WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING A KELPIE?
Think about what type of dog you would like. There are many different styles of Kelpie, and it is important you get one which suits you. Will you be mainly doing paddock or pen work, or would you require a mix? Any good breeder should be able to tell you the working styles of the genetic lines.
Ask to see the parents working. The importance of this is not to be underestimated. It is easy to make a dog look good on a photo or video! Purchasing from someone who does not work their dogs regularly, can sometimes mean that health issues are hidden and not as obvious as they would be if the dog was worked regularly.
Use the BATWK dog registry and database to see if the parents are registered, and if they have been health tested or any other breeding history.
Not all good dogs are historically registered with the WKC, many of the best dogs are not! Get in touch with BATWK to find out more about the history of the breeding lines of the dog.
Price does not necessarily determine the quality of a dog. Many of those who breed good dogs, breed for their own needs, and not necessarily for profit.
Ask on the BATWK facebook group for recommendations for breeders - the best advertising is done by satisfied customers!
REGISTERED BATWK BREEDERS
Please find below a list of BATWK registered breeders. If you would like to enquire about BATWK membership so that you may be listed as a breeder on our website and newsletter, please get in touch by emailing
CEFN COED KELPIES
Contact: Hywel Davies
Mobile: 07818 090368
Location: North Wales
EAST YORKSHIRE KELPIES
Contact: Nick Potter
Mobile: 07930 272150
Location: Pocklington, East Yorkshire
RAIT CASTLE FARM
Contact: James Beattie
Mobile: 07703 599942
Location: Nairn, IV12 5SB
Contact: Daniel Bower
Mobile: 07908 036124
Location: Midlands, near Towcester