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Cobberdog Characteristics

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Characteristics & Features of Cobberdogs

Cobberdogs have beautiful temperament

The Australian Cobberdog temperament really sets it apart from all other breeds.  Cobberdogs were developed with particular attention paid to the trait of temperament.

The result is a dog that is loving and consistently totally non aggressive.  Cobberdogs are calm, gentle, social, humorous and extremely clever.  These dogs also have boundless energy when sent out to play.

Cobberdogs approach people in a beautiful friendly manner and love to be touched and handled.  They are not timid or shy and when you first meet they will look into your eyes with trust and love!


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Cobberdogs are allergy friendly!

The Cobberdog coat is odour-free and there is minimal to no shedding.  This makes them perfect choices for people allergic to dog hair.  It also makes the dogs a much more desirable indoors pet, as you won't have dog hair on and around your furniture, carpets and soft furnishings.  Grooming the coat keeps it tangle free and in beautiful condition, and Cobberdogs just love the handling that comes with brushing their coat!

Cobberdog coat

These dogs love water!

This is a really great feature of these dogs.  If you visit the beach or dams, your dog will spend endless hours frolicking in and around the water, and swimming when you throw sticks out for it, or go in yourself.   After the water, there's always the sand and dirt to roll in and transform into a sea monster!

Cobberdog playing in water

Cobberdogs are intelligent & highly trainable

The Cobberdog is keen to learn and easy to train, and they have innate intuition about the physical and emotional state of the people they are around. 

All together, these traits make these dogs perfect for pets and for companions for people with special needs - therapy dogs, assistance dogs, guide dogs, and alert dogs.

Cobberdog playing

Size does matter

Cobberdogs are bred in three 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)

Miniature Cobberdog 
Height is 13–18 inches, 33–46cm; 
Weight is 7–14 kg, 15–30 lbs
Medium Cobberdog 
Height is 18 - 22 inches, 46-56cm;
Weight is 14–21 kg, 30–45 lbs
Standard Cobberdog 
Height is 22-27 inches, 56-68cm;
Weight is 21–35 kg, 45–77 lbs.

Ridgy Didge Cobberdogs come in three size categories

Acknowledgement is given to Tegans Australian Cobber Dogs as a source of much information.

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