The Kelpie or Australian Kelpie is a medium sized, slightly rectangular dog with a lean, muscular build and soft short coat. Ears are usually completely erect, set forward and sharply pricked but may fold forward at the tips. The working variety of Kelpie comes in three coat types: smooth, short and rough, and in any colour from black to the palest tan or cream. White blazes and points are not unusual as these dogs are selected for working ability rather than appearance. Show type Kelpies registered under the ANKC (Australian Nations Kennel Club) come in Black, Chocolate, Red, Smokey Blue, Fawn, Black and Tan and Red and Tan. They have a soft smooth double coat, and pricked ears.