Australian Kelpie


Recommended for: Active People
Maintenance Level: High
Lifespan: 11-15 years
Temperament:
Intelligent, very active
Health Risk:
This breed has an around average probability of having health issues in its lifetime, hence it is one of the more affordable breeds to insure.
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Breed Overview

The Australian Kelpie is a medium-sized dog originally bred for droving and mustering livestock. They are skilled and intelligent dogs with a rich history in Australia.
Australian Kelpies have compact bodies with a broad chest, muscular lower body, and a medium-length, low-set tail. Kelpies have a double coat made up of a short, dense undercoat covered by a hard, straight, weather-resistant overcoat. They come in a few different colours and patterns, the most common being black and red, with or without tan/fawn, chocolate and blue.
Banner-BreedSelectorThe average Kelpie stands between 43 and 51 cm tall and weighs around 14 – 20 kg and their lifespan is about 11 – 15 years.
Like all dogs originally bred to work, the Kelpie has lots of energy and needs frequent, vigorous exercise – though sometimes even this isn’t enough to tire them out! Owners are recommended to take their Kelpie for a long walk or jog at least once a day. Kelpies also love flyball training that keeps their mind and body active.

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