Kuawarri Kennel and Crested P Ranch is located south of Kansas City, MO. We have owned working Australian Cattle Dogs since the 1970’s.

Our Australian Cattle Dogs are also being shown in conformation, obedience and agility; but, our main focus is herding. We concentrate on herding ability. When raising a litter, both parents must prove themselves on stock before they are worthy of being considered for breeding. We try to raise tough dogs for tough jobs, with good temperaments and biddable enough to take direction and correction. We feel that the dogs should be versatile enough to work different types of livestock, whether it is cattle, sheep or goats. Our Cattle Dogs are used on a regular basis.

We got our first working Australian Kelpies in 1992 and have had them ever since. The Kelpie has an incredible ability to read livestock. This comes from years and years of breeding for herding. Kelpies are very versatile. They can gather large pastures or work in small pens and alleys. Kelpies have the finesse of a Border Collie and the tenacity of a Cattle Dog. They seem to have a calming effect on their livestock; but, can step it up if needed. Our Kelpies must prove themselves before producing offspring. The Kelpies are also used daily.

Larry & Marilyn Painter
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816-335-5338 - Larry
816-335-5316 - Marilyn
Cleveland, Missouri

Just south of Kansas City, MO