Bearded Collie
The bouncy, boisterous Beardie clowns his way through life.
Height: 20 to 22 inches at shoulder
Weight: 45 to 55 pounds
Coat: shaggy and long
Life span: 12 to 14 years
Breed Group: Herding Dogs
The Bearded Collie was developed in Scotland to herd sheep and cattle in any weather or terrain. They function today as excellent family companions, show dogs, working sheepdogs, or even all three. Because of their energy and quickness they are well suited to competing in obedience, rally, agility, and other dog sports.
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Drooling potential
Friendly toward strangers
Heat tolerance
Need for exercise
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Watchdog ability
Compatible with kids
Easy to groom
Energy level