Karmala Australian Working Kelpie Stud

 HERITAGE KELPIES

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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

AUGUST NEWS 2016

As I type this Heli is wondering what’s about to happen…she looks rather surprised that she doesn’t feel like eating her tea! Pups should be born tonight. I usually feel pleasantly expectant when a bitch is about to whelp, but this is a special litter and I’m quite nervous. Read more…

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