The Avenpart Kelpie Stud was founded in 1962, and is based on the famous Scanlon, Glenville, and Karrawarra bloodlines. Since then, Avenpart dogs have been used for mustering, yard work, and shed work all around the globe, with constant demand for these hard working and talented dogs.
Within the Avenpart bloodline, particular emphasis is placed on natural working ability from an early age, as well as temperament and conformation. Given that Avenpart Kelpies are used all around the world, certain strains within the Stud focus on different traits to meet the client’s needs, be it “eye”, bark or aptitude for cattle work.
The Avenpart Kelpies have experienced great success in countries where climatic conditions vary greatly to their native Australia. These hardy dogs have adapted well to their working environments and can be found mustering reindeer in the ice-capped fields of Norway, to unloading export wethers off the boats in the hot humid conditions of Saudi Arabia. The outstanding ability of Avenpart Kelpies is evident in the large volume of repeat orders received from satisfied clients.
Mary McCrabb has been breeding and training Kelpies since 1962. During this time she has won many three sheep, yard and utility trials, culminating in winning the Victorian Utility Trial Championships in 2000.