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.
Feb.13 update: Just back home from a second operation and over the moon that I got the all clear! The surgeon was very surprised when the tests came back and I think ordered another look, as he didn’t tell me for ages. It’s a big relief as the PET scan last August looked like a Christmas tree with all the pretty colours. A lot of very good advice and help from a couple of exceptional practitioners of alternative medicine gave such an amazing result, I can’t thank them enough. Read more…Go to archive