The Bearded Collie was originally developed to herd sheep and cattle in any weather or terrain but nowadays they are commonly used as excellent family companions and show dogs. Some of them are still used as working sheepdogs. Because of their high level of energy they are very suited to compete in obedience, agility and other dog sports. The average height of a Bearded Collie is 1 foot, 8 inches to 1 foot, 10 inches weighing about 45 to 55 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
The Bearded Collie is an active, intelligent, affectionate dog who makes a great family pet however he is most suited in an active family. He needs daily exercise to consume his energy and some of those can be long walks, jogging, swimming, playing Frisbee and ball games. This type of dog breed can be an excellent therapy dog because he actually loves people a lot. You should be aware that if a Bearded Collie is left alone for several hours at a time he can become very bored and sometimes destructive. He will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property and will do all his best to protect you and your family. Bearded Collies are known to behave well when they are encountering children but small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog. Being very devoted and loving the Bearded Collie makes a perfect family dog.
Bearded Collie Training:
Bearded Collie is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
Bearded Collie Shedding:
To be honest, the Bearded Collie is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
Bearded Collie Grooming:
The Bearded Collie, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped every two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
Bearded Collie History:
The Bearded Collie is one of the oldest dog breed in Great Britain. It is also known as the Highland Collie, the Mountain Collie or the Hairy Mou’ed Collie. It is not a certain fact but the Bearded Collie was developed in the 1500s when a merchant from Poland brought a pair of Polish Lowland Sheepdogs to England and crossed them with local sheepdogs however a detailed description of the breed was published only in the year 1818. This breed was kept alive by shepherds who valued their great working abilities and continued to use them as sheepdogs.