Bearded Collie

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Bearded Collie overview

An ancient breed originating in Great Britain for use as a sheep herder. Good with children and other dogs, but not easily obedience trained. This breed is suitable for the urban environment and cold climates. Its long, shaggy coat will require regular grooming.

Friendly and exuberant by nature, they need an environment which is a consistent provider of physical and mental stimulation. The ideal owner would have an abundance of time and energy to spend with their dog.

Other known names for Bearded Collie

Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Hairy Mou'ed Collie, Argle Bargle, Beardie

Bearded Collie foreign names

Colley Barbu (French), Collie de Montaña (Spain)


United Kingdom

Breed Group

Pastoral Group

Biological data

Male: 53-56 cm.
21-22 inches.
Female: 51-53 cm.
20-21 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Slate gray, reddish fawn, black, blue, all shades of gray, brown and sandy with or without white markings.
When white occurs it appears on foreface, as a blaze on skull, on tip of tail, on chest, limbs and feet and, if round the collar, roots of white hair should not extend behind shoulder.
White should not appear above hocks on outside of hindlimbs.
Slight tan markings are acceptable on eyebrows, inside ears, on cheeks, under root of tail and on limbs where white joins main colour.

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Bearded Collie – Breed standard

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Bearded Collie references and further reading

Bearded Collie Club of America 
Bearded Collie Club of Central Florida

The Bearded Collie Club
The friendly Beardie Club 

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AP-1RQ6VP - Two Bearded Collies
Photo © Animal Photography, Robin Burkett