THE physical and mental well-being of dogs comes first at a cavoodle breeding facility that has been established south of Bathurst, its owner says.
Rockley Valley Park features everything state-of-the-art, according to owner John Grima, who says a lot of effort and thought went into building the facility.
This includes a special type of turf and an intensive irrigation system to ensure dogs have plenty of green grass, on-site veterinary facilities and a dog grooming room.
‘We’ve thought of everything’: Rockley Valley Park owner says it’s puppy heaven
“We bought a special turf so that it stays greener longer and repairs faster.”
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“We thought of everything; shade structures, drainage, sewage treatment,” Grima said.
“It’s about keeping dogs clean and happy in great environments.
“We bought a special turf so that it stays greener longer and repairs faster.
“…we wanted our dogs to have plenty of grass to run around on.”
Mr Grima thinks the standards of the dog breeding industry in NSW need to be improved and he says he wants to lead by example.
Rockley Valley Park is equipped with puppy play areas and puppy pools that the little ones can use every day.
“We have very high standards in what we do – far beyond what is legally required,” Grima said.
“We’ve done a lot around the mental well-being of dogs so that while they’re breeding they’re cared for, stimulated and trained to be well-behaved dogs.”
Once the puppies reach a certain age, they are sent to the park’s sister business, Kellyville Pets, in Sydney’s northwestern suburbs, and find homes.
Rockley Valley Park primarily breeds cavoodles (cavalier King Charles spaniel crossed with a poodle) as they are best suited to modern lifestyles.
Mr Grima said he was an excellent pet: easy to train, non-aggressive, with a low shedding coat and the perfect indoor dog for someone living in town.
“They interact very well and they’re popular because people are good at keeping cavoodles,” he said.
By the time the puppies leave Rockley Valley Park, Mr Grima said they are ready to blend into life as a pet.
He said they are well socialized, well trained and eager to find their forever home.
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