Welcome to DeHaro's Kelpies on
Thanks for visiting and for your interest in
our working stock dogs. Inside you will find information about our
dogs, both past and present, that we hope you will find of interest
and a benefit to you in your search for a working partner. You will
also find photographs and pedigrees
of dogs used in our breeding program. Our utmost concern and constant
goal is to maintain and hopefully enhance the working genetic package
every time we mate dog to bitch. We only breed
proven workers to proven workers.
Our mission is to supply a limited number of
top quality working stock dogs for today's stockmen. We believe
that greater labor efficiency may be obtained through the use of
a four-legged friend who can help stack the odds in these trying
times when turning a profit in a livestock enterprise is "iffy"
at best. It is our view that the purchase of a working stock dog
may be possibly the best investment a rancher can make with regard
to the amount
of return from a minimal expense. For the price of two weeks pay
for a hired hand, one can have a tireless worker, who is always
ready to go at any time of the day or night, who never gets drunk,
and always shows up on Monday ready to go to work. All this, and
more, for a mere pat on the head and a bowl of dog food. It is estimated
that one good dog is equal to three men on horseback, or five to
ten men afoot, and should be on hand for an average of ten years.
We ask that you take a look at what we have
to offer, consider the advantages, and contact us either by phone
or email. We don't breed a lot, and many pups
are spoken for well in advance of an actual breeding. With
that in mind, if you feel you could use a couple of extra hands
and/or four feet around to lighten your everyday work load it would
be to your advantage to contact us soon .