Australian Kelpie Dog Facts
Most widely used name for this species
|Australian Kelpie Dog|
The area where the animal first came from
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
The average time the animal lives for
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
|Tan, Red, Black, Brown|
|Average Litter Size:|
The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
|Loyal and protective|
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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Australian Kelpie Dog
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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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019
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