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AUSTRALIAN KELPIES FOR SALE

 Due to our reputation as one of Australia's leading Kelpie breeding Studs, many of these Noonbarra Kelpie puppy litters have early bookings. If you are interested in any of our Kelpie puppies from any litter please let us know as soon as possible and we can tell you if the gender, colour & suitability of a pup in that particular litter is still available. Due to their popularity there is often a waiting period so please book early.

 

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KELPIE DEPOSIT  INFORMATION     (Booking a puppy) Essential to be on list
   
Kelpie Litter Born:  Noonbarra Jim - Noonbarra Lucy .. $2200 SOLD OUT
Young Kelpie/Puppy For Sale .. 10 Mths - $1200 Sorry Now Sold
5 yr Old Male Red & Tan Kelpie - only $600 Available Now
Available soon - 6 yr old Adult female Kelpie Available Soon
   




COVID  SITUATION & INTERSTATE CUSTOMERS

The good news is that we can now get Kelpie puppies once again to Melbourne and most parts of Victoria and NSW as well as Brisbane and Adelaide by various pet transport companies.  Prices varies for road transport but sometimes it has been slightly lower than the airlines before Covid, so that's welcome news. It can still be a bit complicated but we have now done quite a few Kelpie puppies over the last two Covid restricted years and it's been very smooth for the customer and a good experience for the puppies. Keep in mind that all our puppies have extensive crate training and handling prior to being sold.

 

AT THIS TIME, THE STUD IS CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS EXCEPT CUSTOMERS PICKING UP  

    

 

All our Australian Kelpie puppies bred at the Noonbarra Kelpie Stud get the very best in individual attention, handling, socialising and training. Important too are diet and health issues such as regular worming at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks and 8 weeks of age, vaccinations including Parvo Virus, Distemper, Hepatitis and veterinary examination of each pup. Each puppy is also Microchipped. Some years we only breed a very small number of puppies and often we have months without any puppies, so bookings are extremely important. We still like to keep it as an all family run Stud.

The Bilson family has been involved in breeding & training Kelpies for just over 100 years and over many decades of breeding with three generations of our family, we have bred thousands of high class Kelpies over the last century and this puts us in a unique position that very few breeders can lay claim to. Our Noonbarra Kelpie bloodlines are highly regarded throughout Australia and around the World and our dogs today trace strongly back to the great Kalari Basil and Kalari Joker (with more infusions than any other bloodline in Australia) and then the lines trace directly further back to the legendary Coil and to all of the very first great Kelpies of the mid 1800's. All our Kelpie puppies are guaranteed 100% to work by 8 months of age. (WKC Guarantee plus health guarantee). Please always book ahead as there is often a waiting period to get one of our Noonbarra Kelpies. You must book with a $150 deposit (non-refundable) if you are serious about getting one of our puppies. See information on deposits below. All our Kelpies are registered with the Working Kelpie Council of Australia.

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KELPIE PUPPY PRICING


Pricing for our Noonbarra Stud Kelpie puppies : $2200. (8 Weeks old)

Prices are for 8 week old Kelpie puppies. Each pup or litter is priced individually. Please add $150 for puppies held for customer until over 9 weeks of age. This includes a second set of vaccinations, worming and some extra training. Except in special circumstances we usually do not hold puppies for a customer more than 10 weeks of age.

We prefer our Kelpie puppies to go to their new home around 8 weeks of age. This is perfect. It allows the customer to get their puppy when they at their most dependent and gives them time to get used to the puppy. Sometimes in winter months we might hold them back an extra week or a little more if we get bad weather. We want each puppy to fit in well with their new home and owner. If you cannot take your puppy at around 8 weeks of age, please contact us within 24 hours once you are notified and we can discuss it or postpone you to another litter. The period from 8 weeks of age to 18 weeks of age is the most important time in their life for training and it's when they learn the most. This can be a very rewarding time for the owner and the training and time spent with the puppy helps to form a strong bond.



