The PUPPIES DUE page is updated when we know we have a litter of puppies on the way. This is when you can apply for a puppy from a litter which is marked as bookings open on the PUPPIES DUE page. Our FB page is updated frequently with photos and videos when the puppies are born and as they grow.
Rutlands Australian Cobberdogs no longer keeps a long Waiting List.
'Seriously Interested' applications from the RESERVE A PUPPY page are welcome only for a litter published as open for bookings. If you are successful you will be invoiced for a part payment of $1000. This tells us that we can be confident that you are committed and seals the agreement between us. If you don't like the puppy you are offered, you don't have to accept that puppy. You can choose whether you accept another available puppy or prefer to defer to a future litter. Your payment is not refundable.
Official Sizes of the Australian Cobberdog as per the MDBA Breed Standard. Dogs are measured in a vertical line from the floor to the top of their shoulder blade (wither) which is the highest fixedpoint. Not to the head! Miniature: Over 33 cm and No Taller than 42 cm - 16 1/2 inches Medium: Over 42 cm and No Taller than 51 cm - 20.7 inches Standard: Over 51 cm and No Taller than 61 cm - 24 inches
Not sure what size you want? Run a tape or ruler from the floor up the side of your leg. Now bend down to pat where you would like your dog's back to be. Not the head because that moves up and down all the time!
Push the coat down so you can feel the bony withers (where the tops of the shoulder blades meet).
Please remember that predicting size in a still developing breed is not an exact science and there are bound to be some variations.
Important Notice regarding collection and delivery. Please expand to read. >>>>
In Australia, your puppy will be ready to leave us no earlier than 8 weeks of age and usually at 9 weeks
To Asia, Hawaii and USA Mainland, your puppy leaves us at or soon after, 12 weeks of age. No quarantine and no rabies shots are required as Australia is a listed rabies-free country
Please note that due to Singapore's new rules costs are prohibitive. So regretfully we can no longer accept NEW applications from Singapore.
In most cases, we can arrange door-to-door delivery in NSW, VIC, WA, SA and QLD with Pet Express whom we have used for many years and whom we trust. Owners, brothers Tim and Haider, are true dog lovers with high standards that we respect. Where door-to-door is not possible, Petex will arrange flights to your closest airport.
RUTLANDS will book travel to obtain best prices and will invoice you direct. PETS will notify you (and us at the same time) with your puppy's travel schedule. We will not know this any sooner than you do.