Also known as: Kelpie, Barb
Group: Herding, Foundation Stock Service
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