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.




Essential to be on waiting list

 Male Kelpie Puppy Available. 8 weeks old. - SORRY NOW SOLD 8 weeks old - $2200
KELPIE PUPS .. LITTER BORN: Noonbarra Brock - Noonbarra Lizzie SOLD OUT


The good news is that we can now get puppies once again to most of Victoria and NSW as well as Brisbane and Adelaide by various pet transport companies. Unfortunately we have had to postpone customers in W.A., N.T. and Nth Queensland. until airlines and animal transport companies are operating normally again. Hopefully in 2022. We cannot fly any dogs at this time.
Prices vary for road transport but sometimes can even be 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 puppies over the last 18 months and it's been smooth for the customer and good for the puppies.


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)



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.








Pricing for our Noonbarra Stud Kelpie puppies : $2200.

Prices are for 8 week old puppies. Each pup or litter is priced individually. Please add $150 for puppies over 9 weeks of age. This includes a second set of vaccinations, worming and some extra training. Except in exceptional circumstances we usually do not hold puppies 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 if we get bad weather. We want the 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 postpone you to another litter. The period from 8 weeks of age to 12 weeks of age is the most important time in their life and when they learn the most. This can be a very rewarding time for the owner and when the puppy bonds strongly with them.


Available Now

8 Years. Red & Tan in Colour.



Red & Tan male - 8 weeks old.

$2200 ... NOW SOLD


We have a wonderful little puppy ready to go to his new home. He's outgoing and fairly confident for his age and interested in everything. He is a very happy, playful little fellow and very affectionate. He doesn't have a name yet so customer can pick one. This is a wonderful little puppy with great breeding and a lovely personality.

Hard to predict everything at this age but we think he'll be a a small/medium sized dog. A lot of Kelpies these days tend to be too big but this puppy goes back on some very old bloodlines so won't be too big. He is very playful and friendly but not over-excitable. He has a great personality and is a very happy dog. He'll be a dog that will adapt to new things easily. This puppy is very, very intelligent and can learn almost anything you teach him.

He would make a great companion dog. Great nature and a fun dog to have around. Most of our litters over the next year will be fairly similar in as far as traits and personality goes. This litter are very affectionate dogs and have really nice natures. This boy would also be a good choice for someone wanting a companion for travelling or just relaxing with in the evenings. He would also make a wonderful active little mate for someone interested in doing dog sports such as Agility. Like many of our Kelpies, he'd be perfect for going on hikes, camping, trail runs or even mountain biking. Excellent bloodlines and wonderful inherited working traits. He would be soft and calm on livestock and perfect for Merino sheep.

Good looking little puppy and has some fantastic breeding behind him. His ears are up at the moment and look great. He's a playful and friendly puppy. He's very intelligent and learns things very quickly. He is the sort of dog that wants to be with you and loves a cuddle and a pat. Playful, happy natured little puppy.  Good in the car and would make a fantastic companion for either a family or single owner. This is a litter we have done in the past with great success but mum is retiring so this will be the last.

His breeding goes all the way back to the 1800's. He is related to many famous Kelpies including, Capree Boss II, Noonbarra Butch, Avenpart Zondo, Bonorong Rex, Liscannor Pace, Kalari Basil, Glenlogie Lucky, Noonbarra Gabe, Barambogie Mack and Phils Creek Sam. (Most of these can be found in the book - 'Famous Kelpies'.

We take our breeding program very seriously and over many decades of professional breeding we have a huge practical and first-hand knowledge base about these bloodlines going back many generations and that combined with detailed pedigree information, related litters and our detailed evaluation sessions means that each customer gets the very best puppy to suit them in terms of behaviour, personality and abilities.

Price include all vaccinations against serious dog diseases, Parvo/Distemper and Hepatitis. He has been carefully checked over by Vet. He has also been Microchipped. He has also been on a complete program of worming. Comes with written pedigree and papers. Registration with W.K.C. in National Stud Book for Purebred Working Kelpies. He also has a Noonbarra Dog folder and Kelpie information, photos and other information. He has also had quite a bit of crate training so that will make it much easier for the new owner. 


