Copyright 2000 Photo Windrush Gunn

Our Dogs

Windrush Kelpie Stud breeds dogs only when a dog is needed to work on the farm.  Dogs are required to work both cattle and sheep.  The type of work required of the dogs is barn, stall, barn lot, chute, trailer loading and pasture work.  Conditions vary from sticky deep mud to ice and deep snow with extended periods of below zero temperatures.  Windrush is a closed stud and only breeds to those dogs that have been bred by them and to a minimal number of approved outside bitches.

Reference Sires and Dams

*Clovaville Oak (Liscannor Huck x Clovaville Nimble)

    Oak was imported in 1982 from Bruce Browning's Clovaville Kelpie Stud, Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia.  He was a tough dog with tremendous ability.  His pedigree can be found in many Kelpies in the United States.  He died November 2, 1996.  Windrush retains a daughter, son, granddaughter and grandson.

*Scoriochre Emma II (Scoriochre Gunga x Scoriochre Georgie Girl)

    Emma was imported from John Gedye, Scoriochre Kelpie Stud, Victoria, in 1983.  She was a stylish worker and our original brood bitch.  She, too, can be found behind many good Kelpies across the United States.  She died in June 1996.

*Scoriochre Jim III (Wundurra Mister x S/Bred O'Bree's Sadie)

    Jim came to the United States with us in 1988.  He was bred by John Gedye and was a Barambogie Mack grandson.  His breeding included the Liscannor and Horton lines.  He was an exceptional working dog with calming influence on his stock and an uncanny ability to read his stock correctly.  Jim won the Working Kelpies, Inc. National Trial 3 times.  Jim worked both cattle and sheep.  He died June 30, 1998.  Windrush retains one daughter and three sons.

*White's Chocko (Liscannor Marco x White's Tally)

    Chocko arrived in the United States in 1988 at the age of 8.  She was bred by John White, Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia.  She spent most of her working life with Ray Wilson doing station work and winning and placing in sheep dog trials.  She possessed tremendous intelligence and patience.  She had eye, power and style.

*Capree Busy (Joe's Pride x Capree Touch II)

    Busy was imported into the United States in 1996.  She was bred by Chris Stapleton, Capree Kelpie Stud.  Joe Attenborough had Busy and worked her on a sheep station that also had some cattle.  Busy won and placed in numerous trials.  She died in May 1998.

Windrush Sires and Dams

Copyright 2000 Windrush Photo White's Scout III

*White's Scout III
(Capree Watch x White's Wren)

    Scout accompanied John White to the United States in 1994 when John came to the WKI National Kelpie Annual Clinic and Trial in Hardin, Montana.  Scout's sire is the legendary Capree Watch owned by Chris Stapleton.  Wren is a daughter of White's Nap III.  Nap has been an excellent station dog and outstanding trial winner.  Scout was the 1996 Working Kelpies, Inc. National Trial Winner.  Scout won the 1999 Minnesota State Fair Trial.

Windrush Never Never (*Clovaville Oak x *White's Chocko)

    Never is a big black/tan female that has won trials and worked cattle and sheep on the farm.  She is now retired.  Windrush has a son and daughter.

Windrush Gunn (*Scoriochre Jim III x Windrush Never Never)

    Gunn is one of the primary working dogs on Windrush Farms.  He helps with all livestock chores.  He is a big black/tan, easy-moving Kelpie.  He has won and placed in numerous trials.  Gunn won the 1998 Ranch Dog Trial at the Minnesota State Fair.


Copyright 2000 Windrush Photo

Susan and Gunn with Bob Vest (center) and Vern with Scout at 1998 Minnesota State Fair

*Capree Dodge (Capree Watch x Capree Bock)

    Dodge joined Windrush in June 1997.  Chris Stapleton brought him to the United States when he came to do a stock dog clinic for the Australian Fund.  Dodge works both cattle and sheep.

Windrush Joe (McDougall's Macca x *Capree Busy)

    Joe is co-owned by Vern thorp and JoAnna Yund.  She lives in Minneapolis.  JoAnna uses her to work sheep, cattle and ducks.  She also assists JoAnna in teaching herding lessons.  She is a tough dog with a great deal of intelligence.


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