Cobberdog Breed

Cobberdog is a registered 'Pure Breed in Development'

The Master Dog Breeders & Associates only registers pure breed dogs, and officially recognised Cobberdogs as a 'pure breed in development' in January 2012. The MDBA is the only registry body in the world authorised to register Australian Cobberdogs.

When an Australian Cobberdog puppy is registered, this confirms that the puppy is a genuine Cobberdog. Your pedigree will have your pup's MDBA number on it, and this proves the puppy is a registered Cobberdog.  Genuine Cobberdog litter siblings will all be recognisable as siblings, and will have very similar features and characteristics.

Master Dog Breeders Association seal of membership and pure breed
Master Dog Breeders Association

What is an Australian Cobber Dog?

The genuine Australian Cobberdog has a truly lovely, friendly nature, and a non-shedding, low odour coat.

The Cobberdog was purpose-bred to be the perfect companion pet for people with special needs. Selective breeding by the founders Tegan and Rutland preserved specific physical and character traits considered to be desirable.  Their breeding vision also included an 'allergy friendly' coat for their dogs, so people who suffered allergies could enjoy a companion pet.

Cobber Dogs also have a unique intuitive ability to feel emotions of those close to them. They 'feel' the presence of sickness, sadness and joy and will respond by cuddling up, playing or just staying close. Cobberdogs actually make eye contact to connect with you and will even respond to your facial expression and body language. Altogether, these qualities make the Australian Cobberdog very special.  See them in action below!


Happy dogs

Posted by Ridgy Didge Australian Cobberdogs on Monday, 7 January 2019

Cobberdog restingCobberdogs stare deeply into your eyes, and show great empathy and connection.

Extraordinary empathy and connection make these excellent assistance & therapy dogs.

Ridgy Didge strives to provide the best, healthiest Cobberdog pups possible. 

Preserving the Cobberdog Breed

Ridgy Didge Australian Cobberdogs is a member of MDBA (Master Dog Breeders & Associates).  We are a registered breeder of genuine Australian Cobberdogs.

Breeding:  The MDBA has a defined philosophy, which is "breeding of purebred dogs in an ethical, responsible  manner with the primary focus on what is best for the dogs is the better outcome for the breeds".  This association opposes 'puppy farming', animal abuse and over-breeding.  As MDBA members, we follow ethical breeding principles and have accountability through regular inspections. 

Pedigree Records:  Ridgy Didge Cobberdogs follows the MDBA's pedigree registration requirements.  We keep accurate DNA records and  all Ridgy Didge breeding dogs are thoroughly health tested, including Penn Hip Xrays of hips and elbows.  Any pups planned for breeding, who's genetic and health screening results don't meet our standard, do not proceed to our breeding program.  Every Ridgy Didge breeding dog has a profile page on our website where you can see their genetic and health screening results.

Ultimately, you can be confident that we do as much as possible to give you a healthy pup with a lovely temperament.

Beautiful low density coat of Ridgy Didge
Phoebe is a culmination of careful breeding.

Cobberdog Size

Cobberdogs are bred in four categories of size, which means potential owners can select a pet size that best suits their lifestyle and space.  Measurement is taken on a level surface with the dog standing, straight from the ground next to paw to top of shoulder blades. (Wither)

Click the table to read more about Cobberdog sizing.

Click to enlarge for sizes.

Beautiful small-medium Cobberdog at 38cm/15in tall.