Hi, I'm Donna T.
Hi! I'm Donna T. Welcome to MountainView Moodles. We are a small family breeder with over sixteen years experience breeding Moodles (Maltese x Poodle) and are situated on an acre of semi rural tropical gardens near Mackay, North Queensland - overlooking beautiful Black Mountains. Our only goal with our breeding…
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Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
Like with human children, those early days and months of a puppy's life, with regards to health, experiences and socialisation, impact the personality and resilience of the new developing puppy brain. Puppies are very receptive to social learning from birth to eight weeks and they need to be exposed to different…
Our female dogs have been genetically tested with Orivet Full Breed Profile and are clear of any inheritable genetic diseases common to our breed. The same certificates have been provided to us for any stud dogs we use. Our puppies come with a vet check certificate of wellbeing, 6-8 week vaccinations, microchipping…
MountainView puppies are birthed in our purpose built whelping box in our open plan lounge/kitchen (yes...you read that right!). Our girls are very much part of our family of five and want to be with us and show us their babies. Once the three week old pups are more mobile in the whelping box, the puppy living…
Included with our puppies
We will be in communication regularly with puppy updates and pictures. For those local, we don"t encourage visitation before 5 weeks due to the risk of parvo and other bacterial contamination. We strictly adhere to shoes off and hand washing in the early days ourselves. All of our puppies are given a puppy pack…
MountainView Moodles conducts 0 out of 1 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Moodle.
MountainView Moodles conducts 6 additional tests available for the Moodle.
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.
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.
Glycogen Storage Disease Type I-A is a disease that can cause dangerously low blood glucose levels and result in collapse. Affected puppies often fail to grow normally and have a short life expectancy. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
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.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration of the retina and eventually, blindness. There are a variety of sub-types of PRA, which can occur in various breeds. There are various DNA tests available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
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.
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About the Breeder
A little about us
I am a mum to three and a wife. I am a midwife that works in a Birth Centre so am around birthing mummas everyday. My downtime is a walk to the beach or gardening outside with our pooches right behind me!
Why we got involved in breeding
My ability to cope in all sorts of emergent situations led me to lend my hand to 'just one litter' with my first ever family member 'Indi'. While breeding/whelping can be very stressful, I found that I really enjoyed the quick thinking pace that caring for a birthing mumma dog and her newborn puppies gave me. It…
Our special touch
I am very friendly, easygoing and honest and feel the most important part of breeding is getting to know new potential parents of our puppies. I look forward to answering any questions new puppy parents may have and help you in making the transition for a puppy into your home a seamless event.
- Responsible Pet Breeders Australia (RPBA)