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    i have always thought that the koolie's were generally larger stockier dogs than the kelpie's .... not sure personality wise as there aren't that many out there but from what i have heard they a little toned down compared to kelpies. all generalizations of course but yer ...
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    i quite like koolies!
    i haven't been able to find out much about them.
    i have always thought they looked like Kelpies crossed with Australian shepherds, witch would be ONE reason that l like them, considering that i absolutely adore the two breeds.
    i have always thought they looked like great dogs.

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    I had no idea what a Red Cloud Kelpie was, so I googled and although she fits description(white face, toes etc.) Im still not sure.
    White Chest. White blaze. White toes.
    Along her back, the hair is about 6cms long while rest is about 3cm.
    In the first photo you can see her white tipped tail.



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    She is gorgeous, aussiemyf. What a darling girl.


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    Koolies can be a valuable asset on farms.

    I don't see how blue eyes and merle colouring can be seen as being a severely faulted Kelpie?

    I think they should be considered a breed of their own so their breeding can be controlled for the better.

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    Yeah a red cloud is the another kind of kelpie with the marking on them.. I have a white red cloud and the only brown/red is on her ears.

    Koolies are bigger than kelpies..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollinator View Post
    Koolies can be a valuable asset on farms.

    I don't see how blue eyes and merle colouring can be seen as being a severely faulted Kelpie?

    I think they should be considered a breed of their own so their breeding can be controlled for the better.
    Because in the breeding world, its seen as a fault. Its not accepted.

    My point is, we, (well me) say a Cavoodle isn't a real breed, but then a Koolie is? IMO, if its not recognised, its made up.
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    Saying that a koolie is like a badly bred kelpie because they come in merle is like saying an Australian Shepherd is a badly bred border collie because they come in merle...

    There are LOTS of breeds around the world that are not yet registered with the AKC or ANKC but have their own records, registries and standards. All breeds start off this way. I would recommend meeting a few koolies, their owners and breeders before coming to the conclusion that they are "just another crossbreed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuffles View Post
    Saying that a koolie is like a badly bred kelpie because they come in merle is like saying an Australian Shepherd is a badly bred border collie because they come in merle...

    There are LOTS of breeds around the world that are not yet registered with the AKC or ANKC but have their own records, registries and standards. All breeds start off this way. I would recommend meeting a few koolies, their owners and breeders before coming to the conclusion that they are "just another crossbreed".
    No, its not like saying an AS is a badly bred BC, because the Shepherd IS a breed and are completely and utterly different.

    After doing some more research, I found out "breed and stud records must be kept for a minimum of 7 generations before the National Kennel Council can recognize it" and they're actually an Australian breed soo.....
    I'd like to actually hear about all these apparent breeds that arn't recognised by a kennel club...

    I've actually been working as a vet nurse for over a year now, so im confident in saying I've met my fair share of Koolies and their owners, I don't see how that would change my opinion?

    Let me just clear up the whole 'badly bred' aspect.
    According to the ANKC, faults in a Kelpie are blue eyes and colours differing from those that are specified eg. merle.
    So therefore, im saying that they look just like a Kelpie but with blue eyes and merle colouring, so therefor a badly bred kelpie.

    I feel everyone is getting very defensive, but I don't know why.
    A Labrodoodle isn't a breed, we all agree on that, so why is the Koolie so different?
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    I don't think any replies here have been defensive. You asked for opinions and that's what you have received.

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