Australian kelpie


noun

one of an Australian breed of medium-sized sheepherding dogs having a short, harsh, straight coat in a combination of colors that can include black, red, tan, fawn, chocolate, or smoke blue, probably developed by crossbreeding between the border collie and dingo.

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Origin of Australian kelpie

alleged to be the name of an early example of the breed
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