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Having been bred as herding dogs, the Australian Kelpies have a sense of duty and are fiercely loyal. They are also intelligent with a drive for true working dogs.

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Australian Kelpie – Tamworth

11 week old cream female Kelpie. Microchipped, vaccinated and wormed. Both parents are working dogs and very well natured.

Kim


Australian Kelpie – Zillmere

14 week old male Australian Kelpie Chocolate Microchipped Vaccinated Dewormed Vet checked

Ebonni


Australian Kelpie – Bahrs Scrub

6 Adorable little time Kelpie puppies available 4 Girls 2 Boys Currently 7 weeks old will be available from 23/03/24 Have been wormed every 2nd week, vaccinated, microchipped and vet checked. Both mother and father have worked before but don’t anymore and both are great with kids. These pups will make a great family pet or a great work colleague. Please message for details or more photos Currently in the Logan area of SE QLD BIN0010803075953

Benjamin Stanley


Australian Kelpie – Dubbo

6 puppies-3 boys/3 girls Born 14/12/24 Mum- Blue Heeler x Jack Russell Dad- Red and Tan Kelpie Socialised with young Children, vaccinated, microchipped and worming up to date. Get yourself a new little mate and give one of these cute pups a loving home

Kylie Luckie


Australian Kelpie – Healesville

URGENT SALE - READY TO GO, AUSTRALIAN PUREBRED KELPIE PUPPIES Born 07/01/2024 We have two gorgeous tri-coloured Pure Bred Kelpie pups for sale by breeder Cassie Oliver and Beverley Edwards-Oliver. Source Number: MB244425 1 x Male - Black Tri with blonde markings, longer hair. Microchip #953010006615087 1 x Male - Black Tri with blonde markings, shorter hair. Microchip #953010006615083 Dam is a Blonde Purebred Kelpie, non working companion dog with very affectionate and gentle nature Sire is a Blue/Silver Purebred Kelpie, non working companion dog with a gentle nature who comes from working dog farm in Dargo. His parents were Dam-Red, Sire-Black&Tan All our puppies have been vet checked, vaccinated until March25 incl Kennel Cough, microchipped and wormed. Not your average Kelpie markings with streaks of silver/gold above their front chest point mark which they have inherited from the Dam and Sire. Some blonde tips on the short haired male. Travelled long distance in car, sitting on command incl for meal, walking on leash, sleep thru the night, Crate trained. Lovely temperaments. Good for home or work. We provide puppy starter packs for each puppy and full photos since birth will be emailed to the new owner. Inspections are welcome at any time. Come meet & greet with a view to buy. We don't sell puppies without a viewing. Puppies like to meet their new owners and usually pick them out. Puppies are located at The Honeysuckles, near Sale, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia in Wellington Shire Council region. Puppies can be brought to Healesville or Lilydale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia **Kelpies are an active breed that need lots of exercise and brain stimulation, so please consider before enquiring. Puppies could be companion or working dog but require lots of work/training, especially in the first 12 months. New owners should be familiar with the breed and have the property or active lifestyle required. These dogs are not for a small backyard. They are very loyal dogs and will give back as much as you are willing to give yourself. Ready to go to their new furever homes now. If you are interested in owning one of our beautiful puppies, please contact me. Feel free to ask any questions.

Bev


Australian Kelpie – Quakers Hill

Name: Jackie Age: 4 months Breed: Australian Kelpie Colour: Full Black Desexed/registered: No Vaccinated: Yes Lives: Indoor/Outdoor Food: Kibbles, raw food etc Curious, brave, affectionate, and loves working/exercising He is potty trained, knows Upto 10 commands already (Sit, Jump, Down, Go Inside, Handshake, Hi5, Leave It, Go Potty) etc . Well behaved, eager to learn and very much intelligent.

