The Kelpie

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Australian Kelpie

Also known as: Barb

Origin: Australia

Height at shoulder: 17–20 inches (43–51 cm)

Weight: 25–45 pounds (11–20 kg)

Coat: Short, hard, smooth

Color: Solid black or red (brown) with or without tan markings or dilutes of black/red, including fawn, deep brown and blue

Ears: Upright, pointed tips

Tail: Long, thick, slightly curved

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To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

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