THE ONLY BREEDER IN THE WHOLE OF NORTH AMERICA WITH MERLE GENETIC!
My name is Kristina Burnes, and I live with my husband and our 5 kids on our family-certified organic farm in Maine, USA. We are a family owned and operated home-based ethical breeder of miniature and medium Australian Cobberdogs. We raise lambs, cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, and a little bit of everything to produce healthy food for our kids and dogs. Yes, our dogs eat a real organic raw diet and they are incredibly healthy. We take a holistic approach to vaccination and deworming. All the dogs in our responsible breeding program are loved family pets. We take great pride in breeding and raising healthy puppies with excellent therapy-quality temperaments. Our puppies are raised on a Puppy Culture curriculum a socialization and training program specifically developed for puppies from birth through the end of their critical socialization period of 12 weeks old, with age-appropriate protocols and lessons laid out in an organized format.
We proudly announce that we are the first and only breeder of MERLE color in the whole of North America. Our foundation dam and sire have been imported from Australia from breed founders Rutlands and Tegan. We strive to breed exceptional Australian Cobberdogs, just as the breed's founders would in Australia. We are health test our parents to insure our puppies are healthy and free from disease. Our slogan is -When perfection is the only option- Faberge Australian Cobberdogs!
Raisedoodles Warrior-Frits lives in Nederland at Fifth Avenue Australian Cobberdogs. We imported his frozen semen because of his bloodline, also he is irresistibly handsome, well-tempered, and very healthy (fully health tested). We kept 3 of his offspring for our program, Amy, Peach, and our future stud Sonik. Here is what his owner Renée Homan has to say about him:
Raisdoodles Warrior Frits is our deep red mini male from England. He is 30 cm in height at the withers and weighs 10 kg. It has beautiful black pigment. Frits is a naughty, sweet, and funny man. He prefers to be near you all day long. He himself thinks he is a big dog and often walks around with the largest toys, which is sometimes really hilarious! Frits has already provided descendants who have inherited his beautiful character and good looks.
Imperial Faberge Amanita Rose (Amy) is the daughter of Coral & Frits, she is a carbon copy of her dad, 25lb, beautiful wavy coat, absolutely loving and devoted to her family. Amy was raised by me on Puppy Culture protocol and by far she is the best dog I ever meet.
We are planning her first litter beginning of May 2023 with Tie, our absolutely exclusive and the only Merle-colored stud in the whole of North America. Applications are closed for this litter now, but you can apply for the next Amy's & Tie litter planned for winter 2024.
Imperial Faberge Woodsorrel Orvega (Princess Peach) is the daughter of Coral & Frits, she is a carbon copy of her mom Coral with a slightly smaller frame, a beautiful wavy coat, absolutely loving and devoted to her family. I raised Peach on Puppy Culture protocol and by far she is the best dog I ever meet.
We are planning her first litter beginning of November 2023 with Tie, our absolutely exclusive and the only Merle-colored stud in the whole of North America. Applications are open now, don't miss out on this exclusive couple's offspring!
Tegans Turtle Island Emperor (Tie) is our new stud imported from Australia from Tegan Park research center, breed co-founder! Tie is the only Merle-colored dog in the whole of North America! He is a true miniature, only under 20lb, he is true therapy quality, his temperament is perfect, an amazing therapy dog very naturally gifted, it is so important to ensure the miniatures are calm and low key, overactive is very bad in miniatures, in USA and Europe we need more like Tie. True treasure!
We are planning his first litter with Amy beginning of May 2023. The application list is closed now!
Imperial Faberge Little Big Man (Sonic) is our gorgeous stud, he is available as a stud to other breeders. He is the son of Rutlands Coral Sea Dreaming and Raisedoodles Warrior-Fritz. Sonic is small-medium 14 in at whether , and very solidly built, he is handsome as his famous father Frits. Beautiful straight silky coat, deep red color, and excellent temperament.
The Australian Cobberdog is an Australian Breed that has been developed over decades of infusions and timely combinations of at least 22 breeds. As a result, The Australian Cobberdog has some ancestors in common with many different breeds.
The two original founders of the breed, Beverly Rutland Manners [Rutland] and Melodie Woolley [Tegan ] took the original concept of using the mixing of breeds [originally a Labrador X Poodle] which was a failed experiment trialed and abandoned by the Guide Dogs Association, to new horizons to gain their desired outcome.
Many hard decisions to ensure the health, predictability of temperament, characteristics, and management requirements of their breed have been optimized. The goal was the creation of a breed that was nonshedding, allergy-friendly with a non-aggressive, easily trainable nature. Several generations passed before an infusion was considered a success or failure to help take them to their goal. Even though the two founders had the same goal from the outset, each worked for some time on their own individual breeding programs and sporadically combined bloodlines.
They used a core group of dogs selected from the best of what was produced from the years of the two original founders breeding Authentic Australian Labradoodle blood stock plus uniquely suitable infusions. These were selected for inclusion into the modern gene pool, to develop the Australian Cobberdog and bring it to where it is today in its journey toward purebred recognition. The continuing development of the Australian Cobberdog provides a great example of how modern science can be best utilized to achieve a recognizable, predictable breed that has been given every chance at good health, with ample genetic diversity and quality of a long life.
The Australian Cobberdog continues in its journey toward reaching the necessary criteria to attain official breed recognition by dedicated foundation breeders, who have as their primary focus, the health and temperament of the dogs whilst striving toward the long-term vision for the breed. Part of that vision is their commitment to breeding dogs that will meet the breed standard.
With our 21st Century advanced science, including DNA testing, and electronic systems in communication and transportation the development of this breed has many advantages over the foundation breeders of past years who developed currently recognized breeds.
The original founders and modern breeders have made, and continue to make, many hard decisions to ensure the health, predictability of temperament, characteristics, and management requirements of their breed are optimized. They have been able to eliminate and avoid many potential problems in the dogs they produce which limit the risks to the health of the dogs and reduce the possibility of the breed being compromised either now or in the future.
Australian Cobberdogs is a registered breeder with the Master Dog Breeders Association (MDBA), so all of our puppies are officially recognized as pure-bred Australian Cobberdogs. The Australian Cobberdog is not a new name for the Australian Labradoodle; however, they come from the rootstock of the authentic Australian Labradoodle and were further developed, by carefully selected infusions, for very specific reasons.
Australian Cobberdogs are carefully bred for minimal aggression and are very good with other pets. They enjoy nothing more than spending time with you and being a part of the family. sustained eye contact for bonding,
high aptitude for training
strong human focus and connection
Australian Cobberdogs are an "allergy-friendly" breed. Australian Cobberdogs lose hair much like a human loses hair, so they are considered low to non-shedding.