Last week at Ridgy Didge, we welcomed a gorgeous litter of very special little puppies that are especially suited to therapy and assistance training! "How can we know that?" you might ask.
Well, this litter has really special bloodlines that have already been proven to be perfectly suited to assistance and therapy work. Their great grandmother, Tegans Moonlight Wispers lives and works in Spain at a world-renowned assistance dog centre; DogKing is a large organisation that uses assistance and therapy dogs in their important work with special needs children and adults.
DogKing has chosen the Australian Cobberdog above all other breeds, as first choice for assistance and therapy dogs, and Whispers is part of their Assistance Dog team! See beautiful black Wispers in this DogKing Youtube clip below.
Wispers' grand-daughter, the mother of this litter, is Ridgy Didge Petite Moon (Petite); a most loving, gentle, patient and empathetic dog. Petite is calm in situations that may seem stressful to other dogs, and so intelligent and intuitive. She has proven a most beautiful mother and her puppies should reflect all her positive characteristics.
These puppies will grow to be larger sized dogs - medium to small standard, which is ideally suited to being helping dogs. This size gives the helping dog weight and strength for bracing against and leaning into their companion to guide them or stop them, and makes the dog more visible, robust and resilient.
There is already interest in this litter for training for special assistance work, and we think they will be perfect. With time to develop in size and personality, and with health checks, we will be able to confirm their suitability.
Please share this post, as there are still some puppies available.and there may be some people out there looking for a very special assistance dog. In June we posted a blog about Therapy and Assistance Dogs, if you wish to learn more about these special companion pets.
If you would like to adopt a Ridgy Didge Australian Cobberdogs in 2018, please read our Adoption Process information, submit an Adoption Form early so you will be on our waitlist and there's less chance of you being disappointed. For more information, pm us on Facebook, or contact us at our website. Like and follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with ongoing puppy news and announcements.