Height: 20-22 inches
Weight: 40-60 lbs.
Life Span: 12-15 yrs.
Breed Group: Herding Dogs
Bearded collies are loving, affectionate, eager to please, and do well in
obedience classes. They enjoy being around people, including children (whom
they may try to herd) and other animals.
They may bark when visitors arrive but are not known for protecting property.
Beardies can live happily in rural, urban, and suburban settings as long
as they get enough exercise, playtime, and mental stimulation.
The bearded collie's outercoat is medium-length, straight, and harsh in
texture; the undercoat is soft. Coat color is black, blue, brown, or fawn
with white markings.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The bearded collie needs to be brushed and combed at least once a week to
avoid matting. This playful, energetic dog needs long, vigorous walks and
The bearded collie probably originated in Scotland and northern England
in the 16th century. Originally used for herding sheep, it has become increasingly
popular as a family pet.
The Old English sheepdog and the Border collie are both descendants of the
Breed-related health concerns include pemphigus foliaceous (an autoimmune
skin disease causing ulcers and scabs to develop on the skin all over the
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club