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 LITTER: Noonbarra Ben - Noonbarra Bindi LITTER  NOW  SOLD
RED & TAN MALE KELPIE PUPPY     Available now - August 2022 Available Now
ADULT FEMALE KELPIE                     Available Now - August 2022 Available Aug. 2022


The good news is that we can now get puppies once again to Melbourne and most parts of Victoria and NSW as well as Brisbane and Adelaide by various pet transport companies. At this stage, we are not flying any dogs at all.  Prices varies for road transport but often 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 puppies over the last 2 years and it's been very smooth for the customer and a good experience for the puppies. All our puppies have crate training prior to being sold.


AT THIS TIME, 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. (8 Weeks old)

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.


Red & Tan Male Kelpie Puppy. Available from 8 weeks of age. Ready to go to his new home now-  August 2022.   

PRICE .... $2200

Here's a lovely little Kelpie puppy who will be available very soon. He comes from many generations of selected breeding and this is a mating we have done before with great success.
This little fellow is a lot of fun. He's outgoing and friendly and fairly confident for his age. He would make a wonderful companion dog or a good stock working mate.

He has had some crate training to make things a lot easier for his new owner. He is a very happy, playful little fellow and very affectionate. Loves his toys. He doesn't have a name yet so customer can pick one. He's the sort of dog you could take anywhere with you and he'd adapt and have a great time with you. This is a delightful little happy puppy with great breeding and a lovely personality.

He loves to follow us around and interested in whatever we are doing.  He's also fine just playing with his toys by himself.  This puppy is very, very intelligent and can learn almost anything you teach him. So many of our customers get amazed at how smart these Noonbarra Kelpies can be.

He would make a fantastic companion dog for an active family. Great nature and a fun dog to have around. Good with kids and car trips. Most of our litters over the next 12 months will be fairly similar in as far as traits and personality goes.  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. When trained, he would be gentle and calm on livestock and perfect for Merino sheep.

Good looking little puppy and has some fantastic breeding behind him. He is the sort of dog that wants to be with you and loves a cuddle and a pat. Good in the car and would make a fantastic companion for either a family or single owner. Can be active and agile outside but settles indoors. (Keeping in mind that all puppies have periods of excitability).

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 and exposure to various situations and noise. So that will make it much easier for the new owner.




8 year old red & tan adult female  - Ready to go to new home from Sunday 7th August 2022

We have a lovely gentle adult female who is going to be available soon. She has just turned 8 and is very well behaved. We want to find the 'right ' home for her so she is going to be available very cheaply. We expect quite a bit of interest for her as is usual whenever we have a adult for sale. She is NOT being sold as a breeder.

This is a lovely, gentle girl. She is a pretty, smaller framed female and very affectionate. She has had puppies not long ago and will still hasn't completely got her figure back yet but she is very healthy and looks great. She has a very soft nature and is very gentle. She has a lot of love to give.

Two things we really like about her ... She is a fantastic dog in the car and travels so well we don't even know she is in the car. If you have ever had a dog not good in a car, then you'll know how important this can be. She has no car sickness, not excitable, no barking etc. A real joy to travel with.
Secondly, she is such a good dog in the house. She loves being in the home and sitting with us watching TV but is just as good in an outside kennel. At the moment she spends her evening inside with us and also a young Kelpie called Billy and they both sleep in a kennel run together overnight. 

An adult dog is often a good choice as basic handling has been done, they are more relaxed too. We are reducing our dogs in the Stud over the next year as both of us are getting older and we have been unwell over the last few years and this girl hasn't had much attention for quite a while now. Nothing at all since covid restrictions. We haven't done any sheepwork with her for a long time but she knows the bare basics. If you want her as a working dog then you'd have to put a lot of training in. At this price, we are only looking at a companion type family home for her. Someone in Sydney or Canberra maybe. I guess someone on a few acres with a dozen sheep or so would be okay too.

She has hardly ever been off the farm much and will take a little while to adjust to traffic, people and things she's not had much experience with. However, she is an affectionate and loving dog. It just takes time for her to get used to new people. We'll try to get her into town a couple of times before she is sold. 

She is well behaved and a lovely natured dog, but she hasn't had much training as a pet/house or suburban dog and we honestly don't have the extra time to spend doing it and that is reflected in the extremely low price. So although she is really good already, we do expect the new owner to at least do some basic work there. She's very smart and learns quickly.  She like a routine too and absolutely loves her dog bed in the house. She already knows that's her special place and is enjoying herself being an inside dog. It's only been in the last week or so that we have taken her out off the farm.  We'd like someone who buys her to take her out to places as well. She's a good cafe dog as well. It's good training and good bonding between the dog and owner.

