Jamen coolie: characteristics of the dog breed, photo, character, rules of care and maintenance


  • Country of origin: Australia
  • The size:
  • Growth:
    40–50 cm
  • The weight:
    15–20 kg
  • Age:
    12–14 years old
  • FCI breed group:
    Not recognized
  • Brief information

  • Smart;
  • Hardy, workable;
  • Human-centered.
  • Origin story

    The Jamen Coolie (German Coolie) is a herding dog breed from Australia.

    Australian farmers bred this breed in order to graze herds, a long time ago. True, practical breeders paid more attention to fixing the working qualities of dogs than to appearance, which is why there is now such a variety in the exterior of coolies.

    The progenitors of Jamen Coolies are Australian cattle dogs and Australian kelpies, they also have border collie blood in them.

    The result is a versatile dog, hardy, efficient, independent and human-oriented. Such animals can be both shepherds or guards, and companions. At home, the breed is popular and highly valued.


    While there is no clear breed standard. Jamen coolies have several varieties. There are dogs with short and smooth coat adjacent to the body, there are long-haired, fluffy, there are with erect and semi-erect ears, as well as with a different constitution.

    The color is blue, red, black or marble (mixing these colors with white). Presence of white or red spots is allowed. Sometimes there are dogs with blue eyes.


    The second purpose of the Australian coolie is a companion dog. They will make an excellent family dog ​​as they are non-aggressive, human oriented and will not offend a child. Easily get along with other dogs. Small pets are also perceived by them as the younger members of their pack.

    Jamen coolies are smart and not lazy. They easily and quickly memorize commands and are generally well trained.


    Due to many years of natural selection, coolies inherited excellent health from their ancestors. Caring for them is not difficult, it is enough to regularly carry out standard hygiene procedures. The coat is combed out once or twice a week with a stiff brush, the eyes and ears are treated as needed.


    Unpretentious Australian Shepherds easily adapt to life both outside the city and in an apartment. And feel great both there and there. But you need to clearly understand that this dog will simply wither without movement. If a coolie is taken to a city apartment as a companion dog, then she needs to provide a full and regular exercise. A bicycle springer will help the owner to train the dog qualitatively and not to be tormented at the same time.


    This dog was little known outside of Australia until recently. However, one nursery has recently started to deal with Australian Shepherds in Russia, the approximate prices for puppies are as follows:

  • for home or sports (pet-class) from 25 thousand. rubles;
  • for breeding use (breed class) from 35 thousand. rubles;
  • with high exhibition prospects (show class) from 45 thousand. rubles.
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