Karmala Australian Working Kelpie Stud


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The stud is situated about 40 km south of Toowoomba near the historic village of Nobby, famous for Rudd’s Pub;  here Australian writer Arthur Hoey Davis, better known as ‘Steele Rudd’, wrote some of his well known Dad and Dave stories. The old house where he lived is just down the road from Karmala.

Established at Lake Bolac in the Victorian Western District, the move to the Downs was made in 2001 when Jan ‘retired’ from farming. This move necessitated an adjustment in breeding emphasis to suit the Queensland market’s demand for dogs that can work cattle as well as sheep.

Foundation dogs were chosen from lines of clever mustering dogs and sires are generally chosen from dogs performing well in testing conditions. This is very important, as there is insufficient work on a small property to fully assess dogs.

Healthy puppies grow into healthy dogs...these pups are already sharing their mother's food. Matt's team IMG_3493 Mel&Gcr


This year seems to be ebbing away at a rapid rate! Quite dry again here after a good start to spring and a wetter than usual winter. My lambs are looking great… and the ewes look as though it’s time to wean them! I was hoping for a nice green pick for them to go onto, but might need to buy some more hay.

Lily has a nice litter to Wilson, now two weeks old and luckily four bitch pups to choose from. It will be great to get another couple of bitches by Wilson to go forward with. Read more…

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