Bearded Collie
Bearded Collie
Size
Medium
Height
Males – 21 to 22 inches at the withers, Females – 20 to 21 inches at the withers
Weight
Males - 45 to 60 pounds, Females - 35 to 50 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Black, blue and fawn, usually with white markings
Energy
Medium
Activities
Tracking, Herding, Conformation, Agility, Obedience

One of Britain’s oldest breeds, the Bearded Collie is a strong, agile herding dog with a shaggy coat. His name comes from the long hair, or “beard,” under the chin. Known for his playfulness and ever-wagging tail, the Beardie is an active, intelligent and devoted companion. This working breed requires extensive grooming due to his long coat and fine undercoat.

Did you know?

Originally known as the Highland Collie, the Bearded Collie’s name was later changed because unlike other collies he has long facial hair. “Beardies,” as they’re fondly called, descended from another European shaggy herding dog, the Komondor.

Training Bearded Collies

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