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|A kelpie could do well in an apartment but only with a lot of exercise. Depending on the age over 3 hours of leash walking a day might not even be enough. This is a very active breed.
They are bred to surge ahead of the handler while working too and can be very difficult to teach how to heel. They can have a high prey drive. They can be unpredictable on the leash because of these two factors.
I have met some lab kelpies before, some were good, some were hyperactive and mouthy, but with a mix it's hard to say exactly what you will get.
What sort of tasks would the dog be doing? This is not a breed I would consider good SD material generally. They get bored really easily and are so independent have no problems just disengaging and walking off when that happens.
Many also have focus problems as they have been bred to work without direction and make their own decisions.
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