Tamaruke – The Breed to suit every need !!!!

Setting the gold standard for non-shedding breeds

Setting the gold standard for non-shedding breeds

At Ellington, we’ve been purpose breeding and lovingly developing generations of our beautiful Tamarukes for almost 30 years. In fact, our Tamarukes are unique in so many ways they are actually considered to be a breed of their own..

Crossbreeds such as Labradoodles and “Oodles” in general have a very high incidence of “shedding” but it often is not apparent until later in life.

Tamarukes demonstrate a non-shedding hypoallergenic coat which does not have a “doggy odour” even when “wet”

The Tamaruke, has been developed to strive for good health, loyal and loving nature and an intuitive loving temperament.

Our Tamarukes really do make the perfect pet, with their:

• loving, loyal nature,
• low-allergy, non-shedding coat,
• no doggy odour,
• friendly and intuitive temperament,
• natural intelligence, and
• ability to be easily trained.

The Tamaruke breed is provided from 34.5 cm (14 inches) – 60.5cm (26 inches). But regardless of which colour or size of Tamaruke you prefer, you can be assured that all of our Tamaruke puppies are bred from parents who have been assessed for health and xrays completed for hips and elbows.

What is the Tamaruke Difference?

The Breed to suit every need !!!

The Breed to suit every need !!!

A Tamaruke is NOT a designer dog.

Our Tamarukes have been professionally bred and developed for more almost 30 years for the purpose of being the perfect Companion Pet, Therapy or Facility puppy (subject to training standards). The breed has not been developed to win ribbons in a show ring. It is therefore not subject to the breed standards of a controlling body, which can lead to hereditary health issues.


Our breeding program is focused on producing an amazing dog with a non-shedding coat that is more suitable for the Australian climate.

We have focused on keeping the coat structure less dense because this allows for easier maintenance while not compromising the benefits of a non-shedding fleece coat. The Tamaruke coat is bred to be manageable and easily maintained, yet still hyperallergic.

Tamarukes are available exclusively through us – which means the bloodlines have not yet been released for breeding throughout the world and allowed to become mismanaged.

The breed continues to grow in popularity and respect and Tamarukes are now being homed in up to 22 countries as pet puppies, Therapy Dogs (Certified) and Facility Dogs (Certified) – this makes them “The Breed to suit every need” !!!

Over 50% of our Tamaruke buyers are return owners, having fallen in love with this breed’s exquisite, allergy-friendly, non-shedding coats and their highly intelligent and intuitive loving therapy dog temperaments.

The excitement is obvious when people discover this amazing breed and there is no comparison – once you’ve owned a Tamaruke, no other breed will do.

We’re known as “Puppy Heaven”

We’re known as “Puppy Heaven”

Although we are one of the largest and most established breeders in Australia, our highly considered breeding program was not initiated by greed. We only breed to match our orders. The size of our breeding program is necessary to keep up with the increasing demand for this very special breed of dog.

Ellington is known by all who visit us as “puppy heaven” – we’re about as far removed from a dreaded puppy farm as a breeder can be! It makes us so sad that many breeders hide behind a glossy website when their facilities are not what they profess. If you intend on purchasing a puppy we believe it’s so important you see for yourself the facilities and the breeding program.

At Ellington we welcome visitors. If you’re considering purchasing a Tamaruke, we encourage you to come and see our family-owned world-class facilities and meet our dedicated and experienced staff.

We are  licensed to operate a veterinary clinic on-site. The clinic is solely operated for the benefit of our Tamarukes.

Our facilities, standards, procedures – have been comprehensively audited by Animal Welfare.

Qantas have recognized the unique qualities of the Tamaruke, endorsing the breed with their recent “Pupgrade” Programme. The dogs provided a friendly and calming welcome for Qantas domestic passengers. Details on this programme here.

We’re dedicated to the welfare of all our dogs

We’re dedicated to the welfare of all our dogs

Our Tamaruke Guardian Program is our way ensuring all of our breeding dogs receive the love and affection of a forever family of their very own.

All of our breeding dogs go to live with their very own adopted Guardian family from 8 weeks of age. Our breeding dogs only return to us briefly for breeding purposes, and for no more than three litters.

Our Guardian Program ensures all of our dogs receive the devotion of their own family, meaning they are never housed in a kennel environment. When you visit Ellington, you will see only Guardians holidaying for breeding purposes.

Our Guardian puppies are not offered for sale because they remain with their forever guardian family once they have completed their breeding program and are de-sexed.

And all of our puppies and dogs receive the very highest standards of veterinary care 24/7 with our own private on-site vet. Tamaruke Veterinary Services is proudly  licensed by the NSW Veterinary Board to operate onsite (under the licence of our amazing vet ) . We are also licensed by our local council, which conducts regular unannounced inspections.

We breed therapy dogs that change lives

We breed therapy dogs that change lives

This incredible breed’s unique character and qualities have been developed over almost 30 years, and it’s these exceptional traits that make them such wonderful therapy dogs, facility dogs, therapy/assistance dogs, medic alert dogs and comfort dogs.

Tamarukes have been proven to be loving, non-judgemental companions who are easy to train, intelligent, intuitive and loving, with allergy-friendly, non-shedding coats.

We’re proud to see how our specially trained Tamaruke dogs have changed the lives of many special needs children, people with a disability, people with medical conditions and adults or children who are experiencing stress or trauma.