Burradoo Gilly


The Working Kelpie Council of Australia
A3F – 29954 – 16 BOO6J (A30)
Black and Tan Female (Tattoo – BOO6J)
Born July 18, 2016

Burradoo Gilly is by Burradoo (US) Luc (A3M – 16982 – 08 BOO) and Kramer (US) Bugga (A3F – 22297 – 12).  Gilly was named after Ian “Gilly” Gilcrist of Casterton, Victoria, Australia, as he and his father, Tom, were instrumental in selling us some of our foundation Kelpie dogs.  We purchased Wranglar Lilly, Luc’s mother, from Ian.  Ian’s nickname being Gilly and the fact that Gilly’s grandmother was Wranglar Lilly seemed to mandate that we named this dog to honor both her canine and human influences.

Gilly’s sire and dam have proven themselves in stock work and, in Luc’s case, the ability to excel in athletics in other venues.  Wranglar Lilly, Luc’s mother, was especially strong working on cattle both here on the ranch and in the mountain country on cattle allotments.  Lilly can be seen on several of our pages working both sheep and cattle in Australia and in Montana.  Lilly went to work every day with Ian, but unlike most working Kelpies on the stations of Australia, she was allowed in the house as a companion.

gillyCGilly has inherited the great working and personality traits of her parents and exhibits the stamina needed in Montana to work at high altitude under both hot and cold climates.  Gilly has also inherited the Karana traits of Bugga, in that she is always at your side and ready to go on the first whistle.  The Karana influence on Gilly has made her an easy to train dog that, given the chance, is more than happy to sit in your lap or up at the house with no fuss.  We kept Gilly as a pup when we realized we needed females that exhibited the strong Karana influence that we have so enjoyed with Karana Digby and Karana Oz, as well as their offspring Deuce and Bugga.

Gilly’s first litter was sired by Motleys Snow, who we imported in June of 2017, after seeing him work in several National Kelpie Field Trial Championships and at his home base of Gerar Station, Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia.  The pups were mostly cream colored, but there was a black and tan male.  Large in size and full on in the activity mode makes us believe these will become exceptional stock dogs similar to their parents.