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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Herding group.

Weight:

40-60 pounds.

Height:

20-22 inches at the shoulders.

Color(s):

Bearded Collies come in many different colors including silver and white, grey, slate, black, blue, sandy, and red-fawn.

Coat:

These dogs have a shaggy coat that is comprised of a long and rough outer coat and a soft undercoat.


Overview

Character:

Bearded Collies are extremely loving and lovable animals. While they don't make good watchdogs, they make excellent companions. These dogs tend to be clowns and like to entertain those around them.

Country of Origin:

Scotland.

History:

It is believed that Bearded Collies are the descendants of Polish or Hungarian sheepdogs that were traded in Scotland and crossed with Scottish breeds. In the 1700s, these dogs were highly popular with Scottish aristocrats and by the 1800s they were popular with all classes. Bearded Collies were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1977.

Name:

Bearded Collie, Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Hairy Mou ed Collie, Beardie.

Temperament:

Loving, intelligent, and eager to please, Bearded Collies have a great disposition and are incredible family dogs.


Care

Training:

Bearded Collies are intelligent and eager to please, and are thus very trainable. These dogs are especially great for agility trials.

Activity:

Bearded Collies are extremely energetic and require daily exercise.

Ownership:

For those that can keep up with their high energy level, Bearded Collies make excellent companions. These dogs are great with children and are friendly and playful. Their coats require regular grooming to prevent mats and daily exercise is an absolute must.


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