Kelpie road test. Burke’s backyard Working Dogs

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    Kelpie road test. Burke’s backyard

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    A dash of dingo : origins of the Australian kelpie

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    Ed and I have trained with a couple of Kelpies and I like the breed a lot.
    I have skimmed the videos, will watch when I have more time. The book looks interesting.
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    Where I grew up the neighbor had and bred working kelpies.
    He went to work with them pushing sheep up in the pens at the local abbatoir.

    I still say kelpies are the smartest dogs I’ve ever seen .

    I picked a lot up from that guy and his dogs early on.

    I put these vids up , so maybe someone considering getting a kelpie for a pet may see them .

    especially the part in one of these vids where the guy says how far would they run in a day working ,

    to which the man replies probably about 50 or 60 kilometers in a day!


    And for those who want a working kelpie for a pet let that sink in :)

    I also liked the part where the guy says it was an act of god the cross that created them ,
    Which could not be repeated, and how healthy and fit they are.

    plus the best dog there working he’s talking about is 14 :)
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    there has been a lot of conflicting stories of the breeds origins , however in the second vid here , the guy has done his dna homework and travelled overseas also to track the ancestors
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    A Kelpie pup learning detection work .
    Enjoyable watching how they ‘ join the dots’ together from an early age.
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    Been watching kelpies do agility course on YouTube.

    I think they must be underrepresented worldwide and being Australian perhaps they’re not so well known everywhere else.

    I know the border collies are phenomenal and can’t take anything away from them .
    I see them as quite calm , where as I see kelpies as more switched ‘on’.

    just my opinion and feeling however I believe if kelpies were better represented they can keep up with the collies ‘at least’.

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    The border collies have amazing balance.
    Some kelpies are really light framed , some have bigger chests and bodies.

    I think the lighter framed kelpies would do well.

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