ADULT KELPIE MALE - 5 YEARS OLD
RED & TAN COLOUR
Only ... $600
We have a lovely red & tan male Kelpie available for sale.
Yes, he is very cheap. No, there is nothing wrong with him. Priced very low for a quick sale. (limited time).

He's a delightful dog but selling a number of dogs due to unforseen circumstances where massive storm damage has destroyed a lot of our farm including sheds, fences, road in and our main kennel complex. Currently have some of our dogs housed in big doggy play yards. So we have to quickly cut back on the dogs we have. It will be many months before we can rebuild.
 
We already have his dad and and others on the same bloodline. He's five years old at the moment but will be six at the end of next month. He's a nice size. Tallish but not heavy set. Very nice markings. Lot of tan in the face which people like. He hasn't had a lot of socialising off the farm but he has been out to a cafe and was perfect. He just settled under the table.

The important things: He settles well in the house and is not a problem/ He is a happy friendly dog/ He sits on command/ Has been crate trained./ He is affectionate/ He travels well in a car. Even hops in for you.
Cons: None really except he hasn't been off the farm for a few years and will take a little while to get used to things in that regard.

What we like about him most is that he has this happy face every day and is full of enthusiasm and wants to play and be patted. He would make a very loyal, faithful companion. He is also a very good looking dog with terrific breeding behind him. He is such a loving dog too.

We wouldn't like to see him going to a home where he is just going to be ignored. Here on the farm, he has a run every day with some of his doggy friends and he has a wonderful time. Then I make him his dinner and take it to his kennel and he runs in and waits. He likes the routine and thrives on it. We would like to see someone who is willing to keep up the training we have put in and take him out on a regular basis and have fun with him. He would also be good for a hobby farmer but he hasn't had any extensive sheepwork or training in that regard. He would be much more expensive if we put that time and extra training into him.

He also sometimes comes for a run with the motorbike and loves it. He has been into town a couple of times and walks well on lead and not worried by traffic and noise. He's been excellent lying down at cafes and perfect travelling in the car.

               




KELPIE PUPPY/YOUNG DOG - FOR SALE
10 mths old

Red & Tan MALE 

Price ...  $1200    - NOW SOLD

 

We have this very nice young male Kelpie available for sale at the moment.  Just 10 months old. He is a lovely friendly, happy older pup with a nice gentleness there. We have had him out and about a number of times whenever we can and he is very friendly with people and loves a pat. He travels perfectly in a car and has been well crate trained.

He has some of our best working bloodlines and there won't be any more on these lines as the mum is now retired (no longer at the stud) and the dad is nearly 13 years old and retired  as well.

He has had basic puppy training and walks well on a lead for his age. Excellent in a crate or for car travel. He has been out to cafes and in stores etc. Good with noise and traffic. People like him and he likes people. Can be active when required but also settles well. (A lot like his dad). He's good  running with motorbike and used to tractor. He is still a very young dog but not overwhelmed by noises etc. He's very well crate trained and will sleep through the night. He is a really good looking dog too. He has a short, glossy coat. He is going to be a very handsome dog.  This is a good opportunity to purchase a well bred Kelpie puppy who is pedigreed with a heritage that goes back to the mid 1800's and is fully registered with the WKC.

He has had some basic home & car training and is over most of the silly stages (but certainly not all) of puppyhood.

He is a sweet hearted boy and we like him a great deal. He is very good around people and likes a pat. He's also been around other dogs a lot and there have been no problems at all. He fits right in. He has a gentle type of nature. Of course, it will still take a little while for him to settle into a new home with a new owner but that applies to younger pups as well. This is a very cheap price for one of our Kelpies and we were planning on keeping him as a future sire but we have had massive storm damage to our main kennel complex and it is completely unusable so we have to let a few dogs go to make room. So here's an opportunity to get a fantastic Kelpie with good breeding at a very low price.