Kam


Australian Kelpie – Tungkillo

Purebred Australian Kelpies for sale. Will be available from 02/04/2024 at 8 weeks old. Great natured for both companion or working dogs. Registered breeders - Hudson Kelpies Breeder registration number - DACO250167 7 puppies (4 females, 3 males) • Female 1 - fawn • Male 1 - fawn & tan • Female 2 - fawn & tan • Male 2 - fawn • Female 3 - fawn • Male 3 - fawn • Female 4 - black & tan Puppies will be well socialised with basic house training along with heavy exposure to children, cats and sheep. Up to date on worming, vaccination and microchipped. The Sire - Purebred cream kelpie From good working lines from the Riverland region of South Australia The Dam - Purebred fawn kelpie From good working lines of Tavis Kelpies in rural Victoria. Please contact us with any further questions, more than happy to provide further photos or information. Please text 0401 283 371 (Matthew)

Grace Hudson


Australian Kelpie – Mount Forbes

I have 8 kelpie x cattle pups for sale they will be vaccinated and microchip. They will be ready for their new homes on the 3rd march 2024. They are $300 each must pay a $50 non-refundble deposit

Kasandra Hill


Australian Kelpie – Gordonvale

We still have 2 gorgeous male puppies for sale. These boys will go to the best of homes only. Comes with microchip and 1st round of needles. Mum is a pure bred Red Kelpie (no papers unfortunately), Dad is a registered stud with Working Kelpie Council- Grade 2 (has papers). The puppies will be registered with Working Kelpie Council (WKC). Asking price is $1000 🐕 BIN0012261506424

Liz


Australian Kelpie – Mullion

7 kelpie puppies available 4 boys and 3 girls - 1 black boy - 3 black and tan boys - 2 black girls - 1 black and tan girl Puppies born 2nd December ready for their forever home on the 27th January. All fit and healthy with great personalities, wanting to be with you and play. Message me if interested, can deliver to local areas or come check out in person.

William Crowe


Australian Kelpie – Horsley

4 Kelpsky Pups. 3 girls 1 boy Dad agouti husky, mum kelpy. Wormed , vaxed, raw fed, healthy. All got saddle backs, mixture of eye colours some bi coloured. All ready for homing call 0448847516 for more info 2530 area code. Born 28th Oct 2023

Simone


Australian Kelpie – Zac

Kelpie Pups 3 Girls 3 Boys Microchipped, Vet checked, wormed and C3 Vaccinations. Very strong and Healthy Pups, toilet trained, well natured with passive communal feeding temperaments. Preference of sale to owners with large property to accommodate high energy breed. Excellent working bloodline. Born 28 November 2023, looking for their new forever homes. Available from 20th January 2024. Please call or text for more info. 0408 987 532

Zac


Australian Kelpie – Willowbank

7 Purebred Kelpie Puppies for sale Ready to go next week 9 Girls and 3 Boys Dark green girl - sold Dark blue boy - sold Light blue boy - sold Grey girl - sold Black girl - sold Both the mother and father are purebred and have beautiful natures. Puppies will be raised around other dogs and kids so they will suit a family home. All pups will be vet checked, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped. P You are more than welcome to come a view the puppies at any stage and if you are chasing more photos just let me know. A deposit will be required to secure your puppy Mothers microchip #: 953010004963206 BIN0014157907175 Please contact Holly on 0448985489

Holly Bell


Australian Kelpie – South Golden Beach

There are 2 puppies up for adoption. These puppies are amazing! The intelligence of the Kelpie making them easy to train…. Mixed with the gentle loving nature of the Wolfhound. We have kept one… and have just five left who are looking for new homes. We have been training them indoors and outdoors, they have a routine of eating time, playing time, cuddles time. They know how to sit, shake, walk on the leash already and respond to the commands 😛 2 beautiful males available They were born on the 10 of September, 2023 *De- wormed *vaccinated *vet certificate. Would you like to come have a look? Contact 0478562354

Maiana Sena


Australian Kelpie – Sale

Purebred red and tan Kelpie pups. 4 x females, 3 x males, Born 11/10/23, Solid, happy, healthy pups. Well socialised. Vet checked, microchipped, wormed and had first vaccine. Ready to go to suitable forever homes. Located in Sale

