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Kelpies are intelligent and devoted to duty. They are capable of doing tasks with little or no supervision and thrive when they have a job to do. Being a herding dog, they are easy to train for almost anything, making them a good watchdog.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier – Enfield

Needing a Family for Charlie Due to unexpected circumstances, I’m sadly rehoming my loved Charlie. I'm looking for someone who will take care of him as he deserves. Very healthy, playful, friendly, intelligent, well-trained with most of other dogs and kids. Microchipped, vaccinated, desexed, regularly vet-checked and treated for worms. Born in 2017 Breed: Staffy crossed with Kelpie. Black and White colour. Used to staying outdoors without barking if not at trespassers. Kennel, bed, harness, leashes, medicines, and food are negotiable if you're interested in. Please, contact me on 0416772519

Mari Mini


Australian Kelpie – Newcastle

Available for their new home are 3 little male pups and (SOLD 2 female pups) as they are 10 weeks old. red collar is a fun loving fella and happy and playful, blue collar is a a cool little fella and easy going, and purple collar is also a relaxed happy little fella. Puppies have been Vet checked, Microchipped, Vaccinated, and Wormed at 2,4,6,8,10 weeks old and come with a small parcel of food, collar and a lead. Both Parents are pure breed keplies, Mum is Ellie, my much loved beautiful girl a very loving girl and dad Baxter is my much loved sons dog loyal, always up for a walk or to play fetch happy easy going fella. As pictured, we have 3 male -- Black and Tan boys, 1 with Red collar collar, 1 Blue collar , and Purple collar, (SOLD 1 Black and Tan female with green collar) Both beautifully natured, medium sized dogs. Mum is extremely smart and has amazing balance. Her grandfather was an agility champion and she is from a farm and dad is very easy going happy fella, very relaxed 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


Australian Kelpie – Dubbo

Unfortunately I have had to make a very hard decision to sell my beautiful girl Indie. Indie is a purebred red kelpie I got her from a breeder in Clermont QLD “Clermont Kelpies” she is not registered. Indie is desexed, microchipped and is up to date with her vaccinations Indie is a very energetic girl and requires a big yard, preferably a property. She is good with re-call, sits, shakes paw, walks on lead pretty well although is very strong, perfect in the car loves to sit in the front seat and look out the window or sleep. She loves her toys and absolutely loves playing fetch and tug of war. Indie has been around cattle since she was born until she was about 5 months old definitely has some instinct but due to circumstances never got around to training her. She is good around horses and cats. Unfortunately Indie has become aggressive towards other female dogs that try to dominate her or tell her no. So preferably needs to go to a home where there are male dogs that are the same size or bigger than her. Please Dm for more information

Georgia Orourke


Australian Kelpie – Goulburn

1 x male and 1 x female purebred kelpie pups for sale. The female has already started working in the shearing sheds, both dogs proving to be confident little pups. Both dogs come microchipped and vaccinated. Father of the pups is a A1 working/shed dog and the mother is confident around sheep in the paddock.

Sophie


Australian Kelpie – Lockhart

For Sale 1x Female 4x Male Both parents Black and Tan pure bred Kelpies with good stud history. Mum RWK Rosebank Millie and Dad kelpie dog that goes back to Woodridge and Baringa Bloodlines. Both parents proven workers for both sheep and cattle good cast and cover in the paddock with a lot of force in the yards. Born 21/03/2024 they are all microchipped and had first vaccinations and ready for their new homes 21/05/2024 Location Urangeline East NSW

Jaimee Morey


Kelpie – Craigie

Jasper is my neighbor’s dog who sadly passed away few days ago. I’m doing this on her son’s behalf. Not sure about his next vax but he was well taken care of. He’s toilet trained and good with kids. His diet is puppy dry food. Please contact me if you have a backyard and adequate amount of time for him to play and be kept entertained. Available at Craigie anytime this weekend.

Sara


Kelpie – Clunes

Adorable, gentle Kelpie pup ready for a home. Vaccinated and Micro Chipped- 6 months old. Would make a great working dog or family pet. He is a big sweetheart and loves to play with the other dog but will also come and sit next to you for a cuddle. Mum and dad are both excellent working dogs particularly in the yards.

Cassie


Australian Kelpie – Port Wakefield

6 beautiful kelpie cross puppies The puppy’s dad is purebred kelpie and the mum is half purebred kelpie and half unknown The parents are both lovely natured dogs, well behaved and easily trained. Both are just house dogs not working. 2 boys (green and yellow collar) and 4 girls available The puppies will not come vaccinated or microchipped. They have been kept up to date with worming treatment If you want me to hold a puppy for you a deposit will need to be put down. If interested contact me on here or my phone no. 0412025539. Anyone interested is welcome to come and meet the pups. Price is negotiable My breeder No. DACO224345

