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Character and Behavior of the Bearded Collie Breed
By: Tippy



The Bearded Collie, or as it is affectionately called, the
Beardie, is an agile herding dog of medium size. The
Bearded Collie is the ancestor of the Old English Sheepdog.
They have a very shaggy coat and an ever-happy wagging tail.

The Bearded Collie has a large broad head and a short muzzle
with large teeth. The eye color harmonizes with its coat
color and the eyes are wide set and set high on the dog's
head. The ears lie close to the head.

The Bearded Collie is active, hardy and robust but it isn't
considered to be massive. The body of the Bearded Collie is
longer than it is tall. The back is level and the chest is
deep. The tail is long and low carried unless the dog is
excited.

The dog's coat is weatherproof and dense and covers its
entire body including under the chin. That is where the nick
name Beardie comes from. Beneath the outer coat is a soft,
thick undercoat.

The coat color of a Bearded Collie changes several times
over its lifespan. The puppy is usually born black, blue,
brown or fawn colored. Then the dog loses its puppy coat and
the color fades to a cream and light gray.

When the dog reaches maturity the coat color darkens and
becomes one of the four colors of black, blue, brown or
fawn. The final coat coloring is somewhere between the puppy
coat and the yearling coat of light gray and cream.

The mature Bearded Collie stands on average twenty to
twenty-two inches (fifty-one to fifty-six centimeters) in
height and weighs forty to sixty pounds (eighteen to twenty-
seven kilograms). They can live between fourteen and fifteen
years and have an average litter size of seven pups.


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Your Bearded Collie - Guidance on How to Care for Him
By: Jane R. Bicks, D.V.M



The Bearded Collie is a hunk of hair that just needs
to be cuddled, when not being groomed.


High quality foods plus a vegetable enzyme will
help keep the coat from being dull or feeling like



What I Believe your Bearded Collie Needs for Nutrition:

Bearded Collie Feeding and Antioxidant Treats



Their natural desire is to play, so an herbal
calmer or warm milk and honey may become an
early evening ritual.


Fleas can be a real problem, so brewer's yeast and 
garlic should be started as a treat or supplement
every spring.


Don't forget the antioxidants!.




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