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Australian Kelpie Dog

Australian Kelpie (red and tan)
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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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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: 7th December 2016 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
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3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]

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