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Australian Kelpie

Australian Sheepdog, Australischer Kelpie, Kelpie, Barb


Size Medium
Height 17-20 inches (43-51 cm)
Weight 25-45 pounds (11-20 kg)
Lifespan 10-14 years
Colors Black Black & Tan Blue Brown Chocolate Fawn Red
Origin Australia
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The Australian Kelpie is not recommended for apartment life. They are working dogs that need plenty of open space to run and will be happiest with a job to do. Their all-weather coat allows them to live where it is hot as well as where it is cold. They will be content to live outdoors with adequate shelter.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them. It is also friendly toward other pets.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

The Australian Kelpie is a working dog that demands a great deal of exercise, preferably with some kind of job to do. Their energy levels are extremely high!! They are workaholics and will run until they drop!! They need to be taken on long daily walks. Makes an excellent jogging companion. Do not allow this dog to walk ahead of you on the walks. He needs to be beside or behind you to re-enforce the human is alpha.


Easy Training: The Australian Kelpie is very intelligent and easily trained. It is a natural herder. Australian Kelpies excel at competitive obedience events and dog agility, but also enjoy simple games of fetch.



Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: Infrequent grooming is required to maintain upkeep.


Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



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