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Bearded Collie

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A red Bearded Collie
The Bearded Collie ranks 104 out of 155 breeds in popularity in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club's yearly publishing of breed rankings.

A Bearded Collie is best obtained from a reputable dog breeder or a dog rescue, not from a pet store situation where dogs are bred specifically for profit. Bearded Collies make excellent pets for those who are willing to accommodate their high energy level and grooming requirements.

Weekly brushing is mandatory for keeping their long hair mat-free. Some Bearded Collie owners opt to keep their pets in a puppy cut haircut, which does reduce the need for brushing, but does not eliminate it. Bearded Collies are a very high energy breed, originally bred to work in the Scottish Highlands herding sheep.

Beardies also excel at dog agility trials. They also prefer to be kept indoors with their families.

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Bearded Collie Facts

The name of the domestic breed...
Bearded Collie
The area where the animal first came from...
Great Britain
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
56cm (22in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
27kg (60lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
14 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
White, Black, Brown, Tan, Grey
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Loving, lively and playful
The level of house-training needed for the animal...
Should be trained from an early age and respond well to harsh techniques

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