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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    Get to work breeders and make them a breed.
    I recon they're beautiful.
    They are already a recognised breed - a working breed recognised and bred for and by the people who run livestock. They have their own breed registers and pedigree records. Mine is registered with the Working Koolie association.

    Stock people know exactly what they are and how they work and what their strengths are. They have no place in the show ring IMO.
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    They aren't that common as kelpies.. OH only knows of a couple of ppl that have them as work dogs.. And he is a stockie.

    I still ppl get them confused with red cloud kelpies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    They are already a recognised breed - a working breed recognised and bred for and by the people who run livestock. They have their own breed registers and pedigree records. Mine is registered with the Working Koolie association.

    Stock people know exactly what they are and how they work and what their strengths are. They have no place in the show ring IMO.
    ^ Very well said..

    Koolies are one of Australia's oldest working dogs.. They have the drive Mentally and Physically to work there guts out, I have owned Koolies ever since I was a child and I have had Kelpies and Border Collies that wouldn't even come close the the working ability of the Koolies, In no way do I mean that Kelpies of Border Collies are less of a breed just that I personally would never own another breed for working...
    To say that they are not a breed when it quiet clearly states that It was Kelpies and Border Collies that originated from the Koolie... No breed can be classed as PURE because no matter how you put it two dogs of different breeding had to be crossed to get another breed.. Breeds just don't turn up out of thin air, they have to be bred that way..
    The kelpie, the border Coolie, The Australian Shepherd & the Koolie are breeds of there own and no matter how much you look or try to understand, we are NEVER going to fully understand everything about every breed and how they got to be a breed.
    I Guess koolies could be eventually reg and recognized but it sure as hell won't be by me, I show Pedigree dog and I have seen the defects and the things that people will do just to get a dog with " Correct " Conformation, Who are we to judge what is " Correct " conformation ?? I have seen what length people will go to just to get a dog in the ring and some of it is pretty cruel on the dogs and also who are we to say that a dog is " Incorrect " So we breed them till they are correct? No thought to how it will affect the dogs?? No all showing is bad but it sure ain't the best thing out either...

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    i dont really have an opinion on koolies as breed except to say my little girl is amazing! born deaf and partially blind, she is full of love (mostly for my husband as you can see) & cheek and is a great dog. she picked up our hand signals very quickly and learned almost right away to watch our other dog for visual cues.
    i will say that her play noises are hilarious though, she sounds like a wookie

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    let us hope they are never recognised by the ankc, we don't want to give out another batch of licences to print money.

    flux yr puppy may have unfortunately been bred for color. i am glad you love her and are giving her a good home but this is typical of money grubbing byb doing merle/merle breedings to get the glass eyes and merle coat, it is a breeding ensuring many deaf, blind or both puppies, they usually just drown the non-merles or the ones without cracked /glass eyes and proliferate the genes for deafness and blindness thru double merle breedings to make a buck.

    if you paid for yr girl you might well have supported such scum.

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    Yes unfortunately merle is a fashion colour. Koolies should be bred for structure and working ability and careful matings to avoid the double merle gene should be done. My Koolie is a short coated merle with not a lot of white and with hazel/brown eyes and has probably the best structure I have seen in a dog. Very smart and loving dogs.

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    I have a friend that has 2 Koolies, both are merle, both female. Both great with animals. Both barn housed. Both has one blue eye one brown. Not sure if this is a feature? They drove cattle together. Live with horses, taught my dogs how to behave around the horses and kept them in check as pups learning.

    I dont know the breed. Cept these 2, and they are gorgeous working dogs.
    they have a very talented owner with animals however.

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    wow, lovemycav has bumped a very old thread.

    We've got several koolies doing extremely well at dog sports like agility in south Australia. Those ones are quite different to kelpies and border collies and they aren't merle either. Kind of got cattle dog ticking mixed in with white and tri colour. And have very short coats, tho there is a huge variety.

    Gotta agree with lovemycav - they pre date kelpies and border collies...

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