kelpie

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Etymology[edit]

The dog breed derives from the name shared by the first two breeding bitches (dam and pup), which name derives from the mythological spirit.

Noun[edit]

kelpie (plural kelpies)

  1. (Celtic folklore) A malevolent shapeshifting spirit, most often in the form of a horse, believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland.
  2. An Australian breed of sheepdog.

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