A magnificent herding dog that thrives in open space. Usually not suited to apartment life. Australian Kelpies are extremely tough and hardy dogs that can appear tireless. Need lots of exercise. They are easily trained and have a great appetite for work that has earned them a great reputation in their homeland. Will enjoy activities such as dog agility events, flyball, retrieving, Frisbee, rally, and competitive obedience. Working Kelpies come in almost any color with 3 types of coat: smooth, rough and short. Some also have a white blaze or points. Show dogs show less variation being solid colors on a short coat only.