NEW KELPIE BOOK !
COMPANION CUSTOMER COMMENTS
"My life has been so enriched and I am so blessed for such a special
"Bonnie goes out to pick up the paper when it is delivered 3 times
"Scamper has turned out to be a wonderful dog. She
is super friendly, and pretty much loves all people and other dogs."
"People have often come up and commented on how good he is, but now
people are coming up and asking where I got him from !"
"Tess has a great little nature and wins people over quite
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KELPIES WE HAVE SOLD IN THE PAST
Noonbarra Stud is a small,
long established and very well respected, Australian Working Kelpie Stud in NSW. Australia.
Over many years of breeding
these wonderful dogs, our Noonbarra Kelpies have
been very successful in nearly every field of endeavour, including,
Yard Dog Trials, Obedience competition, mustering wild goats, TV & film work,
Therapy dogs, Agility competition, Arena
three sheep dog Trials, Cattlework and more...
Over the last few decades,
Noonbarra has become one of the best known and most successful Studs in
Australia, despite us only breeding a small number of pups each year.
We have sold our Australian Working
Kelpies all over Australia including Tasmania, Western Australia and
Northern Territory as well as around
the World to
countries that include Sweden, United States of America, New Zealand, Belgium,
Norway, Japan, Canada, Switzerland and Germany.
Our family has been associated with
breeding and training Kelpies for nearly 100 years. We breed on the
best of the old
Kelpie bloodlines and
all our dogs go strongly back to the renowned Kalari Kelpies.
The Noonbarra Kelpies are very versatile and have proved
themselves to be exceptional dogs with Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Alpacas
and other livestock on farms and Stations from as little as 2 or 3 acres to
more than 1,000,000 (million) acres!
"Her ability to work, to be in the right place at the right time
has happened so often it is uncanny. To me she is the 'one in a
lifetime' great bitch/dog that one owns."
"Tandy would cast (outrun) right around the boundary of the
property to make sure he picked up every last sheep."
"Real good cast and cover, great holder, has good eye. Make an
excellent trial dog."
"Dan was a really good dog right from the start, he was a cracker
of a dog."
"Bonny, the pup I bought from you is a marvel. She is simply a
great bitch. I have indeed been blessed with having her."
"Tina (III) was one of the few great females I've ever owned. I
used her around the shearing sheds and a lot of shearing
contractors wanted to buy her.".
"He has a brilliant cast and shows no hesitation in backing in
the yards or going underneath them. "
We have bred dozens of
Sheepdog Trial winners in Arena (paddock -
3 sheep), Utility, Farm and Yard Dog Sheepdog Trials
including the National Australian Open Champion, multi-western
Champions and the NSW State Open Champion.
We have bred and trained many hundreds of dogs, as
well as teaching others through our training school. We have also been involved in TV
and film work and given numerous exhibitions around
Australia. (see section). We have written books, magazine and newspaper
articles on the Kelpie breed as well as produced a series of Videos. We
have served as directors of the Working Kelpie Council of Australia and
the International Working Kelpie Club.
Noonbarra Kelpies have often been bought as
foundation stock for dozens of other breeders that need top
bloodlines. We are quite proud of that support from other breeders.
All our Noonbarra Kelpies have been bred strongly back
on a direct line to the great station and trial working Kelpie
bloodlines of Kalari. Kelpies from these lines include the famous Liscannor Pace, Rockybar
Buff, Chondo Doll, Liscannor Kay, Le Cliff Jock and Kalari Joker. But the main influence
for Noonbarra has always
been the great Kalari
Basil born in 1959. We have more of his blood in our dogs today than
any other Stud in the country and we are very proud of this achievement. His work,
temperament, calmness, versatility and incredible thinking ability has always been
the benchmark we have bred towards at the Noonbarra Stud.
Over the years we have developed a line of
Kelpies that are different to the usual yard line of Kelpies today who have
mostly come through Yard Trial bloodlines. We are still breeding the old
type of Kelpie who has a lot of holding ability and break out and
allows the stock to settle. They show eye and style and are very calm
dogs and very loyal dogs. They have maintained many natural inherited traits that are becoming difficult to find in
a lot of bloodlines today.
We prefer to have dogs with a kind and
loving personality, that are good with children and show a high
degree of intelligence, good agility, inherited natural stock skill,
obedience and know how to have fun. We think this is what is needed if
you want the highest degree of stock work from your dog.
Our Noonbarra Kelpies are bred to
be loyal and friendly and that is why so many stockmen buy them as
their work mate. It is also likely to be one of the main factors in
our growing sales to families who want a genuine
hard-working Noonbarra Australian Working Kelpie as their choice for a