- Dog Breed Group
- Herding Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Scotland, working companion.
- Life Expectancy
- 15 - 16 Years
- Slate gray, reddish fawn, black, blue, all shades of gray, brown or sandy with or without white markings.
- Flat, harsh and shaggy; can be slightly wavy but not curly; soft, furry, close undercoat.
- Exercise Needs
- Needs plenty of daily exercise and the opportunity to run free.
- The Bearded Collie is friendly and active. He is stable and self-confident, showing no signs of shyness or aggression.
- Good with Children
- Yes, outstanding family companion.
- Grooming Needs
- Daily brushing of his long shaggy coat. Mist coat lightly with water before you begin. May be professionally clipped every two m
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 21 - 22
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 20 - 21
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 40 - 60
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 40 - 60
- Health Issues
- Hip dysplasiav
- Living Conditions
- A home with a fenced yard is essential.
The Bearded Collie is a hardy active dog, with an aura of strength and agility characteristic of a real working dog. He has a high level of intelligence and resourcefulness and owners must keep him busy or he will invent things to keep himself occupied. It is believed that the Bearded Collie was developed from the Polski Owczarek Nizinny dog from Poland. The Polish dogs were mixed with Highland Collies which became known as the Beard Collie. Used as a working companion he would drive cattle and sheep to market.
The Bearded Collie can make an excellent watch-dog, as it has a powerful bark to deter would-be intruders.
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