Breed Name: Bearded Collie
Country of Origin: Scotland (UK)
20 - 22 inches on average
40 - 60 lbs
The Bearded Collie is a very intelligent and affectionate breed of dog that is very easily trainable and has very high energy levels. Unlike most other dog breeds the males are actually a little easier to handle than the females who are more independent.
The Bearded Collie usually comes in just four colors, black, blue, fawn and brown. They may be solid colored or come with white markings, and their coats will usually lighten with age.
The Bearded Collie is one of the oldest dog breeds in Britain and its true origins are not known. Dog fanciers however tend to agree that they are descended from sheep herding dogs from Europe like the Polish Sheepdog or the Komondor. These dogs are believed to have interbred with the local terriers to give the Bearded Collie. Their name for long has been the Highland collie and was changed only recently to Bearded Collie. They are very good herders of sheep and have a unique bounding way of herding them that is not seen in any other herding breed. They are versatile breeds and have been known to herd animals ranging from ducks to cattle. These dogs are very affectionate and are accustomed to being companions in the true sense of the word and do not take to rough treatment very well. They are however very loyal and although of an independent bend will get the job done. They have long coats with the show breeds tending to have longer coats than the working dogs. This coat needs a lot of maintenance as it tends to mat up very quickly.
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