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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


Kelpie – Taree

We have 4 x kelpie cross bull arab 14 week old female pups. Have had 2x vaccinations. Regularly wormed. 3 x black and white patches and 1 x brindle. Good with other dogs. Looking for a forever home. Great present for Christmas.

Holly Wheeler


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


Labrador Kelpie – Natalie

Beautiful puppies ready to go from 8 weeks old (19 November). $550 each. Both parents are loving family pets. Dad is a Lab and Mum is a Lab-x-Kelpie (last 2 photos) All puppies come with their first vaccination, microchipped, wormed from 2 weeks and vet checked.

Natalie


Kelpie – Yackandandah

Catahoula x kelpie pups 8 weeks old and ready to go. Gorgeous little pups and extremely quick learners. Neg on price to best of homes

Tamika Jackson


Australian Kelpie – Blacktown

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

Daowtong Chaisri


Kelpie Cross Labrador – Tanilba Bay

Due to circumstances we need to rehome our lab x kelpie. She is 2yrs old, beautiful natures and great with kids (we have 3 of our own). She needs yard space to run around in. She enjoys walks and playing in water.

Jecinta


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


Kelpie – Kate

2 year old female tanned Kelpie, perfectly looked after and very intelligent.

Kate


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


Kelpie x Puppy

Remy is a loving gentle but strong young man in need of a couple or family (no kids or pets) who can provide him with lots of energy and cuddles. We are currently unable to satisfy his needs due to our work lifestyles with our home and yard not being big enough to accommodate for his playful energy. We are requesting a loving owner/s, to provide him with the most love and care in the world as he is one amazing dog who will be a great companion for any situation. Remy's name was originated by us and he responds well to it, with the name originating from the Disney movie "Ratatouille" due to his intelligence and brown coat. We rescued him recently at Lost Dogs North Melbourne home and found him to be quiet in the beginning, but when you gain his trust through food and treats, he will slowly open up to you and start to show trust. He will benefit from force-free training and respond to treat motivated commands quite well. He is currently unsure about other dogs and how to respond to them, but he is quick to gain trust in no time. Notes about Remy: - Microchipped - Vaccinated (including all history) - De-Sexed - Wormed - Knows to sit, stay, off and down commands - Quick learner - Loves to cuddle We are looking for serious, loving owners only and will need to have a meet and greet before taking him home. He is an exceptional dog and we request him to have the right fit for his next home.

Megha


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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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