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Koolie dog

The Koolie is an Australian dog breed that was used as a herding dog which has existed in Australia since the early 1800s. The Koolie is a medium-sized dog and you will find it in varying coat type and colors. Koolie are generally recognized by their marled coat pattern and they are typically slightly resemble a cross between a Border Collie and a Kelpie - dogs with whom they share Collie bloodline ancestry.

The Koolie is believed to be descended from the same Collie types that were brought to Australia for the kennels of Thomas S. Hall (an originator of the Australian Cattle Dog breed) while others believe that they could be direct descendants of Hall’s dogs.

The Koolie Club of Australia defines this breed based on its ability to work than on its looks or its conformation. Unlike the JRT Club of America, most Koolie breeders refer to this dog as a breed rather than as a type, and assert that it “breeds true”

Graziers, stockmen and dairy farmers across Australia have typically selected dog breeds which have the abilities required for their working needs. The temperament found in a Koolie is one example of why this breed is so much sought dog breed. The best dog worker has a combination of working skills as well as bonding temperament. Someone who doesn’t know the Koolie dog breed very well may find the Koolie as a shy, reserved or even a timid animal. In reality the Koolies can also adapt in diverse situations and they are also intelligent animals. Experienced handlers know well that Koolies need guidance instead of merely being pushed and given praise instead of assigning blame. Koolies are very useful in varied roles such as in work situations, sporting activities, loyal service or just for companionship. Known to be patient, temperate, dedicated, with a strong drive for willingness and devotion, the Koolie is not naturally aggressive but can demonstrate dominance, an untiring enthusiasm to work, and an admirable hardiness when the job or circumstance requires.

Due to its good qualities Koolies are much sought-after in rural Australia, and interest is now being shown in America and Germany. Koolies have a reputation for being upright workers with a good eye, who can easily shift their focus from holding the group to casting around a flock or gathering breakaways. They are not known for having “sticky eyes” (focusing on the sheep in front only). Unlike other working breeds, Kollies doesn’t have any preference on work location. They can work on yard, field work or closed surroundings such as yards and paddocks. As well as working anything from ducks to bulls.

In 2000, the Koolie Club of Australia was formed to preserve, protect and ethically promote the Koolie breed. Opinion is divided as to whether official recognition would be good for the breed. As of (2006), no bench standard exists and none is expected in the near future.

The Koolie breed is currently not recognized by any kennel club, although judges from the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) may judge Koolies in the various sporting trials. In the states of Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland, registered Koolies may compete in Australian national kennel council-sponsored working, obedience, tracking, jumping and dog agility events by registration on their State’s Sporting Register as members of the Koolie Club of Australia.


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