Australia's First and Original Law Enforcement Dog Show Experience

335 Church Rd The Summit

Established 2011, Weekly Shows Now Closed





Home Of The Truffle Discovery Centre Stanthorpe

Home To Granite Belt Gourmet





General Public 

The Lawdogs weekly shows are no longer operating.  Do NOT call, email or facebook message regarding shows or 'Can I look around'.  The business is closed.


Truffle Discovery Centre 


Granite Belt Gourmet

The Lawdogs Australia site at 335 Church Rd is now known as the Truffle Discovery Centre and Granite Belt Gourmet.  

Open Wednesdays and Weekends 10am to 3.30pm, free entry, no bookings required.  

Visitors can see the truffiere and taste amazing truffle products as well as gourmet jams and chutneys.

Open other days for groups by appointment.

Regular Weekly Shows Now Closed.


April 2024

Due to a change in owner circumstances JAX is now looking for his new furever home.

2 years old, desexed, wormed, vaccinated, microchipped.  

He is a mixed breed with loving fun nature,  is a very friendly boy with a lot of love to give.

JAX is currently learning basic obedience and walking on a lead.  He would suit a single, couple or family home with older kids.




We are Queenslands premier provider of personal protection dogs, family guard dogs, security patrol dogs and truffle detection dogs.  Our tourist attraction affords us extra opportunities for puppy socialisation and helps create balanced dogs as they progress through their training.  Our early imprinting and training ensures dogs are best prepared for future training roles once they leave our care.  

The parents of puppies within our own breeding program are usually available on site for client viewing and we can discuss the training and characteristics of our puppies. 

We breed and sell quality papered puppies for both security patrol and home guard dog roles.  Adult patrol dogs are available for sale after completing training through our shows.  Our rescue and re-home program also offers different breeds, companion and assistance dogs for sale from time to time.

We are no longer breeding or rehoming dogs.


Covid 19

Safety Plan

All visitors are asked to not attend our venue if they are unwell with cold or flu symptoms or suspect they have had contact with a confirmed COVID 19 case.

At risk persons are advised to stay at home until the pandemic is declared over.

Extra cleaning protocols are in place at our venue and we ask visitors to follow direction of staff at all times with respect to seating allocation, hand hygiene and food tasting.


Public Shows Closed

Please Do Not Contact Asking About Future Shows. 




Regular Weekly Shows CLOSED.

Not just for Dog Lovers, Lawdogs Australia is Australia's first privately owned specialist dog training kennel that is open to the public to see puppies and adult dogs going through their law enforcement training and doing demonstrations of protection, detection and agility in a live sit down show.

Visitors can get up close and personal while seated behind a safety fence and be captivated as they see the dogs barking on command, developing their bite skills, training for future arrest scenarios, controlling suspects, finding hidden scent and working around agility equipment.

See the dogs, hear their stories, share the training journey....It's an hour of education, excitement and entertainment you will never forget !!

Please note we are a private company and do not receive funding from any source other than visitor entry and dog sales.  We do run on volunteers and employ local staff. 

Booking a ticket reserves a seat for you and your group at that session. Sessions times are loaded monthly.  Due to Covid 19 we may or ma not have capacity for walk in visitors.

Public Shows Closed. 



The Lawdogs Show is now closed.




Lawdogs Australia is now known as the 'Truffle Discovery Centre'.  Information and product tastings are available and information is available on their website here. 

The gift shop has expanded to include interactive exhibits, information, products for sale, souvenirs and unearths all that is truffles and gourmet food products including honey fusions, chocolate pasta curls, jams, sauces and caramels.

Free tastings available and no bookings are required. Entry is free to the Gift Shop and Gallery.

The trufferie is in seedling stage at the moment and fresh truffles are only available in Winter and sourced from local and interstate farms.




