The origin of the Kelpie breed has been clouded by doubt and spiced with speculation.
Definitive evidence was scarce. Now, due to persistent ongoing research; new evidence has emerged to reveal a more complete picture of where and how the breed evolved.
In 2002 Bill Robertson identified serious inconsistencies in the early history of the Kelpie breed. Being a determined character Bill proceeded to investigate that early history and now after years of following Kelpie’s ancestral path throughout Australia, he has obtained original facts from diaries and other primary sources that reveal how and where the Kelpie breed originated and their early genetic history.
This is the most comprehensive video documentary ever produced on the Kelpie breed. Simply titled “Kelpie the Legend” this definitive program is the last piece of the puzzle in the breeds early history; truly a collector’s item!
This program reveals for the first time, the Kelpie’s earliest beginnings and positively identifies the people and events that created the Kelpie breed. The “Myth” has at last been replaced with fact!
The story includes a fabulous insight into the history of the Australian wool industry and highlights the amazing contribution the Kelpie breed made in the commercial development of the Australian outback. Including comments by bestselling Kelpie author, Tony Parson and long time Kelpie breeder Tim Austin.
All conclusions have been based on primary evidence from three original personal diaries including extracts from families related to the original participants in the kelpie history.
Sources include State and national archives, various University libraries and newspaper archives combined with years of exhaustive research. “No stone left unturned”.
Time constraints prohibit all detailed information being released in this program however the historical re enactments does give a convincing insight to the actual events that took place one hundred and forty plus years ago.
Like the Kelpie, the program embraces the wool industry. To confirm the breed’s genetics, DNA samples were taken from some of the most influential Kelpie studs in Australia.
This program will inform and entertain not only dog lovers but people of all ages. It is truly a great Australian experience that will surprise and convince even the most skeptical.
© 2012 Kelpie the Legend