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Bearded Collie

Bearded Collies are active dogs with a characteristically lean, solid build and a calm, well-balanced temperament.

About the Bearded Collie

A level-headed dog, Bearded Collies are alert, lively, self-confident and active. They have the temperament of a steady, intelligent working dog, with not a trace of nervousness. Bearded Collies seem to move effortlessly, covering a great deal of ground with elegance and grace. Their gait confirms that they were made for their job. Experts laud the quality of movement of a sheepdog that combines suppleness with efficiency.

As companions they are gentle and even-tempered, adapting to fit almost any household. They are known to be patient with children and other family members and their lively, playful temperament lasts well into old age.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 1, AKC Herding Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Even-tempered / Agile / Hard-working / Enthusiastic / Alert / Obedient / Intelligent / Confident

Key facts

  • Needs an owner with some experience
  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Needs little training

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