So if interested contact us as soon as possible. If you email make sure you leave a phone number so we can get back to you as quickly as possible.



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


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!



These pups to be ready to go to new homes 11th December 2021 


Lizzie is a lovely sweet dog with a beautiful nature.  We really like her doing everyday jobs with us. She makes a wonderful companion. She's just nice to have around the house. We think she is quite stunning looking with a deep dark brown like her dad, Noonbarra Dave.  She is a very affectionate girl and will often snuggle into you for a cuddle or a pat.

This is a very popular mating and produces lovely pups. Lizzie and Brock are both dogs that love to be a part of whatever is going on. This breeding is an excellent combination and was done last year. Both parents have lovely, friendly natures. We expect medium sized offspring.

Noonbarra Lizzie is one of our favourite females and one of our best mums too. She has already produced us some terrific pups and we have Noonbarra Dan and sweet little Noonbarra Sophie here in the stud. Her dad, Noonbarra Dave has been one of our top sires for many years and is very popular with our customers. Many especially ask for Dave pups. Her mum, Noonbarra Molly (now retired) is by our wonderful sire, Noonbarra Jim so there's all these great combinations in her breeding.

Lizzie is very pretty with a lovely dark coat that a lot of customers like and has a friendly, more outgoing personality and loves to be involved in whatever we are doing. We like her a lot as she's very affectionate and snuggles up close for a bit of a cuddle. She's extremely intelligent and can pick up things very quickly.

She is a medium sized Kelpie, not too big and a very friendly and happy sort of dog. A very pleasant dog to work with and a dog that doesn't cause stress with the stock. She has never had a lot of training apart from basic training and virtually taught herself to work sheep.

We especially like her temperament and friendly attitude. She has been an easy dog to handle and train. She makes a lovely companion dog and is often with us when travelling or just lying at our feet in the house when we are watching TV. Lizzie is the type of Kelpie we have been breeding towards over the last few years, a good combination of friendliness and the ability to settle well when needed. We like her easy going personality and her intelligence.

The combination of Brock and Lizzie should give us very nice pups with wonderful temperaments, good with kids, versatile workers. Happy, friendly outgoing dogs suitable for family companions, dog sports, trick training and sheepdog trials.

Noonbarra Brock is a fantastic sire by Ameroo Ned and Noonbarra Emma. He was a superb dog right from a puppy. Very easy to handle and adapted to new situations well. Always happy and a devoted type. He has been a delight to own and train and makes the most wonderful companion. A dog who is faithful, easy to train, friendly, wants to please and very intelligent. He travels extremely well in a car and is a delight. His breeding goes back to many of the great Kelpies in Australia. He has a great temperament and is a very happy dog.

Brock is one of the best sires we have ever had and has been used quite extensively as a sire.  He has a happy, friendly personality. He is a great mate to have around and is quite gentle while still being a wonderful dog that doesn't get bothered by much. Many of his pups have gone to family companion situations and have been ideal for that purpose. He is a very faithful dog himself and tends to produce that in his pups.

His work on sheep is very good. Has good bounce in yards that he inherited from his dad, Ned and he has lovely style in the field from his dam, Emma. Capable of any job.  His pedigree brings in fantastic old famous Kelpies like Phils Creek Nap, Capree Cobb, Glenlogie Lucky, Hortons Squire, Avenpart Zondo and more. Good break-out, point of balance and correct distance on sheep and a good strong approach that tends to keep stubborn sheep moving freely. Nice power to force in races and yards when required. Many of these these traits are difficult to obtain in working dogs these days.

He loves to come out in the car for a drive and we sometimes take him with us to cafes in nearby Orange. Sometimes he just goes for a 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.

The mix of these two parents should give us a an outgoing, friendly type of puppy. This litter will produce Kelpies who are intelligent, easy to train and affectionate.


These Kelpie Puppies ... $2200  

Price includes over a week of crate training and some basic puppy training. Price also includes 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 in National Stud Book for Purebred Working Kelpies, also have a Noonbarra Dog folder and Kelpie information.

These pups will also have a lot of crate training before they are sold to make things easier for owner.







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.












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: 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


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



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