Detailed Information

Welcome to the home of the Working Kelpie Council of Australia Inc., a national organization dedicated to the growth and excellence of the Working Kelpie breed. The Working Kelpie breed has a rich history and has been exported to various countries worldwide, showcasing its versatility in managing different types of livestock such as sheep, cattle, reindeer, and goats. These intelligent and energetic dogs have also been utilized in various roles, including search and rescue, police work, and sled pulling.

The Working Kelpie Council is committed to promoting the health and well-being of the breed. Through collaborations with leading research institutions such as Curtin University and the University of Sydney, the Council has been actively involved in genetic research to address inherited conditions like cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) in Kelpies. By supporting DNA testing and research initiatives, the Council aims to reduce the incidence of genetic diseases within the breed and ensure the continued vitality of Working Kelpies.

With a focus on preserving the Working Kelpie’s working abilities and conformation, the Council provides valuable resources on breed characteristics, training methods, and breeder information. By emphasizing the importance of sound structure, temperament, and working instincts, the Working Kelpie Council strives to maintain the breed’s integrity and functionality for generations to come.