At the Devonairs Working Kelpie stud my dogs need to be able to work out in the field and also in the yard before they are retained and used in the stud. This is very important to me. As a breeder I want to see that natural herding instinct come out in them.
All my dogs must have good biddable natures and want to please, but still have the drive to get the job which is being asked of them done.
Conformation is also extremely important to me as a dog with poor conformation will struggle to do a days work and the job that is being asked of them. A lot of time and thought goes into fulfilling this criteria.
The Devonairs Working Kelpies have been involved in different sheep association shows by demonstrating their working ability and promote the working kelpie to farmers.