Origin
The Bearded Collie is also known as the ‘Highland Collie’ or ‘Mountain Collie’. The breed originates from the Highlands of Scotland, where, in the Gaelic mother tongue, the term ‘collie’ means useful, so this breed is literally the ‘bearded, useful dog’! As such, it’s been used by the Scots to moving and herding sheep for many centuries.
Lifespan
9-13 years
Size
50-55 cms (19-21 inches)
Weight
20-30 kgs (44-66 lbs)
Coat
The long, flat, protective coat, which is such a feature of the breed, is coarse and shaggy. Like all long-coated breeds, it requires regular attention.
Build
This formidable dog is sturdy and robust. Concurrently it’s also an active dog, which also means it’s quite lean. Strongly muscled, it covers ground well.
Characteristics
Although still used to some extent as a working dog, the Bearded Collie is nowadays primarily a much loved companion and pet.
Alert, lively and self-confident they enjoy an active lifestyle.
Colour
This breed can be slate grey, reddish fawn, black, blue or any shade of grey, and brown and sandy, either with or without white markings.
   
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