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Size: Large
Age: Young
Gender: Male
Breeds: Australian Kelpie, Crossbreed
Unknown with Cats

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Memphis - wow!

Memphis is a beautiful medium/large-size 1.5 year-old Kelpi/Border Collie mix who is extremely intelligent, high energy, and would thrive in a home willing to invest the time it takes to properly train him. I promise you, it wont take long for him to pick up anything you throw him. He is food motivated and definitely responds well to positive reinforcement. 

He loves routine, having a set schedule, learning new tasks, and having a job. It doesn’t matter what the job is, he’s all in to please owner & treats, of course. In general, Memphis is  a gentle, mild-tempered dog with a good disposition who absolutely adores children, puppies, and other dogs.

This sweet boy has soo much potential its crazy.  Oh!  I forgot to add, when I checked the “vocal” box it means he likes to talk, I wasn’t referring to barking.

The information listed below is 100% true when it comes to Memphis. Its not meant to sound harsh or scare anyone away either. Memphis was adopted once before and returned to my care because they didn’t take this breeds physical & emotional requirements seriously.

He deserves a home that values him as much as he does them.

~ Collies are highly sensitive to their surroundings and might get overwhelmed easily if they are in a busy space. While this breed is never shy, they can act aloof and wary towards strangers, until their handler lets them know they’re safe.
~ Kelpies enjoy challenges and working independently. However, they are also fiercely loyal dogs that want to please their owners and enjoy praise after a job well done.
~ This breed tends to like smaller groups of people instead of large gatherings. Like Border Collies, Kelpies don’t shy away from unknown situations but aren’t outgoing. In general, a Kelpie that isn’t sure about its surroundings will stay on the outskirts of the action until they have assessed everything that’s going on.
~ The Border Collie Kelpie mix follows in those footsteps and will be reserved in unknown situations while enjoying the challenges that come with a working life. In general, this mix is used as a herding dog, but has also been known to act as scent and rescue dog with the police, or as dedicated agility competitors.

Considering both parent breeds were raised to be hardworking herding dogs, it’s no surprise the Border Collie x Kelpie mix needs a lot of active time to be happy.

If you’re looking for a companion dog for a sedentary lifestyle, this isn’t the breed for you. This breed is not a proper choice for apartment living.

With these breeds and their crosses, it’s especially important to focus on positive reinforcement training. These dogs are extremely sensitive to their owner’s moods and don’t take well to violence or mistreatment. As an owner, you need to foster a loving, respectful relationship with your dog that reassures them and makes them feel secure.    This crossbreed is easy to train if you have the patience to let them understand what you want them to do.   

Name: Memphis
Breed: Australian Kelpie/Crossbreed
Sex: Male
Age: 1 year  (estimated)
Weight: 55 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Yes
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown

Adoption Fee: $300.00  (includes transport fee when applicable)

Location of dog currently:  Memphis  TN 


Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.