What health problems do kelpies have?

Table of contents:

  1. What health problems do kelpies have?
  2. Are kelpies obedient?
  3. At what age do kelpies ears stand up?
  4. How do you calm down a Kelpie?
  5. How do you mentally stimulate a Kelpie?
  6. Are kelpies stubborn?
  7. How long do kelpies live for?
  8. What is the best food for Kelpies?

What health problems do kelpies have?

The Kelpie is a relatively healthy breed with very few hereditary problems. The Kelpie has been bred to be hardy, so they will potentially have very few health issues throughout their life. Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and Cerebellar Abiotrophy (CA) are said to exist in the breed.

Are kelpies obedient?

Kelpies are relatively easy dogs to train; they are naturally obedient as they have been bred for many, many generations to follow commands (when working).

At what age do kelpies ears stand up?

The cartilage at the base of a standing ear will begin to start feeling firm by 4-to-6 weeks old. However, it can take as long as five or six months for your dog's ear cartilage to harden sufficiently for his ears to stand up.

How do you calm down a Kelpie?

Here are some things you can do together to calm down an energetic dog in safe ways:

  1. Go for longer walks, or amp up the fitness level and try for a jog.
  2. Spend time in the backyard letting them chase balls, sticks and toys that you toss.
  3. Take them to the dog park and let them socialize with other dogs.

How do you mentally stimulate a Kelpie?

10 Ways to Give Your Dog More Mental Stimulation

  1. Have Your Dog Work For Their Food. Our dogs have it pretty easy when it comes to meal time. ...
  2. Let Your Dog Sniff & Explore on Walks. ...
  3. Get Your Dog a Puzzle Toy. ...
  4. Teach Your Dog Some New Tricks. ...
  5. Play Some Nose Work Games. ...
  6. Teach Your Dog the Names of Their Toys. ...
  7. Play Some Free Shaping Games. ...
  8. Make an Obstacle Course For Your Dog.

Are kelpies stubborn?

The Australian Kelpie is a high-spirited, energetic dog that was bred to work with sheep and other livestock. It is a compulsive herder, and loves nothing more than herding and rounding up everything in its path. It is stubborn, smart and independent, and needs firm and consistent socialization, training, and control.

How long do kelpies live for?

10-14 years

What is the best food for Kelpies?

Your Kelpie puppy's diet should be based around a high quality, nutritionally complete puppy food. You may also wish to introduce them to fresh, lean raw meat — however, don't feed your puppy any meat you would not feed to a fellow human being.