Males can produce many more offspring than females, especially with the advent of canine Artificial Insemination, so it's critical that stud dogs be chosen with the strictest criteria possible, since they can have such a huge impact on a breed for many generations to come.
I look on breeding like weaving a tapestry. I love the challenge of studying bloodlines to see which combinations 'nick' or work together well for what I'm trying to achieve. Boys listed here may or may not still live here with me. They represent bloodlines. Some may be breeding elsewhere across the world, or be de sexed and in happy homes while their frozen semen provides diversity for me to call on from an extensive semen bank stored with the canine reproduction clinic at the CSU.
But each one has been personally loved and cherished for who he is. In his own eyes he is "just a dog" with the same simple needs as every dog on the planet. His greatness to me, is not judged alone by the strength of his genetic impact on the Australian Cobberdog breed, but on the multitudes of tender moments and memories invoked by the thought of his name.
TYE Medium size Parti Colour, curly fleece non shedding coat, in 4 distinct colours of golden cream, white, with dark and milk chocolate. Tye is such a happie chappie, intuitive, easy going and loving. Prepotent for therapy temperament, he's just wonderful and is already leaving his stamp on his progeny.
Lil Zumba Miniature
Little Zumba was to be sent overseas, but then covid struck and international borders were closed. Through mutual agreement, he has stayed here at Rutlands Australian Cobberdogs in Australia, waiting for them to re-open, and while he's here he's having fun in the Honeymoon Suite! With his impeccable breeding and beautiful therapy nature, the breed itself can only benefit.
Danny was a dog before his time. A gentle and sweet boy, extremely intuitive, the absolute definition of 'love sponge' and the exciting breakthrough I'd been searching for when so much was drifting away from my vision in general for the breed. He was not posed for these photos, he was so perfectly balanced in his conformation that he just didn't know how to stand wrong or in any way not showing off his symmetry. He was not bred with because the 'time' for optimal use of his traits had not yet come. But I am extremely thankful now, that I had the foresight to have him collected, and frozen semen stored ready for the time it would be most needed which came in 2017 when outstanding breeding progeny were exported to Calli Prendergast of Stonewall Australian Cobberdogs in America and Renee Homan of Fifth Avenue Australian Cobberdogs in Holland.