Australian Koolie

The Australian Koolie (also known as German Kolie) is an eye catching and well balanced native working breed of Australia. It is used to herd sheep and cattle. The dog is medium in size with longish triangular shaped pricked or semi-pricked ears. The eyes can have one of many colours like blue, brown, green, black or a combination of blue and brown. Coat of this dog is short or medium in size. Koolies with long hair coats are rare. Coat colours include red and blue merle with solid colours permitted. The Australian Koolie can have a height of 15-24 inches and weight between 21-44 pounds. They differ in height and weight in different regions of Australia as some will be taller in a certain part of the country it originates like in north of New Southwells and Queensland while medium sized Kolies are seen in Hunter Valley region and snowy mountains of New South Wales and smallest Australian Koolies are found in Victoria. They are bred to meet the requirements of the Stockman, grazier and farmer.

The Australian Koolie is not recognized by AKC however it is recognized by KCA, APRI and DRA.

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