The Bearded Collie is a lovely long hair dog and in fact the Bearded Collie is a working dog. It is strong and of medium size with a lean body that is long.
We see a head that is broad and large. With a small muzzle that is strong. The nose is a feature that is square and great. The eyes are in tone with the dog’s coat and wide set setting the face into a friendly over all look.
The ears are covered in hair and set close to the face. Their mouth has large teeth that should meet in a scissor bite. Their tail is carried low, and, unless they are happy or excited blends well with their coat.
They have a double coat that is shaggy and waterproof; this covers their whole body, this includes their chin and this is where they get their name. This is probably the dog’s main visible feature.
Their coat changes several times before you get the main color with your older dog. Colors are blue, black, brown, fawn, all with or without white markings.
History: The Bearded Collie dog breed came from Briton but was first seen in Scotland. It is thought to be a mix of Polish sheepdog, Komonor and the Old English sheepdog.
These dogs were used as herding dogs and in Scotland can be called “Hairy Moved Collie and “Highland Sheepdog” being wonderful working dogs, both with sheep and cattle. Nearly becoming extinct in the Second World War.
Due to the great efforts of one lady a Mrs. G.O. Willison from Great Britain the Bearded Collie became resurrected. This breed first went to America 1967.
They are still a rare breed. They have many skills within this breed some of them being obedience, tracking and performing tricks.
Temperament: The Bearded Collie dog can make a great companion for children and adults alike. With its cheerful nature, it is full of affection and is playful.
If their needs are met, with lots of walks and high energy games this is a great dog to have, he will love being with his family but if left alone and not walked enough, it can be very mischievous, much to your cost.
Daily mental and physical exercise cannot be stated enough. This dog is best and happiest knowing rules are in place and kept, having a clear human leader that is firm, consistent, and has natural authority will stop all undesirable behaviors.
Obedience training is a great thing for your dog, and both of you will gain great pleasure from this. You will then have a stable and confident dog.
Health issues: With such a long coat, they can have external parasite infestation but with regular treatment this need not be a problem. The Bearded Collie dog breed can suffer from hip dysplasia.
Grooming: The Bearded Collie dog breed is, as it would seem, high in maintenance. Daily grooming is needed. It is best to mist the coat area you are working on before you start as this will help the hairs to slide rather than being broken.
Tease out mats before they get bad. Check the dogs arm pits and areas that are high wear for mats as you work over their coat.
Have your dog professionally machine clipped if you wish. Check ears and eyes daily and clean as needed. This dog can be bathed but is best to only do when needed.
Living conditions: Here we have a breed that is not recommended to apartment life. They need an average size garden and can happily sleep outside.
The Bearded Collie dog doesn’t like to be confined and will need a place to safely run off its lead. This breed like its ancestor’s does prefers to live and be out doors.
If you can’t find a local breeder in your area don’t worry, many breeders are using the major airlines like American, Delta, Continental and Northwest airlines for shipping their puppies.
At this time the airlines will ship puppies to the following States: Alabama AL – Alaska AK – Arizona AZ – Arkansas AR – California CA – Colorado CO – Connecticut CT – Delaware DE – Florida FL – Georgia GA – Hawaii HI – Idaho ID – Illinois IL – Indiana IN – Iowa IA – Kansas KS – Kentucky KY – Louisiana LA – Maine ME – Maryland MD – Massachusetts MA – Michigan MI – Minnesota MN – Mississippi MS – Missouri MO – Montana MT – Nebraska NE – Nevada NV – New Hampshire NH – New Jersey NJ – New Mexico NM – New York NY – North Carolina NC – North Dakota ND – Ohio OH – Oklahoma OK – Oregon OR – Pennsylvania PA – Rhode Island RI – South Carolina SC – South Dakota SD – Tennessee TN – Texas TX – Utah UT – Vermont VT – Virginia VA – Washington WA – Washington, D.C. – West Virginia WV – Wisconsin WI – Wyoming WY – Hawaii HI.