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Bearded Collie

A comprehensive guide to Bearded Collies.

Size
Medium
Life Expectancy
typically 12+ years
Shedding
Long length with moderate shedding

How to pronounce Bearded Collie: beeuh·duhd ko·lee 

Bearded Collies are medium-sized, moderately active dogs originating from Scotland where they were first bred as herding dogs.  

Their double coat is comprised of a short, soft undercoat and a long, coarse outercoat. Bearded Collies can be any colour, but they’re usually black, blue, brown, white, or silver.  

When it comes to behaviour, each doggo has their own traits and quirks. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

We’re taking a look at everything Bearded Collie, bringing you the important facts and things to consider.

Could you give a Bearded Collie a forever home? 

Caring for Bearded Collies

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Bearded Collie.

Health issues

Before you give any Bearded Collie a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog suffers from them but it’s good to be prepared.

To find out more about potential health issues for Be...

How much food does a Bearded Collie need?

Different Bearded Collies need different amounts of food depending on their: 

  • age 
  • size 
  • activity levels 
  • fitness 
  • weight. 

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An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much exercise does a Bearded Collie need?

Bearded Collies are usually moderately active dogs who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy.

They need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, b...

How much grooming does a Bearded Collie need?

Bearded Collies shed moderately. To ease your dog into handling and grooming, introduce it step by step and in a positive way. Your dog feeling relaxed and confident will make grooming more enjoyable for everyone invo...

What size crate do you need for a Bearded Collie?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to:

  • sit and stand up at their full height
  • turn around without touching the sides
  • lie down fully stretched out
  • comfortabl...

Bearded Collie training and behaviour

Even if you think you know about Bearded Collies, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.

What’s the temperament of a Bearded Collie?

Like us, every furball has their own unique personality shaped by their experiences. This means that different Bearded Collies have varying temperaments.

As dogs grow, they learn all about the world. They figure...

Are Bearded Collies easy to train?

Any breed of dog can be taught new tricks. The important thing is that the learning is positive. Find out your doggo’s favourite snacks, toys or treats. These work well as rewards for training and they find it much mo...

Are Bearded Collies good with children?

While every dog is different, there are some universal ways to behave safely and respectfully around them.

This is an important skill for the whole family – children and adults. Why not

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