We have even taken him out on a short mountain trail hike. We often do that with our dogs as the region has some nice hikes. He had a lovely time and met a lot of people. Never jumped on anyone or caused a problem. I have also walked him in the streets of Orange and he has been to a cafe too. He's been fine with traffic as well. He hasn't had a lot of time off the farm but he will adapt fairly quickly to a new situation.

We know most customers want a little 8 week old puppy (and we currently have lots of bookings) but this little fellow is only a few months older and has already been well trained to travel in a car and crate training among other things. Just that extra few months of maturity is a big help. We have had a lot of enquiries for older pups and adults but most have been interstate and even overseas. Unfortunately places like Perth, Hobart and Darwin have huge transport prices (size and weight) so that cut out a number of people who'd be a good fit and we encourage those customers to purchase a 8 week old puppy to save massively on transport costs. In any case, we'd very much prefer the customer to come to us and see him in person but we might consider sending by road transport if the situation seems a really good one.

He's the type who likes to be close to you and is always interested in whatever you are doing. He is in great condition and looks good. A very happy, friendly type of dog. Loves to come into the house and likes nothing better than to be inside with the fire going and TV on. He is very affectionate and has a lot of love to give. He would make a wonderful companion for someone and of course it would enhance his life as well. He loves to go out to new places and enjoys trips to Bunnings and cafes and to the park but he also likes the comforts of home and is happy to be a couch potato. Lol. So he would also be a lovely companion for a retired person who just wants a dog to be with them and they can enjoy each others company.

He is an easy boy to have around the house and settles well inside. He travels perfectly in car so that's a huge plus. If you have ever had a dog not travel well you'd know what a blessing that is.
He would make a wonderful companion dog for a single person or a family. He's still a puppy of course and can have his 'moments' but naturally he's quite a calm dog with a lovely softness there that makes him a bit easier for handling.  That's something we really like in our dogs.  When we've taken him to Bunnings and need to look at something, he just lies down and waits. That's something we quite like.

He has been an outside kennel dog as well as an inside dog so no problems in that regard. Like most of our dogs, he hasn't had a lot of exposure to children, or animals such as horses, chooks or cats but he's the type to adapt quite quickly. He has been around motorbikes and is comfortable running with the bike.  

 

              

 


 

NOW SOLD

KELPIE LITTER BORN

Noonbarra Jim  - Noonbarra Lucy

Born: March 2022 - Ready to go to new homes Saturday 6th May 2023

All Red (brown) and Tan coloured puppies

Price for 8 week old puppies ... $2200

The mum is our lovely girl, Noonbarra Lucy. She loves to be with us following us and being part of whatever is going on. There are some photos here of her helping us with the wood chopping. Lucy is a small/medium Kelpie with a very rich, dark coat and a happy personality. Lucy is very athletic and can be fast when required with good stamina. We often select a few of her puppies for runners or very active people but they are just as much at home lying around enjoying their comforts. She's a lovely gentle Kelpie girl and seeks us out often just for a pat. It's funny sometimes. She's a character. Lucy is a lot of fun to have around and gets on with everyone.

She brings in some of our best old dogs and it is a lovely combination with Noonbarra Jim. She is well behaved dog in the home and obedient and affectionate.  She's a very clever dog and learns very quickly. Her last litter produced fantastic pups. Lucy is a nice faithful type of girl who loves nothing more than a cuddle or a pat and just wants to be with you. She is often a house dog.

Because we are a long running breeding Stud we have the advantage of knowing what grandparents and even great grandparents were like and we can apply that to our understanding of what to expect from litters. Both Jim and Lucy were happy, easy going puppies themselves and that is very important as it indicates that their puppies will be similar. Lucy's dad, Noonbarra Dave has of course produced many pups for us and he has a fantastic reputation as an amazing sire. Lucy's brother is Noonbarra Ben, another top level sire, so we are talking exceptional bloodlines here. Lucy's mum is Noonbarra Sally and then going further back to one of our best past sires in Ameroo Ned. 

