In today’s post we will be catching up on facts and general information about the Bearded Collie breed. From size to coat styles, you’ll find all you need to know about the Bearded Collie. Leave us as a comment with suggestions on other topics to cover and how you think we are doing!
|Origin – United Kingdom/Great Britain/England|
|Dog Group – Hound Group|
|Height – 20 inches – 22 Inches|
|Weight – 40-60 Pounds|
|Life Span – 14-15 Years|
|Eating Requirements – The Bearded Collie, like most breeds, needs high quality food. If it is store bought be sure that it is a quality brand. If you make the food yourself, keep in mind that Bearded Collie’s don’t do well with large servings of protein.|
|Coat Style – Shaggy Double Coat|
|Coat Colors – Black, Blue, Brown, Fawn|
|Grooming Required? – Due to the Bearded Collie’s shaggy hair, grooming is a must to avoid knots in the coat. Regular grooming is needed once every 1-2 weeks.|
|Gait – Free, smooth, and powerful|
|Temperament – Alert, Confident, Active, Smart|
|Exercise Needs – Each breed has different exercise requirements. Each dog is unique even if they are the same breed! Regardless of what you read in this post, other websites, books, etc. your Bearded Collie likely won’t match perfectly with the “typical” exercise habits of the standard profile. The Bearded Collie has higher energy requirements than most breeds. The typical recommendation for Bearded Collies is 1-2 hours of exercise per day. Yes, 1-2 hours per day! If everyone in your home is out of the house, at work, or school most days, it may be difficult to meet this requirement daily.|
|Activities – Bearded Collies enjoy herding, agility training/courses, and spending time with other dogs. The Bearded Collie is quite friendly with other dogs.|
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John is the co-owner of DogLoverStore with his wife Kimberly. He enjoys working with computers, listening to music, learning about dog breeds, perfecting the art of coffee brewing, and anything that brings him back to childhood! He received his BS in management information systems at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.