Brock x Lily pups, 2 days
Cash x Cadelles, 4 days
Riana CashII x Karmala Cadelle pups 3 weeks. 8 in litter
Two Brock x Lily pups, b.5/8/15
3 of Lily's girls, 6 weeks
girl, boy, boy(sold)
Cash x Cadelle pups 5 weeks
Concentration! Brock x Lilys
Cash x Cadelles, 5 weeks
Wilson x Brandy pups 6 weeks
Brandy pups meeting the Maremma
Cadelle and Lily pups, Oct.
Brandy and Cadelle pups, Oct.
Cadelle and Lily's
Brandy and Deli pups

Puppies for sale


This is Karmala Trip (Tim x Bimber) who will be for sale at Rockhampton on April 24. His DOB is 1/1/22. A young dog will also be offered, Claywolf Cash(Karmala Lefty x Karmala Dash). Cash is working well on cattle. Not many Kelpies in the “Dogalogue” which is now available online and on Facebook, Ray White Livestock Rockhampton. Video of Cash working in the catalogue. He’s a nice dog and still developing. We have his litter brother who has been mated to Remy and Wiggle, pups due April.



To all people interested in buying a pup as a pet….if you have no experience of kelpies please do some research; they are wonderful dogs but don’t suit some situations. There is a very good explanation in Feb. News written by a trainer who also owns kelpies, an excellent summary. Here is her intro….

𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗞𝗲𝗹𝗽𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝘀 ~ 𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤
📺 The recent release of the ABC tv series Muster Dogs, has placed a spotlight on an iconic Australian breed – the Kelpie.
🐕 If we have learnt anything from past film releases such as 101 Dalmatians, Eight Below, and Max, it is that the A list breed is about to get a real popularity boost in the eyes of the pet loving public
These shows and films utilise dogs that are either:
✅ Animated
✅ Mature aged and already very highly trained
✅ Young and under the training of a highly experienced handler
🤫 Unfortunately, clever editing, a feel good story line, and the general public’s love of dogs can blind a lot of people to the actual reality of living with the breed of dog in question.
😎 There is so much to love about the Kelpie, beyond their obvious athletic good looks.
➡️ As an owner of two Kelpies, I’m here to point out what’s good about them, what’s bad about them, and deliver a healthy dose of reality as to why these dogs are not for everyone.

She goes on to explain that…. “Australian Kelpies(bred for showing and as pets) and Working Kelpies are different breeds.” 


 Litters/Matings 2021-22



An exciting mating. Two lovely natured dogs both showing exceptional work with a lot of good old mustering ability.


Karmala Vlad x Karmala Livvy


Brock x Naka, Cap x Remy, Cap x Wiggle

The latest litter was born 8/3/22, Killili Tap x Koonamara Nitro. NINE BITCH PUPS! a record at Karmala. Another bitch pup was stillborn. 


Killili Tap x Koonamara Nitro


Tap is a great old dog owned by Melissa Spencer. I was very impressed when I met him recently, Mel brought a pup down (Malthoid Renfrey (Tap x Karmala Witch)) and Tap came too. This is all part of my long term plan to breed a bitch suitable to AI to Avenpart Wump. Tap is out of a Wump daughter, well known brood bitch Belrieve Meg II, and his paternal g’dam is Paddy’s Pearl…another grand old bitch. Little did I know when I had that bright idea that I’d find myself with TEN bitches to choose from!

Nitro is x Wills out of Koonamara Layla. Her details are now on her page under Bitches.

Nitro has done an amazing job with her 9 girls!


Bitches due in April

Claywolf Champ(Cap) x Karmala Remy due April 29.

Cap x Remy

Cap is a nice young dog I bought back from Mary Faulkner in Tas. with a vague idea of mating him to his aunt K.Tash to keep some Cash blood going. He’s by a son of Landy, Karmala Lefty, out of a Riana Cash II bitch, Karmala Dash. He’s a calm dog who reads his stock well. Remy is my last Brandy bitch.

Claywolf Champ x Karmala Wiggle due April 27


Karmala Brock x Koonamara Nakara  due April 29


Karmala Brock X Koonamara Nakara


Bitches mated in October: Tim x Mustard, Barney x Heli, Tim x Sass, Tim x Bimber

##A sad update on Tim. He developed a stomach cancer and was put down this week, 20/2/22. A lovely, brave dog. Very lucky to get these pups, I need to keep a couple so might have to cancel a couple of orders. The bitches are coming on heat again so will be able to fill these at a later date. I’m sorry for the inconvenience and will know definitely in a couple of weeks after Emma and Derek have been down.

Walkabout Tim had been injured before we got him and we thought him unlikely to leave many pups or have a long life, his untimely demise is doubtless due to that. His dam, Elwanvale Sunny, won Best Cast, Lift and Draw at the NKT in Allora this year, and was also judged Best Type. Tim is a tall red/tan dog; from anecdotal info I think Wickham’s Tex is his most influential ancestor. I’m told he was a big, calm, nice natured dog who won a few trials. Tim’s a calm, thinking worker and has been going well on cattle; he anticipates well, keeping an eye on the big picture.

