It is of high importance that anyone interested in our breed or one of our puppies first please read The Australian Lykos Development Project's "Frequently Asked Questions" page here.
Due to the high volume of people interested in our breed we do not hold a waiting list. We ask that anyone interested in one of our puppies please keep an eye out on our "Litters" page and/or our Facebook page for litter announcements. Applications won't be taken until after the puppies have arrived.
As the breed is still in development, we will be accepting applications/expressions of interest from birth, however we note that puppies born will be “under evaluation” until they are 4 - 6 weeks of age. This means they are being considered to further the Lykos breed, this could mean a pup or two from the litter may be retained by us or may be placed in a co-own home or guardian home so they can contribute to the program by siring or producing a litter when the time comes. This also allows us to get to know the puppies as their individual temperaments develop so we can best match them to the most suitable homes.
Yes. We will happily send puppies on pet transport to approved, suitable homes.
Our puppies are suitable for active owners who have plenty of time to invest in them, you will need to be dedicated to putting in the time and training to teach them to be the best dog they can be, setting them up for all round success.
Previous dog experience with large dominant or working breed dogs is highly regarded.
Our puppies will need to be a part of the family and aren't a dog to be left in the backyard alone if you work full time as they will easily become bored and destructive without having things "to do", after all they are a mix of working dog breeds.
They do exceptionally well with other dogs of similar size and energy level for company (especially those of the opposite sex), but this is not essential if you have plenty of time to exercise and spend with them.
While our dogs aren't escape artists, these dogs enjoy digging and can be good at climbing (Hawk enjoys sitting on top of his kennel and Saskia has an outdoor table she loves to lounge on) so a secure, well fenced yard at home is essential.
Our dogs are not nuisance barkers however they can be talkative when excited and will let us know if a stranger is around.
Puppy pre-school is a good opportunity to get your pup used to travelling in the car to a location that is safe from disease until your pup is fully vaccinated. At puppy preschool they will smell, hear and see new things, including new people and other puppies.
We recommend joining your local canine club as they often will hold obedience and other forms of training and socialisation classes - these are a great way to help you and your pup learn and have fun together.
From the time a puppy goes to its new home it should begin leash and recall training in the home.
While there are areas that allow dogs to be off-leash we ask our puppy owners to please abide by local council leash laws. It is illegal to let your dog off leash in many areas and for good reason. Dog attacks are happening more and more frequently due to irresponsible dog owners. Many people aren’t able to read dog behaviour and while your or their dog may be “friendly” a dog that your or their dog may approach when off leash may not be and this could escalate to a dog fight resulting in injury and even death. If your dog attacks or is attacked by another dog while off leash, legally you don’t have a leg to stand on - the other owner will not be held accountable for financial reimbursement or responsibility for vet bills if your dog was off leash, even if their dog was the aggressor and your dog wasn't in the wrong at all. This is why this is so very important to remember, consider and respect.
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