Origin of kelpieScottish from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Gaelic calpa, colt
Origin of kelpieafter Kelpie, one of the first dogs of this breed
Origin of kelpieProbably of Celtic origin Scottish Gaelic colpach heifer
Origin of kelpieFrom Kelpie the name of an early specimen of the breed
The dog breed derives from the name shared by the first two breeding bitches (dam and pup), which name derives from the mythological spirit.