The Bearded Collie is a British breed that descends from the Polski Owczarek Nizinny Dog and the Highland Collie. It is a working dog that was bred to work with sheep and cattle. It is a mid-sized dog that grows to be between 20 and 22 inches tall and it can weigh up to about 60 pounds. It is known for its long, silky, fluffy coat. Its coat colors come in slate, blue, gray, brown, white, black, and sand.
This is a very sweet dog that makes a great family pet. They also work great in multi-pet families. Their protective nature makes them a great watch dog. Like any herding breed they need to be taught manners when it comes to nipping and other herding behavior. Intelligent dogs, they are easy to train.
To care for this breed you will need to brush their long coats daily to keep them free of matting and debris. They will also need a haircut every two months. This is an active breed that needs a lot of regular exercise to stay happy and healthy. In addition to proper grooming and exercise they also need to be trained. The best training methods for this breed are ones that are
firm but not overly domineering. This is a relatively healthy dog breed, however, they are prone to hip dysplasia.