How did I come to start breeding Australian Cobberdogs? It's a question I get asked very often, especially because they are still quite rare and a fairly new breed of dog. In one statement I reply, "Because they are the best dog on the planet!" I feel blessed to have discovered them, to live with them, and I will tell you, they are like the old ad campaign, "you can't have just one". They are masters at the art of joy, brilliant, and will use that intelligence to please you, not outsmart you. They are furry earth angels, bred to extremely high standards for health, temperament and form to function. These factors are never compromised for the latest color trend, as has happened in the Doodle world. This was important to me. I am a counselor with a strong interest in breeding dogs capable of being used to assist myself and my colleagues with the some of the most difficult cases of trauma in humans, particularly children. Research regarding animal assisted therapy demonstrates its extremely high efficacy, and I believe that one day, no counselor will be without such a dog in their practice.
For years, we have been breeders of the Miniature American Shepherd, always tweaking our program toward producing dogs that could serve humankind in that potential. It wasn't until a family relative asked me to help her choose dogs for her Labradoodle breeding program, that I discovered Australian Cobberdogs. I have been OVER THE MOON in love with the breed, know there is no breed better suited for the purpose of service to humans beyond any doubt, and know that you will share that feeling once you experience living with one.