The Working Kelpie Council of Australia

Breed Society for the Australian Working Kelpie

Breeder Directory


Contained within this list of Kelpie Breeders there are a number of Provisional Status', 'Intermediate Status' and 'Full Status' breeders. To enable you to identify them the Breeder Status is listed above the name of the breeder.

Before any of the breeders listed were accepted as 'Provisional Status' 'Intermediate Status' or 'Full Status' they had to satisfy a number of conditions set down by the WKC Board, designed to ensure that as few buyers as possible would be disappointed.

Definition
'Provisional Status' breeder - A financial member who holds a recorded prefix and uses his dogs for livestock management or whose dogs have been WKC approved.

'Intermediate Status' breeder - A financial member who holds a recorded prefix and uses his dogs for livestock management or whose dogs have been WKC approved. Also they must be a member for a minimum of two years and registered a minimum of two litters.

'Full Status' breeder - A financial member who holds a recorded prefix and uses his dogs for livestock management or whose dogs have been WKC approved. Also they must be a member for a minimum of five years, registered a minimum of seven litters and be elected by the WKC Board as a 'Governing Member'.

Very occasionally a dog from even the most carefully selected bloodlines will be a failure at work, but unless the individual breeder ('Full Status' or 'Provisional Status') clearly states otherwise, his stock is guaranteed.

A refund or replacement can usually be obtained subject to the return of the original purchase in good condition, together with reasonable assurance that it has been given proper care, nutrition and opportunity.

A 'Full Status' breeder has been breeding for a minimum of five years and is a Governing Member of the WKC.

To qualify for a listing in the Breeders Directory breeders must comply with the By-Laws set down by the WKC Board, which can be viewed here...

Disclaimer

Some breeders have external links to their Website. These links are being provided as a convenience and as a information resource only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the WKC of any of the dogs, services or opinions of the relevant breeder. The WKC bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.