Australian Kelpies are good-looking working dogs that can also make great family dogs as long as they receive lots of physical and mental stimulation.
Kelpies have a keen outlook on things along with a calm, balanced personality. They are orientated to their owner and the children and will thrive living in a big family. But it's worth keeping in mind that they are herding dogs and may sometimes turn this skill on the kids!
Their energy may at times seem inexhaustible. This energy, paired with their intelligence and natural herding instinct makes them highly suitable for farm work.
Kelpies are easy to train but can try to push boundaries. They are used to thinking for themselves so you won't be able to demand and achieve total obedience. Mental stimulation, paired with lots of daily exercise, is an absolute must for this breed.
|Life expectancy:||11-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Average|
|Activity level:||Very high|