Weight: 25 - 45 lbs.
Height: 17" - 23"
Life Span: 12 - 14 years
Health Problems: A very hardy breed.
Also Known As: Kelpie, Barb
Category: Companion Dog, Herding, Show Dog
The Australian Kelpie demands daily vigorous exercise. This dog is not recommended for city or apartment living.
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.