The Kelpies have played an important role on the family’s 16,500 hectare properties, where the Kelpies are an integral part of the economic viability of the family business. At Avenpart we place great emphasis on natural working ability at an early age, combined with excellent conformation and temperament, the dogs are successfully used for mustering, yard and shed work on sheep cattle goats and pigs. Various strains within the stud excel at different jobs, some have more “eye” some more bark and others are more suited to cattle work. This diversity allows the stud to offer a range of dogs to suit the requirements of both the large property owner and the trial enthusiast.
We breed Australia's most versatile working Kelpies
Founded in 1962, Avenpart Stud is based on the famous Scanlon, Glenville and Karrawarra bloodlines, and since then our Kelpies have been helping our clients around the world.
We export worldwide
We have exported to: USA, Kuwait, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, Mexico, Iran, England, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Canada, Holland, Argentina, New Zealand, Japan, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, USA & All States of Australia.
We've bred Movie Stars
In 1982, Mary McCrabb was contracted to train all dogs and Dingoes for the movie Dusty. Mary worked with 15 dogs and 2 Dingoes, including the title character, a purebred Avenpart Kelpie.
We are pioneers
In 1996 Avenpart was the first stud to pioneer the export of Kelpie semen, in response to strict UK import laws. Today, semen is still exported to clients around the world.
The Avenpart process
We have proven success around the world
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 which Time she has won many three sheep, yard and utility trials culminating in winning the Victorian Utility Trial Championships in 2000.