Ausmate Australian Cobberdog
Hi, I'm Kerry W.
I live with, work with and love being with my dogs. I am a dog trainer, a Raw Food Dog Nutritionist, an advocator of understanding The Pack mentality of dogs and spend many hours watching and learning all about them. I raise my puppies as nature intended and support my older dogs to be wonderful companions. All of…
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Last verified on 23 Mar 21
Every breeder on RightPaw has agreed to our vet-approved RightPaw Code of Ethics, and passed an interview from one of our team.
- Breeding & Welfare
- Health Practices
- Home Environment
- Physical Condition
1 puppy available
Newborn & Planned Litters
Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
After being born in the house under 24/7 care, puppies are relocated to the Nursery at around 4 weeks of age. This allows them to have a new environment to learn about life in, different smells and sights. After their first vaccination they then move into the dedicated puppy yard to play on swing sets, sandpits, ball…
All Breeding dogs are fully DNA tested and only those which are deemed acceptable, are used within the breeding pool. Their DNA results are noted on their Pedigree.
I believe that a Dam should raise her puppies so they are never removed from their puppies until the pups leave for their new homes. My Dams choose when (if) to wean their puppies and whilst they are fed a natural species appropriate RAW diet, the Dam will always give them her milk to ensure they have the best of…
Included with our puppies
Puppies come with a comprehensive Puppy Pack with full dietary details, vaccination and microchipping details, CAR registration, NSW Pet Registry, grooming, training, development and lots more information to ensure the new owners are fully informed of how best to raise their new puppy.
Ausmate Australian Cobberdog conducts 2 out of 3 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Australian Cobberdog.
Canine Elliptocytosis is a rare genetic disease causing the red blood cells to be abnormally…
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration…
Ausmate Australian Cobberdog conducts 15 additional tests available for the Australian Cobberdog.
Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia (CM) is a mild disease which normally does not have any impact on an affected dog’s health or lifespan but can cause concern if noticed on routine bloodwork without knowing the cause. It is a blood disease resulting in low numbers of very large platelets. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
This condition mainly affects Newfoundlands although other breeds can be affected. It is a genetic condition which results in the production of kidney and bladder stones. There is a DNA test available to confirm that breeding dogs are not carrying this condition.
This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is a genetic condition mainly affecting Retrievers and Spaniels. It results in the dog collapsing after periods of intense exercise, even if they are normally able to cope with lower levels of exercise. There is a DNA test available which can indicate if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK) is a genetic condition that can affect Labradors. It causes very dry and crusty skin around the nose that predisposes to infections. There is a DNA test available to determine whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Hyperuricosuria (HUU) is a genetic disease that causes a build-up of uric acid in the urine, predisposing to painful bladder and kidney stones. It can occur in a range of breeds. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
A heart certificate indicates that a breeding dog has been screened for heart disease such as DCM or MMVD. Auscultation alone is only accepted as a screening method if performed by a veterinary cardiologist or a GP vet certifying an OFA Basic Cardiac Screen. Echocardiography is an accepted screening method via GP or cardiologist.
Mucopolysaccharidosis is a genetic lysosomal storage disease that can cause various problems including stunted growth and bone deformities. There are a few different variants of this disease that have been identified in different breeds. For many breeds there are DNA tests available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying the condition.
Macular Corneal Dystrophy (MCD) is a rare genetic eye disease that has been identified in Labradors. It causes cloudy eyes and potential vision impairment. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM) is an inherited muscle disease causing severe, progressive muscle atrophy in puppies. Affected puppies are small and lack coordination. Within weeks, the puppies may have difficulty holding their head up or standing and may collapse after exertion. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog might be carrying this condition.
Narcolepsy is a genetic disease which causes affected animals to fall asleep suddenly following periods of excitement, such a feeding or play. These dogs might collapse and appear drowsy or might completely fall asleep. They usually grow out of the condition after about one year of age. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Neonatal Encephalopathy (NE) is a brain disease that can occur in Standard Poodle puppies. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKD) is a genetic disorder resulting in low levels of an energy-producing enzyme in the body. Affected dogs can experience lethargy, exercise intolerance and severe anaemia. There is a DNA available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Dogs affected by patellar luxation have loose kneecaps that may pop in and out of the knee joint, which can be painful and even require surgery. Having a vet examine breeding dogs for patellar luxation can confirm the dog is not affected, and that their puppies are less likely to develop the condition. Patellar luxation is more common in smaller breeds.
Skeletal Dysplasia is an inherited form of dwarfism which causes the leg bones to grow much shorter than is proportional for the body. Affected legs will be short and slightly bowed outwards. Often the forelimbs are more affected than the hindlimbs, which can make the condition more difficult to spot in subtle cases. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Ausmate Australian Cobberdog will send their puppies to the following states for their new families:
Getting your puppy home
Ausmate Australian Cobberdog supports the following options for getting your new puppy home safely.
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About the Breeder
A little about us
My dogs are my passion. I was lucky enough to be a member of the PAL Superdog Team, working closely with my dogs in the public eye, training and sharing all the wonderful things a dog can bring to our lives. Being able to live with them and bring puppies into the World is a blessing I don't take lightly. I spend many…
Why we got involved in breeding
After I discovered conformation showing it became a natural progression to want to breed with my winning dogs. I spent many hours at the elbow of a couple of amazing dog mentors who not only gave me their time but shared their valuable knowledge with me. I continue to study to ensure I am up-to-date with the latest…
Our special touch
I am very much about The Pack. I believe that dogs learn better and live happier when they have their Pack around them. I am their Pack Leader and as a strong, confident person they know they are cared for and that they can trust in my judgement and direction. Puppies go to their new homes needing a strong, confident…