Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and some answers, too!
Can I meet a Coolie first before buying?
I would prefer you meet and experience a Coolie before making a commitment. During the week is perfect for a visit to Killara Station. (www.killarastation.com) Weekends here are CRAZY, but not impossible. You can meet my assortment of Coolies and get a sense of the kind of dog you can expect.
What is included in the purchase price?
First vet check/vaccinations, microchip, de-worming, DNA testing.
What is the purchase process?
After puppies are born, I accept deposits of 50% of the purchase price with the other 50% due upon delivery. Total cost for a pup is $2000.00 CAD, so the deposit would be $1000.00.
Do Coolies have any health issues?
On the net people say Coolies are free from health issues but that is incorrect. All dogs may have some health issues however it isn’t common for Coolies to have serious issues. Many health issues can be determined by the DNA testing which will happen with all these pups. Degenerative myelopathy, cataracts, cerebellum ataxia (no test as yet) can occur in many dogs and dog breeds. All we can do as breeders is choose the healthiest, most well-balanced, best structured dogs we can. I am very pleased with my dogs’ genetic results and am happy to share that information if you like.
What is your breeding cycle?
My girls have at least a year or two “off” between litters. I have two breeding females at home and two out with a trainer. I have two males. I only breed solid to Merle or solid to solid.
Are the puppies socialized?
This is a working farm as well as a doggie day-care/kennel facility. All my dogs and puppies are socialized daily with human visitors and, once old enough, canine companions. The puppies see many people of all ages basically from birth. They are raised in our farmhouse.
Can you ship a puppy?
Most people do pick up their puppy here at the farm but I have shipped pups all over the world. When you live overseas it’s easier to pop them on a plane.
What is the history of the breed?
What can I expect from a Coolie?
Each dog has its own personality however here are some traits you can look forward to. A Coolie is a dog that:
- loves to hike and go on adventures with their pack leader (you!)
- is happy to be socialized with a family group
- is thrilled to be trained to agility, flyball, or other sports
- is happy to cuddle up at night
- is smart, biddable, and balanced
- can chill out
Let me know if you are interested in putting down a deposit or in coming to visit my Cobar Coolie collection!
FaceTime or WhatsApp is welcome!