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Australian Kelpie

Size: Medium

Weight: 25 - 45 lbs.

Height: 17" - 23"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: A very hardy breed.

Origin: Australia

Also Known As: Kelpie, Barb

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog, Herding, Show Dog

Exercise Needs

The Australian Kelpie demands daily vigorous exercise. This dog is not recommended for city or apartment living.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


Australian Kelpie is a friendly, loyal, intelligent and agile breed.

Compatibility with Kids

Requires early socialization.


This breed dates back to the 1870s and is thought to be a mix of Border Collie and a mixed breed named Kelpie. Some believe that the breed originally included Dingo.

Dog Food for Your Australian Kelpie

Puppy Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Adult Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Bil-Jac Picky No More Medium & Large Breed Dog Food package front countertop

Picky No More™ Medium & Large Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of medium & large breed dogs.