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Australian Cobberdog (Breed in Development)

The Australian Cobberdog has had the advantage of a core group of foundation breeders who have had as their primary focus the health and temperament of the dogs whilst striving toward their long term vision for the breed.

With our 21st Century advanced science and systems in communication and transportation this breed in development has had many advantages over the foundation breeders of past years who developed current recognised breeds.

The founders of this breed made many hard decisions to ensure the health, predictability of temperament, characteristics and management requirements of their breed have been optimised. They terminated bloodlines and discarded expensively purchased breeding stock if they were shown to produce unsound progeny. They have been able to eliminate and avoid many potential problems in the dogs they produce to limit the risks of the health of the dogs and the breed being compromised either now or into the future. Whilst the Australian Labradoodle has some dogs in common in the ancestry as the Australian Cobberdog the Australian Cobberdog is not an Australian Labradoodle and now has different infusions and a different separate and unique gene pool. Any dog which is not a registered  Australian Cobberdog including Australian Labradoodles will be entered into the registry as a first generation foundation dog "F" from the 1st of January 2016 just as it would be if it were any other breed.


The MDBA has an open stud book and to ensure that our registry is transparent and protects the integrity and health of this breed we have introduced mandatory and recommended registration requirements. These requirements were developed in association with the Australian Cobberdog parent club.

Any MDBA member who wishes to add to the stud registry a dog of unknown parentage, or a dog of another breed [including an Australian Labradoodle will be required to submit an application for approval and explain what they think this dog will add to the gene pool. Further details see below. This application will require approval from the MDBA Board and the board may request further photographs and information to determine the merit of the application.

Any Australian Cobberdog used for breeding must meet the breed mandatory requirements and be registered on the Foundation Stud Registry in order for the litter to be registered on the MDBA registry.

How to apply for approval of an infusion

This application must include particulars of the dog being considered for infusion and an explanation as to why the breeder feels this is something which will benefit the breed.

Use as much detail as possible.
The name of the dog being considered if known
The breed of the dog being considered if known
Why you think there is a need for an infusion
The desired outcome of the infusion
Why you think this infusion is the best for the desired outcome over any other
Possible potential advantages and disadvantages for the breed.
Brief description of your current and future breeding program if the infusion is approved.
Upon application the breed welfare committee will consider the potential advantages and disadvantages for the breed and inform you within 14 days as to whether your request has been approved.

Submit your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Currently highly recommended.


DNA health screening for;


Degenerative Myelopathy

Centronuclear Myopathy


Exercise Induced Collapse,
Myotubular Myopathy X Linked,
Progressive Rod Cone Degeneration-prcd-PRA,
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency,
Skeletal Dysplasia,
Phosphofructokinase Deficiency,
Neonatal Encephalopathy,
von Willebrand’s Disease Type 1,
Cone Rod Dystrophy,
Globoid Cell Leuckodystrophy,
Merle trait 


H.D is not considered a problem in this breed. 

Hip X raying young dogs to check status - not scoring ,elbow check, patella score 

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