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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Australian Kelpie

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Weight
25-45 lbs
Height
Males: 17-20; Females: 17-20 inches
Color(s)
Red, red and chestnut, black, black and chestnut, tan, blue-gray, dark chestnut
Overview
Developed in Australia in 1870, the Australian Kelpie is an outstanding breed noted for their strong natural guarding and herding instincts. They are capable of working poultry, goats, sheep, cattle, and reindeer. They are the most popular breed in their native Australia and are revered in several other countries as well.
Character
This breed possesses keen senses and an alert expression. Australian Kelpie's are extremely agile and have an inexhaustible supply of energy. The Australian Kelpie is considered to be the best performing medium-sized sheepdog. Despite their size and their compact and muscular body, they are versatile, capable, and without limitation.
Temperament
The Australian Kelpie is a loyal companion. They are mild mannered at home and intense when at work. This breed is rarely affectionate and typically bonds to one person. They are highly devoted and friendly to their master. Australian Kelpie's do well with children they have been raised with and will herd other dogs, pets, and animals. The Australian Kelpie is not aggressive but will guard and protect his family and territory regardless of any risk to themselves.
Care
The Australian Kelpie breed requires occasional brushing. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary to prevent damage to the coat and skin. Dental hygiene is essential. This breed is prone to Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
Coat
The Australian Kelpie is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight, hard, and weather-resistant. The under coat is dense and short. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
The Australian Kelpie is independent and highly intelligent. Early socialization is recommended. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training should be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
Australian Kelpie's are not suited to apartment or city dwelling. They require a rural setting in an active environment. The Australian Kelpie thrives on an inordinate amount of exercise and a job to do. If they become bored they become destructive.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Australian Kelpie puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

4/9/2014 6:21:01 AM

4/9/2014 6:21:01 AM

What age can you start training a kelpie pup to move cattle What age can you start training a kelpie pup to move cattle and sheep?

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Anonymous

The moment your get your pup, he/she should be integrated with sheep and cattle. Once your pup has finished basic obedience, he/she should be ready to be taught to move cattle. I would suggest at about 6 months your dog is ready to start.
7/9/2014 1:00:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/9/2014 4:48:15 AM

4/9/2014 4:48:15 AM

Which gender of the the Australian Kelpie is better to train for a work dog Which gender of the the Australian Kelpie is better to train for a work dog? I need to know

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Anonymous asked:

4/9/2014 4:38:40 AM

4/9/2014 4:38:40 AM

How long does the Australian Kelpie dog live How do you bring Australian Kelpie's up to be a great work dog?

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The average lifespan of the Australian Kelpie is 10 - 14 years.
7/9/2014 2:29:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/20/2013 3:48:29 PM

3/20/2013 3:48:29 PM

kelpie Heeler and water Does the Australian Kelpie Heeler have webbed feet? Do they like water?

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Anonymous

no the Kelpie does not have webbed feet. i have a 3 year old Kelpie, He was a little apprehensive at first but he now will swim in the sea even when it’s rough (waves of up to 6 feet), he’s also capable of swimming a kilometre nonstop with ease
6/23/2014 11:35:49 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/24/2012 6:27:33 PM

11/24/2012 6:27:33 PM

is an Australian Kelpie also called an Australian Koolie

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Anonymous

The koolie is a border collie from Australian. Its bred from the old english working breeds
4/9/2014 4:43:15 AM

Anonymous asked:

6/3/2012 11:43:12 AM

6/3/2012 11:43:12 AM

How much does an Australian Kelpie cost cause I really really really really want to know.

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Ranging from free to $1000 depending if you get it from a stud or if it has working backgrounds . Cheap untrained and not owned by a stud will be from free to 500 . For a stud And not working $ 400 to $700 and for trained kelpie with good bloodlines $600 $-1000.
11/24/2012 12:20:07 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/9/2012 9:29:15 AM

5/9/2012 9:29:15 AM

Can the Australian Keplie survive the weather in the Philippines?

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Yes an Australian Kelpie can survive in the philippines infact it's more than capable of doing so. I have one who's 2 years old and he never goes to the vet
1/3/2013 8:56:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/19/2012 9:53:06 AM

4/19/2012 9:53:06 AM

Do Kelpies usally come when called? Are they good off-leash pets? Do they make good therapy... Do Kelpies usally come when called? Are they good off-leash pets? Do they make good therapy dogs?

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Anonymous

yes, but only after a lot of training
7/1/2013 1:47:23 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/11/2012 2:37:34 AM

1/11/2012 2:37:34 AM

what is the biggest a kelpie can get?

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BRGorham asked:

8/14/2011 3:49:40 AM

8/14/2011 3:49:40 AM

As a breed, are Kelpies capable of climbing trees? My girl treed a squirrel in our yard the... As a breed, are Kelpies capable of climbing trees? My girl treed a squirrel in our yard the other day and proceeded to leap up the trunk of the tree, clinch the trunk and then started shimmying up after the squirrel. She had made it up a good four or five feet before she gave up and jumped back down. From what I have read, I understand that a number of Kelpies end up being crossbred with Dingoes, either intentionally or through happenstance. I also know they are one of the few breeds that can climb trees. It made me wonder if the one I have now may be from a line that has dingo in it?

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