To provide the best puppies for training, pups are sourced from local breeders, other service dog organisations or bred by ADNZ. We aim to select and breed puppies which are free of heritable conditions and of suitable temperament for a range of assistance dog roles. All potential breeding stock are tested for known heritable traits that occur in the breed selected, including Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Hip Dysplasia (HD), and Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD).
Each dog must be able to cope in a wide variety of environments and situations. It must be tolerant, non aggressive and easily trained. We Use a Variety of Breeds - Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and other breeds or cross breeds which may suit a particular assistance role.
We are now beginning to build for the future by developing the ADNZ Breeding Programme. This will allow us to have a regular supply of pups from well known lines of good temperament and health. We currently have two puppies - donated from Queensland Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDBAQ), the pups are:
Basil - a Male, Yellow, Labrador Retriever
Bella - a Female, Black, Labrador Retriever