Michelle


Australian Kelpie – Carinda

Border Collie with a touch of Kelpie DOB 25/08/23 Raised in Family and farm environment. Suit working home keen workers OR active pet home Mother works cattle and sheep nicely Father works sheep Yard dog . Available NOW vaccination, microchip and vet check

Zandra


Australian Kelpie – Newcastle

Available for their new home are 2 little male pups as they are 8 weeks old this week. Puppies have been Microchipped, vaccinated, and (wormed since 2 weeks old) and come with a small parcel of food and collar. Parents both pure breed keplies, as pictured, we have 2 male -- Choc and tan boys, 1 with green collar. 1 with a black collar, Both beautifully natured, medium sized dogs. Mum is extremely smart from a farm and dad is very easy going happy fella from a farm in orange, Dad and mum are both black and tan kelpies on the last pictures. Puppies have been handled and social with all people and children from birth. Neither parent currently a farm working dog, but potential is definitely there. Kelpies are loyal, intelligent and enjoy companionship. The puppies are sweet, playful and have short bursts of energy. They have been well socialised with children already and live outside in a kennel. Get in touch if you would like to have a beautiful little one join your home

sharon clark


Kelpie Puppies for sale

Three 9 week old male keplie puppies looking for their forever homes. Their mother (4 years old) and father (2 years old) are our working dogs on our dairy and sheep farm and are excellent with both the cattle and sheep. Their mother is a "GoGetta kelpie". Sire comes from a long line of superior working kelpies. These keplies will make amazing pets and working dogs as they have a beautiful and obedient temper. They are microchipped and have had their first vaccination. Please message or call me if you are interested.

Samantha


Australian Kelpie – Minchinbury

2 cream female available 2 male brown available 1 brown girl available 1 caramel girl available We’re born on the 29/09/2023 and have been vaccinated and microchipped . These pups are looking for their forever homes !! Please contact me if interested.

Jaya bennion


Australian Kelpie – Tongala

We have 9 Australian Kelpie puppies available. - 7 Females - 2 Males - All Red / Tan - Vet Checked - Vaccinated and Microchipped - Wormed every 2 weeks Puppies have great personalities and are child friendly. Can be trained to work or just make fantastic loyal pets. Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information / photos. Thank you

David


Australian Kelpie – Mihi

3 m and 1 f. All look just like the two in the photo. Will be wormed prior to delivery and vac and microchipped at cost or you can choose to have your vet do it. These are farm bred and can either be pets or work livestock. All have been played with by the grandkids and friendly little fellows. Located near Armidale in NSW. Previous pups given away with similiar breeding have made good pets.

Hugh Cordingley


Australian Kelpie – Blacktown

Dad: American bulldog blood line Mum: kelpie and staffy blood line

Daowtong Chaisri


Australian Kelpie – Singleton

Kelpie cross border collie pups Absolutely gorgeous puppies! Black and chocolates with different white markings on them all 🥰 Starting to get fluffy!! Chunky pups! Brought up around a farm and exposed to loads of different animals,sounds,kids,people etc.. Will be ready to leave at the start of December and will be vaccinated microchipped vet checked and wormed 😃 Singleton $850 negotiable to the right forever homes

Tahneal


Australian Kelpie – Mount Druitt

He is 6 month old kelpie x very loyal loves attention needing new home

Melissa morris


Australian Kelpie – Miles

5 Kelpie x Red cattle dog puppies All boys,currently 8weeks old.Vaccinated,microchipped,wormed and flea treated.Dad is a purebred black and tan kelpie from working lines,Mum is red cattle x kelpie.Both parents are very well natured,great around any aged kids,stock and other animals.

Katilyn


Australian Kelpie – Elanora

Ready to go to their new homes now! Selling beautiful Kelpie x Koolie puppies, a very friendly, intelligent and protective breed. Very active and kid-friendly, overall just an active and fun pup to add to your family. Four girls and four boys, each puppies’ sex is listed on their individual photo(s)!

