Our story

We first started this journey into the world of breeding when we were provided with the opportunity to purchase a remarkable adult female from the Nordenstamm Kennel bloodline – Nordenstamm Nadine.

Nordenstamm Nadine (Coco) is our foundation brood bitch and gave us a fantastic entry into the world of working dog breeding. Nordenstamm Nadine (Coco) was an incredible opportunity we could not turn down! Nordenstamm Nadine (Coco) is from a long line of high performing working line malinois. Please see her family tree in the Our Dogs section.

Renae has had experience with the Malinois breed over the last 15 years. Renae’s first Malinois was a female called Yaasi, fittingly named after Cyclone Yassi due to her personality.  Opperste is a small family-owned and operated kennel. The dogs in our breeding program are considered to be one of the family. We consider them in everything we do. We are interested in explosives detection, and we are working down this path with our dogs Odin and Nordenstamm Nadine (Coco).

In our breeding program we utilise dogs with European bloodlines. We aim for dogs with exceptional physical strength as well as strength and stability of character. This gives us the ability to offer our dogs for sale as suitable for sporting, operational, personal protection, and approved family environments. We pride ourselves on our commitment to careful planning, coordination, and leadership to achieve continuous improvement in working breeds’ health and genetic diversity.

Opperste Working Dogs are proud sponsors of Dog Sports events throughout Australia. We believe in striving together for the betterment of the working dog industry through collaboration and leadership.

Current Sponsorships – IGP Australian Open Championship 17-20 June 2021 hosted by Fenrir Dog Sports club.

What our clients say

Tracey Jarman
My family and I were very lucky to have purchased a lovely female puppy (Chilli) from Coco's (Nordenstamm Nadine) first litter last year. Renee always kept us up-to-date on Chilli's progress with photos and videos, and helped ensure that our puppy travelled safe and well on her long flight across the country to Perth when she turned 10 weeks old.

Owning our first Malinois has been a huge learning curve for us. The support we have received from Renee since we picked up our puppy has been second to none - whenever we have had questions or have needed guidance or advice about raising and training Chilli, I know I can always count on Renee. She regularly posts helpful articles to our litter's Facebook group and encourages everyone to share pictures and updates on how our puppies are developing and growing.

Chilli is confident, strong and driven, but is also so loving and affectionate and is settling in very well as our family pet. Whenever we take Chilli anywhere, we are always told how striking and beautiful she is. We have started more structured training with Chilli and are looking forward to seeing what she is capable of.

Thank you Renee!
Nick Melbourne
Couldn't recommend highly enough!

From the moment my pup was bred up until it was time for me to pick him up, I received constant updated on the pup's progress!

After I picked him up, Renae has only been a phone call away and always ready to help us with anything we need. It is clear that Renae truly cares about the pups. She breeds and the effort she puts in the early stages of the pup's development. It's obvious wheI would be happy to recommend Renae to anyone!


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