Our Show Includes:

  • Approx 1/2 hour sit down 'Dog Show With Bite' in our safety fenced arena.
  • Alpaca feeding and farm animals.
  • Puppy patting when young pups are available before the show.  
  • Meeting and talking with trainers before and after the show.
  • Photos with puppy recruits when puppies are available.


We are located at 335 Church Rd The Summit, 10 minutes north of Stanthorpe, 2.5 hours drive from Brisbane.  Turn off the Highway At Ellwoods Rd, then right onto Church Rd - Follow the brown street signs.

Entry to Lawdogs Australia 'Dog Show With Bite' also includes entry to the Truffle Discovery Centre.  

Granite Belt Gourmet

Our new brand 'Granite Belt Gourmet' is now available in our gift shop when the Truffle Discovery Centre is open.

The range includes Beer Chutney, Pumpkin Rum Chutney, Lemon Butter, Tomato Relish, Strawberry Rhubarb Cinnamon Jam, Pineapple Macadamia Jam and more !!



A visit to our 'Dog Show With Bite' includes many opportunities for getting involved including patting our young puppy recruits, hiding training odour packages for our detection dogs to find and indicate on and occasionally the more daring may be able to try on a safety sleeve for one of our patrol dogs.


We guarantee an 'All Inclusive Experience' to our visitors.   There are no extra charges like some zoo attractions - your entry includes all available experiences on the day including  a photo with animals,  meeting the trainers or to pat our puppies when available.


Arriving up to 20 minutes early before show time is advised if visitors wish to see extras including Alpaca feeding, puppy interaction and other dogs training / warming up for the show when available.



Visitor Information

Our venue is safety fenced with excellent mobility access.  There is parking for caravans and trailers.   

The show is suitable for all ages with parental supervision however does contain loud barking and dogs biting trainers on sleeves as well as whip cracking and other sudden noises.  With only 2 rows of seating you will not miss any of the action during the show.

We can modify our commentary for school groups or exclusive coach tours when required.

Our property is home to many Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas and echidnas which visitors may encounter in our car park  during a visit.



We are pleased to announce receiving a Certificate of Excellence for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 after voting from our visitors - Thankyou all !!

Are you not sure if you will enjoy a visit to Lawdogs Australia 'A Dog Show With Bite'? 

Check out visitor reviews on Trip Advisor and see what other people have said about our attraction !

We welcome visitor feedback on Trip Advisor from visitors at our show.




For a true behind the scenes experience we have a live camera feed to our puppy nursery.  

Visitors to our attraction can see mother dogs and puppies frolicking in our temperature controlled nursery and when they are old enough and vaccinated we bring them out for viewing in person before the show.

Please note we only have a small number of litters each year and camera feed is only active during these times.



Please view and like our Lawdogs Australia Official Page on Facebook for regular updates on shows, events, dogs and puppies doing training and media appearances.

We are also on Instagram and Trip Advisor.



Our venue seats up to 125 visitors per sitting and we have room for multiple coach parking.  We advise groups to allow 2 hours at our venue to enjoy the show and participate in puppy patting, meeting trainers and taking photos as well as the Truffle Discovery Centre tour and tastings.

We offer flexible delivery and can adjust our show format and commentary for exclusive school  group bookings.  We can assist with refreshments and facilities for groups or advice on restaurants in the region.  



Lawdogs Australia is located at the highest point of The Summit, which is north of Stanthorpe and the Gateway to the Granite Belt.   We are nestled amongst the food bowl of Queensland including many farms, orchards, wineries and many other great experiences and attractions.  If your planning a day trip to the region or adding us into your tour consider the following options as our top picks for the area.  

Attraction - Truffle Discovery Center - Located on site at Lawdogs Australia!

Experience - Steam Train Journeys - Once a month heading from Warwick to Wallangarra.

Red Wine - Boireanne Winery - 5 Mins - Queensland Winner of Robert Halliday Highest Accolades

Red Wine - Ballandean Estate Winery - 30 Mins. The first and the best winery on the Granite Belt.  Try the Saperavi and tell them Matt sent you!

