Video, Photos & References

 Karana Charm & Illawarra Mack moving Yearling Steers - 2018 -          VIDEO



Taz interested in Deer at 3 months of age


           A  Slide Show of Work and Play

           - Just enjoying time with our dogs

                                             Some of our Clients Comments


Illawarra Taz - 2009 

           " Taz is a superb young dog, beautiful balance and strength with the deer , and such a great nature"

Guy K  - Oxford - Livestock Farm     Kate's Litter No.2   sire: Clay

Illawarra Zac - 2010 Ken, we've been so impressed with your operation. Your obvious passion for these dogs is wonderful and the information that you've passed on to us, the way you've kept us informed all along and now the quality of the dog that you've provided - a first class breeder that we'd recommend to anyone.

       Vicky G… Blenheim  - Companion dog    Kate's Litter No.3   Sire: Clay    -     Email - Nov 2010


Illawarra Fizz - 2010  I am really thrilled with Illawarra Fizz and think you did a great job of choosing her for me. I absolutely recommend Illawarra Working Kelpies for anyone wanting a quality Kelpie pup. She has Heaps of natural ability and has been interested in sheep from very early on. Update Received Oct 2012  - Fizz on sheep :-  just loves her work, She is very smooth, gentle, and doesn't buzz around too much once she has made the head. If you put her on cattle she is a different kettle of fish though, and can leap up and snap at them on the top of the tail if needed. She is fantastic !

       Jane S........  Blenheim                          Noonbarra Kora's first litter  x  Sire :- Coil

Illawarra Tess - Aug  2013     We are so happy with Tess. My husband says often what a really nice and enjoyable dog she is. Very obedient, sweet natured and gentle, but also has the drive I wanted. She is playable and generally a well balanced dog to work with!

  Our family is absolutely besotted with our little kelpie girl! She is everything I wanted and more. We will be back for another pup from you in the future!

Anke vD - .... Pukekawa         Agility and Companion              Noonbarra Kora  x  Coil    - Born Oct 2011


Illawarra Kopu - Aug 2013     I have been meaning to drop you a note for a while now to give you some positive feedback about the pup I got off you last year Kopu.    She is really developing well, is very smart, keen and eager to work.  She is certainly confident and gutsy; during the ewe crutching recently she was really good value in the shed, not scared to get right in amongst the quite bolshy ewes with plenty of noise.   She is such a good natured and affectionate girl and is really good  company too. 
A real credit to your breeding!

David M.....  Otaki                            Farm Worker     Karana Charm  x Turbo     - Born  June 2012      


Illawarra Kel         :- September  2019
    I congratulate you Ken on the professional raising of your pups, it is a real credit to you.  I have to say to anyone considering one of your litter in the future, that you can buy with confidence knowing that the very best interests of the pups and their mother has been meet from day 1, it is a great foundation to move forward with.
M. C.  -  Thames     
      -  Illawarra Mack x Illawarra Pearl   

Illawarra Bindi III   :-
December 2018
Very pleased with this young dog plenty of guts and brains, shes really going well after a hot week mustering ewes and lambs .  She is quite firm on cattle with vision to recast on her own. Already kelpies make up a big part of my team now ,very adaptable,easy to be round.
TH - from King Country -
  Illawarra Mack

Illawarra Marlee :-
July 2020
You are a Master Breeder of fantastic dogs, the folder and vaccination book were the final touch of a truely professional operation. 
F.H. New Plymouth
- Illawarra Mack x Illawarra Faye - 2nd Kelpie for Dairy Farm

Illawarra Fluke :-  April 2021

Ken, I am very Pleased with Fluke at 11 Months. She is already a very handy young dog , with natural stock sense , her drive to work is great, she already has commands to run , rough sides which are getting better by the day a bark command and comes off on command , quite strong in the eye and no sign yet of biting , Ken she will be every thing I could have hoped for in Head and hunt dog, just a natural ability she has a beautiful nature . 

D.S. -Rotorua   Illawarra Mack x Illawarra Faye