Carolyn


Australian Kelpie – Port Wakefield

8 kelpie cross pups for sale Dad is pure bred kelpie Mum is half kelpie half crossed with unknown (we think heeler) Both have a lovely nature and are well behaved dogs. 4 girls 4 boys available 3 light brown with white markings (1 girl 2 boys) 3 dark brown with white markings (1 girl 2 boys) 1 black with white markings (girl) 1 black with tan markings (girl) The pups were born on the 22nd of September 2023 and will be ready to go to new homes on the 17th of November 2023 (8 weeks old) Pups will not come vaccinated or microchipped. They will be kept up to date with flea and worming treatment. Open to negotiation Anyone interested is welcome to come and meet the pups, from the 10th of October onwards. If your interested call me on or message on: 0412025539 My breeder no. - DACO224345 Location - port Wakefield SA

Elizabeth


Australian Kelpie – South Golden Beach

Purebred Australian kelpie cross a Purebred Irish Wolfhound. RPBA 15337 *Members of Dogs NSW First litter of Kelpies and Irish Wolfhound. These stunning puppies make the perfect companion and with wonderful qualities and characteristics. They were born on the 10 of September, 2023 and ready for their new homes from November 5th (8 weeks). 2 males (Brindle) 1 male (black) 4 females (Brindle) 1 female (black/Brindle) 1 female (Kelpie Tan) *DAD -  Malachi was born on 11/07/2021. He's an Irish Wolfhound. Noble, kind, sweet and moderately active.
Gentle Giant. *MUM - SKY was born on 08/10/2020 She’s an Australian Kelpie, a medium-sized sheepdog. She’s extremely intelligent and was trained to be part of agility competitions. She's excelled in the areas of obedience, agility and tracking. *Both adult dogs have beautiful, calm and loyal temperaments and are raised in a loving home around children. All puppies will come: -vaccinated, microchipped and wormed. -socialised with children & adults.. -Vet / Microchip paperwork. Located in South Golden Beach,NSW. Pick up & Drop off can be negotiated. Contact info: maianasena93@gmail.com 0478 562 354

Maiana Sena


Kelpie Pups Red and Tan Purebred

Red and Tan pure bred kelpie puppies for sale $1500 each. Ready to go to their new home 10th October. 2 Males available. Puppies have been raised in a family environment and have had plenty of socialising. They come from exceptional bloodlines (riverdale and karmala) and parents are smart, obedient with beautiful temperaments. Puppies breeding makes them easily trainable with natural ability and they will make great pets or working dogs. Pups are vet checked, immunised and microchipped and will be registered with the working kelpie council and are available for viewing now. Mum and Dad will also be available for viewing. Working Kelpie Council id #2989 - Qld Gov BIN0001015380233. Phone 0428 845 417

Bronwyn Neuendorf


Purebred Australian kelpie cross a Purebred Irish Wolfhound.

Purebred Australian kelpie cross a Purebred Irish Wolfhound. RPBA 15337 *Members of Dogs NSW First litter of Kelpies and Irish Wolfhound. These stunning puppies make the perfect companion and with wonderful qualities and characteristics. They were born on the 10 of September, 2023 and ready for their new homes from November 5th (8 weeks). 2 males (Brindle) 1 male (black) 4 females (Brindle) 1 female (black/Brindle) 1 female (Kelpie Tan) *DAD -  Malachi was born on 11/07/2021. He's an Irish Wolfhound. Noble, kind, sweet and moderately active.
Gentle Giant. *MUM - SKY was born on 08/10/2020 She’s an Australian Kelpie, a medium-sized sheepdog. She’s extremely intelligent and was trained to be part of agility competitions. She's excelled in the areas of obedience, agility and tracking. *Both adult dogs have beautiful, calm and loyal temperaments and are raised in a loving home around children. All puppies will come: -vaccinated, microchipped and wormed. -socialised with children & adults.. -Vet / Microchip paperwork. Located in South Golden Beach,NSW. Pick up & Drop off can be negotiated. Contact info: maianasena93@gmail.com 0478 562 354

Maiana Sena


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About Australian Kelpie

Having been bred as herding dogs, the Australian Kelpies have a sense of duty and are fiercely loyal. They are also intelligent with a drive for true working dogs.

