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Australian Kelpie Info

Australian Kelpie Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-14 years Height: 17-20" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 4-7 pups
Group: Herding Weight: 25-45 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Australian Kelpie is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 25 lbs that can reach 45 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Australian Kelpie breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 14 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Australian Kelpie should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 7 puppies.

Australian Kelpie Breed Characteristics

Group Herding Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin Australia Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements monthly
Barks Dangerous no

Australian Kelpie Temperament

robust, enthusiastic, and tireless working dog, good with children, easy trainability and keenness on the job

Health Problems

progressive retinal atrophy which causes partial to total blindness

Australian Kelpie Coat

Australian Kelpie Dog Colors

black and red, and fawn, blue, or chocolate

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