Jett the Cavoodle is 6 months old!

She has had her first groom and boy did she need it!

Her shedding stopped after the groom at 6 months and so we only had 2 months of light shedding while she moved into her adult coat. The change of colour is super interesting to watch. Our Jett actually got a little darker which was interesting – lots of puppies go lighter so its interesting to watch. You can certainly tell when they need their first groom – you can see their adult hair under the puppy hair very clearly and the puppy hair starts matting and is hard to keep under control. So if you think your puppy needs a groom it probably does – trust your gut! If you are taking your puppy to the groomer from early on they will give you advice as well.

Jett is now able to follow orders super well. We continue to use Ian’s ‘Uh-uh’ method and it works super well! She is always in my office while I work and knows she has to stay in her bed now (although she gets FOMO and wants to go outside if there is anything happening out there!). She is well behaved now and a pleasure to take places and have inside or out. She follows commands super easy. 6 months things seem to get a little easier – although she still steals a sock every time she is inside! and shoes… she loves shoes. Having a well trained dog has made having Jett a pleasure. Ian’s training (which we now give away complimentary with all puppies) is amazing and helps you just tweak your training to get a dog who follows your commands and who you just adore being with (along with good breeding of course!).



Slip and Slide fun

Banksia Park Puppies Summer Fun

It was very warm here yesterday at Banksia Park, but we had lots of fun. We had some of our young cavie puppies down playing with us on the slip and slide, and some in particular loved it! We shared one photo on Facebook but we had to share more as it was such a fun time with them.

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Banksia Park Puppies Parents Pages

Banksia Park Puppies Parents


Have you wondered who the parents of your Banksia Park Puppy are, or what they look like?

At Banksia Park Puppies, we’ve started pages for each of our parents so that you can look at Mum and Dad and see similarities in looks and behaviour!

Simply fill out the form on our Parents contact us page, and we’ll email you the page of Mum and Dad with photos and if you’re lucky sometimes there is a video too!

Have a look at Carlo’s page for an example of one of our Parents pages.

Banksia Park Puppies Carlo

This is just another way we want to make sure all our Banksia Park Puppy families are thoroughly happy with their purchase from Banksia Park Puppies and Pines Puppies, and another reason we are a World Class Breeding Park.


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Feature Article: What do I need for my new puppy?

Welcome to Banksia Park Puppies first feature article! Our feature articles will be written around every 3 months. The first one has been written by Nick one of our puppy consultants and helps you uncover the basics, essentials, and ‘need to knows’ for your new puppy! Thanks Nick, and we look forward to your next feature article.


Buster the spoodle all grown up

We had a visitor at Pines Puppies yesterday. He is one of our interstate spoodle puppies; we sent him up to Sydney in March and his owner is on holiday in Melbourne and brought him in to show us. He is just gorgeous, his parents are Scooter and Brutus. We thought we would show you all as he is just so cute!

Have a look at our reviews page or our customer photos page for to see more of our puppies with their happy families.

Why Pines Puppies is not a ‘Pet Shop’

Have you been told not to buy puppies from pet shops? Do you wonder why? The reason is that some pet shops buy from backyard breeders or who have their dogs in inhumane conditions without access to affection, room to run around, and in conditions which do not meet their emotional or mental needs. You would be supporting some unethical breeders through buying your puppy through these outlets.

Pines Puppies is different – they ONLY sell Banksia Park Puppies.

Pines Puppies ONLY sells Banksia Park Puppies. They know that their puppies have come from an ethical breeder who meets the needs of their dogs in every way. Pines Puppies is not a ‘pet store’ but an outlet for Banksia Park Puppies.

Pines Puppies have full disclosure where their puppies came from.

If you go into a pet shop looking for a puppy, some people will not tell you where the puppies have come from, they may be scared of telling you who and where they came from. Pines Puppies have full confidence in telling you where they came from, as every single puppy came from us at Banksia Park Puppies.

Yes, you can visit Banksia Park Puppies!

