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Bearded Collie Breeders

If you are after a lovable, loving and loyal dog that is cute and will fit right in with your family from the day dot, you can’t go past the beautiful Bearded Collie.  Here’s what you need to know.

Characteristics of the Bearded Collie

The Bearded Collie is a medium sized dog that is well muscled and has a long, lean body. They stand up to 56 cm tall and weigh up to 27 kilograms.  They have a large, square nose that is black in colour and the ears are medium sized and lie closed to the head. The ears are covered with long hair.  The defining characteristic of the Bearded Collie is definitely their coat which is waterproof, shaggy, and hangs along the entire body, including the chin (which is where they get their name from).  When they are puppies, Bearded Collies are black, brown, blue or fawn, and may or may not have white markings. As they grow older, the coat colour lightens to a characteristic grey or cream with or without white markings.

The Bearded Collie Temperament

The Bearded Collie is an excellent family dog as it is very affectionate, lively, and happy.  They are a dog that loves to be included in everything that goes on and they will adapt easily to just about anything.  They are a companion dog so they don’t do well if they are left alone or in the backyard for long periods of time. They want to be with you and your family at all times.  The Bearded Collie gets on extremely well with other pets as well.  Just as the Barded Collie treats you and your family with gentle loving attention, so should you treat your dog this way, as they are very sensitive.  Just be aware that the Bearded Collie is not a great guard dog as they tend to treat even people they’ve never met before as friends.

Caring for the Bearded Collie

The Bearded Collie does require grooming to keep its beautiful coat looking its best.  You’ll need to give your dog a thorough brush and comb at least once a week to keep the coat free of matts and tangles.  Daily brushing may be preferred.  You can get the coat clipped a couple of times a year if you prefer.  As the coat is so thick, you will need to be vigilant in looking for fleas and ticks.  The Bearded Collie will live to up to 15 years of age but it can live for longer with a good diet and plenty of tender, loving care.

Who is the Bearded Collie Suited To?

The Bearded Collie is best suited to families or to owners that can spend a lot of time with their dog as they do not like to be left alone.  They are not particularly suited to living in apartments due to their high energy levels.

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