So, as with all adult dogs, it takes a few weeks before they settle into a new home and get a little stressed by the move and be out of their comfort zone for a little while.  She had a litter of pups a little while ago and produced very nice puppies. We have kept one puppy ourselves. However we are not selling her as a breeder.  She has mostly been an outside kennel dog but she loves a bit of comfort. She has been coming inside in the late afternoon and curls up next to us watching TV and seemed perfectly at home. She loves nothing more than a pat and a cuddle. Very easy dog to work with. Incredibly intelligent. Learns quickly. She's the sort of dog that if you give her a treat she just takes it gently from you. None of this snatching that some dogs do.

Obviously at this price, she is not being sold as a trained dog, breeder or working sheepdog but she is very well bred and comes with a full pedigree. She is up to date with vaccinations and is microchipped. She would suit a range of people. Would be excellent for someone who is retired and wants a quiet easy companion to share their life with but would be good for young families too. She hasn't had much exposure to children but got a nice pat from a child yesterday and enjoyed it so that too would be a good placement. Someone on a small hobby farm who wants to spend a lot of time with their dogs would also be ideal.

No cafes or many outings with any of our dogs since Covid but we've just took her this week and she was fine. In the last few years she has been kept on the farm so she will need some time to adjust to the traffic, noise or crowds etc. She is very affectionate and has a lot of love to give. She would make a wonderful companion for someone and of course it would enhance her life as well. She is a healthy and active dog and would be good as a hiking companion or camping etc. She does like her comfort too and is happy to be a couch potato. Lol.

Today at Petbarn - Her first ever Hydro bath.

She has been one of our breeding dogs and a great mum and she had a litter of pups not too long ago and we have retired her from breeding and we'd like to find a lovely caring home where she gets a lot of attention. We often retire our ex-breeders here at the stud but of course they don't get as much attention as they would in a happy home with someone who has the time to spoil them and play with them on a regular basis. So we prefer it if we can find the right placement. She is a loving dog who loves to snuggle up and be patted. She's such a very affectionate little girl.


Meeting people last week at the Lake Canobolas park near Orange.


Out and about August 2022

If you are interested in this beautiful adult dog then please email through your phone number and we'll give you a call as soon as we possibly can and discuss things.

We don't ask too much of people. We mostly only want a loving home that has secured fencing and where the dog will be walked on a regular basis and have a good life.

With all of our adult dogs it is essential that the customer comes to us and meets the dog. We will not send any adult dogs to interstate or overseas customers. We usually get a lot of interstate enquiries for adult dogs and if the placement sounds good then we are happy to place the dog but not without the customer coming to the Stud and meeting the dog  


Red & Tan Female - 5 months old. - Now SOLD


We have a wonderful little puppy ready to go to her new home. She is a very happy, playful little girl and very affectionate. We have started to call her 'Penny' but it would not be a problem to change the name to suit your tastes. If you want a very special little puppy with great breeding and a fantastic personality then this little man may be just what you are looking for.

She will grow into a smaller Kelpie as an adult and is a very affectionate little thing. She is very playful but not too over-excitable. This is a gentler type of Kelpie which we are renowned for.  She has a great personality and is a very happy dog. We had her out at the Lake in Orange and she was a big hit with the cyclists there getting plenty of pats. She has also been into the cafes in Orange and has been a perfect little girl. She loves to be up on the lounge to watch TV with us. She adapts to new things easily but she is still a puppy and some things will still overwhelm her from time to time. This puppy is very intelligent and can learn almost anything you teach her. You will be amazed at how clever she is.

She would make a great companion dog. Would also be a good choice for someone interested in doing dog sports such as Agility or as a running companion etc. Excellent bloodlines and wonderful inherited working traits. With basic training, he would be a wonderful calm worker on livestock and perfect for Merino sheep.

She has some fantastic breeding behind her. Going back to many famous dogs. She loves to be with you and has been good to walk on a lead. Still not perfect but quite good for her age and limited training. She's a happy, friendly puppy and has a nice personality. Like most of our Noonbarra Kelpies, she is the sort of dog that wants to be with you and involved with whatever is going on. Of course, she loves a cuddle and a pat. Playful, happy natured little puppy.  Good in the car and would make a fantastic companion for a family or single owner.

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.

He has had some basic puppy training as well as lots of crate training, so he will be able to be crated at night. (see our info on crate training benefits).

Price include all vaccinations against serious dog diseases, Parvo/Distemper and Hepatitis. She has been carefully checked over by Vet. She has also been Microchipped. She 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. She also has a Noonbarra Dog folder and Kelpie information, photos and other information. So you are getting a very special little dog.

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.



Meeting cyclists out at the lake. (She was a big hit) 




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!



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