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Genetic Testing for Breeding – does it really matter?

The Australian Cobberdog is a ‘Purebreed in Development’; as a breeder, Ridgy Didge is committed to improving the breed continuously, for the wellbeing and benefit of the breed and our adopting families. We do extensive DNA testing and hip scores of our breeding dogs: by knowing our dogs’ genetics, we […]

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Paralysis Ticks – prevention is better than cure!

Know how to find and ID a paralysis tick. Since our recent near-death experience with our precious Reddy, we thought we should follow up with a blog about paralysis ticks and keeping your pet safe. Typically, ticks are considered to be Spring/Summer afflictions, but rain and warmer weather brings ticks […]

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Grooming for Puppies – yes or no?

Very relaxed puppy.Grooming toolkit – click to enlarge That soft and silky puppy coat is just so beautiful and soft and sweet-smelling, you really don’t think to brush it to keep it looking and smelling wonderful. STOP!  It is really important that you start right now, and take some time […]

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Bones for dogs – yes or no?

Stripping that bone flosses those teeth!Chicken thigh and wing bits as part of adult dog meal. It’s pretty hard to dispute the fact that dogs LOVE bones!  That same old question “what do dogs eat in the wild” gives us insight into the fact that dogs are meat-eaters and bone-eaters […]

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The Dog Food Debate – Ready V Raw?

At Ridgy Didge Cobberdogs, we are always learning and looking for ways to do things better. With this in mind, let’s talk about feeding our Cobberdogs. What are dogs meant to eat? Think about dogs in the wild.  What do they eat? Wild dogs kill and eat small animals, birds, […]

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Everyday Manners for your puppy

So your new puppy has arrived and he is the most special puppy ever in the history of the world! There is endless excitement and attention. But beware; training and teaching manners must be started right from Day 1 or you puppy will be ‘spoiled’ and there will be struggles […]

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