So you’re looking to adopt an Australian Kelpie, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “As a herding dog, the Australian Kelpie is intensely loyal and devoted to duty. He has a natural instinct and aptitude for working in sheep, whether it be in open fields or enclosed yards. This breed originated from Collie type dogs imported from Scotland, but was developed to withstand the harsh heat and dry conditions of the vast open spaces of Australia. The Australian Kelpie is a lithe, active dog, capable of untiring work. He is extremely intelligent, alert, and eager with unlimited energy.”
An Australian Kelpie typically ranges from 43.18cm to 50.8cm in height, and weighs from kg to kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Australian Kelpie breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Australian Kelpie insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.