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Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie Facts

Common NameBearded Collie
OriginGreat Britain
Average Size56cm (22in)
Average Weight27kg (60lbs)
Average Lifespan14 years
ColourWhite, Black, Brown, Tan, Grey
Average Litter Size7
TemperamentLoving, lively and playful
TrainingShould be trained from an early age and respond well to harsh techniques

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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.