Australian Kelpie

A Fawn Kelpie

A Fawn and Tan Kelpie Male a slightly darker fawn than a picture of a bitch Further down on the page.

Solid Black Kelpie (also known as a Barb)

The main colours of the Australian Kelpie are Black and Tan. Red and Tan the next most prominent colour. But there are every so often the odd coloured one in a litter. When we imported two Kelpies one was a Solid coloured Red and the other a solid Black coloured dog. The black ones were also known as Barbs. Before the importation of these two dogs there were no solid coloured dogs in South Africa. The Grey Kelpie is also known as a Blue. Coil a legend in Kelpie history was a “Blue”  Kelpie. So anyone stating that the only true Kelpie is a Black and Tan has forgotten quite a bit of the Kelpie history. 

A Grey Kelpie called a Blue

The story goes that Coil a Blue Kelpie won a trial in Australia scoring the highest possible score.    That night the dog was run over by a horse and cart and his front leg was broken.   The next day the dog with the permission of the judges again took part in the trial.   Now for compassionate people this is hard to understand.  The story is told in two versions one that the leg was unset and the other that is was set with a handkerchief.    Either way the dog must have had pain and discomfort but the drive to work over ruled this and again Coil won the trial scoring the highest possible score 100 out of a 100.  

 

THE BEGINNING

King’s Kelpie a foundation bitch.

King’s Kelpie a Foundation Bitch

King’s Kelpie won the Forbes Trial in Australia in 1870 in great

style and so convincingly that her pup’s were in great demand

throughout Australia.

HEMP – Credited as the ‘Father’ of the Modern Border Collie

This dog was born in September, 1893 out of an ancient line of Northumberland collies.  The first organised trial was in 1873 at Bala, North Wales.

Look at the dates of the birth of Hemp (1893) and the Date that Kings’ Kelpie trialled  (1870) and you can see she was there long before Hemp was born. 

Rod a foundation dog early in Kelpie History

Sally a solid Red Kelpie backing

 

Alf a Red And Tan Kelpie Male

 

A Yellow Kelpie Male “Voorslag”

Tilly a light coloured Fawn and Tan Bitch.

 

 

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  1. where in the western cape can I buy an australian kelpie. I have a farm with sheep and are in need of n dog.

    • Hello gielie your entire comment has not come through.

      Please try my e-mail address breipaal@zipplink.co.za

      • HI KATHLEEN…. WE HAVE A FARM IN THE EASTERN CAPE AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR A BROWN FEMALE AUSTRALIAN KELPIE… IF YOU KNOW OF ANY PLEASE LET ME KNOW

        083 448 1138 KELVIN

  2. HI KATHLEEN…. WE HAVE A FARM IN THE EASTERN CAPE AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR A BROWN FEMALE AUSTRALIAN KELPIE… IF YOU KNOW OF ANY PLEASE LET ME KNOW

    THANK YOU

    083 448 1138 KELVIN

    INFO@MOTORWORLD.CO.ZA / KELVIN@MOTORWORLD.CO.ZA

    • Contact me so that I can give you a name of a Breeder who has red dogs. We have only one pup in our litter a black and Tan and the litter was overbooked. Regards Kathleen

  3. DID SEND U AN EMAIL….
    THANK YOU

  4. Hi, we live on a farm in potchefstroom ditrict and we are looking for a brown female australian kelpie pup….if you know of any please let me know…… 0825286805 or globalpixie@gmail.com. Regards Erika

    • Lindi Lubbe 0842143590 has a litter of Red and Tan Puppies. Near the Gariep Dam. south of Bloemfontein. Try her if you have not got hold of a pup yet. Regards kathy.

  5. hi
    live on a farm in the eastern cape karoo
    looking for 2 kelpies if you could let me know
    thanx
    megan
    0720770273
    ogilvie22@gmail.com

    • You can try lindi lubbe Gariep Dam she has a litter of red and tan puppies. Regards kathy

  6. Please I’m looking for a kelpie

    • Carl Lindi Lubbe has a litter of red and tan puppies at the Gariep dam if you are interested in red ones. Reagrds Kathy

      • Morning
        Can I get contact nr for Lubbe please? I need Austrailian kelpie

      • Lindi Lubbe Gariep Dam has one left. 078 42143590. They are eight weeks old and the most have left already. Regards Kathy


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