I have to say I'm a bit disappointed following my research. The Kelpie apparently is not bred from Dingo stock after all. Seems it emerged from shorter-coated collies via a span of evolution from the mid 19th century. It is true however, that it reached it's current form in the hands of a prominent landholder near the Victorian State town of Casterton about 120 years ago. Your breed characteristic descriptions are quite accurate. However, i have to point out to readers that Kelpies, whilst, not perhaps the most affectionate dogs,are still a very well behaved,devoted & super obedient pooch to have around. They make you wonder why anyone in their right mind would opt for a Weimaraner or a German Short-Haired Pointer just to mention two. Probably my two least favorite breeds outside the killer breeds. Time for a BIG STATEMENT. Kelpies are the most intelligent dog you can get.
Someone needs to do some more research on their breeds. I don't know everything but do have 3 weimaraner females (all spayed) and even taking out my bias opinion are actually very smart dogs and similar to the Kelpie, is not a first time dog owner breed but for those seeking a close canine companion and has an active lifestyle that revolves around their canine companions, a weimaraner or GSP is a good choice. Most of the issue's with weimaraners (or other pointing breeds) are weimaraners outsmarting novice or dog owners. Weims are dogs, not couch potatoes in dog bodies.
Since my life pretty well revolves around dogs being a breeder and also showing dogs, I have found a nitch that jives with my 3 girls. One is also 12.5 years old, she's a little less active than the other two. I also don't have cats, don't recommend it while owning any sporting or hound breed. It can be done, but I just rather not go there.