Bearded Collie

Character and temperament

Bearded Collies are eager to learn, but they can be quite independent, so they need a consistent but gentle hand. They love to be a part of the family, and enjoy playing. Bearded Collies need company and should not be left alone with nothing to do.

Origin

Bearded Collies were originally bred in Scotland for herding sheep.

General description

Soft, furry coat concealed beneath a shaggy, long rough exterior. Colours can be black, brown or grey and white.

Food

Adequate nutrition in the first year is very important.

Exercise

Requires long daily walks. Bearded Collies have a lot of energy and enjoy time to run free in a safe area.

Grooming

Bearded Collies need grooming everyday and a really good brush once or twice a week. During brushing, particular attention needs to be paid to the undercoat, which is prone to matting. Their ears need to be kept clean and the hair between their pads needs to be trimmed regularly.

Stats

Average height (dog)
21
Average height (bitch)
20
Average weight (dog)
40-60
Average weight (bitch)
40-60
Average life expectancy
15
Average litter size
6
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