Wine - Heritage Estate - 5 Mins - The Verdelho is one of trainer Matt's favourites!

Food - Suttons Cafe and Cidery - 10 Mins - Over 20 apples used in each Apple Pie !

Food - Stanthorpe RSL - 15 Mins - Great food and service

Luxury Stay - Alure Stanthorpe - 25 Mins, Glamping and Cabin.

Animal Action - Darling Downs Zoo - 70 Mins - Home of the White Lion and Sumatran Tiger

Caravan Park - Top Of The Town - 15 Mins - Close to town centre, pet friendly, awesome amenities

Caravan Park - Sommerville Valley - 25 Mins - Views of Storm King Dam, activities, pet friendly

Motel - Stannum Lodge - 15 Mins - 4 Star corporate rooms close to town

Beer - Granite Belt Brewery - 20 Mins - Cabins, restaurant and great beer

Beer - Brass Monkey - 30 Mins - Microbrewery and cafe

Museum - Stanthorpe Museum - 15 Mins - One of the largest and most diverse in Queensland

Museum - Tenterfield Railway Museum - 45 Mins - Step back in time with this great museum

Walks - Thunderbolts Castle - 10 Mins - Short bushwalk and lookout located close by



We stock and sell dehydrated Green Tripe, made from Darling Downs beef.    Available in our gift shop and by mail order, these treats are unbeatable for bonding and motivating dogs, as well as making a very nutritional snack for your furry friend.



Our dog rescue program is sometimes able to assess and take on dogs that need a new home or going to be put to sleep.   We can assess and retrain dogs in a new role giving them a second chance at life.

Assessments are by appointment only and accepting dogs for rehoming from here is subject to available space in our kennel and at the discretion of management.

Lawdogs is Closed.  Do Not Ring Us.

Visitors will often see our commitment to rehabilitating mistreated dogs during our public shows and may even get to meet some of our cute and friendly visitors on their journey to a second life.

Eco Sustainability

Lawdogs Australia are proud of our commitment to the environment and continue to reduce our carbon footprint.  

We now hold over 200 000 litres rainwater storage and use water saving devices and equipment, rely on septic waste systems, have visible recycling programs in place at our attraction and utilise gas and solar for heating.



Our well stocked gift shop includes merchandise from just $2 and a range of leather handling gear and training equipment.

Our specialty dehydrated green tripe made on site is available at our shop.


We currently have a full team working in our business.  Resumes may be emailed and held on file.

Company Information

Bearcoda Pty Ltd, trading as Lawdogs Australia was formed in 2011 and operates in Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia.   We are primarily a law enforcement breeding and training kennel and also operate as a tourist attraction by providing entertaining 1 hour public displays of canine demonstrations showcasing puppies starting their training here through to trained adult dogs working in protection, detection, agility and obedience.  We are to date the only working dog kennel in Australia open to the public for viewings and demonstrations of canine law enforcement activities.  

Lawdogs Australia is the premier tourist attraction on the Granite Belt, and one of the highest ranking tourist attractions in Queensland on Trip Advisor.

Our staff and management have experience and certifications in security patrol dog handling and housing, including protection and detection training and our network of clients reaches across Australia and internationally including security companies, bodyguards, and dog sport enthusiasts.   We draw on our extensive client base for sourcing dogs and our own breeding stock, which comes from premium and proven bloodlines used by Police and Prisons around Australia.

ABN: 15 149 401 098

ACN: 149 401 098


All media are welcome at our venue by appointment and we will assist with any interview requests when possible.

We have a number of promotional photos and videos available for use, all of which are copyrighted.  Please contact us for permission to use our materials or we can set up an exclusive shot on request.

Contact Us

Business Hours: 

Do Not Contact This Business.  It's Closed.

P: Po Box 90 Stanthorpe Qld 4380

335 Church Rd The Summit