Australian Kelpie

Other name: Kelpie

Photo: adult dog of Australian Kelpie breed
Photo: puppy of Australian Kelpie breed
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Life expectancy

The Australian Kelpie has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

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

Adult weight

Female Between 24 and 33 lb
Male Between 29 and 49 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown Red Blue
Type of coat
Long Hard
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Australian Kelpie costs approximately 340£

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More details about the Australian Kelpie

Australian Kelpie: Origins and history

The hot, dusty outback climate takes a tough working dog - and that’s exactly what the Australian Kelpie was bred for! This hardy dog can cope well in all sorts of conditions and, therefore, has been used as a working dog in Australia for hundreds of years. However, no one is completely sure how this breed was created, though it’s thought to be related to the Collie.

FCI classification of the Australian Kelpie

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Australian Kelpie

It is a dog easy to educate, thanks to his great attention and his taste for learning.

Australian Kelpie: Purchase price

This breed is fairly easy to come across in the UK. You should be able to pick one up for around £340. Make sure you’re purchasing from a reliable, trusted breeder and meet the parents if possible.

Concerning your monthly budget, on average to fulfill this dog's need, you can count between £20-£30.

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