Spice babies

22nd May

Spice has had babies – 7 girls! 1 is black, all the rest are red or chocolate. All are doing well.

Bliss April 19

15 April

Bliss got her AD title, making her Callicoma Sheer Bliss AD JD GD

22nd March

Spice has been mated to the lovely Qdos Zack. Now the waiting begins …….


19 January

Nina won the 2018 Heelwork to Music Dog Of the Year in the DWD Club of Qld. This is the second time she has won this – she also won it in 2016.

15 January

We have received two fantastic awards – The Dogzonline 2018 Advance Breeder of the year for kelpies, and amazingly – the Dogzonline 2018 Advance Breeder of the Year for working dogs. We also came 4th across all breeds of dog nationally. That means we were the best breeder of kelpies nationally, the best breeder of any working dog breed nationally and the 4th best breeder of all breeds nationally. This is a pointscore, and any time any dog bred by Callicoma gains any title, or has any show wins, they contribute to the award. 23 Callicomas contributed in 2018, across many disciplines – Showing, Obedience, Agility, Rally O, Herding, Dances With Dogs and Endurance. Thanks to everyone that put in all the work to train and compete with your Callicomas.

2nd December

Pine Rivers Dog Training Club (in Brisbane) Annual Awards night for 2018 was very much a Callicoma affair πŸ™‚ T.Ch Callicoma Rose Robin CCD CD RA TSD got 3 title awards – CD, RN, RA and won Best Obedience dog of the year and Best Rally O dog of the year! Neut Ch Callicoma River Runs Red AAC ADX ADO2 JDM JDO4 SDX SPDX GDX RN FS.S HT was awarded 6 titles – RN, FS.S, ADO2, JDO3, SDX, SPDX, and Neut Ch Callicoma Morning Delight RE CD FS.S HTM.IΒ  was awarded her HTM.I title, and Neut Ch HTM Ch Callicoma Black Tango UD RM RAE FS.A was awarded her HTM Championship

Nancy Babies

26th October

Nancy had 5 girls, from a frozen semen artificial insemination using semen from Vickulas Willy Wonka in Sweden.


19th August

Today Trick trialled in herding and gained her HSBs title!


18th August

Bliss trialled in Newcastle and gained her JD title (at 22 months old) and Scoop trialed in Brisbane and gained her ADX title. Loco also trialled in Brisbane and got some qualis, including her first one in JDM, and Ruby was also at that trial and got an ADO quali. Callicoma was called out at presentation a lot that trial πŸ™‚


12th August

Siren became an Australian Champion, that is three girls from that litter with their championship title πŸ™‚ And Chilli (from the same litter) gained her Heelwork to Music Novice title.


4th August

A busy weekend for Callicomas around the world! Corgi and Kelpie show of Czech Republic – 42 kelpies entered! Thorin (6 months old) won best puppy in show and Scarlet (daughter of Callicoma Maher) won Best of Breed. And in Brisbane Groovy (6 months old) got her first points at a show. In Canada Tomy (almost 2 years old) went to his first show and won 4th Best in Group, and in Lismore Scoop trialled in agility and won most successful dog in the trial! And Loco got her JDO title.


1st July

At the Qld state agility titles Scoop won ADX 400 and placed 3rd in JDM 400. Loco made the finals for AD500 and JDO, but no places for her in the finals πŸ™


14th July

Button became Callicoma’s first ever Supreme Champion – winning two best in groups this weekend!


13th July

Scoop won two first places (with 90 and 96 points!) in Rally Excellent, giving her her RE title πŸ™‚


6th July

At Ingham show – far Nth Qld Busy won Runner Up To Best In Group, Intermediate in Group and Intermediate in Show, and at Lismore show, Rita won 2nd Puppy Sweepstakes, Runner Up to Best of Breed (from 6 kelpies) and Best Junior In Group πŸ™‚

Ch Callicoma Extravagent RN HTM.S

24th June

Chilli got her first Dances With Dogs title, down in Victoria, making her Ch Callicoma Extravagent RN HTM.S πŸ™‚

23rd June

Jack got his ET (Endurance Title) down in Victoria, making him Ch Callicoma Stromlo CCD RN ET πŸ™‚

Ruby Callicoma Brindabella

17 June

Happy Birthday to the Mountains Litter. Click on the picture at right to see a recent photo of all the Mountains. Ch Callicoma Stromlo CCD RN ET – Jack, Callicoma Nardi – Chilli, Ch Callicoma Red Man Bluff – Rio, Callicoma Warra – Archie, Callicoma Brindabella – Ruby, Callicoma Barrington – ReggieΒ 

Get Together Brisbane 2018

June 9/10

What a weekend – In Brisbane – Scoop got her SPDM (Strategic pairs dog masters) title, Loco got her SPD (Strategic pairs dog novice) title, Rita got her Ch (Australian Championship) title, and both Tyler and Vixen got their RN (Rally Novice) titles. Everyone has been working hard! And we had a Callicoma Get Together at the Cattle Dog and Kelpie Club of Qld show – 25 Callicomas there! In Victoria – Siren won Best of Breed at the Working Dog Club show, and in New Zealand – Mandy won 2 x Runner up to Best in Group awards!