Here you will find information regarding some health factors that may be important for a kelpie.
As a breeder, you try to rule out these diseases as much as possible. Research into bloodlines is therefore important. But of course you don’t want to exclude whole bloodlines because then the gene pool will become even smaller with all its consequences.
Furthermore, it is important to realise that almost no research has been done on how certain diseases are inherited within the Australian Kelpie breed.
We do our best to breed healthy dogs but it is and remains balancing act. After all, it is nature and we as humans are far from knowing everything.
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