Welcome to Highlands Australian Cobberdogs


Welcome to Highlands Australian Cobberdogs.   For years our family has dedicated itself to the breeding of healthy, allergy & asthma friendly, sociable, gentle and loving Australian Cobberdogs.  One of the many precious and sought after characteristics of this wonderful breed as it was originally intended by the Breed Founders has been its sociable demeanor and gentle, loving temperament great for families and for use as both Therapy and Service dogs. Unfortunately in the last decade the popularity and demand for the breed has resulted in many  unethical breeding practices and infusions used that were never endorsed by the Founders, whether it was “back breeding” or adding other breed-lines to create a different look.  The unfortunate side effects of these practices included noticeable aggression showing up in the temperament, shedding coats, and health problems that were not part of the original lines;  all while calling them either authentic australian labradoodle, multi gen australian labradoodle or some other version of the australian labradoodle.  While other breeders chose this path to take this mis-guided approach and effectively dilute and distort the breed and its name,  our Mission has always been to stay true to the Breed Founder’s vision for the Breed by using authentic lines from the Founders themselves developed over decades with the reputation of producing those characteristics that are the hallmark of the breed.  The culmination of these practices is  the development of the Australian Cobberdog, a pure dog breed in develoment which is now arising out of the ashes of the australian labradoodle and is on its way to pure breed status.


Australian Cobberdogs –the new name given to protect the breed’s integrity and distinguish it from the imitations that abound- was tenaciously developed in Australia by the founders of the authentic Australian Labradoodle, using carefully garnered, very precious bloodlines which have been squandered to near extinction. These are invigorated with diverse and expressly selected new blood, rich in the wonderful traits and characteristics which were once the reliable and consistent hallmarks of the Australian Labradoodle.  


Click here to see our Puppies Available Now. Contact Nick La Barrie at 720-851-9754 or email us at info@highlandscobberdogs.com.


We are proud to be a registered breeder member of the MDBA, Master Dog Breeders Association, a global Registry for all Pure Breed Dogs. In January 2012  the Australian Cobberdog was recognized as a Pure Breed in Development with MDBA and is registered throughout the world by the MDBA which monitors breed progress and breeder processes. Since the Australian Cobberdog can only be registered with the MDBA a Breeder mut be registered with and have their Breeding Dogs registered with MDBA.  All Breeders of the Australian Cobberdog are listed on their site.   We are also members of the Parent Club the AIACC, Australian International Australian Cobberdog Club, with its base in Australia and Affiliated clubs around the world. Please visit the following websites for more information about these Organizations:

MDBA:  www.mdba.net.au

AIACC: www.australian-cobberdog-club.com



Puppies Available Now

Click here to see our Puppies Available Now!

Please complete/ submit your Adoption Application to us to be placed on our Waitlist.  A $500. non-refundable deposit is required to book your reservation. Your puppy choice is made in the order your deposit is received.

Upcoming Litters for 2015

Jewel x Simba –  Due late March 2015 –  Medium size; cream, apricot and black. Now accepting reservations.

Kate x Star – Due March 31 2015 – Medium size;  cream, apricot and chocolate.  Now accepting reservations.



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Highlands Australian Labradoodles is a Premier Breeder of the Authentic Australian Labradoodle/Australian Cobberdog offering puppies that are for sale. Our Australian labradoodle breeders are carefully selected according to the Rutland Manor (Australia) breed founder/developer’s rigid standards. Our puppies come with a minimum 2 year health guarantee, Pedigree, age appropriate vaccines, neutered/spayed and with a lifetime of support, information and advice from us on caring for an australian labradoodle including: diet/nutrition requirements, grooming tips and puppy training.

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