Bearded Collie Dog Breed Information


Bearded Collie Quick Facts
Bearded Collie
Breed Group: Herding
Origen: Scotland
Nickname: Beardie
Weight: 45-55 lbs
Height: 20-22 inches
Color(s): Any shade of gray or chocolate. White may appear as a blaze, or on tail tip, feet, and chest. Tan points may also occur.


Bearded Collie Appearance

The Bearded Collie is a medium-sized herding breed, with a beautiful beard that gives the expression of bright and curious. He has the ability to make sharp turns, speedy starts and unexpected stops. The head is large, broad and flat with a moderate stop. The muzzle is relatively short, strong and full. The eyes are large and set wide with long eyebrows and soft appearance. The medium-sized ears hang close to the head and are covered with long hair. The tail is set low and is carried low unless the dog is excited.

The Bearded Collie's has a medium-length waterproof, double-coat that is flat, harsh and shaggy. The most common colors are any shade of gray or chocolate. White may appear as a blaze, or on tail tip, feet, and chest. Tan points may also occur. The weight of the Bearded Collie is around 45-55 pounds and the height is around 20-22 inches.

Bearded Collie Temperament

The Bearded Collie is energetic, playful, and full of enthusiasm. He makes a great companion and family friend that love to be with their people. They are clever, eager to learn, extremely independent and active. He is not suited to live outside or in a kennel.

The Bearded Collie was previously used to herd both sheep and cattle and was proved to be work hard and reliable. They see everyone as either a friend or a potential friend. They need to be with their loved ones and can become destructive if left alone for hours at a time. They usually get along well with children and other animals, especially when raised around them.

Is Bearded Collie the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Bearded Collie is not recommended for apartment life. They are fairly active indoors and will do best in a house with at least an average-sized yard. Although this breed will adapt itself to every situation either in town or a country home, he needs a daily exercise that can be meet on very long walk, running or a vigorous play section every day.

The Bearded Collie is intelligent, quite easy to train and enjoy herding. This breed can live outside in cold climates but is best suited when have occasional access to the house with its family.

Bearded Collie Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Bearded Collie is around 12-14 years.

Bearded Collie Health problems

The Bearded Collie is a relatively healthy breed. There are not major concerns associated with this breed. They can be prone to PRA (Progressive retinal atrophy), hip dysplasia, CHD (Coronary Heart Disease), Addison’s disease and epilepsy.

Bearded Collie Care and Grooming

The Bearded Collie coat requires a lot of grooming. The hair needs to be brushed and combed a couple times a week to avoid tangles. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Remove excessive hair between the pads and keep inside the ears dry and clean to avoid infections. The coat should be check regularly because his thick undercoat makes it difficult to locate ticks.

Bearded Collie Shedding

The Bearded Collie is an average shedder, and therefore may not the best suited for those with allergies.