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Kelpie

Canis lupus familiaris

Class: Mammalia 
Lifespan: Up to 14 years   
Diet: Omnivore   
Weight: Up to 26kg            
Height: Up to 51cm            
Speed: Up to 45.8km/h     
Reproduction: Live birth   

Kelpies are considered a working dog with natural instincts for managing livestock. They can travel up to 60km in a day.

It is widely believed that kelpies were bred from Scottish collies brought to Australia in the late 1800’s and there is evidence that they may have bred with dingoes early on.

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