Blue Water Bay Australian Cobberdogs
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Alana M
Alana M

Blue Water Bay Australian Cobberdogs

Planned Litter  Apr 2022

LocationCessnock, New South Wales

Hi, I'm Alana M.

We are a small breeder of beautiful Australian Cobberdogs​,​ located near Maitland​,​ NSW. Our names are Alana and Tom. We are aiming to breed healthy​,​ calm and intelligent companions and working dogs. Our waitlist for our first litters due in Early 2022 is currently paused as we process current applicants. You are welcome to complete an application and we will be in contact you if we have any extra puppies available in January.

Vet Approved Criteria

Last checked on 9 August 2021

RightPaw Responsible Breeder Badge

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
  • Documentation
  • Feeding
  • Physical Condition

Our Breeding Practices

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Behaviour and socialisation

Our dogs and puppies are raised as part of our family. They are exposed to appropriate stimuli at the appropriate ages​,​ spend time outdoors and are handled from a young age. Our mothers are healthy and able to have access to puppies​,​ when they need.

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Health

Our breeding dogs under go extensive genetic and physical tests. Our dogs are hip scored and have a full breed genetic disease profile​,​ tested through Orivet.

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Home environment

Our puppies will be raised in a dedicated whelping space where the temperature is regulated and care is given 24 hours a day. When puppies are old enough to leave the whelping space and regulate their body temperatures​,​ they will spend time outside​,​ in our living areas and sleep in the whelping room.

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Included with our puppies

Puppies will come with a puppy pack with information and support to help your puppy grow and develop. Puppies will come with 6 weeks' pet insurance through PetPlan. Puppies will come with a collar​,​ tag​,​ a teddy that their litter has slept with and a little blanket.

Health Tests

Core Tests(2/2)

Blue Water Bay Australian Cobberdogs conducts 2 out of 2 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Australian Cobberdog.

Hip Dysplasia

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These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with…

Hip Dysplasia

PRA

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Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration…

PRA

Additional Tests

Blue Water Bay Australian Cobberdogs conducts 29 additional tests available for the Australian Cobberdog.

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Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), also known as ‘Choroidal Hypoplasia’ (CH), is a genetic disease affecting the retina. It varies in severity but can cause blindness. The gene responsible has been found in many Collie breeds, so breeders should provide an eye certificate, or blood test the parent dogs to check they are not carriers.

CEA

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Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS) is genetic disease that causes extreme muscle weakness after just a short amount of exercise. It can result in puppies or dogs who collapse after only five to thirty minutes of exercise. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

CMS

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Canine Elliptocytosis is a rare genetic disease causing the red blood cells to be abnormally elliptical in shape, rather than round. It generally does not cause a clinical problem to affected dogs, but puppies may be mildly anaemic and smaller than others. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.

Canine Elliptocytosis

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Centronuclear myopathy (CNM), is a genetic muscle disease that occurs in Labradors. A DNA test is available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

Centronuclear Myopathy

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Congenital Dry Eye is a genetic cause of severe eye problems in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies. This disease is linked to Curly Coat Syndrome. Congenital Dry Eye is different from Acquired Dry Eye, which is a less severe eye disease that can develop in older dogs of many breeds. There is a DNA test available to identify if breeding Cavaliers are carrying Congenital Dry Eye or Curly Coat.

Congenital Dry Eye

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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.

Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia (CM)

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This is a genetic condition affecting Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that causes severe skin, nail and eye issues, as well as making the usually long smooth coat tight and curly. Curly Coat is linked to Congenital Dry Eye disease. There is a DNA test available to identify if breeding Cavaliers are carrying Congenital Dry Eye or Curly Coat.

Curly Coat

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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.

Cystinuria

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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.

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)

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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.

EIC

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This is a genetic neurological condition affecting Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. It causes sudden stiffening of the legs, often causing the dog to fall over and be unable to move. There is a DNA test available to indicate if a breeding dog is carrying this disease. The test is also recommended in Cavoodles.

Episodic Falling Syndrome

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Familial Nephropathy (FN) is a genetic kidney disorder that can cause kidney failure and death in young dogs. It is also known as Autosomal Inherited Recessive Nephropathy. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

Familial Nephropathy

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Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy (GCL) is a genetic lysosomal storage disorder that causes neurological problems. It can affect several breeds including Cairn Terriers. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

GCL

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GM2 gangliosidosis is a lysosomal storage disorder that causes neurological problems. There are a few different types of this disease affecting different breeds. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

GM2

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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.

HNPK

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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.

HUU

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The MDR-1 gene (Multi-drug Resistance Gene 1) is responsible for producing proteins that protect the brain from harmful chemicals. Some breeds have a mutation in this gene resulting in them being dangerously sensitive to certain chemicals and drugs. It is recommended to test these breeding dogs for the MDR-1 mutation, so they do not pass on the sensitivity to their puppies.

MDR1

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Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a rare genetic condition that causes adverse reactions to anaesthetic drugs. It results in the body rapidly overheating and is sometimes fatal. There is now a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

MH

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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.

MPS

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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.

Macular Corneal Dystrophy

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Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia and Coloboma is a genetic eye disease that can result in puppies being born with very small eyes, a missing eye or an abnormally developed eye. Other signs accompanying the eye abnormalities and vision impairment can include wobbliness and anxiety. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

Microphthalmia

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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.

Myotubular Myopathy X-Linked

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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.

Narcolepsy

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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.

Neonatal Encephalopathy

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Canine Phosphofructokinase (PFK) Deficiency is a genetic disease resulting in low levels of the PFK enzyme. It can result in extreme muscle fatigue, muscle cramping and severe anaemia. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

PFK Deficiency

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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.

PKD

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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.

Skeletal Dysplasia

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Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS) is a genetic disease affecting Border Collies. It results in the dog’s white blood cells not being released from the bone marrow properly, meaning they cannot fight off infections. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.

TNS

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Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWD/vWD) is a genetic bleeding disorder caused by a lack of a specific clotting factor. There are three forms of the disease, types 1, 2 & 3. A DNA test is available for each type of VWD to identify whether a breeding dog is a carrier or might be affected. The severity of VWD varies widely between breeds and individuals, ranging from life threatening, through to having no impact on clotting ability.

VWD-1

About the breeder

A little about us

We are new small breeders of lovely Australian Cobberdogs. We aim to breed healthy companions with special temperaments and connections with their people. Our breeding goals are set for each litter with goals to achieve, or maintain standards of the breed from one generation to the next. Alana is a primary school teacher and Tom has experience in business. We both enjoy spoiling our dogs and treating them like our children.

Why we got involved in breeding

We were looking for the perfect companion to work as a school therapy dog. We came across Australian Cobberdogs and fell in love with the breed. Alana has always had a passion for animals (especially dogs) and always had an interest in breeding. The Cobberdog is a pure breed in development. It is being breed for a calm, connected and playful temperament, low shedding coats, as well as extensive health testing to aim to breed the healthiest companions.

Our special touch

We are working towards breeding dogs with a lovely calm and connected temperament for companionship, therapy and assistance work. We take special interest in the health testing of our dogs. Alana has experience working with school therapy dogs.

Credentials

State registration

NSW

Association

Master Dog Breeders Association (MDBA)

Association number

20476

Breeding since

2021

Applying for a Puppy

If you'd like to apply for a puppy from Blue Water Bay Australian Cobberdogs, you can apply below. RightPaw will help you create an owner profile and ask you a few questions, so breeders can get to know you. Alana M will then get back to you to confirm your interest and puppy availability.
A$7,000

Microchipping​,​ age-appropriate vaccinations and worming.

Apr 2022

A$7,000