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The Kelpie is a tireless, robust and enthusiastic dog, which is Australia's most popular and successful working Dog. It derives its name from the water kelpie, mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped". This is used for livestock herding and is unsuited for city life. It weighs between 10-20 kgs and is 45-50 cms tall.

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