Sire of this litter is Noonbarra Jim.       

This breeding is an excellent combination. Both parents are gentle and kind natured. We expect medium sized offspring.

Jim is one of our all time favourite dogs. A great mate. Jim has given us some absolutely fantastic puppies in the past and we have customers that will only have his pups. He has great breeding. His dad is Noonbarra Ben VIII and his mother is Noonbarra Tammy II. Goes back to Noonbarra Jackaroo, Kamileroy Queen and Futura Ned. Noonbarra Jim is one of our oldest sires and has been absolutely outstanding over the years and often requested by customers. He is one of our very best dogs and has a nice laid back, easy going personality. Excellent house dog or travelling. Ideal at cafes, dog park etc. Likes to be with you. A very calm dog. He is getting old now and this will probably be his last litter.

He walks beautifully on a lead and just moves along smoothly by your side. You hardly know he is there. Sometimes you forget you have a dog on the lead. He is also a wonderful dog to go places with. We often take him into town with us and if we stop at a cafe for coffee, he comes along and is perfectly behaved. He just tucks up under our chair and often even the waitress doesn't know we even have a dog. People are always impressed.

He is probably one of the calmest and gentlest of our dogs. He tends to put quite a bit of his special traits into his pups. We have used him over a lot of different females including those owned by other people. We have Noonbarra Tammy V,  Rosie, Billy, Debbie and Mick in the Stud by him. His pups are always very popular.

He is such a wonderful dog and loved by customers. He loves to come out in the car for a drive and we often take him with us to cafes or the leash free dog park in nearby Orange. We have taken him to Bunnings and shared a sausage sandwich with him on more than one occasion. Sometimes he just goes for a car ride and doesn't get out at all, but he still enjoys the drive and being with us. He walks very smoothly on a lead at your side with no pulling and at home is the type of dog that just likes to quietly come up to us and get a pat and maybe a scratch behind the ear and then he likes to sit at our feet.

We want each puppy to be the best possible match for their lifestyle and situation. Firstly we work out which litter would best suit and than we do a lot of evaluating of each individual puppy. So, for example, we would match a different dog to a retired couple who are home 24/7 than we would for a young bloke who is very active and needs a running partner or for someone doing dog sports or maybe someone needing a strong willed cattle worker compared to someone with three little kids looking for a soft natured affectionate family dog. Click here to read more on how we evaluate each puppy

All our pups get the best start to life here at the Noonbarra Stud. We think happy, healthy puppies are more likely to be easier to train, are better bonded to their owners and it helps to make them happy, well adjusted adults. We even have a basic puppy training program which includes socialising, exposure to noise, car travel and the beginnings of learning good manners and basic obedience. It also includes (very importantly) comprehensive day by day crate training sessions for each puppy. This is an incredible advantage for our customers. There is a page outlining this training on our website and much more detailed information in our book 'Kelpie Basics'. Click here for more about crate training.

Early socialising and handling of puppies makes it all so much easier for our customers. We often have a puppy or two in side on the lounge with us at night watching TV. Our mothers have the highest degree of nutrition when pregnant and after they whelp, so pups are very healthy and Mum is easily able to look after them with no stress.

We handle each puppy day by day, so they get used to human touch and we start to supplemental feed the puppies at 3 weeks of age. They also undergo a full worming program with a Veterinary supplied Fenbendazole based medication, all are carefully checked over by a Vet and each puppy is microchipped and vaccinated against major diseases, so you get the healthiest pup possible. They are well socialised right from the start and that makes them so much easier to handle and train for our customers. It also gives each puppy a strong connection to humans and makes them more affectionate and helps to build a better bond between you.

            

Noonbarra Lucy helping out.

