So you’re thinking about a Bearded Collie?

Moonstone Beardies Thanksgiving 2012

Moonstone Beardies Thanksgiving 2012

The Bearded Collie, has its roots in Scotland. A herding dog, it maintains its instinct to do the task for which it was bred.

The Beardie is a medium sized dog with a long shaggy, double coat; the soft fluffy undercoat and the coarse outer protective coat. Grooming for the adult should take about an hour a week; the youngster going through coat changes might require brushing/combing several times a week.
Beardie Temperament

The Beardie is a fun-loving, affectionate breed. Some are bouncy, some are laid back and sedate, but none should be timid or shy. A Beardie is not a watchdog, other than for his bark. He’s likely to greet stranger and friend with equal enthusiasm. Beardies get along well with each other and get along well with other animals — including cats. He was bred to keep a flock together and it should come as no surprise if he gives in to his instincts to chase and gather, whether it is a group of children, a flock of sheep or your other beardies.

A Beardie needs to be well excercised and have plenty to do. There are a great variety of activities you can enjoy with your dog. Agility, herding, obedience, conformation, tracking and flyball are only some of them. A beardie can excel at all of them.

A fenced yard is particularly valuable for the Beardie-owned; but should not be taken as a license for your Beardie to take up residence in the backyard. A Beardie left alone for any length of time is not a happy beardie and may resort to barking, digging or other behavior that will not endear you to your neighbors.

Beardie Feng Shui

Bearded Collie Club of America

National Capital Bearded Collie Club

American Kennel Club