Tim goes back to a lot of Gary Milgate’s Cagella dogs and I know of or have seen quite a few of the dogs in his pedigree. Rockybar Todd III was a great old dog belonging to Mark Davey, who judged the NKT this year. Pratt’s Pride won the Dog of the Year for Gary Milgate, as did Cagella Slate, I think. Shine was a beautiful bitch, I saw Gary working her as a youngster. Pride’s dam P.Nellie went back to Karrawarra for her last few litters. David Hart’s good bitch Karra.Ruby Tuesday was out of her. G. Felix by Riana Ace, Arthur Crumblin’s best dog, was a beautiful moving dog, a lovely type.  Barry Madden’s Westdale dogs were of Karrawarra breeding, good handy dogs who won yard trials and also mustered difficult high country.


 Here’s a little vid of Tim keeping things in order for Sass who was having her first look , sorry about the messy bit when we caught him….and turn your sound down…I added the noise to drown out the jealous dogs watching!

There’s also a Youtube video ‘Yarding cattle’ on my Karmkelpies channel where you can see Tim.


Barney aka Karmala Vlad(Driftwood Boondy x Karmala Vonny)is one of Lynnton Martin’s team, a very promising young dog with a heap of natural work and smarts. Photos taken recently by Lynnton. Pedigree below.

Lynnton does a lot of contract work out around Trangie and Barney has stepped up over the last year to become a valuable worker. I was keen to use Boondy as he goes back to a lot of old Riana dogs. and mated him to Vonny who also was  75% Riana breeding. Videos of Barney and Gilly(Wills x Gemma) can be seen on Lynnton’s Tynndyl Kelpies website or Facebook page, just Google Tynndyl Kelpies.


Karmala Vlad(Barney) x Karmala Heli Litter born 1/1/2022     

Barney x Heli

Heli had 2 black/tan dogs, 2 cream bitches, 1 cream dog, 1 blue/tan bitch, 1 blue/tan dog


Walkabout Tim x Karmala Sass II(Karmala Wills x Karmala Gin Fizz) Litter born 2/1/2022  4 r/t f, 1 r/t m


Walkabout Tim x Karmala Bimber   litter born 5/1/22 5 r/t f, 3 r/t m

Walkabout Tim x Karmala Bimber



Walkabout Tim x Koonamara Nardia(Mustard) litter born 6/1/22   4 r/t f, 1 r/t m

Tim x Nardia pdf


A bit more about Mustard:

I don’t have many photos of Mustard, she was bred by Kevin Noble in S.A. and came up here as a youngster when his work situation changed. She’s a full sister to Nakara by Wills. Mustard can be a little ‘sticky’ but is growing out of it now. She’s been working cattle up at Mt Larcom with the Zeimers and is still a work in progress but definitely a keeper. I took some film of her shortly after she came up to Qld when I showed her to Arthur Crumblin. 



Karmala Brock x Karmala Glamour


Karmala Brock x Karmala Glamour

Glam whelped Oct. 31, another Halloween litter! She has 7 pups, 3f 4m. Dog pups available


Karmala Brock x Karmala Gossip

Brock x Gossip

Gossip whelped Nov. 2, 8 pups 4f 4m     Dog pups available

Wills X Midnight 

Midnight whelped to Wills, Nov.11, 2f 3 m 

Wills x Midnight



I have used a very good old dog belonging to John Halsted for three of the recent litters. Wal is 10 now, and has been mustering sheep and cattle on Hampshire Station all his life, mostly from horseback. His sire is Karana Troy, also owned by John, a big casting dog by Karana Digger, and his dam is Karmala Bonny, a full sister to my stud bitches Tilly, Lily and Gemma. Looking forward to these pups by Wal, he tested free of CA.


Click on lighter type for pedigrees.

Halsteds Wally x Karmala Whitney, litter born 10/9/21, 6 pups 4f 2m.
Wally x Whitney 2



Pups below at 7 weeks. Some for sale.


Karmala Wills x Karmala Mindy, litter born 23/8/21, 8 pups  4 of each M & F.  SOLD

Karmala Wills x Karmala Mindy

Mindy is by a very good dog belonging to Chris Rickert, Glendon Ricky(Max), who is out of a Gift daughter by Boanong Buster, Boanong Electric. Max is strong and calm; a full brother to Mindy is with John Halsted(K.Marnus) and also looks very promising. Mindy tested CA free as have all my stud dogs and bitches.



Halsteds Wally x Karmala Livvy, litter born 20/8/21, 5 dogs, 3 bitches 

Halsteds Wally x Karmala Livvy


Halsteds Wally x Karmala Remy, litter born 17/8/21, 4 dog pups 

Wally x Remy 




Two dog pups  Karmala Mig(Karmala Wills x Karmala Mindy) left, and Karmala Louey from the Wally x Livvy litter. SOLD


This boy is a Wal x Remy pup. He’s a beautiful pup, I haven’t bred one that I like more. It’s sad that pups of this quality are passed over in favour of bitch pups simply because they’re male. This little fellow just wants to be with you, no matter where or what!  SOLD




Wills x Fizz, litter born 9/7/21  3 bitches, 3 dogs  PUPS SOLD

Wills x Fizz



Wills x True

Wills x True



A repeat mating, earlier pups working well.

True has 8 pups, 4f 4m   PUPS SOLD

Pups all sold


Landy x Bimber, litter due  May 16

Bim has a big litter of 10! 2 creams, 4 blue/tans, 4 black/tans.  PUPS SOLD


Landy x Bimber


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Other matings:  as above…..

WillsxFizz  due July8   Fizz has 6 pups.

