To breed dogs of exceptional working natural ability, from proven Australian blood lines, and a pleasure to work.
Select for temperament, high intelligence, and ability, resulting in friendly, calm, steady natures, & quick learning. Also dogs that can think and work things out for themselves, with a minimum of commands.
Thoughtfully match pups with their new owners requirements.
To have happy, satisfied customers who will recommend our dogs and our business.
To supply quality dogs for Farm or Station work. Also some for Agility and Companions / Pets.
To also enjoy and have fun with our dogs, and for them to have a great quality of life with us.
GETTING ONE OF OUR DOGS
All pups are evaluated for their personality and temperament,then are matched to their new owners requirements.
All pups are Veterinary checked and have had their first Vaccination - Vanguard 5 vaccine
All pups come with a folder containing breeding lineage, parents photos and Kelpie Information.
We regularly air-freight pups to almost any area of New Zealand where there is an airport.
This is a quick and economical way of getting your pup home and we arrange everything for you.
Illawarra Working Kelpies was formed in October 2008 by Ken McNeur and his family.
We manage a 1680 acre, cattle station in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand ( Farm sheep sold after flood 2011-705mm )
Our dogs work on the station, ranging from flat to steep hill country. -from sea to 2100 ft altitude.
51 years experience with NZ sheep and cattle dogs, including 24 years with Kelpies.
We are members of the Australian Working Kelpie Council -( WKC ). All of our dogs are Registered WKC.
Ken was appointed the New Zealand Representative to the Australian Working Kelpie Council. Oct 2012.