Bearded Collie

Also Called: Beardie

Bearded Collie
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Significant
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding High

The Bearded Collie, or Beardie, is a long-haired, medium-sized dog breed that looks very warm and friendly. They have a shaggy double coat that is very attractive. They are also very loyal and affectionate companions.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Herding
  • Life Span: 14-16 years
  • Height: Medium
  • Weight: Medium
  • Coat: Long
  • Coat Colors: Black,Blue,Caramel,Fawn,White
  • Litter Size: 4-8
  • Family: Herding Dog
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: AKC
  • Size: Medium

Training and Care

Bearded Collies are intelligent, and they respond well to positive reinforcement. It is important to use gentle and consistent training methods, as these dogs can become easily distracted. Grooming these dogs is essential, as they require regular brushing and occasional clipping due to their long coats.

Diet and Nutrition

Bearded Collies require an abundance of high-quality protein, as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables that provide essential vitamins and minerals. It is also important to offer these dogs plenty of fresh water. For puppies, it is best to feed them food that is specifically formulated for their particular age and size.

Health Problems

Bearded Collies are generally healthy dogs, but they can suffer from certain ailments like allergies and hip dysplasia. It is important to have these dogs checked regularly by a veterinarian, as early diagnosis can help avoid potential health complications.

Breed History

The Bearded Collie is a Scottish breed that dates back at least to the 16th century. Historically, it was used primarily for herding sheep, cattle, and other livestock. Today, the Bearded Collie is still used as a working dog, but they also make great companions due to their friendly and affectionate personalities.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Bearded Collies can be found at various breeders, shelters, and rescues. Prices for these dogs can range from about $500 to $1,000, depending on the breeder and the age of the dog. Adoption fees could range from $100 to $300.

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