Halsteds Wally x Karmala Livvy due Aug 20 Liv has 8, 5 boys

Halsteds Wally x Karmala Remy due Aug 18  Remy has 4 dog pups

Karmala Wills x Karmala Mindy, due Aug 23   Mindy has 7 pups

Halsteds Wally x Karmala Whitney  due Sept 18

Coming up, hopefully, Brock x Gossip!   





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Brock x Heli Click for pedigree

Pups born 15 Jan 2021 1 cream bitch, 1 black/tan bitch, 3 black/tan males  SOLD



 Breezebend Bud x Karmala Whitney   ……      Pups will not  be for sale

The most recent mating is of Whitney to a very good old dog who belonged to Selwyn Brown called Breezebend Brad via frozen semen. Fingers crossed we get some nice pups. Some common Scanlon blood in there. He was a very good dog. Interesting to see Raora Dirk on both sides of his breeding. He was used at Scoriochre and I saw him at John Gedye’s a long time ago. He was an old dog then. My second ever lovely kelpie bitch Grace had Dirk behind her.

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Breezebend Brad

Wills X Heli  pedigree of Whitney



the Harvey pups below are all ordered

Harvey x Remy whelped Nov.17  6 pups, 5 bitches.


Harvey x Gemma whelped 2 pups Nov. 19


IS(Wills x Midnight) x Bimber  mated Aug. due early Oct.7  Bim has 4 girls, 3 boys SOLD

KarmalaIS x Karmala Bimber   CLICK FOR P’GREE

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Pretty keen to see how this mating works out. ISIS aka Inkspot went up north to help out with a small number of sheep after a snake killed most of the litter. He was pretty much forgotten(by me!) until Emma went up to visit her uncle and took him out into some bush to get in the Demara weaners that hadn’t been handled….not really expecting much, and amazed when he cast right out wide and managed to quietly bring them back and yard them! He has since had a chance to work cattle, and after sussing things out from the dam bank he just slotted in…nose bite and all. A smart dog who should breed on well. Midnight now has a second litter to Wills and all the pups look like this boy. His day job is supervising his carpenter owner….

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Whip x Fizz(R.GlidexK.Kahlua) due 14 Sept  Fizz has 3 girls, 2 boys.  SOLD

Wills x Fizz

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Wills x Midnight(Tracker Chief x K.Kahlua). Due Sept 7 Midnight has 4 girls, 2 boys SOLD

Wills x Midnight

Wills    Karmala-Midnight


Landy x Tash(Riana CashII x K. Brandy) due Tues Aug 29  Tash has 7 pups all black/tan 3f 4m SOLD

– Karmala Landy x Karmala Tash

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Landy x Whitney(Wills x Heli) Whit has 8 pups born 25/8/20  4m all black/tan    3f black/tan, 1f blue/tan  SOLD

Landy x Whitney

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Whip x True Litter born August 22, 8 pups, 2 red/tan, 6 black/tan  SOLD

  Karmala Whip x Karmala True

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True(K.Landy x Riana Trixie) is a nice bitch, a bit smaller than some, with more eye than most! Her pups are proving very useful workers. Mated to K.Whip her pups were calmer than most and working well; this is repeated in this mating.


Brock x Gossip  Litter born July 25, 7 pups, 4F 3M SOLD

 Brock x Gossip


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Gossip’s first litter, she’s done well and surprised recently when she had a bit of R&R getting the ewes in. Worked with lovely touch, she’s pretty bossy on cattle. Pups a month later….

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Changi X Heli Litter born July 27, 7 pups, 3F 4M  SOLD

 Changi x Heli


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A month later…

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 Brock x Poppy  2 F    Litter born mid June. SOLD



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Karmala Harvey x Karmala Bimber   due early March. Bim has 8 pups, only 3 girls. 2 fawns and 6 red/tans . SOLD KarmalaHarveyxKarmala Bimber

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Karmala Wills x Karmala Gemma      due  late March  PUPS SOLD

Repeat mating, very consistent, natural workers.

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Gemma whelped on March 29, 2 bitches, 1 dog, all black/tan

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Glendon Max x Karmala Poppy    due Nov. 3

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Poppy had another 2 pups to Max, very lucky to get them as his fertility is off and on.



Karmala Skipper(Motley’s RussellxKarmala Remy) x Karmala Bimber(Karmala Polo x Karmala Gin Fizz)

Skip x Bim

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DOB 24/6  Bim has 7.  Skip(Motley’s Russell x K.Remy) is a saddle marked dog doing the hard yards on Gerar Stn., a self starter who needs few commands when mustering, strong on cattle. The second litter by Skip, his first litter from Tash are very handy…a bit of bite in some. Bim is a very nice bitch breeding on well.

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There are two saddle marked bitches, both have been placed where they’ll get every opportunity.

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One black/tan dog pup is left for sale(green collar) he has a fair bit of bark at this age (SOLD). Skip will bark on the wings of big mobs when asked. The sandy boy K.Birl is now in Germany


Karmala Landy x Karmala Wiggle(Karmala Wills x Karmala Gemma)

Landy x Wiggle

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DOB 25/6   Wiggle has 5, one dog pup.

Wiggle is a very nice stylish young bitch, this is her first litter and I’m pretty excited with the Landy mating to a Wills bitch.

