A short-coated, medium sized, alert breed born with a strong instinct for herding and guarding, the Australian Kelpie evolved as a breed shortly after the immigration of colonists from Great Britain to Australia introduced sheep to the continent. One account claims the breed resulted from a collie/dingo cross, while another suggests the breed resulted from a cross between a collie from the north of England and a black and tan female from New South Wales, Australia. Currently, the Australian Kelpie is recognized as being in FCI (Group 1).
Within this category you will find information on the various associations, breeders, and fanciers promoting this breed.
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Last update:August 28, 2015 at 5:45:03 UTC