Also know as: Beardie
Today's Role: Companion Dog
History and Facts: A descendant of the Polish Sheepdog, this herding dog was introduced to Scotland in 1541 by a sea captain in trade for some livestock.
Temperament / Behavior
The Bearded Collie is playful, smart and obedient.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Exercise: The Bearded Collie requires daily brisk exercise. This dog is not recommended for apartment life.
Grooming: Regular brushing and combing every few days is necessary for your Bearded Collie. Bathe regularly.