There is nothing more stunning to watch than a Bearded Collie running through a field with its hair blowing in the wind. It’s almost like he knows how good he looks and is keen to show off!
They are by nature intelligent working dogs that adjust well to an active family lifestyle and make great family companions. They enjoy long walks and like to keep themselves and their owners fit through participating in dog sports activities.
Bearded Collies are not just good looking active companions but are also clever dogs. You will be surprised how quickly they pick up new tricks and they will figure out any mind games you give them very quickly.
Their eyes are always observing and when they look at you it feels like they can see right inside you. You may not be able to look back into their eyes though, as they are usually covered with hair! Unless, like most owners of this breed, you decide to clip the hair over their eyes to help them see better.
Bearded Collies have a double coat that is soft and long with a thick undercoat. Their coat should not be trimmed – weekly brushing will keep it shiny, and a bath once in a while will do them good. Dirt, sand or mud will dry and just fall off.
|Life expectancy:||14-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||average|