This breed is characterized by its shaggy double coat and bares some resemblance to the Old English Sheepdog. This is a medium breed of dog, standing about 20 to 22 inches at the shoulder and coming in at around 50lbs.
They are extremely rambunctious and playful. They play well with other pets and kids. They make a particularly good outdoorsy type dog to take on walks, hikes, and adventures. Due to this breeds playful and energetic nature, they are not the best breed for the elderly.
Due to this breeds aptitude for athleticism, they are very well suited to compete in various canine sports such as agility, rally, and obedience. They are easy to train and are a great breed for new dog owners. They are sweet, loyal, and affectionate, and are great at keeping their family or owner active with exercise and play.
Origin of the Bearded Collie
This breed was originally known as the Mountain Collie or Highland Collie. The bearded Collie has been a common sight on the Scottish Highlands for centuries mainly used for its sill as herding and shepherding livestock. Their origins can be traced as far back as the 1500s. But the current Bearded Collie is a product of Victorian times during the 1800s.
Is a Bearded Collie right for me?
If your breed of choice is the Bearded Collie, you will have an intelligent, athletic, friend who will be right at home playing in the back yard or helping around the farm. They are wonderful family companions and will brighten any home.
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