WKC
                           The Working Kelpie Council  of Australia

                                       Breed Society for the Australian Working Kelpie

 

 
 

PO Box 306 Castle Hill NSW 1765 Australia

Phone: International 61-2-98999224 Within Aust. 02-98999224
Fax: International 61-2-98942140 Within Aust 02-98942140
EMAIL: admin@wkc.org.au
Email Addresses of Office Bearers
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          WKC INTRODUCTORY NEWS BULLETIN
Formation Of The Working Kelpie Council
         Origin of the Kelpie
         Coat Colours In The Kelpie
         Selecting A Pup To Suit Your Conditions
         Breeders' Directory
         Breeders' Directory Listings
         Prices Of Pups And Dogs
         Broken In Or Fully Trained Kelpies
         Guarantees Offered
         W.K.C. Breeders' Guarantee:
         Special Free Service
         Tattoo Identification
         Pedigree and Registration
         Membership
         News Bulletins
         Starting A Kelpie Stud
         Registering Facilities
         Kelpies For Cattle Work.


ITEMS from the CURRENT WKC "NEWS BULLETIN", December 2009, No 538

CURRENT LITTERS & DOGS AVAILABLE (Breeders Notes)
ADVANCE NOTICES of SHEEPDOG TRIALS / Training Days     (Acrobat Reader required
TRIAL RESULTS       (Acrobat Reader required

Note: The 2009  WKC NATIONAL FIELD TRIAL
will be held  in Westbury, Tasmania, 13-15 November 2009.

HISTORY OF THE KELPIE FOUNDATION DOGS & ASSOC.  PEOPLE by Barbara M Cooper
      INTRODUCTION & FOUNDATION
     JOHN D "JACK" GLEESON

THE FOUNDERS OF THE WORKING KELPIE SHEEPDOG by Barbara M Cooper

 GILBERT S ELLIOT AND WILLIAM ALLEN

 GILBERT STANLEY ELLIOT

 WILLIAM ALLAN

THOMAS EDOLS.    Developement of "the Barb"    (Acrobat Reader Required)

 BRUTUS AND JENNIE
 BURRANGONG PASTORAL ASSOCIATION SHEEPDOG TRIAL 1871.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM    (Acrobat Reader required)

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, STATE & OVERSEAS REPRESENTATIVES  (Acrobat Reader Required)

BREEDER'S DIRECTORY  2009      (Acrobat Reader required)

SHEEPDOG TRIALS by Barbara M Cooper

  BACKGROUND TO SHEEP DOG TRIALS

  SHEEP DOG TRIALS IN AUSTRALIA
   BURRANGONG PASTORAL ASSOCIATION SHEEPDOG TRIAL 1871.
  THE "FORBES" SHEEP DOG TRIAL AND 'KINGS KELPIE' (c) Barbara Cooper
  SYDNEY SHEEP DOG TRIALS RESULTS 1886-1947
  NATIONAL SHEEP DOG TRIAL RESULTS CANBERRA 1943-1969

JUDGING GUIDELINES &  BYLAWS --FOR THE WKC NATIONAL KELPIE TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP  (NKFTC)  (Acrobat Reader required)

WKC NATIONAL KELPIE TRIAL RESULTS 1969 - ONWARDS

           NATIONAL KELPIE FIELD TRIAL WINNERS
          
C.  J.  BUTLER MEMORIAL.     Highest Indiviual Score
          
W.  PRENDERCAST MEMORIAL.    Breeder of the Winning Dog
          
COLEMAN NOAKES MEMORIAL.   Highest Scoring Novice Dog
          
BULLENBONG TROPHY.   Highest Scoring Novice Dog Worked by a Novice Handler
          
FRANK SCANLON PERPETUAL TROPHY.   Best Cast,  Lift & Draw
          
SCORIOCHRE TROPHY.   Most Effective Yard Performance
          
CAPPRE STUD PERPETUAL TROPHY.   Fastest Time Over the Course
          
BRADLEY SISTERS  MEMORIAL TROPHY.  Best Type Kelpie

Results of WKC National Field Trial, "Roseworthy College", South. 7-9th March 2008

