Australian Kelpie Calendars: Extremely agile and light footed, capable of a lightening start and a dead stop. They are an outstanding shepherd dog with strong natural herding and guarding instincts. A loyal companion with an inexhaustible supply of energy, Australian Kelpies are devoted to their duties. They will work and work even in extreme discomfort. They are rarely affectionate, but friendly and devoted to their masters. They are intense in the field and mild mannered in the home, although they prefer being in the field. Australian Kelpies are considered the best performing medium-sized sheepdog which has made them a favorite among sheep farmers worldwide. The Australian Kelpie has a compacted body that shows their striated musculature and well developed limbs. Despite their small size Kelpies are without limitations and are capable of working cattle, goats, poultry and reindeer. They are a versatile breed that just wants to get the job done. The Australian Kelpie has natural prick ears and comes in colors of black, chestnut, red, tan, dark chestnut and bluish-grey. They can be a combination of these colors as well. The Australian Kelpie is the most popular sheepdog breed in Australia to this day.