The bloodline of the Bearded Collie can be traced to the crossbreeding of the Polish Sheepdog or the Polski Owczarek Nizinny with the local herding dogs of Scotland. For centuries, this breed of dog was used for herding and was known as ‘Highland Sheepdog’ and ‘Highland Collie.’ Bearded Collie got its name from the Scottish word Collie, meaning herder, and Bearded comes from the long hair under this dog’s chin. This breed of dog was introduced to the United States in 1967.
The Bearded Collies have an agile body and are a medium-sized dog breed. The dog has a hairy weather resistant coat, a broad head, a short muzzle, ears that lie close to its head, and a long tail that is carried low. Normally an adult Bearded Collie can grow up to a height of 20–22 inches and weigh around 40–60 pounds.
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The Bearded Collies are a lovable and affectionate breed of dogs. This breed of dog hates to be left alone in the house, and always craves for human company. They are very sociable and outgoing, and are well-mannered towards children. They are a very intelligent breed of dogs and are easily trainable. They are noisy barkers.
Bearded Collies do not have many health concerns, and are generally a healthy breed of dogs. Hip dysplasia and parasite infection may be a few of the health problems a Bearded Collie is susceptible to.
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