Lifespan

Lifespan

10 to 14 years

Weight

Weight

Male: 17 - 20 kg Female: 14 - 18 kg

Height

Height

Male: 45 - 50 cm Female: 41 - 45 cm

Grooming

Grooming

Kelpies need weekly brushing and are easy to care for otherwise

Origins

Like most breeds, the Kelpie was developed in the 19th century; around 1870.

At that time, the sheep and wool industry in Australia was booming. As a result, ranchers were in need of a dog that could handle the unruly animals. The dog also needed to be capable of tolerating the extreme environmental conditions.

One of the main breeds that was used to develop the Kelpie, is the Collie. This was a working dog imported from Britain. Collies are also ancestors of the Border Collie, English Shepherd and Australian Shepherd.

Key Characteristics Of Australian Kelpies

Are Australian Kelpies Family-Friendly?

Show Kelpie breed lines make better pets than their working counterparts, as they are friendly and more sociable.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Australian Kelpies may suffer from:

Collie Eye Anomaly

A hereditary disorder causing abnormalities in the eye’s development, potentially leading to retinal detachment and vision loss.

Hypothyroidism.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy.

Cerebellar Abiotrophy.

A neurological disorder where the cells in the cerebellum deteriorate over time, leading to progressive loss of coordination and balance.

Nature / Temperament

Active, intelligent and independent. They’re also loyal and friendly to their human companions.

Suitable Environment

They thrive in country settings but are not suited for apartments due to their high exercise demands.

Other Considerations

  1. Kelpies have short double coats that come in a variety of colours. The most common are black, red, chocolate and fawn.
  2. There are two varieties of the Australian Kelpie: the working and show stock. Working dogs are more popular than the show Kelpies.
  3. Kelpies are often used as guide and assistance dogs by those with special needs. They also come in handy in search and rescue operations.

How can I take good care of my Australian Kelpie?

Nutrition

The Kelpies are a very energetic breed. As such, they need foods that can boost their energy levels, in particular feed your Kelpie high-quality dog food twice per day. Also provide them with fresh water every day.

You can also feed them fruit and vegetables, and occasionally cottage cheese. Such products make their diet more interesting and provide adequate vitamins and minerals. These extra additions should not exceed 10% of their diet.

Keep in mind that their nutritional requirements will change as they grow – consult your vet.

Grooming

The Kelpies’ coats are short. But, these are double coats consisting of thick, dense undercoats. So, they still need regular grooming. Brush their coats two or more times each week.

These dogs are average shedders, however they molt or shed heavily twice in a year. They will need more frequent brushing during these periods.

Exercise

Kelpie owners often find it difficult to provide adequate exercise to their dogs. The secret is to incorporate other physical activities into your dog’s routine. Apart from walks, you can take them swimming or hiking.

Another option is joining a canine sports club in your area. This way your Kelpie will get as much physical and mental

Training

What makes Australian Kelpies easy to train is their level of intelligence and focus. Besides, training is an excellent way of engaging their brains.

Kelpies thrive in different dog sports, particularly agility and herding competitions. But one thing to note is that they need plenty of socialisation. This way, they will feel comfortable around children and strangers.

Most Asked Australian Kelpie Questions

If you spend most of your time lounging by the couch, the Kelpie is definitely not the pet for you. The dog is more suited for owners with active lifestyles.

They have several traits that make them suitable for this role. One, their loyalty. Two, they are always alert to their surroundings and known to be vocal.

They are a medium-size breed. Their size ranges from 40 to 50 cm in height and their weight ranges from 14 to 20 kg. Of course, the higher limits of the both height and weight ranges are reserved for male Kelpies.

It is rare for breeders to crossbreed the Kelpie. But when this happens, it’s often with other working breeds. Some examples are:

  1. Collie – cross between a Kelpie and a Border Collie
  2. Australian Kelpherd – cross between a Kelpie and Australian Shepherd

 

Australian Kelpie for sale cost between $800 to $1500 approximately.

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