Bearded Collie factsheet
The Bearded Collie was primarily used as a sheep and cattle dog. Due to its high resistance and loyalty, it was the ideal dog to lead cattle through rough terrain. Currently, he continues to do this job, but he has also become an excellent companion dog that stands out, above all, in agility and obedience tournaments.
It is speculated that the Bearded Collie can have its origins in Central Europe and be a descendant of the Polish Dog Nizinny. In the 16th century, Poles maintained frequent contacts with Scotland and in one of their exchanges about Nizinny, the breed was introduced to the island. The crossbreeding of sheepdogs with the new native breed was recently defined and is now known as the Bearded Collie.
The Bearded Collie is a very charming dog and he certainly knows how to use his charm very well, especially when he wants to be forgiven for any damage he has done. He is affectionate, calm, funny and intelligent in everything. This is a dog that knows how to be honest and is very sensitive when it comes to learning, so avoid allowing bad habits, because, as he has a very good memory, it would be very difficult to correct them later. This breed should not be used as a guard dog, as it is not an aggressive dog with strangers, but it can certainly be the ideal companion dog, which always seeks the friendship and affection of its owner.
The Bearded Collie is a tall, solid and heavily built dog. He is very hairy, has good bone and strong muscles. Their ears are medium and drooping. The tail is long, carried downwards and curved upwards. The coat is flat, hard and strong. The breed has a lively and curious expression.
It is recommended to comb and brush the Bearded Collie once or twice a week to remove dead hair and prevent the formation of knots. He loves to exercise and it is advisable that he can live in a garden. If he can go for a walk in the countryside, his long furry ears are likely to accumulate dirt. After such a walk, the ears need to be carefully examined.
The Bearded Collie is a breed with no hereditary problems. As with all dogs, especially those with long hair, it is important to keep it clean to control the appearance of fleas.