The Working Kelpie Council of Australia Inc.
A3F – 22297 – 12 (A23)
BORN JULY 31, 2012
Bred by: Steve and Sharon Kramer, McKinleyville, California

  Bugga was from Karana Oz (A3F – 13867 – 05 KH31) sired by Karana Digby (48307 JH1J) on her maiden litter. We kept Bug so that we could increase the Karana line in our kennel as we liked the strong working background Kevin Howell has put in his Karana line. The Karana stud includes dogs that can perform under the trying weather and terrain conditions of west central New South Wales in Australia. We have observed many of Kevin and Kay’s Karana dogs working in the heavily wooded sections of their station, exhibiting huge casts into the hilly and dense cover found on the hill country of their property. We have also watched the dogs work tirelessly at the Forbes sheep sales over numerous years and have come to realize that many of the close to 80 dogs working at the sale on any given Tuesday relate back to the Howell’s stud.

Bug has turned out to be one of the easiest dogs we have ever had the pleasure to train and work, yet exhibits a lot of power when the need arises. Her desire to please is one of her strongest traits and, like her parents, her personality is one you can’t help but fall in love with. Between Digby and Oz, there are 5 Karana dogs in their pedigrees that have won the National Kelpie Championships. Digby is a full brother to Karana Abba II, who has 2 National Championships and continues to rack up impressive wins at many of the trials he enters.

We kept Bug primarily for breeding purposes, but her working strength has put her in our every day working string with each outing adding to her knowledge and strength. Bug has the size and build we desire and we added her younger brother from Karana Oz’s second litter to our kennel in 2014.

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Bug is by Karana Digby x Karana Oz and shows the quiet but forceful stock working ability the Karana line is noted for in Australia.

Bug looking for stock up in the hills of the Burradoo Ranch.

Bug holding a bunch of heifers on a snowy day in Montana.