The Bearded Collie is agile and strong and was bred to be a companion and a servant to his owner. He’s amongst Britain’s oldest breeds of dog. The word “Collie” is actually Scottish for dogs that herd sheep. This dog’s speed and lean, long body makes him the ideal sheepdog. Although the Bearded Collie still does herd today, he also performs in shows in agility, obedience and conformation events. This canine used to be called the Highland Collie when he herded sheep in Scotland and is often also just called the “Beardie”.
The Bearded Collie has long hair on his face, unlike other collie dogs, hence the name. He’s a great pet but does need a lot of grooming each day. A Bearded Collie needs plenty of exercise and is a delightful addition to any happy family. He’s between 20-22 inches high.