The North American Australian Kelpie Registry, aka as the Kelpie Registry, was established in 1991. The Registry was created to preserve and maintain pedigrees and records of the Working Australian Kelpie in North America. The Registry urges breeders and owners of the Working Australian Kelpie to maintain breed integrity by preserving the natural working (herding) ability, purpose, conformation, temperament and overall good health of the Working Australian Kelpie.
A Registry is a central clearing house and location of permanent records. Registrations kept by a third party allow for verification, corrections and integrity of pedigrees at one location.
The purpose of the Registry is:
- To initiate, maintain, verify and preserve the pedigrees and registrations of the purebred Working Australian Kelpie, thereby assisting breeders and owners by maintaining accurate and concise registration and pedigree records of their dogs.
- To offer services to Registry breeders and owners in keeping with their needs pertaining to registration and pedigrees.
- To urge breeders and owners of the purebred Working Australian Kelpie to maintain breed integrity by preserving the natural working (herding) ability, conformation, temperament and overall good health.
- To provide up-to-date information, when possible, of the purebred Working Australian Kelpie to interested persons.