Is a Bearded Collie the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Bearded Collie

Choosing a Bearded Collie as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Lively, exhuberant with lots of energy and a striking appearance.
Suitable Owners

Active owner with the time and energy to train and exercise this lively dog.

Originally bred to herd sheep
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

Pastoral Group  

Shaggy, flat and strong top coat with a soft furry under coat

Needs daily brushing and general attention
Average Height:

51-56 cms. 20-22 ins.
Average Weight:

18-27 kgs. 40-60 lbs.

Generally a mixture of colours including slate grey, black, blue, sandy and usually with white markings.

They are lively and good company. Their nature encourages close bonding and their gentle behaviour makes them good with children and ideal family pets. Loves to be part of a family and good with other pets.

Needs lots of exercise but can often entertain themselves
Average Lifespan: 

12-13 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Can be prone to chasing other dogs (in a playful way). Coat can need a lot of attention especially in wet muddy conditions. Sometimes over sensitive to harsh commands and noises.

Potential Health Concerns

Can suffer from cataracts.
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