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Sky

Australian Kelpie

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)

Gender: Female

Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques

Quick to learn and train

5/5

Emotionally stable

4/5

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

4/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Great watch dog

2/5

Great guard dog

0/5

The Kewl Kelpie

By

United States

Posted July 14, 2015

I have what is known as a working Kelpie (bench Kelpies are show Kelpies). They are famous for their herding ability, specifically their tendency to run over the backs of sheep. They don't shed much (unless double-coated in which case they will), are medium size (so great for smaller homes/apartments), and quiet. Fairly active dogs, my Sky is happiest when lying on the bed. I call her the "Laziest Kelpie in the World!" They are very loyal, tend to be one-person dogs, and can be a bit reserved (although Sky never read that in the book so she loves everyone). Note, they care known to be good jumpers and may get out of yards with low fences. Finally, please be aware that just because a dog is black and prick ears doesn't make it a Kelpie! There aren't many in the US so if you see a "Kelpie" in rescue, it probably isn't a Kelpie!

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