THE physical and mental wellbeing of dogs is at the forefront at a cavoodle breeding facility that has been established south of Bathurst, its owner says.
Rockley Valley Park features state-of-the-art everything, according to owner John Grima, who says a lot of effort and thought has gone into the construction of the facility.
That includes a special type of turf and intensive irrigation system to ensure the dogs have plenty of green grass, on-site veterinary facilities and a dog grooming room.
"We've thought about everything; shade structures, drainage, waste water treatment," Mr Grima said.
"It's all about keeping the dogs clean and happy in great environments.
"We bought special turf so it stays greener for longer and it repairs faster.
"... we wanted our dogs to have plenty of grass to run around on."
Mr Grima believes standards in the dog breeding industry in NSW need to improve and he says he wants to lead by example.
Rockley Valley Park is equipped with puppy playgrounds and puppy pools for the little ones to use every day.
"We have really high standards in what we do - well above what's legally required," Mr Grima said.
"We've done a lot of things around mental wellbeing for dogs so that while they're breeding, they're being looked after, they're stimulated, and they're being trained so that they're well-behaved dogs."
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Once the puppies reach a certain age, they are sent to the park's sister business, Kellyville Pets in the north-western suburbs of Sydney, and are found a home.
Rockley Valley Park breeds mostly cavoodles (cavalier King Charles spaniel crossed with a poodle) as they are best suited to modern lifestyles.
Mr Grima said they're a great pet: easy to train, not aggressive, have a low-shedding coat and are a perfect inside dog for someone living in the city.
"They just interact really well and they're popular because people have good success with keeping cavoodles," he said.
By the time the puppies leave Rockley Valley Park, Mr Grima said they are ready to merge into life as a family pet.
He said they are well-socialised, well-trained and looking forward to finding their forever home.
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