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
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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