Optimal Breeding Practices
We practice Optimal Breeding Practices ensuring that each puppy is temperamentally, physically, and genetically sound and, therefore more likely to become a better fit with your lifestyle.
We are registered breeders that operate under the mandatory Code of Practice set out by the Victorian State Government and are a fully licenced Domestic Animal Business. Our Domestic Animal Business Licence Number and our Source Number can be found at the bottom of this page. Learn more about the different types of Dog Breeders Registered in Australia
Victorian Minister Approved Breeders
We are extremely excited and proud to announce that our kennels in Ballan are now approved by the Victorian Agricultural Minister. In order to receive approval from the Victorian Minister the breeding facility including our dogs and staff had to undergo a very lengthy approval process including a 6 hour audit with over 600 checkpoints conducted by 4 Victorian Animal Welfare Officers and reviewed by the Chief Veterinary Officer of Victoria before the Agricultural Minister of Victoria can consider granting approval. This lengthy and meticulous process is necessary to ensure that a breeding facility that gets final approval by the Victorian Minister for Agriculture is operating at the very highest of Animal Welfare standards. Learn more about the different types of Dog Breeders Registered in Australia
Optimal Puppy Husbandry
You can rest assured that our puppies are raised using the best possible puppy husbandry practices. Daily socialisation and enrichment in a hygienic, safe environment with a caring and experienced team. Our adult dogs and puppies are fed only the very best. We use and recommend Pro Plan|Super Premium Pet Food
Our Comprehensive DNA Disease Testing includes testing for over 30 different genetic diseases that affect dogs. For our puppies to be given an assurance that they will not be affected by any of these diseases, the father of the litter must return a clear result for all 30 genetic diseases we test for . This is the best assurance that their puppies will not be affected.
We Understand Genetics
We believe that it’s absolutely vital that breeders are experienced and educated in animal genetics to ensure they have the expertise to carefully study and understand their dogs genetics. Michael from Chevromist Kennels is always our first point of contact before we plan a litter of puppies. Michael has been involved with breeding dogs for over 30 years. Along with that hands on experience, he completed his degree in Animal Science with a focus on Genetics, then went on to complete his Honours work in immunology through Melbourne University’s Dept of Medicine and the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory. We are extremely fortunate to have Michael as an integral part of our team.
Physically Sound and Behaviourally Predictable
Our breeding program is well established with over 30 years of experience. Using genetic testing and carefully selecting breeding dogs to enter our breeding program, we select dogs to achieve our goal to produce puppies that are physically and temperamentally sound.