Australian Kelpie

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Other Names
Kelpie, Barb

Australia, 1870s
This dog is believed to be related to the border collie but the exact origins are unknown

Companion, Livestock herding

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12 years of age

Weight & Height
20 to 45 pounds & 17-20 inches tall

Known Health Problems

Physical Description
Muscular, medium size dog has gold to brown almond shaped eyes and large, widely spaced prick ears. The long brush tail is slightly curved when at rest and rasied when active.

An enthusiastic dog, they are always willing to work livestock. This breed can be wary of stangers which makes it a good guard dog. This dog is obedient


Living Conditions
Not recommended to apartment or city living.t

Very little care needed

High Activity Needs.

Coat Texture
double coat has a dense undercoat and a short, straight, weather resistant outer coat.

Coat Colors


Black & Tan


Brown & Tan


Blue & Tan



Black Tan


Brown Tan


Blue Tan

Red Cream

4-7 pups per litter.

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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Australian Kelpie Breeders

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