I learned of Kelpies while
Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. I met Bill Davis (pictured below with
one of his dogs, Jet), a classmate, who was importing and breeding
He had a sweet and wonderful female, Ruthie, that had a litter of puppies. I
went with the intention of picking a red and tan male, but fell in love with a
black and tan female. I know I'm prejudiced, but Kelpies have been the
best type of dog to be around. They are extremely bright, fit and
really want to please you without
being too clingy. To me they are the best of the working dogs, tough
enough to get the job done, but don't take hold unless it's needed.
Ruffian (US) Baby Jess
(in the center)
Windrush Red Zinger
x De Haros Baby Ruth
Jesse, my first
Kelpie, we lost when she was sixteen to just old age. For my
husband Marvin she was the first "inside"
dog in his life
and she was the perfect dog to break him in. She had great manners - I
always felt she was an "old sole" in the way she handled people and life. I will
forever miss her.
My friend Bill came through for me again and now we
have Logan in our lives. Here's his first photo - -
I know cuteness shouldn't be why you pick a dog - but how
could anyone resist that face! And the great thing is, I know the dogs
Bill breeds are just great to be around, so I'm going to be twice blest.
Logan and a litter mate, Santolina Star
Logan - taken fall 2008