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    hello everyone
    I have a Black&Tan 6 months old Australian Kelpie bitch, she's currently 44cm tall and 14kg.
    She's on a Black Hawk kibble and Raw beef/chicken diet.
    Just wondering what size your Kelpies are & at what age? So I can start predicting her adult size

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    My working bred kelpie bitch is 4yo is 48.5 cm tall and weighs around 16 kg. She was officially measured at 15 months old.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 10-07-2013 at 02:44 PM.

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    I don't know her sizes when she was growing up. But my working bred female Kelpie is nearly 9 years old, she stands at roughly 45cm tall (very rough, she is so wriggly its hard to measure )and weighs 15kg. I always thought she was small for a Kelpie.

    Not to mention how gorgeous your girl is love those watchful eyes!

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    Oh man what a pretty girl!
    I have a Kelpie X BC cross - the Kelpie in her FAR outweighs the BC

    She is 9.5 months old, about 45cm tall (you measure to the shoulders right?) and weights 14.5kg
    Both her parents were fairly small as far as their breeds go

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    Thanks everyone At this stage I expect her to grow to be around 47cm tall(yep to the shoulder!) and 16kg.
    Her mother was only 14kg and 44cm tall but her father was bigger, looks like she's going to be an 'inbetweener'
    Last edited by RakshaWw; 10-18-2013 at 10:09 AM.

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    My 6 month old female red & tan kelpie is 44cm tall & 12.5 kgs. Her mother wasn't overly tall.

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    Hi guys, bumping this old thread

    How much and what type of food do you feed your Kelpie?
    Our vet has suggested Gracie is getting too much energy from her food
    Anybody dealt with this before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubberlegs View Post
    Hi guys, bumping this old thread

    How much and what type of food do you feed your Kelpie?
    Our vet has suggested Gracie is getting too much energy from her food
    Anybody dealt with this before?
    We feed Dodge Supercoat (varies on which type, sometimes adult, sometimes working) I don't know the exact size but she gets a can every day which is around the size of a mug. She also gets regular meaty bones and treats. We haven't had any issues with Dodge regarding too much energy, but i have had that with Koda. I've often tried feeding Koda the Working dog variety of Supercoat... but i've found he just seems hyperactive when he gets that. Now i just keep him on the adult chicken variety and he is fine.

    If your vet thinks Gracie is getting too much energy then ask your vet what food they would recommend you feed her, they should have a good idea of what would be good for her

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    Thanks! I must say your dogs are beautiful

    Her vet suggested a raw diet (which I found strange for a vet) and we've tried that before but it didn't work well
    She's going to start adult food after her birthday, do you think that could make a difference?
    I was buying those pre-packaged raw food dinners for a while there maybe I'll find a good one and go back to those

    Gracie loves her meaty bones. She'll eat the entire thing in a few hours and do chalky poos for the next day or two!
    Can't help herself

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