          

 Noonbarra Jim


 

 

 

KELPIE  BASICS

This is our very popular manual designed for all Kelpie owners of every level from raw beginners through to experienced trainers. This practical Kelpie manual deals with everything involved in owning and training a Kelpie to ensure your puppy grows up to be a well mannered, obedient dog. It also works with adults too. A lifetime of experience with Kelpies is in this book. The book is not about how to train Kelpies on sheep or cattle but this foundation training is important for all dogs! It deals with general obedience training, socialising your Kelpie, feeding, crating, toilet training, preventing problem behaviour in your Kelpie, dominance issues, understanding your Kelpie, Kelpies and car travel, bathing, digging holes, stealing food, walking your Kelpie on a lead, coming when called... and much more.

Over 100 large pages of information.

Click here for more Kelpie Basics details



CRATE  TRAINING

This specialised training is a great start and a huge plus for you and your puppy. It is now included at no extra charge with every Noonbarra puppy sold. This training package is for crate training your puppy before you get him. This is to help your puppy sleep in a crate at night, in your home, with minimum or no disruption to your sleep. It is of course an ongoing training process and you'll need to continue to get it perfect. Plenty more detail in our book, 'Kelpie Basics'. This training usually takes approx. 6 - 8 days. To prepare your puppy we first introduce a number of puppies together and gradually get down to the puppy in the crate on his own for short periods and then for extended periods including a couple of overnight sessions. We also work with the puppy in a small crate next to us and often diffuse the little situations that pop up like frustration with the door or anxieties. Puppies are usually ready to go by 8 weeks of age. This is designed to get your puppy off to a great start and to learn to be relaxed and comfortable at night in a crate. We do a number of days and overnight training of your puppy to accept and be comfortable when confined to a crate. Most see this as their own special den and will go in of their own accord. This is a great help to all customers but it is essential to any pup being transported long distances to their destination.  Getting your puppy started well in a crate is a big help to new puppy owners. For most people getting the timing right and knowing what is normal behaviour in a crate etc. can be daunting and we like to get them started in the right direction.

 Without this training, many pups are likely to bark or howl for many hours (night after night) or even panic. We have seen pups from other breeders that haven't had any training get so panicked and upset they completely break down and need a lot of extra training just to get over the ordeal. We have seen untrained pups urinate, soil their crate or even vomit just from the stress & panic so the initial crate training should be done gradually and with lots of understanding and preferably with two or three pups together for short day periods and then the period in the crate gradually lengthened and the pup in on his own for short periods until you are able to crate overnight. We have very experienced in doing this and have crate trained hundreds of dogs including dogs from other breeders. You have to know when a pup needs to get out to relieve himself and when he is just frustrated at being restrained. Experienced dog owners know how to do this but new dog owners can have a nightmare time of it unless the breeder does the first few days of crate training for them. This crate training package is a 'restraint' lesson and is good foundation training and teaches your pup that YOU are the ADULT (parent/pack leader) and he/she must sometimes be restrained and comply to what you want. It gives the puppy boundaries and teaches them to be able to settle. It makes for a happier dog. It also helps with toilet training. Down-Stay training and tie up are two other important restraint lessons. Crate training stops your puppy from panicking in a crate and makes all your other training much easier. More info on how to crate train is in our book 'Kelpie Basics'. Please note that by no means can we make your puppy perfect in a crate within that short time frame. We can make the puppy accepting of the crate, not panicking and content & relaxed most of the time but most pups are not 100% happy to be restrained in a crate until they are at least 5 months of age or older. You should still expect a few minutes of whining or protest at night for the first few nights. If you continue your pup's crate training your puppy will absolutely love their crate just like our dogs here!

   

MORE ON CRATE TRAINING WITH PHOTOS AND SOME CUSTOMER FEEDBACK



All our pups are registered, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped. Puppy price include all vaccinations against serious dog diseases, Parvo/Distemper and Hepatitis. These puppies will also be Microchipped. They will be Vet checked, given regular worming, registration with W.K.C. in National Stud Book for Purebred Working Kelpies. You will also be given a special Noonbarra Dog folder with Kelpie information, pictures of your puppy's parents, grandparents, training tips etc.

