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Australian Kelpie

Australian Kelpie
Australian Kelpie
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Key facts about the Australian Kelpie

  • Life expectancy : Between 12 and 14 years
  • Temperament : Playful, Intelligent
  • Size : Medium
  • Type of coat : Short, Long

FCI Group

FCI Group

Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

Section

Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Physical characteristics of the Australian Kelpie

Adult size

Female dog Between 17 and 19 in
Male dog Between 18 and 20 in

Weight

Female dog Between 24 and 33 lb
Male dog Between 29 and 49 lb

Temperament

Affectionate

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Playful

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Calm

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Intelligent

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Hunter

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Fearful / wary of strangers

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Independent

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Behaviour of the Australian Kelpie

Tolerates solitude

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Easy to train / obedience

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Barking

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Tendency to run away

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Destructive

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Greedy / Gluttony

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Guard dog

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First dog

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Lifestyle

Australian Kelpie in a flat

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Need for exercise / Sporty

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Travelling / easy to transport

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Compatibility

Australian Kelpie and cats

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Australian Kelpie and dogs

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Australian Kelpie and children

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Australian Kelpie and the elderly

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Grooming

Health of the Australian Kelpie

Strong / robust

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Withstand heat

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Withstand cold

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Tendency to put on weight

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