July 28, 2018

Firstly, I pronounce it all wrong. I say "Key-fa" but it is "Ku-fear". It is actually a Turkish word that means something like: "long life" or "good life".

What is it? I was expecting it to be a special type of grain like wheat or barley when I first heard of kefir grai...

July 28, 2018

I often look at our 6 dogs and wonder at how incredibly different they all are. Likewise, they have similarities. I'm a strong believer in intervention to minimise extremes of behaviours. One of the things I enjoy is hearing about our puppies as they grow and develop i...

June 7, 2018

The way you feed your family ….. including pets is a very personal choice. I respect that, but have been asked many questions on why we choose a raw and meaty bones diet for our dogs.

I think the idea that animals aren't as important as humans is one of the past. The co...

June 6, 2018

Being guardian of a "giant" dog who was obtained from The Pound at Darwin, as an adult dog, has given me much food for thought. Probably half of her life is an unknown quantity. The part I do know about was spent in remote Northern Territory communities. Dory is more t...

April 24, 2018

We introduce a large plastic litter tray to the big puppy enclosure in our open front shed, once the puppies reach four weeks and began their "big puppy" journey. Until this point, their Mum will clean up after her little ones perfectly. Often they continue to be quite...

April 15, 2018

Often the naming of a puppy is the easiest part of preparing for a new family member, but sometimes it can be tricky. Below are some suggestions to help you on your way.

Male Names:

  • Ace, Angus, Archie, Axle

  • Bandit, Banjo, Bear, Ben, Benji, Bentley, Bo, Bobby, Bo...

April 13, 2018

Most people who approach us about a puppy have a clear idea of whether they would like a male or female. This could be a very important factor when choosing a puppy. Although male and female puppies aren't hugely different at eight weeks of age, by the time they reach...

April 3, 2018

As some of our older puppies are reaching that age where they are becoming more settled and more happily indulging in a little couch potato time, I have had a number of queries regarding weight. It's a very important issue to address and I thank those who have been ask...

March 31, 2018

Chocolate contains Theobromine, which dogs are not well able to break down. Please keep chocolate away from your best friend.

Theobromine stimulates the cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Signs usually occur within twelve hours of ingesting the chocolate and ca...

March 28, 2018

Like with most things, it is easier to address potential problems when a puppy is young in age. Doing so regularly prior to twelve weeks of age is perfect for bringing about a good conditioned emotional response.

We can all understand that resource guarding is a perfect...

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0439 196 343

30 Kalawonda Rd
Dyers Crossing, NSW, 2429

MDBA Breeder Member Prefix: Emerald Park; Member No: 14135.

Breeder Identification Number with the NSW Pet Registry: B000660754.

Emerald Park adheres to the Animal Welfare Code of Practice - Breeding Cats and Dogs.