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Litter sold. Wiggle proved to be a really good mum and has now gone out for some life experience! I’ve retained the dog pup, Biggles, centre top. The cream girl Google went to Germany with Birl.

Antree Ray x Karmala Tash

Ray x Tash

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Pups DOB 30/6 Tash has 7 pups, 2 bitches. Ray is a very interesting dog belonging to Chris Egan, who has already won a variety of trials with him; a very versatile dog, clever and sensible. Tash is a very stylish bitch with a heap of work, her previous pups are working well.

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Karmala Wills x Karmala Gemma due July 4th 2019

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This is a repeat mating and I have repeat orders. Gemma has 3 bitches and 3 dogs

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The boys are all sold. I ran on two of the bitches with pink collars and have only just decided which one to sell 29/11/19! GloryB was very similar to Wiggle, who’s a lovely girl. I have to keep reminding myself how important a rock solid temperament is when selling pups.

Karmala Changi x Karmala Heli  due July6     2019  

Changi x Heli

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Changi has been working out near Nyngan for a few years, he’s a very good station dog, a self starter, and will fire up for yard work and will back sheep. Heli’s a very classy little bitch, one of my best.


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August Creek Marlin x Karmala Gin Fizz  


The last litter born is a repeat and proven mating.

Karmala Landy x Jessarene Cara    pups born 17/7/19

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Cara has excelled herself this time, 7 pups and 6 girls! The male is cream. There are 2 cream girls, 1 blue, 3 black/tans. She got an infection after her last litter but Marina has done a great job getting her right again. Vets would have said she had to be spayed. The pups are extra well grown, a result of Marina’s excellent care and feeding.

This mating has produced very handy cattle workers.


Glendon Ricky/ Max belongs to Chris Rickert. He’s mustered cattle in very difficult country around Maa Maa Creek, also helps out on a feed lot; has little opportunity to work sheep but does so with style and steadiness. Lovely dog.

I have been wanting to use Max for a few years now, so thrilled to get this mating. He’s out of  a Gift bitch by Boanong Buster; when Gift was young James Dudley was kind enough to take her for a year and work her in return for a litter. I actually brought Max’s dam(Boanong Electric) up to Queensland when Glendon stud bought her, photo here with my g’daughter Jaimie who is now 19!I heard very good reports of her work in the following years, she was a classy bitch.

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                                                                                      Glendon Ricky/Max (Glendon Wally x Boanong Electric)



Photos for your interest only


Karmala Wills x Karmala True(Karmala Landy x Riana Trixie) 
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Wills x True  True whelped on April 9, 5 pups. 2 black/tan dogs, 2 black/tan bitches, 1 red/tan bitch

Karmala Landy x Karmala Whitney(K.Wills xK.Heli) Due April 12

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Landy x Whitney   ALL SOLD


Karmala Wills x Karmala Wings Due April 22

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Repeat mating back to Larkings Wilson. The previous pups are working well.


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Driftwood Boondy x Karmala Vonny(Karmala Hardy x Karmala Vie)    due early May

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A mating back to some of the old Riana dogs, Banker is the sire of both Boondy’s parents.

Vonny has 1 black/tan dog, 1 black/tan bitch, a fawn bitch and a blue/tan dog

Boondy x Vonny    SOLD


Glendon Max x Karmala Poppy   Due March 24

Max x Poppy


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Poppy whelped 1 dog, 1 bitch on March 24. Nice surprise!


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 Because it’s a bit tricky getting pups by Max I’ve decided to run these two on.



Midnight has also whelped to Wills at Calliope(18 Nov.), 3 bitches, 3 dogs, all black/tan

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Wills x Remy born mid Oct. Remy has 4 dogs, 2 bitches   ALL SOLD

2 of the dog pups have quite a bit of white and will be discounted and not registered if anyone is interested in them. There is another nice black/tan dog pup without white. One bitch pup has a bit of white on her nose too, but is sold. I plan on keeping the red/tan bitch myself. The last litter like this, Wills x Gin Fizz, also had a red/tan girl like this one. She is now working and is a very good young bitch on cattle.

Dr. Deb Maxwell explains the white as follows:

“The irish spotting gene that causes the white neck and points in border collies needs to be homozygous to get that pattern – that is both parents have contributed a Si gene each (pup is SiSi). But these pups show a very typical reduced white pattern caused by only having one gene for irish spotting (Si-). Over 50 years I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of first cross collie x kelpies and many of them have these limited white markings, rather than a full white collar and points.  According to statistics 2 pups will carry the Si gene for irish spotting and 2 won’t (inherited, I assume from Wills based on your other comments). Since Wills and Fizz clearly were not reading the stats books there are 3 pups carrying the Si and one probably isn’t. If so, she won’t pass it on. But I did have some collie x Kelpies and some had very minimal white, so may not be easy to know for sure whether she is a carrier, but odds are that with 3 clearly marked, she is not a carrier.”  Pleased to hear that Deb, Gossip turned into an excellent bitch on cattle!

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Wills leaves white to some bitches, it appears to be when Glenville Prince and Glenville Swannee pop up on top of the homozygosity table with frequent appearances in the 8 generation pedigree. They can be on top and if only appear 4-6 times the pups are OK. The high quality of Wills pups makes the white pretty unimportant in the greater scheme of things and is cosmetic…. like soft ears and high tail carriage, both of which I dislike….. but I’m breeding working dogs, not show dogs. The only other litter I’ve had with a lot of white was Paddy’s Shadow x Riana DeltaD many years ago.

