Bearded Collie

Other name: Beardie

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Life expectancy

The Bearded Collie has a life expectancy of between 13 and 15 years




Adult size

Female Between 20 and 21 in
Male Between 21 and 22 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 55 lb
Male Between 44 and 55 lb
Coat colour
Black Blue Red Brown Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Bearded Collie costs between £415 and £760

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More details about the Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie: Origins and history

The first recorded evidence of Bearded Collies came in the late 1500s. It is believed that the Beardie came about after an influx of highly successful Polish sheepdogs into the Scottish highlands. These sheepdogs were bred with local Scottish dogs (that were already hardy) to produce the Beardie. The current popularity of the Bearded Collie is said to be due to the breed’s winning of Best in Show at Crufts in 1989.

FCI classification of the Bearded Collie

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Bearded Collie

A very easily trained dog is the Beardie. Training however must be done right: a confident master who is consistent and varies their style of training is essential. Bearded Collies get bored easily of routine. A Beardie will eventually do what it is told but will not necessarily do so in an expected fashion. The breed’s intelligence makes it a formidable pupil!

Bearded Collie: Purchase price

The price for a Bearded Collie can vary according to their age, gender and origins. Therefore, for a dog that is registered at the Kennel Club, they cost approximately £760.

Concerning your monthly budget to take care of a Bearded Collie, it can range between  £100 to £150 per month.

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