The Bearded Collie originated as a herding dog in Scotland in the 16th century. Their long coat protected them from harsh weather.
The Bearded Collie has a weather-resistant double coat with a soft undercoat and longer rough outer coat.
This breed is very intelligent, active and needs daily mental and physical stimulation. They excel at dog sports.
Despite their independent nature, Bearded Collies deeply bond with their families. They make excellent family pets.
The Bearded Collie's long coat requires daily brushing and regular trimming and bathing every 4-6 weeks.
Bearded Collies can be sensitive and don't respond well to harsh training methods. Positive reinforcement works best.
Bearded Collies are generally healthy but prone to hip dysplasia. Lifespan is 12-14 years.