Australian Kelpie Dog
Friendly, intelligent and energetic!
Australian Kelpie Dog Scientific Classification
- Scientific Name
- Canis Lupus
Australian Kelpie Dog Conservation Status
Australian Kelpie Dog Locations
Australian Kelpie Dog Facts
- Loyal and protective
- Should be trained from an early age and should be firm but fair
- Average Litter Size
- Common Name
- Australian Kelpie Dog
- Friendly, intelligent and energetic!
- Herd Dog
Australian Kelpie Dog Physical Characteristics
- Skin Type
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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.View all 59 animals that start with A
Australian Kelpie Dog FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are Australian Kelpie Dogs herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores?
Australian Kelpie Dogs are Omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals.
What Kingdom do Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to?
Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to the Kingdom Animalia.
What class do Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to?
Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to the class Mammalia.
What phylum to Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to?
Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to the phylum Chordata.
What family do Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to?
Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to the family Canidae.
What order do Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to?
Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to the order Carnivora.
What genus do Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to?
Australian Kelpie Dogs belong to the genus Canis.
What type of covering do Australian Kelpie Dogs have?
Australian Kelpie Dogs are covered in Hair.
How many babies do Australian Kelpie Dogs have?
The average number of babies an Australian Kelpie Dog has is 5.
What is an interesting fact about Australian Kelpie Dogs?
Australian Kelpie Dogs are friendly, intelligent, and energetic!
What is the scientific name for the Australian Kelpie Dog?
The scientific name for the Australian Kelpie Dog is Canis Lupus.
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