Have you been told not to buy from a pet shop, as you need to see where mum and dad live? If you are worried about this and want to make sure that our extensive photo gallery tells the full story – have a look at our reviews from people who have been here, or come and visit and see for yourself! We offer tours through Pines Puppies for anyone who would like to see Banksia Park Puppies for themselves.

Why does Banksia Park Puppies sell through Pines Puppies?

This is a question we are often asked. If we breed all our dogs at Banksia Park Puppies, why would we sell them through a store? It is actually very simple. We want to make sure that you as customers get the best service and pick the right dog, and also that our dogs and puppies are looked after in every way here at Banksia Park.

At Banksia Park Puppies we put all of our effort into breeding the best possible puppies, ensuring everyone at Banksia Park has daily love and attention, and the mums have care taken of them at the critical stages. We also play with, pat, feed, groom and generally take care of all our mums and dads who don’t currently have puppies. This takes alot of time.

It is a big decision when someone is considering a puppy to join their family. The puppy will be in their lives for many years, and will become part of their family. This family will need help to ensure the puppy they pick is of the right nature to suit their lifestyle, and will perfectly suit them for their entire lifetime. This is the case whether this be a family in the suburbs, or a couple in an apartment.

We want you as customers to have the best possible service in picking the right puppy for your individual circumstances, and we also don’t want our puppies to miss out on any love or care from us. To ensure this happens, we sell through Pines Puppies in Doncaster (East Melbourne), who only sell Banksia Park Puppies. Pines Puppies have over 20 years of experience in joining families with their perfect dog. The location of Pines Puppies is best suited for most of our customers (rather than a 6 hour round trip to Banksia Park), and they are open 7 days to fit in with any lifestyle. We are extremely proud to be partners with this business; they have the highest possible customer service.

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Sophie is growing up

Do you remember our post on Sophie the Pines Pets Mascot from Banksia Park Puppies? She is growing up quickly!

She recently got her hair done and now looks all cute and fluffy. She still has her puppy coat though which is adorable. Her most recent cute puppy habit is falling asleep on her toys after a big morning of running around the shop, showing off and being gorgeous.

Paw-friendly life

Dog Fashion

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Has anyone else noticed the rise in dog related activities and products? Having a dog in today’s society doesn’t just mean that we have one in our backyard; having a dog now means that we take them to our favourite cafes for a cup of coffee and the good cafes even have menus for our paw friends.

We take them on our walks around town to do shopping, and even on winery tours (see Gourmet Paw Prints who specialise in exactly this)! They live inside, in apartments with courtyards, and now have car seats in between our children in the back seat.

The dogs in our life now have specially designed clothes (like the cute puppy in the photo!), dog bowls and toys individualised for them, doggie day care if their carers are at work during the day, and dog ‘resorts’ for when their carers go on holidays.

This all just shows how much our dogs now mean to us. They really become part of our lives. This is the predominant reason that we at Banksia Park Puppies and Pines Pets breed the dogs that we do. The dogs we breed are low allergenic, low shedding, are softly tempered, and still love exercise and absolutely adore their owners.

At Banksia Park Puppies we specialise in cross breeding; we do this so that the puppies who join your family will fit perfectly into your family life. For example, our Cavoodles are King Charles Cavalier (usually the mum), and a Miniature or Toy Poodle (usually the dad). This breed of dog fits perfectly into family life. They have extremely low shedding coats which is great for inside the house, or for children with allergies (thanks to the Poodle) and are beautifully tempered for inside the home and with children (thanks to the King Charles Cavalier). They will walk on a lead, sit at your cafe for a coffee or a paw-treat from the doggy menu, and play with your children outside chasing balls or toys.

Our Banksia Park Puppies are beautifully tempered, well socialised, and we have a group of full time staff looking after them at our property to make sure that when your puppy joins your family, he or she fits perfectly into your life.

Our website explains further the breeds that we specialise in or contact Pines Pets for help on choosing the right breed for your lifestyle.


Note: There is no affiliation or endorsement from Gourmet Paw Prints.

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