I was pleased that Cherry’s big litter in South Africa doesn’t show much white. Shown below cooling off on damp towels in 42′ heat!!

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                                        Wills x Lily, late Dec.Hoping for a bitch pup, her last litter.

Lil whelped on her due date and a bitch pup survived. Really happy to get a girl. She had a C/S last time so I was a bit worried with her due on Dec. 23! I let her out that morning and she refused to go back into her kennel….it was dry(as usual!) so I let her dig a hole under the house and she obliged by staying near the outside and whelped there.

           Brock x Heli   Mid Jan. (Mated Nov.3)

Heli has a nice litter of 5, 3 girls 2 boys.




  WillsxPoppy litter.  

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Wills x Wings litter. sold.

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Wills to Heli(Chopper x Lily)

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Heli whelped on 16/6 and has 5 boys, 2 girls. Litter sold

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Wills x Heli pups 6 weeks.  Previous litters of this mating are working well.



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Wills to Karmala Poppy(ChopperxPeggysue) 

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The previous two Wills x Heli matings have been very good. Hoping the Poppy pups will also be great. Not often you get a pedigree with Glenville Swannee on the top of the Homoz. table!

 Whelped July 10    Pops has 7 pups with 5 girls! This is Poppy’s first litter. She’s been away up north working cattle and I don’t have many photos of her.

These two litters have a lot in common genetically. Peggysue’s x K.Glen who is the same breeding as Lily.


Three weeks…good little eaters! One little black/tan bitch is a lot smaller and needs special attention. Free to a very good home. I don’t like selling pups like this. She could turn out fine.


Wings has 5 pups b.Aug.14th   2 dogs, 3 bitches    SOLD




I am getting a few nice Wills, Chopper , Brock and Wilson bitches together. It’s exciting planning the next matings, I must get onto B.A soon and do some prospective pedigrees.

All my present sires, Wills, Hardy and Brock are out of Brandy. I have some interesting dogs in mind: Glendon Max(Glendon Percy x Boanong Electric) is breeding on well. His dam was out of my old Karra.Gift IV by Boanong Buster.

James Green has a couple of nice dogs, August Creek Basil and AC Marlin, and Charles Williams has Avenpart Aspro, a son of A.Wump.

Interesting dogs…among other old favourites. David Hart’s dogs are often too far away these days. Rodney Garrett at Kandanga has some lovely dogs from those lines, I’ve already used Spy with good results. His dogs are tested in very challenging country.


Karmala Wills x Karmala Gemma mated Jan. 20. Gemma has 7 pups, 2 bitches. All sold

This should be a very good litter and I plan to keep a couple to run on. Gemma is a strong bitch on cattle and Wills is breeding some very nice pups. He’s proving to be a good sire over a number of bitches; pedigrees like his are becoming increasingly rare. I heard some trial blokes had remarked recently that in 10 years the Kelpie wouldn’t be able to cast….well, not while I’m around! I’m happy to take outside bitches to him while he’s home.

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Karmala Neon to Karmala Gin Fizz, mated Jan. 14-15  This should be a good mating too, Neon has left some very strong progeny. Very nice dog, he can work 3 sheep with finesse and cattle with plenty of power.

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Fizz has 7 pups, only 2 girls.  2 Boys available.




This litter should be great on cattle. Neon is Grant Hutching’s tried and proven old boy, a no nonsense dog that will have a crack at anything and do a good job. Fizz is a proven member of Em and Derek’s team, a good bitch on cattle.

Karmala Brock(Akubra x Brandy) to Karmala Bimber(Polo x Fizz) mated Jan. 25.  Bim is a very handy bitch on cattle and stylish on sheep. Brock is a lovely type, great temperament, works sheep and cattle. Brock is leaving some very nice pups.

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Karmala Brock to Karmala Vie mated Jan.26  Vie has 8 pups, 2 bitches, 5 dogs(3 red/tan) 

A really nice litter of friendly, calm pups. Brady for sale.


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 Karmala Landy to Karmala Whitney mated Feb.5

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 Whit has a nice first litter of 6, 3 of each. She’s doing a great job with them.

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Lefty and Lofty(Bolt)……  both developed into impressive young dogs (March 2019)


Karmala Billy(Larkings’ Wilsonx Karmala Lily) x Pushemup Bing/Lindy(Karrawarra Ben Hall  x Riana Rinnie)   3 bitch pups, 3 dogs .SOLD

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Billy is a young dog showing heaps of natural ability, typical of Wilson’s progeny. Bindi belonged to Vane Walker who says she was a very good bitch on cattle. Her sire is out of the outstanding brood bitch Paddy’s Pearl.

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Karmala Hardy x Karmala Tash  5 bitch pups, 2 dogs born May 24

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This is a mating back to old Brandy who was a very good brood bitch. Tash is a beautiful worker on sheep while Hardy has plenty of nice natural work; expecting a nice litter of keen, stylish pups.



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 Karmala Heli(Baldwin’s Chopper x Karmala Lily) was mated to Karmala Wills, Aug. 31, whelped Oct 31, 3f 3m



K.Whip(Milo) WillsxHeli…..working for Sarah Murphy

K.Whitney(Wills x Heli) 9 mths, working for Andrew Martin,both from Heli’s previous litter.


