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

April 2018

I wonder how often Easter Sunday and April Fools’ Day coincide? I have a lot of updates for my website so am starting with this post. Still no rain. It’s only a small area around me that’s missed out, Toowoomba’s quite green and so is Allora, 20 k’s south. The dry weather has been nice for the new pups, I went to Victoria for a few days and Vie and Gemma whelped while I was away. Fifteen new babies and FOUR girls. If anyone has a secret for getting more females please tell me!

March gemmas 1wk- 183 Gemma pups, all neat and tidy

  March - 189 Vie pups…all wrapped up

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