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Australian Kelpie Dog


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Australian Kelpie (red and tan)
Kelpies are loyal, friendly, intelligent, energetic dogs that require a challenging job to be satisfactory companions.

They need to be stimulated as idle and bored dogs become frustrated, noisy, and destructive.With personalised love and attention, they can be very placid and faithful, although they do need space to run. For the show or bench Kelpie, walks and socialisation may be sufficient to keep them happy. A working bred Kelpie must have a job to do and plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to remain healthy and companionable.

A Kelpie is not aggressive towards people and cannot be considered a guard dog, though he will certainly bark when necessary. Working Kelpies may nip when working stock and should be taught early not to do so to humans.


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Australian Kelpie Dog Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed...
Australian Kelpie Dog
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from...
Australia
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
50cm (20in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
20kg (45lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
14 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
Herd Dog
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Tan, Red, Black, Brown
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
5
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Loyal and protective
Training:
The level of house-training needed for the animal...
Should be trained from an early age and should be firm but fair

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