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Bearded Collie


The Bearded Collie is an energetic breed that requires a lot of grooming; their long thin hair and closeness to the ground make them a relatively high maintenance dog. They are creative and clever, and need plenty of exercise. If you are looking for a less aggressive Collie, you’ll want to get a male, as females tend to be more wilful and outgoing.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Excessively

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Herding Group

Coat Length

  • Long Coat

Coat Quality

  • Double Coat
  • Wooly Coat


  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Liver
  • Red
  • Tan
  • Tri-Colored
  • White


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 21-23″

Full Grown Weight

  • 46-50lbs
  • 51-55lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Pretty Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Very Good for Your First Dog!

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Thrives in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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