Elizabeth


Australian Kelpie – Bundall

📍Location: Bundall, Gold Coast Name: Ryder 🐶Breed: Kelpie 🤍Colour: red/brown Age: 8 months 🩵Gender: Male Weight: 15kg Vaccinated: yes Flea and tick treated: yes Vet checked: yes recently Health issues: separation anxiety Spayed or neutered: no Microchipped: yes Outdoor or indoor: both 🐱Good with cats: unsure 🐶Good with dogs: yes 🧚🏼Good with children : unsure 🐷Good with farm animals: unsure Good with pocket pets: unsure Fence requirements: must be quite high 🎒My pet comes with: a lead and harness, toys, bed and crate, food and water bowl. Needs to be rehomed: asap Reason for rehoming: my partner and I don’t have the time and house to look after him anymore. 🧑‍🧑‍🧒‍🧒This pet would be suited to: a loving family that can exercise him. Behaviour information: He has extensive separation anxiety which he gets quite worked up. ❤️‍🩹Anything the knew owners should know: loving dog, loves to run and fetch the ball, loves playing with his toys, he needs to be around people often to feel safe otherwise he gets worked up. Gets protective over you when on walks. He’s a really cuddly and loving dog, we are we going to miss having him around and we hate to give him away but we don’t have the time to look after him anymore. We hope he goes to a family that will love him as much as we do!

Charlotte Harvey


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


Kelpie – Horsley

Dingo x Kelpie 3 x Males 1 x Female 7 weeks old D.O.B. 11.11.2023

Vanessa


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


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The Ultimate Kelpie Guide

About Kelpie

The Australian Kelpie has a slightly rounded skull and medium build. It has a broad chest and well developed limbs that contribute to its capability of untiring work.

Its double coat consists of a dense undercoat and weather-resistant straight outer coat. Colors are wide-ranging, including black, red, chocolate, and blue.

Lifespan

Lifespan

12 to 15 years

Weight

Weight

They generally weigh between 11 to 20 kg. Some can reach a weight of 27 kg.

Height

Height

Male: 46 to 51 cm Female: 43 to 48 cm

Grooming

Grooming

Kelpies have a double coat, so they need weekly brushing or combing. While they are a low-maintenance breed, they still need an occasional bath.

Origins

Kelpies originated from the Scottish collies brought to Australia in the late 1800s.

The foundation female, owned by J.D. Gleeson, was mated on many occasions, including to a male dog owned by C.T.W. King. At that time, the breed did not have a name. It was only after King’s dog’s performance in a sheepdog trial that the breed was named Kelpie’s Pups.

It wasn’t until the turn of the century that dogs with a Kelpie-like appearance were called Kelpie.

Key Characteristics Of Kelpies

Are Kelpies Family-Friendly?

Yes, they are. Kelpies are very friendly and get along with both people and pets. Playful and affectionate, they are good around children.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Kelpies may suffer from:

Cryptorchidism

A condition where one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum, remaining in the abdomen or the inguinal canal.

Patellar luxation

A condition where the kneecap dislocates or moves out of its normal location within the knee joint.

Progressive retinal atrophy

Nature / Temperament

Intelligent, energetic, friendly, alert, and loyal

Suitable Environment

Kelpies are very energetic, so keeping them cooped up in a small apartment is not the best idea. They have a natural instinct to herd, making them suitable for small farms and homes with a big backyard.

Other Considerations

– As working dogs, Kelpies need all the exercise they can get. This means hours of vigorous physical activity daily.

– Kelpies have a tendency to try and herd almost any moving object by nipping the ground next to it. It is important to train them as early as possible to minimise this behaviour.

– Kelpies are used to herding in the heat, so they adapt better to warmer climates.

How can I take good care of my Kelpie?

Nutrition

As an active breed, Kelpies need a nutritious, high-performance diet. Their food should be packed with carbohydrates and protein to sustain their energy.

The typical adult Kelpie needs 2 to 2½ cups of premium dry food daily, divided into two meals.

Avoid feeding your dog with cheap, generic dog food as it lacks enough nutrients. Choose a brand made specifically for active dogs.

Grooming

Kelpies need moderate maintenance, so brushing can be done once or twice weekly. Bathing can be given only when necessary to avoid removing the natural oils in their coat.

Exercise

Kelpies have an incredible stamina, so they need regular mental and physical stimulation. You need to devote time and effort into their exercise needs.

There are plenty of exercises for you and your Kelpie. Aside from the usual daily walks and runs, you can trek, swim, or play fetch with your dog. Kelpies love the outdoors, so any activity that allows them to explore is recommended.

Training

Kelpie dogs are very intelligent and start learning by the time you bring them home. They learn through observation and are quick to understand tricks and commands. They can be trained as early as four to five weeks.

This is basic information, and it should not be used to make adoption or purchasing decisions. Be sure to consult an expert if you’d like to learn about the breed’s care and requirements.

Most Asked Kelpie Questions

Kelpies generally have a straight forehead, almond-shaped eyes, and ears that point outward. They are muscular, with a deep chest and rounded ribs.

Their coat may be short, smooth, or rough with a base colour of black, chocolate, red, or blue. Some Kelpies have solid colours, while others have markings.

They do, but moderately. Luckily, routine brushing helps keep loose hair under control.

The cost of a Kelpie depends on the source. The average cost is between AUD $1,200 to $1,600. There are also dogs in the price range of $400 to $800.

If you are buying from a reputable breeder, a dog can cost almost $3,500.

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