Karmala Vie has been mated to Karmala Wills, due Aug 23, born 21 Aug

Vie has excelled herself with SIX bitch pups and a blue/tan boy! This litter will be mostly filling past orders but there are some black/tan bitches available because most of the orders are for red/tans.

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The two cream girls, Isa and Ita, are flying to Dallas, Texas later this month(Nov)



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Karmala Tash(Riana Cash II x Karmala Brandy) was mated to Karmala Skipper(Motley’s Russell x Karmala Remy) July 16.

Tash whelped 6 pups to Skip on 20/9/17  3 M 3F

Skip is a saddleback marked dog like his sire, the pups don’t show this until they get older. 4 pups in this litter will probably be marked like Skip

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Tash is a nice young bitch showing a lot of promise and class. Skip is a very handy young dog working for Ron Robb with plenty of strength on cattle. Video of Karmala Tash on Youtube (Karmkelpies).


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Tash is a wonderful mother, the pups are growing quickly and always asleep! 2 1/2 weeks here

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The Skip x Tash litter at 5 weeks        All sold

Jessarene Cara(Riana Cash II x Karmala Lily) was mated to Karmala Landy late March…..   Cara had 4 pups, one b/t bitch, 2 cream dogs, 1 blue/tan dog. 

This is a repeat mating; Landy is breeding very well and Marina is delighted with his work on goats and cattle  in difficult country. All sold

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Karmala Lily  was mated to Karmala Wills, April 16   Whelped June 23.

Very disappointing. Orders for five bitch pups and she has one male!


Benalee Mocha(K.Brock x K.Lyndy) was mated to Karmala Changi, April 25  due June 26

Mocha had 6 pups, June 26, 4 dogs, 2 bitches

Changi is a very natural worker, very few commands needed, good nose bite on cattle; Mocha is a stylish young bitch, her first litter is working well. Mocha’s a very useful bitch, correct and stylish in the paddock with good bark and push in the yards. All sold

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Karmala Gin Fizz was mated to Karmala Wills, April 27  due June 28

Fizz had 4 pups on July 2, 2 dogs 2 bitches, all placed

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A few surprises here! Dr. Deb Maxwell explained the white as follows:

“The irish spotting gene that causes the white neck and points in border collies needs to be homozygous to get that pattern – that is both parents have contributed a Si gene each (pup is SiSi). But these pups show a very typical reduced white pattern caused by only having one gene for irish spotting (Si-). Over 50 years I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of first cross collie x kelpies and many of them have these limited white markings, rather than a full white collar and points.  According to statistics 2 pups will carry the Si gene for irish spotting and 2 won’t (inherited, I assume from Wills based on your other comments). Since Wills and Fizz clearly were not reading the stats books there are 3 pups carrying the Si and one probably isn’t. If so, she won’t pass it on. But I did have some collie x Kelpies and some had very minimal white, so may not be easy to know for sure whether she is a carrier, but odds are that with 3 clearly marked, she is not a carrier.”

The correctly marked bitch pup will be run on, the other three are sold, the male with the white muzzle will be castrated.

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Little Gossip, rhs, at just under 4 mths is working cattle very nicely.

Karmala Gemma has been mated to Wills and is in pup, due July 15.

Gemma has 3 pups, only one bitch, nicely marked black/tans.

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 K. Vonny( K.Hardy x K.Vie) was mated to K. Calvin Klein, aka Jag on Dec. 21 

   Karmala Vonny has whelped to Karmala K.Klein(Jag) below

This should be an interesting litter with a 10.4% I.B. index. Jag and Hardy are very similar in type and working ability, calm and strong.

Vonny has 3 pups, 2 dogs(for sale) and 1 bitch that will be run on.



Karmala Heli(B.ChopperxK.Lily) was mated to Karmala Wills(WilsonxBrandy) Jan.30 Due April 2

Heli has 5 pups, all placed

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Karmala Harvey(Riana FinchxTianne Hussey) x Karmala Remy(Riana GlidexKarmala Brandy) mated late Feb. Due May

Remy has a good litter of 7 pups born 1/5/17

This is also a repeat mating. Both dogs have been working sheep out at Nyngan doing the hard yards, indispensable with ewes and lambs…very quick footed, good holding dogs.

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Larkings’ Wilson x Karmala Lily  

Born Oct 21,’16, 5 pups 3 bitches, 2 dogs

This should be a very good litter combining Lily’s classy work and Wilson’s tremendous ability and common sense. Lil has proven herself a wonderful stud bitch producing good workers from many different sires.


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Karmala Polo x Karmala Gin Fizz  Born Oct 23, 5 pups, 1 bitch, 4 boys

Karmala Gin Fizz(Riana Glide x Karmala Kahlua), the dam of this litter, is a very good young bitch working cattle for Emma Costigan at Bracewell, Q. Karmala Polo(Baldwin’s Chopper x Karmala Peggysue), the sire, is a young dog with a great attitude and showing a lot of promise.

The dog pup bellow is Bobby. He’s a nice natured boy and was Emma’s favourite, easy going and a bit more thoughtful! He’s staying with Em and Derek for awhile.

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Karmala Landy x Jessarene Cara Born Oct 18, 5F, 2M. Black/tan except for a creamy of each sex.

