All this information is taken from The Australian Kelpie page. Why not go to their site and have a look?
"This wonderful breed came from two black and tan short coated prick eared Collies imported by a Mr. Elliott and a Mr. Allen in the 1860s." .."extremely alert, eager and highly intelligent with a mild, tractable disposition, a marked loyalty and devotion to duty."
.."The general appearance of the Kelpie shall be that of a lithe, active dog of great quality, showing hard muscular condition combined with great suppleness of limb and conveying the capability of untiring work." .."The Kelpie has a moderately short coat - shorter than a German Shepherd but longer than a Doberman. "
Colour - there are "seven colours; red, chocolate, black, red and tan, black and tan. smoke blue and fawn."
My thanks for their help and letting me use this information,
All broken pictures are waiting an entry. Put your dog there!
They are shown in under the Import Register and as such may not compete for best in show.
|Update||Club Name||Contact||Phone number||Homepage|
Kelpies (UK) Reg.
|(+44) 1455 848282||Leicestershire||yes||yes|
|Size||Active||Temperament||Kennel||Training||Grooming||Problems||46 - 51cm (18-20")|
43 - 48 cm (17-19")
|DRAGONHEART||N/A||+44 1974 821450||Wales||no||no|
|none||Mr. and Mrs.Guy Mitchell||+44 363 866606||Devon||no||no|
|Aust Ch Kagaru Kaos
Kagaru Kennels breed only
Aust Champion Bloodlines
to produce quality well
adjusted pups with the
correct type and
|Chris Fisher||0412723459||Florida, USA||yes||yes|
|Eurowenban||Fiona McGregor||61 (0) 2 68866134||NSW Australia||yes||no|
|Bestseller||Tuula Nampajärvi||Fin. (05) 4366 179||Finland||yes||yes|
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Last update Sunday, July 18, 2004