At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 25 - 45 lbs.

Height: 17" - 23"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Australian Kelpie

Also know as: Kelpie, Barb

Group: Herding

Origin: Australia

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Herding, Show Dog

History and Facts: 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.

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

Breed-Related Health Concerns
A very hardy breed.

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

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.


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