We want each puppy to be the best possible match for their lifestyle and situation. Firstly we work out which litter would best suit and than we do a lot of evaluating of each individual puppy. So, for example, we would match a different dog to a retired couple who are home 24/7 than we would for a young bloke who is very active and needs a running partner or for someone doing dog sports or maybe someone needing a strong willed cattle worker compared to someone with three little kids looking for a soft natured affectionate family dog. Click here to read more on how we evaluate each puppy

All our pups get the best start to life here at the Noonbarra Stud. We think happy, healthy puppies are more likely to be easier to train, are better bonded to their owners and it helps to make them happy, well adjusted adults. We even have a basic puppy training program which includes socialising, exposure to noise, car travel and the beginnings of learning good manners and basic obedience. It also includes (very importantly) comprehensive day by day crate training sessions for each puppy. This is an incredible advantage for our customers. There is a page outlining this training on our website and much more detailed information in our book 'Kelpie Basics'. Click here for more about crate training.

Early socialising and handling of puppies makes it all so much easier for our customers. We often have a puppy or two in side on the lounge with us at night watching TV. Our mothers have the highest degree of nutrition when pregnant and after they whelp, so pups are very healthy and Mum is easily able to look after them with no stress.

We handle each puppy day by day, so they get used to human touch and we start to supplemental feed the puppies at 3 weeks of age. They also undergo a full worming program with a Veterinary supplied Fenbendazole based medication, all are carefully checked over by a Vet and each puppy is microchipped and vaccinated against major diseases, so you get the healthiest pup possible. They are well socialised right from the start and that makes them so much easier to handle and train for our customers. It also gives each puppy a strong connection to humans and makes them more affectionate and helps to build a better bond between you.

 

SECURE BOOKINGS WILL BE HELD ON $150 DEPOSIT.

 


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DURING COVID THE STUD IS CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS EXCEPT CUSTOMERS PICKING UP   (Special conditions such as masks & meeting outside may apply at certain times)

    


IMPORTANT INFO ON KELPIE DEPOSITS


IMPORTANT: You must make a booking to be considered for a puppy from an upcoming litter. We get many hundreds of calls and emails. A deposit separates the customers who are really serious about getting a Noonbarra puppy. Deposits are $150. (Non-Refundable). Once we have your deposit, you go on a special list that we continually refer to in order to match you to a great little puppy. We discuss your needs and your lifestyle and try to get you a 'perfect' match. Along with your deposit please send as much detail as possible also your phone number and address so we can discuss getting the best puppy match with you in more detail.

Deposits can be paid with Personal Cheque, Cash,  Direct Deposit, Money Order.

Let us know as soon as you have made a payment as in some cases we are not informed by bank and we want to get your booking signed in as quickly as possible so you don't miss out.

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Please send cheques, money orders etc. to:
Mary and Stephen Bilson
Noonbarra Kelpie Stud

P.O. Box 1374, Orange NSW, Australia 2800

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Direct deposit is; Reference: (Your name)
Account name: Noonbarra
St. George Bank. Australia.
BSB: 112 879
Account: 0396 195 64

 Our bank branch is
St. George Bank, 183 Summer Street, Orange NSW 2800 Australia (The BSB number should tell them that address)
St George Bank Head Office is St. George House 4-16 Montgomery Street, Kogarah. New South Wales, 2217. Australia.

Our Noonbarra Stud address with St George Bank is PO Box 1374, Orange, New South Wales, Australia 2800


All prices are in Australian dollars

VISITING TIMES & DEMONSTRATIONS AT NOONBARRA KELPIE STUD

LOCATION OF THE NOONBARRA STUD

Noonbarra Working Kelpie Stud

Mary and Stephen Bilson

'Bimaru',  539 Lookout Road, Mullion Creek via Orange
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1374, Orange NSW 2800, Australia

Phone: 02-6366 0499





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