This Scottish dog breed has adapted to the extreme weathers with their strong, shaggy outer coat and a soft, furry undercoat. Its double coats fall naturally to either side without parting bears as passing resemblance to the Old English Sheepdog. Yet, its lavish facial hair didn’t obscure it’s friendly and nonchalant characteristic accompanied with its dreamy expression.
This breed enjoys the time to run freely, thus, a safe environment like a backyard is optimum for this breed of dog. It is also very good with kids as it is playful, energetic and affectionate around them. It thrives with human companionship and having time to spend with its family can work wonders to this dog personality.
For Beardies’ long double coat, consistent weekly brushing with a bristle or pin brush to remove tangle, mats and reduce shedding, is required; while once a year for two to four weeks it will shed heavily. Do brush more frequently during that season to keep the level of loose hair under control.
A Bearded Collie would be 50 – 56 cm tall and weigh 20 -25 kg.
Their life expectancy is approximately 12 – 14 years.
Suitability for Children – High
Tendency to Bark – High
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – Medium
Grooming Requirements – Daily
Trimming Required – Very Frequent
Amount of hair shed – Heavy
Food Cost 15 – $20
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $59