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Australian Kelpie

The Australian Kelpie, also known simply as Kelpie, is a versatile and intelligent working dog native to Australia. This dog is popular both in its home country and abroad for its excellent working abilities and charming personality. In this blog we take a closer look at the history, character, health and care of this fascinating dog breed.


The Australian Kelpie originated in Australia where it was bred to help herd sheep on the large farms and ranches. The breed was developed in the late 19th century through crosses between the Scotch collie and other British sheepdogs, as well as the Australian dingo. The goal was to breed a dog that was smart, agile and hardy enough to handle the rigors of the farm.

The first Kelpie was born in 1872 and was named after a legendary mythological figure from Scottish folklore. The breed continued to develop and quickly became one of the most popular working dogs in Australia. Kelpies are now also known and loved outside Australia.


The Australian Kelpie is known for its lively, friendly and energetic personality. This dog is highly intelligent and has an excellent ability to learn. Therefore, he is not only an excellent working dog, but also a great family dog.

The Kelpie is very loyal to its owner and has a natural tendency to protect its territory. However, it is important to know that this dog does need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. Insufficient challenge can lead to destructive behavior and other problems.


The Australian Kelpie is generally a healthy breed, but as with all breeds there are some health issues to be aware of. These can include hip dysplasia, eye problems, and allergies.

It's important to take your Kelpie to the vet regularly for checkups and to detect any problems early. It's also important to feed your Kelpie a healthy diet and provide him with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.


The Australian Kelpie has a short, dense coat that is relatively easy to maintain. Regular brushing helps remove loose hair and keeps the coat shiny and healthy. The Kelpie does not need frequent bathing unless it is very dirty.

In addition to basic grooming, the Kelpie also needs a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. This breed is active by nature and needs plenty of exercise to keep it from becoming bored and destructive. It is therefore important to exercise your Kelpie for at least an hour every day and to provide him with enough challenge, for example through obedience training, agility training or other dog sports.

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