Bearded Collie

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 8in - 2ft 0in
Weight: 45-55lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 14 Years

Behavior

  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly4/5
  • Dog-Friendly4/5
  • Barking Amount5/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty4/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone2/5
  • Exercise Need3/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

Bearded Collie Information

Bearded CollieThis breed bears a striking resemblance to the Old English Sheepdog, another one of Britain’s droving dogs. But you’ll notice that the Bearded Collie is a little leaner in statute. Characteristically, the breed is covered in a shaggy coat from head to paw so be ready for heavy grooming. This dog also loves outside exercise. No matter what the weather, he’s ready for fun!

Additionally, the Bearded Collie has a rare history of being both a working and show dog. With expressive eyes, this pup is a charismatic charmer. Get ready for your heart to melt. They are also great with children and easy to train.

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Breed FAQs

Can Bearded Collies be apartment dogs?

Bearded Collies aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can Bearded Collies be left alone?

Bearded Collies don't like being left alone for too long. They tend to show some symptoms of seperation anxiety when left apart from their owners for long periods of time.

Are Bearded Collies good with kids?

Bearded Collies do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Bearded Collies friendly with strangers?

Typically, Bearded Collies are friendly with strangers. They tend to be open and willing to trust those they don't know.

Do Bearded Collies get along with other dogs?

Typically, Bearded Collies get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.

Do Bearded Collies bark a lot?

Bearded Collies are known to bark quite often. This can be irritating for owners who aren't expecting it and they may require some training to limit the amount of barking.

Do Bearded Collies shed a lot?

Bearded Collies shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Bearded Collies need a lot of grooming?

The Bearded Collie requires continued maintenance to keep their coats in healthy condition. They're not the most demanding but are on the higher end.

Do Bearded Collies need a lot of exercise?

A Bearded Collie will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Bearded Collies easy to train?

Although Bearded Collies can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Bearded Collies handle cold weather?

Bearded Collies do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Bearded Collies handle hot weather?

Although Bearded Collies can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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