Height: 21”- 22”
Weight: 45 - 55 lbs
Lifespan: 15 years
Average Litter: 7
The Bearded Collie, also known as beardie is the traditional dog of the Scottich shepherd.
The breed was used to herd both sheep and cattle.
They are essential working dog, bred to be hardy and reliable, able to stand up to the harshest conditions, and the toughest sheep.
However, they became less became less common in the last few decades but with the efforts of a relatively few shepherds the breed has survived and is becoming more popular.
Bearded collie gets well with children, other household pets and even strangers. They are eager to learn and like to be with people.
They are gentle, high-spirited, cheerful, clever, independent and sociable.
They have high level of intelligence and resourcefulness and owners must keep him busy or he will invent things to keep himself occupied.
Bearded Collie is a very active breed and needs much strenuous exercise. They love a good game of Frisbee or football and they do well at agility, obedience and even tracking.
Bearded Collies have a dense and wooly undercoat. Their outer coat is straight, long and rough. The nose is large and is in tone with the coat color. Their coat colors are any shade of gray or chocolate. White may appear as a blaze, or on tail tip, feet, and chest.
Grooming is an extensive operation in the Bearded Collie. Thorough grooming is necessary once a week.
It is essential to lift up the coat and get right down to the skin. The hair between the pads of the feet should be trimmed regularly.
Toenails may also need trimming and it is wise to clean the ears on a regular basis.