I took my team of 13 Working Australian Kelpies for a run with our quad bike on our southern farm. Once I uttered the words, ‘go have a drink’, they took off full speed for the watering hole. Fit, healthy, well loved dogs enjoying life to the fullest. Filmed in Moora, Western Australia. The Australian Kelpie, or simply Kelpie, is an Australian sheep dog successful at mustering and droving with little or no guidance. It is a medium-sized dog and comes in a variety of colors. The Kelpie has been exported throughout the world and is used to muster livestock, primarily sheep, cattle and goats. The breed has been separated into two distinct varieties: the Show (or Bench) Kelpie and the Working Kelpie. The Show Kelpie is seen at conformation dog shows in some countries and is selected for appearance rather than working instinct, while the Working Kelpie is bred for working ability rather than appearance. The Working Kelpie comes in three coat types: smooth, short, and rough.
Running to the Watering Hole, Australia