The Bearded Collie is a lively, intelligent, and hardy breed. Though intelligent, they can be stubborn and sometimes hard to train. They have very bubbly personalities and make perfect play mates for children. Bearded Collies need lots of room to run, inside and out are not recommended for apartment life.
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Top 10 Facts:
- Bearded Collies are affectionately referred to as Beardies by breed enthusiasts.
- You may recognize the Bearded Collie from it’s appearances on screen. These fuzzy guys took on roles like Tiger in The Brady Bunch and the dog in the Tim Allen blockbuster The Shaggy Dog.
- These dogs are often mistaken for English Sheepdogs, but the main difference is that Beardies have tails.
- One of the most common activities of the Bearded Collie is bouncing. These dogs love to jump and will always want your attention.
- Bearded Collies require a lot of grooming, with baths every six to eight weeks and daily brushing to keep the coat in prime condition.
- Their eyes are often the same color as their coat, which comes in black, blue, brown, or fawn with or without white markings.
- Another interesting fact about their coats is that they are born with dark colored fur. As they get older their coats tend to lighten or “grey out.”
- Health problems common to the Beardie include hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease, and arthritis.
- The Bearded Collie is the 117th most popular dog in the United States.
- It’s been said that female Beardies are much more headstrong than their male counterparts.