Thinking about purchasing a Bearded Collie? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Bearded Collie breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Bearded Collie owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Bearded Collie and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Bearded Collie Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Bearded Collie and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Bearded Collie Breed Profile
Description: The Bearded Collie is a hardy active dog, with an aura of strength and agility characteristic of a real working dog. They are stable and self-confident, showing no signs of shyness or aggression. Bearded Collies have a high level of intelligence and resourcefulness and owners must keep them busy or they will invent things to keep themselves occupied. Beardies are large dogs, very floppy and fun, usually white and grey or white and brown. They are one of the oldest breeds of Europe. An early record of these dogs describes them as "A big rough tousy-looking tyke with a coat not unlike a doormat, the texture of the hair hard and fibry and the ears hanging close to the head." Bearded Collies actually contain a fading gene that causes their fur to change color a while after they are born. They are born either brown and white or black and white, and gradually their fur changes to a grayish color. A good family dog, their natural instincts of guarding the flock will translate to guarding their family.
Other Names: Beardie, Hairy Mou'ed Collie, Highland Collie, Loch Collie, Mountain Scotch Collie, Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog
Type: Herding Dog
Males: 21 - 22 inches; Females: 20-21 inches.
Slate gray, reddish fawn, black, blue, all shades of gray, brown or sandy
with or without white markings. Any shade of grey or chocolate. White may appear
as a blaze, or on tail tip, feet and chest.
Collies are friendly, active, willing to work, willing to please, humorous,
but can also be independent.
Watch-dog: High; reserved
with strangers but will come around quickly.
Bearded Collie Care and Training:
Weekly brushing of the Bearded Collie's long shaggy coat. This will keep it
from matting. Mist coat lightly with water before you begin. May be professionally
clipped every two months. Bathe or dry shampoo as necessary. Bearded Collies
need plenty of daily exercise and the opportunity to run free. Train puppies
from an early age not to bark, as Bearded Collies are known to bark at anything
anytime. Does well in competition obedience, agility work and herding.
Activity: High, needs running
space and a job to do.
Bearded Collie Health Issues: Hip dysplasia. Other possible health concerns include allergies, autoimmune disease, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, colonic disease and skin problems.
Life Span: 15 - 16 years
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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