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Bearded Collie

Size: Medium

Weight: 40 - 60 lbs.

Height: 20" - 22"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Scotland

Also Known As: Beardie

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Bearded Collie requires daily brisk exercise. This dog is not recommended for apartment life.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing and combing every few days is necessary for your Bearded Collie. Bathe regularly.


The Bearded Collie is playful, smart and obedient.

Compatibility with Kids

Good family dogs that are very attached to their families -- including children.


A descendant of the Polish Sheepdog, this herding dog was introduced to Scotland in 1541 by a sea captain in trade for some livestock.