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Photo Gallery Update

May 2019

I have been asked quite frequently lately as to why this website has not been updated with photos from my litters over the last few years.

The simple answer is that until very recently my iPhone has been holding my photos captive.  I have only in the last few days been able to retrieve them and I thank Jess from Apple for her invaluable assistance.

Of course I have also taken photos with my camera but I have defered (for a very long time it seems) uploading them as I wish to do this in sequence.

In this day and age it is so simple to just grab your phone for those unique opportunities.  The images are far superior to what they once were.

I have made a mental note to utilise my camera more often to capture those moments.

There will be a gradual updates as time permits to add photos to the photo gallery.


Watersedge Litters 2019

Watersedge Litters 2019

I am pleased to announce the birth of 6 Finnish Lapphund puppies to Calliope - Watersedge Written In The Stars (Aus Ch Taigakoira Buoremus Davvir PT (Taavi) x Aus Ch Watersedge Destiny's Child (Beyonce). Puppies arrived in the early hours of 11/02/2019.

The sire of the litter is Sven - Watersedge Under SouthernCross (Aus Ch Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWE) x Aus Ch Fidelis Haltiatar (imp FIN).

Calliope delivered 3 boys and 3 girls; 2 Black and Tan boys, 1 Sable boy and 1 Black and Tan girl and 2 Sable girls.

All puppies from this litter are now spoken for. I thank everyone who has inquired and wish all of the new owners a long and happy life with their new puppies.

Please contact Melissa at Watersedge for more details regarding the next planned litter.

Welcome to Watersedge Kennels

Thank you for taking the time to celebrate the stars past, present and future that have honoured Watersedge Kennels since its inception in 1994.

Watersedge Kennels was established with the purchase of my first show Kelpie (Aus Grand Ch) Ringbarka Ginger Meggs. Ginger Meggs made his show debut at the Toowoomba Royal Show in 1994 and a star was born!

Primarily Watersedge produced quality red, chocolate and black Australian Kelpies and in September 2008 our first two-tones were born.

Kelpies were an integral part of my early life. My paternal grandmother was a breeder of working Kelpies. My maternal great grandmother bred and showed Dalmations very successfully!

My late teens and twenties were spent on horseback with a Kelpie by my side. I cannot imagine not having this wonderful breed as my companion.

2002 saw the introduction of a new breed for Watersedge - the Finnish Lapphund.

To date, (Aus Grand Ch) Theldaroy Wild Not Me remains Australia's youngest all-breeds Runner Up Best in Show. Laani was also the country's only female Grand Champion, a title she held for many years until recently.

2005 saw the introduction of our first Finnish import. (Aus Ch) Fidelis Haltiatar arrived in quarantine in February with her precious cargo of IID puppies from FIN/LTU Ch Fidelis Alias Amicus. Watersedge was also the first of a small number of kennels at the time to be blessed with cream puppies!

Since 1994, over 30 of my house dogs have been campaigned/trialled to their Australian Champion titles. During this time 3 have also been successfully campaigned to Grand Champion status. There are also several of both breeds who are also represented with their initial Herding Titles which will enable them to go forward into trialling. Many more Australian Kelpies and Finnish Lapphunds have also been campaigned by others to their Australian Champion/Obedience/Herding titles.

There are still those in our kennel to acheive their potential, who have been held back mainly to time constraints over 2012-2014. I hope to correct this with more time available to me in 2015.

I believe in the old adage "a picture paints a thousand words" so please feel free to browse the profiles of my dogs in the Australian Kelpie and Finnish Lapphund Dog Profile pages and view their photos in the Photo Gallery.

Some sites contain a lot more text for you to wade through. I have purposefully kept this as minimal as possible. Feel free to contact me for more detail.

Again welcome to our story and I hope you enjoy the visit.

Puppies of either breed sometimes avaialble as at Watersedge I believe in quality - not quantity. Inquiries welcome.

Contact : Melissa Waters
Location : Mid North Coast NSW, Australia.
Ph : 0414557325
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