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History of our Australian Kelpie For Sale

The Australian Kelpie For Sale ancestors were black dogs known simply as Collies. The Australian Kelpie For Sale was imported to Australia to work with livestock in the 1800s and were crossbred with other types of dog (possibly even the Dingo). The first of the Australian Kelpie For Sale (a black and tan pup) was reported in 1872 by Jack Gleeson. Gleeson named the dog after the kelpie, a mythological being in Scottish folklore. The first Kelpie’s subsequent litters were referred to also as “Kelpies”, and the name caught on. “Barb” (black) Australian Kelpie earned their name after a black Kelpie pup was named Barb after the 1866 Melbourne Cup winner.

Personality and Temperament of the Australian Kelpie For Sale

The Australian Kelpie is known for its boundless energy, enthusiasm and work ethic. For this reason, they are not recommended for relatively inactive families, as they require lots of physical and mental stimulation each day. A bored Kelpie puppy can develop behavioural problems, so owners are encouraged to keep them well occupied. A highly intelligent breed, the Australian Kelpie is easy to train and a fast learner. Not only are they great workers, but they excel in agility trials due to their ability to jump extremely high. When dealing with livestock, the clever Australian Kelpie For Sale often jumps on the backs of sheep and runs over the top of them to get to the other side as quickly as possible. Australian Kelpie For Sale have excellent sight and can be trained as seeing-eye dogs. Australian Kelpie For Sale has amazing eyes which also make them great watchdogs. Though not aggressive in nature, the Kelpie puppy can be very protective of its family and property, even if it means sacrificing itself.

 Diseases & Conditions Common to the Australian Kelpie For Sale

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

  • Progressive retinal atrophy refers to a family of eye conditions which cause the retina’s gradual deterioration. Night vision is lost in the early stages of the disease, and day vision is lost as the disease progresses. Many Australian Kelpie For Sale adapt to the loss of vision well, as long as their environment stays the same.
  • Cryptorchidism. This is a condition where one or both of the testicles of the Australian Kelpie For Sale fails to descent. Both descended and undescended testicles can be removed through neutering.
  • Patellar luxation occurs when the bones of the patella are not aligned properly and as a result slip in and out of place, causing pain and an abnormal gait. Mild cases generally do not require treatment and do not impact too much on the Australian Kelpie For Sales life, but severe cases may require surgery.
  • Hip Dysplasia. This is a hereditary condition and common in many breeds where the hip doesn’t develop as it should, often resulting in prolonged limping and eventually lameness in later life.
  • Cerebellar abiotrophy is an inherited neurological disease resulting from certain neurons in the cerebellum dying off, affecting balance and coordination. The disease begins to affect the Australian Kelpie For Sale shortly after it is born and usually becomes noticeable before the age of 6 months, though some dogs may not show signs until they are older. There is no cure – the only way to ensure a healthy Australian Kelpie is to know for sure that its parents are not carriers.

 Facts on the Australian Kelpie For Sale

  • An Australian Kelpie called “Riley” formerly held the world record for dog jumping, reaching 2.95 metres.
  • Red Dog, an Australian icon, was a red Kelpie cross known for wandering in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. He had many owners in his time and made many friends – he was a member of the Dampier Salts Sport and Social Club, the Transport Workers Union, and was even given his own bank account by the Bank of New South Wales, who used him as a mascot. He died in 1979 at the age of about 8, possibly from intentional poisoning. He is buried in Roebourne, Western Australia and a statue was erected in his honour in Dampier. There are several books and poems written about Red Dog, and his story was turned into a movie in 2011.
  • A stray Australian Kelpie known as “Gunner” is credited with alerting the Australian Air Force that Japanese aircraft were moving towards Darwin during WWII. When he heard an enemy aircraft approach, he would whine or jump. He served in the Air Force between 1942 and 1945.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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