This is a lovely litter reared by Marina Angel-Smith who owns both parents. Landy is proving a very good sire over a number of bitches, a big, tall dog like his sire Tracker Gibbs, and these are big pups. Cara is a nice utility bitch and proven breeder, her litters by Halsted’s Beezneez and Wilson were very good.




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Karmala Polo x Benalee Mocha(K.BrockxK.Lyndy)  due early Dec. Mocha has a nice litter of 6 but only ONE red/tan bitch, 3 black/tan boys, 2 red/tan boys  These pups should be stylish workers with a more cooperative attitude than some of my pups!

Dog pups available

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Beautiful pups, I got a bit carried away with the photos!

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Larkings’ Wilson x K.Cherry( ChancexBrandy) due Dec 9 ….Cherry has seven pups, 4 girls, 3 boys

I’m really looking forward to seeing this litter start working, it’s very satisfying seeing the fruit of a lot of thoughtful matings.

Cherry is working for Andrew Ardis at Deepwater Station and he and Cherry are doing a great job with the pups! This will likely be Wilson’s last litter.


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The three boys!

Karmala Wills x Karmala Quiz(K.Clyde x Riana Quill II) due Dec.23

Quiz had 3 dog pups, one survived, a tough little battler.

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Larkings’ Wilson x Karmala Heli(B.ChopperxK.Lily) litter due Aug. 5-6

There has been a lot of interest in this litter as it is doubling up on the Scanlon blood available here.

Heli whelped on Aug.6, 1 red/tan bitch. 1 black/tan bitch, 2 black/tan dogs, 1 blue/tan dog, 1 cream dog. Aged 3 weeks in photo below and doing extra well.

This is a special litter and pups will be run on or placed near at hand. None for sale.

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Baldwin’s Chopper  x Karmala Lily, pup born early March 2016

This is a repeat mating. John Clothier had this to say about Karmala Heli (from the first mating) after working her on his cattle:

“and by the way you have got to do the Chopper x Lily thing again, this girls a freak cheers john”

Sadly only one surviving pup, a male with very odd coloured hair, he was called Trump but has since turned black so I think it’s better not to label him with such a loose cannon for a namesake! Could be Chopper’s last one, now known as Ace. Last photo at 5 weeks.

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Larkings’ Wilson x Jessarene Cara(Riana CashII x Karmala Lara), pups born mid March

Cara is a lovely young bitch who produced a very good litter to Halsted’s Beezneez with some outstanding pups. She is working goats for Marina Angel Smith at present; Wilson should add a little more natural cast to the mix.

Cara had a nice litter of 8, only one bitch pup a black/tan. 4 red/tan dogs, 1 cream dog, 1 blue/tan dog, 1 black/tan dog.


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Riana Cash II(Riana Banker x Riana Spin) x Karmala Gemma(Riana Glide x Karrawarra GiftIV) pups born April 16.

This will be my second litter by Cash. His pups from Cadelle were great, very friendly and now working well. I’m looking forward to this litter, Gemma is a sweet bitch to handle but she has a strong nose bite on cattle.

Gemma whelped a day early, April 16, 7 nice healthy pups. 6 black/tans, 1 blue/ tan. 4 girls, 3 boys. Pups are 2 days old in pic on left.

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Gemma pups almost 3 wks.

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Out of the nursery and into the big wide world!


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Cash x Gemma pups 4 wks old. All sold

Larkings’ Wilson x Koomalah’s Dash(Riana Finch x Whitehead’s BindyII)pup born April 18.

Dash is a very natural worker with a happy disposition; she hasn’t done a great deal of work but her previous litter by Tynndyl Hank included some very good workers. This litter should be very handy on either sheep or cattle, goats etc.

Only one dog pup, sold.

Riana Cash II x Karmala Brandy pups due May 5.

This litter will be interesting! Marina and I hesitated to do the mating as both dogs are very intelligent and the pups will likely be far too smart! Finally decided to try it once, curiosity got the better of us.

BORN MAY 10…Brandy up to her usual tricky self, 5 days late. FIVE bitch pups!


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Brandy girls, 3 weeks old

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6 weeks, all sold or retained



Karmala Clyde(Driftwood ClydexWoorivale Spice) x Karmala Win(Riana Glide x Karrawarra Gift IV) pups born May 17.

This should be a very interesting litter. Brad Cavanagh’s been working Win for about 8 years and has bred some good pups from her. He has owned Clyde since the tragic death of Peter Whiteman and has mated him to Win with very good results. Win is now 9 and reaching the end of her working life; Brad offered to return her to me in pup to Clyde on a pup swap basis, which I jumped at. This litter will possibly be the last to carry so much Driftwood Clyde influence with a homoz.% of 6.3 to Clyde and an IB % of 15.6. Both K.Clyde and Riana Glide are/were by Driftwood Clyde, a great old sire.

Win whelped on May 15 and has 4 pups, 2 creams, 2 black/tans. Only one girl, a cream.

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Karmala Win and her pups by Karmala Clyde, here about 3 weeks old. Very sadly the two cream pups didn’t make it through the transition onto solids. Something lacking in their gut development; an older bitch who’s had a lot of pups…a real shame.


  • Larkings’ Wilson x Karmala Quiz pups due June 18.

Wilson is leaving very nice pups with good natural work. Quiz is in much better shape than when she whelped her last litter so I’m hoping for some nice bitch pups. She should provide a wee bit more push to the mix but is a nice classy worker too.


