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Australian Kelpie

Breed Standards for the Astralian Kelp

General Appearance:
A lithe active breed, showing hard muscle.

Ears: The widely spaced ears are pricked, running to a fine point at the tip, but strong at the base.

Coat: A moderate short, flat coat is straight and weather resistant with a dense undercoat and can have a fair amount of ruff, with mild breeching on the thighs and sufficient tail coat to form a brush.

Color: Varies through black, blue, red (from chocolate to light red), and tan (from dark to cream).

Size: Height: 17-23”; Weight: 25 – 45lb

Temperate: A keen active breed, always ready for work.