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    Hi everyone im Crissie and i am thinking about soon becoming a dog owner.
    anyway a friend of mine has a red kelpie she said was pure bred and has mated it with another pure bread, her's doesn't have papers.
    its not the papers i am worried about just my df and i want a pure bred kelpie.
    out of the 8 puppies (you cant really see they are under the house) some have white socks and like a white mane bit, i have tried Googleing it but no where does it say if red kelipes ever have white like that.
    my mate was like- ohhh, i dunno where the white came from, maybe a throw back from a grandparent?
    and i really have no idea, so if anyone could tell me if they do or not that would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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    Perhaps they are crossed with border collie? That's a pretty typical mix.

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    I have a purebred working kelpie council registered red kelpie with papers and she is primarily red but has a flash of white on her chest.

    But I havent seen white socks or anything like that. Yes could be a BC somewhere in the parentage, this would not be unusual. Sometimes wild dogs/dingos can mate with farm dogs - I saw one litter from a red kelpie and there were white socks and other white markings in the pups.

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    I would also guess there is Border Collie in there somewhere considering the markings.

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    I got Lady as a one year old from a shelter, and classified her as purebred until I came onto the forum. I know refer to her as a Kelpie X Border Collie. Techincally, Kelpies arn't meant to have white on them. This is the only photo I already have uploaded on photobucket, but as you can see, white toes, white chest, white stripe down face, and she has a tiny bit of white on the tip of her tail.


    And also, this is my grandpas working Kelpie. Her mum and dad were kelpies, but I susupect she has some BC in her lines.
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    Are there 2 registries with Kelpies? ie Working Breed and ANKC? If so, white may be acceptable on the working registry?

    I really have no knowledge on them but the ANKC standard doesn't mention anything at all about white points, socks or flashes either as being acceptable or being a fault.

    I would assume by that it means that they can not, and do not, ever have white on them. If there were the rare or odd occurrence and it was not permitted, the standard would state this.

    If you are buying a dog without papers, then in my personal view, you are not buying a pedigree. I wouldn't buy one if I was specifically looking to buy a pure bred. Instead, talk to a few breeders and buy a real pure bred Kelpie, not a 'doubtful' pure bred.
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    thanks very much for your help

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    My pop has a red and white kelpie, but i reckon hes probably a half-bred. If anyone out there wants a well bred kelpie and doesn't mind paying what they're worth, I suggest looking at Noonbarra Kelpies Noonbarra* Kelpies great looking dogs. anyway, that's my 2 bobs worth.
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    I'm wondering why you want a purebred kelpie? Buying a puppy from someone's accidental litter - won't get you a purebred if that's important to you.

    It depends what you want to do. If you can meet both parents (and grand parents) and they're all healthy and well behaved, then maybe these puppies will be ok.

    But if you want a reliable working herding dog, best to move along and find a more reputable responsible source.

    If you just want a dog around the house, it will depend on how well you can get the puppy to respond to you, and how much time you're prepared to put into training. I posted a lot of links in your other thread to help.

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    There are HEAPS of Kelpies needing adopting.
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