It’s now the start of June and Quiz is looking very slim…sadly! She’s lost a lot of weight and had a CS last time, so a rest will do her good.

Quiz surprised me with ONE dog pup, b. 18th! Known as Red Fred and now owned by Brenton Allport, this pup is turning into quite a character.



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Tracker the Chief x Karmala Kahlua, pups born Aug.4, 6 bitches, 1 dog, all back/tan

This should be a good litter, Chief is well known as an exceptional dog on cattle and Lu just keeps on learning and improving, she has been working cattle exclusively.

The pups are an extremely even lot, very nice pups and should breed on well as this is a double cross of Chief.   No pups available.

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Karmala Brock x Karmala Lily, Born Aug. 8 all black/tan, 5 girls, 2 boys

Lily is proving herself an outstanding brood bitch and bitch pups from this litter are in demand. Pups should be classy calm workers with great natures and work ethic. 1 dog pup available…Brick is a very nice boy and will grow into a big dog. Loyal and sensible.

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 Karmala Brick(Brock x Lily) 4 mths, for sale…is working: shows a lot of potential   SOLD

Riana Cash II x Karmala Cadelle(Tracker Gibbs x Riana Delta) due August 15th.

Deli whelped on Aug. 8. 8 pups, 2 fawn bitches, 4 black/tan bitches, 1 blue/tan dog, 1 black/tan dog

Cash has been breeding consistent workers from Riana and Karmala bitches, his last litter from Karmala Lara(Tracker GibbsxKarmala Lily) was outstanding, the pups are now working in WA. Both Deli and Cash are very loyal and stick to you through thick and thin. These pups are the same, they have great focus as can be seen from the photos…which equates to a great will to please in their work as they mature.

Cash is an exceptional dog and a proven sire, he has way-above-average intelligence.

No pups available.

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Larkings’ Wilson x Karmala Brandy due August 17. Brandy whelped Aug. 17, 3 boys, 1 girl

Wilson left some outstanding pups from Peg, and I am really looking forward to this litter. Brandy passes on her high IQ to her pups! These pups should be classy paddock dogs with enough strength for cattle.

As these pups mature I’m finding they all have very individual traits which I’m sure will affect their working styles; they are almost old enough now to be shown stock, so we’ll see. Winnie is an extremely active, switched on little girl, maybe a bit too hyped up, but with a lot of class and cover. Bilson is super friendly and would do anything for you. Wills is a lot like Wilson, strong, independent, sensible; I’ll keep him and run him on. Wilco is the typical big casting type, he’s working the others in the run with distance and style and isn’t too worried about getting any attention from me except at feed time. An independent thinker with the potential to work without commands. Interesting pups.

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Bilson (L)sold and Wilco(sold) at 5 months.


Baldwin’s Chopper x Karmala Peggysue due Sept.30th

Peg has a nice litter of six but only one bitch pup, a black/tan I’ll keep. There are 3 black/tan dogs, a cream dog and a blue/tan dog. A good opportunity to pick up a potential sire! These pups should be very effective workers on sheep and cattle. I have just posted a short video on Chopper’s sire page showing K.Heli(Chopper x Lily) working cattle at 10 mths. She is an outstanding pup. Her litter brother Timber has been working cattle on his own since 5 mths of age. It seems unlikely that Chopper will sire any more pups, so this litter will be watched carefully.I am going to run on the bitch pup Poppy and the cream boy, Polo.


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Karmala Harvey(Riana Finch x Tianne Hussey) x Karmala Remy(Riana Glide x Karmala Brandy), pups born Oct.10

Remy had 6 pups to Harvey, 5 bitches 1 dog. There are 3 red/tans, 3 blues/fawns

Both parents have been working for Ron Robb at Nyngan and are well recognised for their outstanding ability on large mobs of sheep. They are natural workers with great cover and footwork. I have been looking forward to this litter which was planned some years ago. Harvey has a very good cast and also works cattle. These pups should be outstanding sheepdogs….Ron says it’s just magic watching them yard big mobs of ewes and lambs.

I drove down to Warren and collected these 5 girls, Nov.20. Lovely friendly pups, well socialised.


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The Harvey x Remy pups at 3 mths. The black/tan bitch is K.Poppy(Chopper x Peg). The two fawn bitches are sold. The blue pup Rev has been retained.


Larkings’ Wilson(Scanlon’s Dom x Baldwin’s Polly) x Karmala Lara(Tracker Gibbs x Karmala Lily) pups born Oct.16th

 Lara has 2 pups to Wilson, 1 black/tan dog, 1 black/tan bitch.

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Lara bred very well to Riana CashII when she was with Marina Angel-Smith in WA but seemed to be upset by the big move over to Q’land and only raised two to Wilson. Winkle, the bitch pup, is for sale Feb. photo.IMG_5504winkle IMG_5798Winkle in mid. April ’16 sold.


Larkings’ Wilson x Karmala Quizz pups born (C/S) Nov. 1st, 3 dog pups survived

I am very grateful to Tony Parsons for allowing me to breed a litter from Karmala Quizz(Karmala Clyde x Riana Quill II) the dam of Karrawarra Shadow III. She had six pups by Caesarean and sadly lost the two bitch pups and a cream dog. The three dog pups are doing very well and are super friendly, great characters. The cream pup K.Zorro is sold. He’s a very strong, bossy boy. I’ll run on Buzz(red/tan) and Squizz until they start working.