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Australian Kelpie

Also known as: Kelpie, Barb

Group: Herding, Foundation Stock Service

Origin: Australia

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

History and Facts: Kelpies are thought to be a mix of Border Collies. They were used for herding sheep in the heat and rough terrain.

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

Breed-Related Health Concerns
No known hereditary diseases

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

Grooming: Regular Brushing