to the withers, Weight: 7-16kg
- Medium: Height: 42cms to 51cms to the withers, Weight 14-22kg
- 51cms to 61cms to the withers, Weight: 20-35kg
- These are the main colours with so many variations hues and shades in between, all so beautiful. Whilst we all may have a favourite colour we ask puppy buyers to be somewhat flexible when it comes to colour
Cobberdog Coat Types
- Straight fleece coat, this coat though classed as straight falls in gentle waves, it is light in density, holds no odour, has little to no shedding and dirt falls out of it as it dries.
- Wavy fleece coat, like the straight fleece coat the wavy coat also falls in waves, and has the same attributes as the straight fleece coat
- Curly coat, as guessed by the name the curly coat is alot curlier than the straight or wavy coat. The curly coat is a little harder to care for in a long lenght so is normally kept shorter.
- A coat that has minimal shedding
- Human focused
- Very trainable
- Love water
- Non aggressive
- Great family pets
- Beautiful temperaments
- With training can make wonderful therapy dogs
- Funny with a great sence of humour
- Social and friendly
Tips And Tricks To Make A Perfect Family Pet
Basic Obedience Classes And More
Dogs and Children
Cobberdogs have the foundations already set to make a wonderful family pet, companion or even an assistamce /therapy dog. However we do need to do work to extend on those foundations to get the dog we desire. Puppies will be puppies and cobberdogs are no exception, all dogs go through a puppy phase where they are learning and exploring and working out their place in a family and what they can and cant do. I believe some basic obedience training is important for any dog and it also trains us humans too. Below are some tips and suggestions to create an amazing well adapted dog,
The aim of a good puppy preschool program is to encourage your puppy to become a well-socialised, relaxed member of your family and to provide you with all the information required to raise a happy, healthy dog.
The critical learning and socialisation period for puppies is approximately 4 to 17 weeks of age, due to the plasticity of your dog’s brain (i.e. learning ability). Puppy preschool is designed for puppies 8-17 weeks of age. The only pre-requisite to successfully enrol is that all puppies must have had their first vaccination in order to attend.
Studies have shown that puppies who are not exposed to other dogs and people during the critical learning and socialisation period may develop fearful and/or aggressive responses to making new acquaintances later in life. If you miss the 17-week mark, it is not detrimental, but it can be more challenging to train and socialise your dog with unfamiliar people and animals if it has not been socialised during this period.
Sometimes people think as long as they've done puppy school thats all they need but I do believe that dogs benefit greatly from further training as after puppy school a few months later you have a teenager dog on your hands where they may test the boundaries. Basic obedience and more, intermediate and advanced classes aren't just amazing for your dog but are also a great family activity and learning, some of the benefits I've listed below.Benefits of Taking Your Dog to Obedience TrainingCloser bond with your dog. Statistics show that owners with behaviourally sound pets get more satisfaction and have a stronger bond with their pet. ...Easy Management. ...Social, friendly dogs. ...Fun and knowledge. ...Pet ownership. ...Safety. ...Owner socialisation and community growth.
When bringing a puppy into a home with children especially young children under 5 yrs some planning needs to be in the mix. The steps to a great relationship between child and dog is based on mutual respect. Very young children are very unpredicatable to dogs and we need to keep this in mind. Young children should always be supervised with your new puppy, always!!We want all those first interactions to be positive ones so its crucial that we are watching, observing and guiding. Puppy will need a space where they can get away from the children, where they can sleep in peace and children taught to let a tired puppy sleep. Respect puppy when they are eating and be gentle and calm. Teach your children to use their indoor voices around the puppy while they are getting to know each other. A dog / child relationship can be just amazing and it all begins with positive interactions, respect and enjoying each others company with a mix of gentle play and quiet pats.
Australian cobberdogs are human focussed
Australian cobberdogs are generally happy and friendly
Australian Cobberdogs can make great therapy dogs
Australian cobberdogs can be trained to be assistance dogs
Cobberdogs are great family dogs
Cobberdogs are often goofy and clown like and love to make us laugh
Most australian cobberdogs love water, beachh, rivers, dams and pools.
Cobberdogs are smart, intuitive and are low shedding, great for people with allergies