Note: The 2009  WKC NATIONAL FIELD TRIAL
will be held  in Westbury Tasmania, 13-15 November 2009


CHARACTERISTICS AND CONFORMATION  OF THE WORKING KELPIE

  Introduction
  Written Description
  Characteristics
  General Appearance
  Movement
  Head
  Neck
  Forequarters
 
Body
  Hindquarters
  Size
  Coat

KELPIE PICTURES

THE KELPIE AS A PET

               Selection of a Pup
           Desexing
           Choice Of Working Strain Kelpies
           Long Absences & Restraint
          
Socializing Your Kelpie

 

 

ATAXIA (Cerebellar Abiotrophy) A GENETIC DEFECT IN KELPIES
          ATAXIA RESEARCH PROGRAM a lecture given by Dr Alan Wilton at the WKC  AGM April 2007
                  Slides which summerise the above lecture.     (large file 3 mb)

          Instructions for submitting a sample for ataxia research at UNSW

          Consent Form to accompany samples sent to the UNSW

          Import Form required for samples if sent to UNSW  from Overseas (not Australia)


           "Hereditary cerebellar abiotropy in Australia Kelpie Dogs", J B Thomas & D Robertson,  Aust. Vet. Journal, V66, No 9, Sept. 1989


Available Forms     (Acrobat Reader required)

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
LITTER REGISTRATION/TRANSFER FORM
STUD SERVICE CERTIFICATE
APPLICATION FOR REGISTER OF TRANSFER
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF SINGLE DOG
ORDER FORM
PREFIX APPLICATION FORM 


Other Sites with Similar or Related  Interests
Australian

Australian Sheep Dog Workers Association
    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~aswa

Victorian Sheep Dog Workers Association
    http://www.vwsda.com.au/

Queensland Cattle Dog Association
     http://www.qwcdtai.com.au/

New South Wales Yard dog Association
     http://www.yarddogsnsw.com

West Australian Sheep Dog Workers Association
      http://www.westausworkingsheepdog.com

South Australian Sheep Dog Workers Association
      http://flavel.mtx.net/

National  Sheep Dog Trials Association Canberra  Inc.
      http://www.nationalsheepdogs.webone.com.au

Casterton Kelpie Festival and Working Dog Auction.
      http://www.kelpies-casterton.org

Koolie Club of Australia
     http://www.koolie.net

Working Koolie Association Australia (WKAA)

Overseas

 Kelpies in Europe  (with some WKC items translated in German)

Kelpies in the United Kingdom
http://www.KelpieUK.com

International Sheepdog Society
http://www.isds.org.uk/


Dutch Working Kelpie Club, the WKCN

http://www.wkcn.nl


A Working Kelpie Site (in Dutch & English)

http://www.workingkelpie.eu

 

Swedish Working Kelpie Club (in Swedish & English}
http://www.swedishworkingkelpieclub.se/


Detailed Information on Colors in Kelpies.  (J & I Groesbeck,Texas,USA)
http://www.hnrworkingkelpies.com/Coat_Colors.html

 

Kelpie News Groups

Kelpie l
Information about this list is at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kelpie_l/
Please Note the group is called kelpie_l not kelpie l
You can subscribe by sending an email to:
kelpie_l-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Working Kelpies Inc.  (WKI)
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/WorkingKelpiesInc/

Australian Working Kelpies
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AustralianWorkingKelpies/

DOG TRANSPORT

DOGMOVERS  The Pet Transport People
Professional & caring transport by road for all pets & small domestic animals
phone: 07 5530 2710   mailto:info@dogmovers.com.au   Website: http://www.dogmovers.com.au

DOGTAINERS Animal Transport DOGTAINERS NSW 02 9317 2301. FAX: 02 9317 2055. In addition to Air services ;offer road
delivery services to most of NSW; regular services to central west areas of NSW and twice weekly service to central coast and Hunter
Valley. DOGTAINERS Q'LAND 431 Waterford Road, Ellengrove, QId 4077. (07)3271 1155, Fax: (07) 3271 4980.

Any other Organizations (NOT individual breeders) with similar
interests should e-mail the WKC for consideration of addition of links
to their sites
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